Reflections

Sophie Dembski

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2015

Even now I can’t believe how quickly my Aurora Project internship with the Law and Justice Section of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) passed. Time flies when you are having fun – and also when you’re busy – two things I happened to be during my internship.

Bronte Winn

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2016

Darwin. That sunny, Top-End city, characterised by red dirt, crocodiles and wild national parks. Being a relatively ambitious country girl, I had always dreamed about living in a city with the perfect combination of the city and nature.

Hannah von Farrell

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2013

My arrival in Darwin could not have been lovelier; leaving the airport, I was welcomed by a balmy 24 degrees, even at 1.30am. This was an auspicious start to my five-week stay to intern at the Northern Land Council (‘NLC’) and I could not have been more thrilled.

MaryAnne Brady

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2010

Aboriginal land rights and native title law are not considered mainstream areas of law and are therefore often overlooked as potential areas of practice by law students.

Natascha Sommer

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2009

Spending six weeks working in a Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) is enough time to realise just how much work there is to be done and how few hours there are in one day to get through it. The job of a lawyer at the NTRB is very diverse and rewarding.

Julian Chant

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2012

I was buzzing when I heard the news that I would be heading off to Darwin as part of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program. I knew it would be a world away from growing up in brash Sydney and living in cosmopolitan Melbourne.

Tess Matthews

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Health/Medical Services
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2014

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program provides law and social science students and graduates a valuable opportunity to gain experience in native title and Indigenous affairs whilst providing support to organisations working in these fields.

Phoebe Green

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Community Legal Centres
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2016

Firstly, I would like to say thank you to the staff at the Aurora Project for providing me with the opportunity to undertake an Aurora legal internship.

Emma Harman

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2015

The extensive publicity for the Aurora Native Title Internship Program around Adelaide Law School meant I was always aware of the Program. So, as a soon-to-be graduate looking for places to gain practical experience in legal issues of a distinct nature, I applied for a legal internship.