What Indigenous interns say

I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work at the National Justice Project and am incredibly privileged to be working at the National Justice Project alongside a team of people committed to promoting policy changes in onshore and offshore detention centres and correctional centres. 

Carly Baque, NJP

I have really enjoyed my time here at AIATSIS. This experience has been a positive one and I'm so glad I spent the winter at AIATSIS. 

Lucy Schroeder, AIATSIS

I am in awe of the commitment of Key Assets to the wellbeing and care of the children they provide services to. It was a great insight into what I can expect in the future when I am qualified. I am very grateful to have had the experience and would highly recommend Aurora internships to those wanting to gain some experience in their chosen field.

Aaron Taylor, Key Assets

I have had a positive experience at FYA and felt that I have developed professionally and am beyond grateful for the opportunity.

Harriet de Souza, FYA

The team environment and the workload was very comfortable and interesting. I anticipated a rather mundane data-heavy workload but this was contrasted by and influx of diverse, stimulating tasks and sophisticated lines of research inquiries. I felt greatly supported by my team and was made to feel safe in expressing my opinions and personally desired outcomes of my experience.  It was rewarding to feel valued by my team and contributing to the journey towards Indigenous advancement and the protection of cultural heritage.

Dakota Feirer, AIATSIS

The Aurora program is water tight! Your care and concern for all interns is astounding. I just want to express my deepest gratitude for the experience. The best aspects were meeting other interns and exposure to the native title and land rights sector.

Militza Banach-Wightman, FNLRS (formerly NTSV)

Every step of the way I have felt as if I am a part of the team and have been trusted with a host of different media and comms work including: writing up media releases, social media engagement, assisting with events etc.

Jenna-Maree Jacob, AIHW

As a proud Nywaigi woman from QLD, I have seen little to no cross over between my academic study and my culture. It wasn’t until my time at AbSec that I learnt how to incorporate the voices of Aboriginal people in decisions affecting Aboriginal people.  This 4-week internship was short and sweet but was the most rewarding part of my university studies and experiences so far.

Madison Cassady, AbSec

This experience has had a significant impact on myself by strengthening my passions to give back to community, to foster the excellence of our young people, and to be active in the development of our future leaders and change makers. It was also a really enriching experience personally as I was able to come to a greater sense of my Indigeneity through knowledge-sharing with the students.

Paris Mordecai, FYA

I would like to extend my gratitude to Aurora for allowing this opportunity and for funding me to participate. As an Aboriginal women on the verge of graduating from the University these experiences are invaluable in instilling a sense of future endeavours but also acknowledging our past and our long ties to the land.

Teraze Oromond, SANTS