Reflections

Aleesha Nathan

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2013

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program is an initiative that gives students and graduates the opportunity to undertake internships within a wide network of organisations working on Indigenous affairs.

Anneke Meehl

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2015

During the June/July university break I was given the opportunity to work at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University as part of the Aurora Internship Program.

Clare Barclay

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2013

As a graduate of a four year social science degree, at times aptly referred to as a glorified Arts degree, I recognised a distinct divide between my glossy new academic qualifications and my level of experience and professional skills.

Carolyn Plaistowe

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2014

For many people, Aurora internships are about travelling to a new place and gaining firsthand experience in the field. For me it was a way to enter an unknown field of research and begin to understand the fundamentals of Aboriginal affairs.

Alexandra Dudley

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2017

During the Winter of 2017 I was given the opportunity to undertake an Aurora Internship with the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Research Policy (CAEPR) at ANU.

Kate Butler

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2018

Over four weeks in June and July 2018, I was fortunate enough to intern at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, through the Aurora Internship program.