To complement my Bachelor of Arts Degree, I thought that it would useful to gain some work experience. I have always been interested in Indigenous affairs, so the Aurora Internship Program was an obvious choice for me.
The research I was involved in during my 5 week internship in the policy department with Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV) who provide secretariat support to the Federation of Victoria Traditional Owner Corporations (FVTOC) gave me a greater understanding of issues more specifically within a
My underlying drivers are to make a meaningful contribution to my community and positively impact those around me.
I cannot believe that I have not applied for an Aurora Internship before. The Aurora Internship Program gave me the chance to gain practical and real-world experiences in a sector which I have previously studied both at undergraduate and masters levels.
My Aurora internship at the Secretariat of Aboriginal and Islander Childcare (SNAICC) in Melbourne followed hot on the heels of my first Aurora internship at the Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) in Sydney at the start of the year.
While completing my Law and International Development degrees I always wanted to do an Aurora internship and it was once I graduated that I found the time. I did my internship with Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV).
My six weeks spent at Aboriginal Victoria (AV) via the Aurora Internship Program was more rewarding than I could have imagined.
When I received the email that the Aurora Project had successfully placed me with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), I was excited. I was very aware of the reputation VACCHO carries, and the esteem in which it’s held community.
Nearing the completion of my Development Studies degree, I was eager to gain workplace experience in order to see how I may apply the skills I’ve developed over the course of my degree within the real-world context, as well as making myself more employable upon completion of my degree.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Aurora Internship Program and would recommend this to anyone who wants to gain more experience within their field.