Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements Project

Thank you so much for placing me at ATNS. The experience has reconfirmed my desire to work in native title law.

Sharon Ahmer, ATNS

I learnt a lot more about Indigenous culture, history and some of the landmark cases within Australia. Overall, this was a valuable experience for my law degree as I now have insight into the area of native title that I would not have had otherwise.

Alison Kay, ATNS

I applaud the efforts of  Aurora  and ATNS to provide me with the opportunity to gain practical experience working in the Indigenous sector, particularly during the challenges posed by Covid-19. My experiences as an Aurora intern has definitely influenced the remaining direction of my studies and has given me a clearer understanding of the work I would like to pursue upon graduating.

Alice Spencer, ATNS

My placement with ATNS exceeded my expectations as I had not expected the content and breadth of work we would be included in and trusted with. In terms of the work I was engaged in, I found the internship was a fantastic opportunity to take my theoretical learning and put it into practice.

Alice Spencer, ATNS

I really enjoyed learning about the Indigenous agreements and how community minded Indigenous people are. Has made me want to work with Indigenous organisations and people.

Sharlene Kuruppuarachchi, ATNS

My internship with ATNS has been one of the more rewarding aspects of my time at university; it exceeded all my expectations of this experience. From the very first day I was consistently given interesting, challenging and varied tasks that allowed me to make a tangible contribution to the ATNS project. This gave me the opportunity to research into specific aspects of the native title sector that reflected my interests, such as environmental justice and sustainable land management.

Melis Rutherford, ATNS

It was a rich learning experience and which went far beyond what my compulsory law subjects at university have offered, and allowed me to see what it would be like to work in this field.  This has opened my eyes to the range of career options available to me where the legal sector and the Indigenous sector cross over.

Sarah Madden , ATNS

Working with the ATNS project has been great as it has given me a perspective on native title which was never even touched on in my studies of native title at University. It has been a truly invaluable experience.

Sarah Madden, ATNS