I first heard about the Aurora internship programme from my University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit half-way through my Honours year in a Bachelor of Psychological Science, when the prospect of getting employment out of my degree was something that evoked both excitement,
As a final year Arts/Law student, I was motivated to apply for the Aurora Internship Program because of the distinct lack of focus on Indigenous affairs and the impact of colonisation on the law throughout my education.
I undertook an Aurora internship at ATNS, the Australian Treaties and Negotiation Settlement (ATNS). I was thrilled to have been provided with this wonderful opportunity to learn about Indigenous rights, land agreements and native title.
I decided to study Arts and Law at Monash University because I wanted my professional career to contribute towards fostering a society that is inclusive, respectful and empowering.
I was fortunate to spend 6 weeks at Aboriginal Victoria as part of the Aurora Internship Program. I was a little apprehensive going into the internship, knowing that due to COVID-19 restrictions it would be done entirely remotely.