Over the summer of 2019, I was fortunate enough to undertake a four-week Aurora internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program at First Nations Legal and Research Service (FNLRS) in Melbourne.
Whether you’re completing your first or last year of University; an internship with the Aurora Internship Program is something that you will truly be most thankful for.
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.
When I applied for the Aurora Internship Program, I was in a strange place coming back from a year abroad in London, re-acculturating myself to Melbourne in the final semester of my undergraduate Arts degree majoring in Anthropology and History, unsure about what I wanted to do next.
The Aurora Project was created to strengthen Indigenous organisations by supporting staff and facilitating employment opportunities within these organisations. The Aurora Internship Program is part of this endeavor.