What Indigenous interns say

This internship has been a fantastic opportunity for me, I have learnt so much about the industry and about anthropology, I have a good understanding of the literature and have been exposed to so many invaluable sources that I did not know existed before, or had not had a reason to look through until now. I am very thankful that I have had the opportunity to be involved, and I believe that this internship will help me find and secure a job after Uni. 

Steve Castell, QSNTS

I was in awe of the work that NAAJA does to help the Northern Territories Indigenous population across all these sections, and was glad that I had the opportunity to experience this. Being a woman with Aboriginal heritage myself, it felt good to be able to do work that directly affected my community.  This internship made me feel like I was putting all I have learnt through my life experiences, and through university in Melbourne, to practice. I felt like a valid member of the team.

Kassie McAlear, NAAJA

I am glad I had a chance to gain placement there and see how researchers operate and to witness how theory gets tested methodically and how science underpins evidence, testing and findings. I could see myself contributing to a field and networking from different areas and through various services.  Thankyou Aurora. Eternally grateful for the experience and opportunity. I loved it!

Jaye Lee Snowden, Telethon

I have really enjoyed my internship with ASLWA working in family law unit. The experience was definitely beneficial to my future career aspirations.

Fiona Middleton-Gala, ALSWA

This internship opened my eyes to the increasing opportunities and different pathways available to me for my future.

Makayla Jennings, First Peoples Health Unit

I was able to experience what native title law is compared to studying the theory of it at University. I enjoyed working alongside passionate lawyers and meeting traditional owners.

Mikaela French, CYLC

I’ve learnt so much and feel that I have a clear direction to head in. Thankyou Terri for an awesome experience…

David Wenitong, Terri Janke

When I graduate at the end of 2019 my goal is to be doing my honours at WEHI. This is something I had never thought about, so the last 5 weeks has changed my life. The advice I have gained will have a forever lasting effect on me.     

Stacy Rankin, WEHI

This experience has taught me so much about myself and where my arts can take me, which has been something I have been really needing these past few year.

Reece Romagnoli-Townsend, DAAFF

The placement at AFLS continues to enrich my understanding of the struggles that Aboriginal people encounter here in Kununurra and in the Kimberley as a whole.

Hayden Walker, AFLS