How to prepare and submit an application

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: In light of the ongoing covid-19 situation the dates for the summer 2021/2022 internship round have not been determined. We expect an update will be available in the coming weeks.

Late applications will still be accepted for the current winter 2021 round from Indigenous candidates only. Please contact

Application process - 2 step process

Step 1

Prepare the required information in the following order as a PDF document that includes:

i) A cover letter (addressed to Ms.Kim Barlin, Internships Manager) highlighting the following (Please adhere to the word limits set out below):

  • A solid academic record (max. 200 words)
  • Demonstrated experience in and/or knowledge of Indigenous/multicultural affairs, social justice and other legal work and/or fieldwork (max. 200 words)
  • Demonstrated reliability, initiative and integrity (max. 200 words)
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills (max. 200 words)
  • A strong sense of cultural awareness and sensitivity (max. 200 words)

  • Motivation for applying (max. 200 words).

ii) A curriculum vitae

iii) A head shot

iv) An up to date academic transcript/s (official or unofficial) listing all university results (please note that it is possible to copy a Pdf academic transcript into a word document by copying and pasting it as a picture).

v) Two written references, including at least one who is able to comment on your academic merit and one who can comment on your professional merit (note that two academic references will be accepted). Please see the following link outlining the criteria to be addressed by your referees - Aurora Reference Request (see link below). We suggest saving this Pdf document and forwarding it on to each referee.

Your referees will only be contacted (via email) by the Placements team in the event that we require further information and their details will remain confidential. Please ensure that you have provided us with up-to-date referee email addresses in your on-line form. Phone references will not be accepted.

Please ensure to clearly label and save your SINGLE PDF document as follows:

If you are applying in more than one stream, you should identify which stream/s as follows:

You will then be asked to attach the SINGLE PDF document to your online application form.

Step 2

i) Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM - note that should you require to save your application mid-way and return to it later, please LOG IN.

ii) At the end of the online form, attach a SINGLE PDF document which will need to include: a cover letter, CV, photo, academic transcript/s (official or unofficial), and two written references.

iii) When you have attached your SINGLE PDF document please click on the submit button.

PLEASE NOTE: If the size of your document has exceeded the maximum uploading limit (50MB), you have the option to upload your document in a PDF format or using Winzip. For more information on how to convert your document into a PDF format download software at or you can compress your document using Winzip download free trial at

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: Once you have submitted your application you will immediately receive a confirmation email from the Placements team. If you do not receive this email, this means that your application has not successfully gone through and you will need to re-submit. Be sure to check your 'Junk' email!


  • All applicants will be notified by late April (winter round) and by mid-September (summer round) as to whether or not their application has progressed to the interview stage of the process.
  • All candidates who have been interviewed will be notified by mid May (winter round) and by the end of October (summer round) as to whether or not they are eligible to be proposed for an Aurora internship.

If you have not heard from us, be sure to check your 'Junk' email or send us an email to To avoid correspondence ending up in Junk, please add this email address to your trusted 'Safe Recipients' list.

It is important to note in advance that placement opportunities available through the Aurora Internship Program directly reflect the demand from host organisations and this sometimes comes to us very late in the day. For this reason some placements can be confirmed as late as two weeks prior to the scheduled commencement of the internship. It may not be possible to place all candidates who are eligible.

Apply online now!