Being an international student, I applied for the Aurora Internship Program with little hope to get selected: I feared that organizations working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island affairs would not consider to take on board a person who is not from Australia, like me.
Commencing my final semester at university was made all the more exciting by my acceptance into the Aurora Internship Program.
Coming from Europe, I had limited knowledge of Australia’s Indigenous groups and their multifaceted cultural heritage. Therefore, during my six month long stay in Australia as a part of my study program, I was eager to gain more in-depth information into the complexity of Indigenous affairs.
This winter, I completed a Commonwealth funded internship with the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) via the Aurora Internship Program.
Over the Summer period, I was fortunate to complete a 5-week internship in the Aboriginal History Archive at Moodani Balluk, Victoria University through the Aurora Internship Program.
On completing my Masters of Health and International Development at Flinders University, I was fortunate to be selected for an Aurora internship to be hosted at the Lowitja Institute (Australia’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Institute) in Carlton, Melbourne.
I began my Aurora internship a month or so after I finished my Bachelor of Arts (Melbourne University) majoring in Sociology, and politics.
I am a recent graduate of a Bachelor of Youth Work with an interest in working within Education/Recreation field alongside Australia’s First Peoples.