Over winter I have had the privilege of undertaking a five week internship in Darwin via the Aurora Internship Program.
Just at the end of the road.
I left Melbourne University with my Bachelor of Arts degree in my hand and a bunch of enthusiasm, yet still unsure how to approach the big scary job market.
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.
NAILSMA is a not-for-profit organisation that runs projects to support and enhance Indigenous land and sea management practices, in addition to many other cultural and economic practices.
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.
As much as working 40 hours a week in retail and bracing the Adelaide chill had proven to be a steady winter break routine for the first four years of my law degree, I was ever more excited for what winter 2015 had in store for me.
When I realised that I had been given the opportunity to leave Sydney during one of the coldest and wettest winters in many years to spend five weeks in 30 degree Darwin, I was pretty excited.
Like many other stressed law students looking for a reason to stay motivated in the rigorous and stressful beast known as law school, I began searching for a reason to stay focused, inspired and driven for the final leg of my seemingly endless degree.
Last year, I finally applied for a legal internship via The Aurora Native Title Internship Program; something I had always planned to do throughout my combined degrees, yet somehow never seemed to get around to it.