I first heard about the Aurora Internship Program whilst completing a month long internship with the Aboriginal Legal Service in Wollongong. Some of the students who where volunteering there where undertaking the Aurora internship.
The Aboriginal Legal Service and child protection
In July 2019, through the Aurora Internship Program, I was fortunate enough to take part in an internship at Aboriginal Legal Services – Kalgoorlie for four weeks.
As a late to law student, my focus was on completing the academic side of the degree with little thought as to how to implement my learning.
I was lucky enough to attain an Aurora Internship at ALSWA in the regional town of Albany, with a criminal law placement in the pre-Christmas Summer 2019/20 round.
This was my third consecutive internship with Aurora and once again my expectations were exceeded. I was proposed for a position at the Aboriginal Legal Services of Western Australia (ALSWA) in Perth. As a criminology and psychology student, this opportunity for experience ticked all the boxes.