During the course of completing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Australian Indigenous Studies I heard about the Aurora Internship program. Upon finishing my degree it made sense to use my knowledge and gain practical experience in the Indigenous sector through an Aurora internship.
For anyone interested in native title or Indigenous affairs more generally, the Aurora Internship Program is a very worthwhile program to consider undertaking while you are studying.
The Aurora internship was an amazing experience. I knew little about native title before going into the internship and have finished with an understanding of corporate social responsibility, native title, Future Acts, heritage planning and all the politics involved with Aboriginal Corporations.
My time at Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV) was both enlightening and challenging. I was placed at the NTSV offices in North Melbourne as a research intern. The staff were very nice and I was made to feel at home immediately.
Native Title: a changing area of law
The Aurora Native Title Internship is definitely something to consider doing whilst undertaking your studies. An Aurora Internship offers either a winter or summer based internship for five to six weeks, which is a full time unpaid commitment.
In June and July 2013, as part of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program, I undertook a six week Aurora legal internship as a graduate with Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV) in Melbourne. NTSV is a not-for-profit organisation that is responsible for providing research and legal services
For six weeks during early 2014, I had the opportunity to undertake an Aurora internship via the Aurora Native Title Internship Program, at Native Title Services Victoria (“NTSV”). NTSV is the legal service that represents Victorian native title claimants.
For 5 weeks at the start of this year, I was fortunate enough to undertake an Aurora legal internship at the Native Title Representative Body (NTRB), Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV).
For my Aurora internship as part of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program, I was placed with Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV) from late August until late October 2012.