Five weeks working at the coalface of a women’s legal service in Darwin as part of the Aurora Internship Program helped focused the legal ambitions of fifth year ANU Law student, Harita Sridhar.
A six-week Aurora internship shared between two agencies has provided an invaluable insight into the way in which we reform the law and the importance of the rule of law.
Just before the summer wet set in to cut through the humid mass of air sitting upon Darwin, I arrived to spend 5 weeks working with the Legal Branch of the Northern Land Council (NLC) as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
My November and December was spent in Darwin interning with the Civil Law section of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
Undertaking an Aurora internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program was a long-term goal of mine since starting at university.
I knew a bit about Indigenous land rights before completing an Aurora internship as part of the Aurora Indigenous Program in July 2016.
I arrived in Darwin on the 1st of November 2016 with very few expectations.
I completed my second Aurora Internship at the Local Court of the Northern Territory (formally known as the Northern Territory Magistrates Court) in the judge’s chambers. My internship, which lasted four weeks, enabled me to observe the judges in chambers and carry out legal research as needed.
After completing an Arts degree with an Indigenous studies and Sociology focus I set out to undertake an Aurora internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program in my home town of Melbourne.
This summer I completed six weeks as an intern at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) through the Aurora Internship Program. The internship gave me the opportunity to gain experience in legal practice with a focus on social justice for Indigenous peoples.