Reflections

Grace Gown

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Aboriginal Land Councils
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2012

I have never wanted to practice law. I just somehow ended up studying it for the fun of it. It turns out that it often isn’t very fun but instead is overwhelming, exhausting, involves a lot of reading and uses terms that I often have to Google.

 But the law is inspiring.

Laura Holmes

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Aboriginal Land Councils
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2013

My six week internship at New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC)… what can I say, I had an amazing experience! I made new friends, I learnt a lot about the Aboriginal land claim system in NSW and the political nature of many of the issues that arise.

Laura Hugh

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Aboriginal Land Councils
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Winter 2014

I had heard about the Aurora Native Title Internship Program throughout my degree and initially wasn’t sure if it was for me.

Nicholas Findlater

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Aboriginal Land Councils
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2014

Are you a law student with an interest in social justice? Do you want see what it’s really like to work in native title or Indigenous law? Do you want to open your mind to career possibilities beyond commercial practice and the public sector? 

Patrick Cort

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Aboriginal Land Councils
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Winter 2015

My internship took place at the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) in their legal department over my winter university break. NSWALC is the representative body for Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs).

Rachael Taylor

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Aboriginal Land Councils
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Winter 2009

As my train pulled out from Parramatta station for the last time I clutched a little bag
of goodies from the lovely people at the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council
and a head full of wonderful memories. I gazed out the window as the western

Sareeta Zaid

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Aboriginal Land Councils
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2016

I discovered the Aurora Internship Program through an Anthropology lecturer at my university when I was reaching the end of the third year of my Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, double majoring in Anthropology and Archaeology.

Suzzanne Bandonill

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Aboriginal Land Councils
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2015

As early as primary and high school we are taught about the devastating history and the plight of Indigenous Australians which began from European settlement.

Wanjie Song

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Aboriginal Land Councils
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2011

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program: Article

(Completed two internships - NSW Aboriginal Land Council and Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation.)

Satoko Doi

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Aboriginal Land Councils
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2014

During November and December of 2013, I had the wonderful opportunity to intern at the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.