What Indigenous interns say

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

The work I completed was not only challenging, but was tangibly related to ongoing projects at YMAC. Being able to situate my work in the broader context of the Native Title process gave me a better understanding of both the tasks and Native Title on the whole.

Jonathan Bean, YMAC

The best aspect of the Program is the fact that it is funded for indigenous students - definitely would not have been able to participate without that.

Emma St Clair, ALRC

The Aurora Project internship was an experience I am very grateful for. I have been fortunate enough to have been given the chance to work with and build friendships with the wonderful team at NASCA, working on some amazing projects for Indigenous youth at the same time. Being given this opportunity at the end of my first year of university was something I would never have expected and I have gained valuable work experience and met some great people along the way. Applying for the Aurora Project Internship Program was a challenge I am happy I took on and I highly recommend applying for the next round as it is something that will not be regretted.

Ayden Marzinotto, NASCA

I found my experience extremely rewarding and insightful. I once was an Aboriginal woman who knew little about the child protection space, which is concerning as it affects so many of our mob. I am now proud to say that I have been a part of an organisation that advocates to keep our Aboriginal children and young people safe and protected.

Lakkari Pitt, AbSec

I received a placement that would not only grow my knowledge as a paramedic but also broaden my horizon on the socioeconomic, health and cultural issues facing Indigenous peoples today something I would not have been able to do within my degree.

Sarah Evans, St John Ambulance

I am truly grateful for this experience and I believe I have made many memories during my stay.

Brenna O. Bernardino, First Peoples Health Unit

I found the internship to be a rewarding experience in multiple aspects and it was a positive experience on all fronts. It was important to me that I played my role in the organisation, and it has been great to hear that the work I completed while I was at AIATSIS has been useful. The experience has inspired and reignited my passions regarding Indigenous affairs. My experience was overwhelmingly positive, and I'm so glad I entered the program. I'd like to thank everyone who makes the program possible!

Lucy Schroeder, AIATSIS

I feel the internship has given valuable experience to feel more prepared graduating. I think it would have been difficult to transition graduating and having a degree but no experience.

Kerri Simpson, MUS

For anyone interested in food security, nutrition, international development or Indigenous affairs, I strongly encourage you to apply for an internship with Food Ladder.

Faith Considine, Food Ladder