RA

Name: 
Reconciliation Australia
Type: 
Other

I am glad to say that at the end of my six week internship at RA, I feel that I have learnt a lot from the experience, gained valuable insight into a career I hope to one day have.

Elizabeth Jones, RA

I gained a thorough understanding of the delicate work that a RAP Officer performs as the key contact and support for upwards of 1,000 organisations in the RAP program.  I also I honed my sense of problem solving and creative thinking by drawing upon numerous reports and my studies at university to find solutions for stakeholder concerns.  For me it was a great way to become confident in the skills I had gained over my undergraduate and get an idea of what it might be like to forge a career in the First Nations/settler relations arena.

Helena Plazzer, RA

Anthropology can be a difficult area to break into, so to have the opportunity to prove myself and establish links with such a fantastic organisation was truly invaluable.

Jacinta Perry, RA

I was greatly challenged and inspired by the people I worked with. I was encouraged and engaged intellectually each day by my host organisation.

Sharon Lynch, RA

I learned so much about how an NGO operates behind-the-scenes, and about some of the challenges involved in pursuing an aim as complex and controversial as 'reconciliation.

Alexandra Osis, RA

My time and experience at RA was priceless and it motivated me to pursue a career in policy research.

Elijah Kamau Mwatha, RA

I absolutely loved theexperience being an intern at RA, I’ve learnt so much about the Indigenous sector and the role that NGOs play in this area.

Lucy Broughton, RA

Thank you - for the opportunity and the support. It really has inspired me to work harder so that I can get out of uni and kick off my career in Aboriginal affairs!

Sharon Lynch, RA

The internship broadened my perspective about reconciliation and the difference areas through which reconciliation can be promoted, the importance to educate all children in Australian from a young age about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions in order to achieve a more reconciled and therefore more equitable and just Australia.

Antje Ihrig, RA

The internship provided a solid grasp of the key players, the battles won, the steps taken, and the progress lost – a taste of the experiences of those who have been fighting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination over the last two hundred years.

Joseph Finbar Piper, RA

I was greatly challenged and inspired by the people I worked with. I was encouraged and engaged intellectually each day by my host organisation.

Sharon Lynch, RA

My time and experience at RA was priceless and it motivated me to pursue a career in policy research.

Elijah Mwatha, RA

All of the tasks set for me were interesting and provided me with insight that I feel is invaluable for my current studies and also for my future career.

Sharon Lynch, RA

Everyone I have met at RA has been passionate and driven to achieve the goals of the organisation and that attitude is contagious!

Sharon Lynch, RA

Working with Reconciliation Australia is as much about gaining a greater cultural undertanding of Aborginal and Torres Strait isldner cultures as it is about learning about policies and papers.

Elizabeth Jones, RA