What Indigenous interns say

It was an opportunity to work in a sector that I was interested in, but had no experience with. The internship allowed me to decide that native title is a field that I'd like to work in.

Shakara Liddelow-Hunt, WDLAC

QSNTS has a wonderful working environment and all Aurora Interns who have the privilege of working there will feel supported, valued and have an all around great experience!

Laura MacColl, QSNTS

I'm grateful for the National Justice Project's dedication to developing my own legal skills and knowledge. I was invited to these meetings, not simply to participate or write notes, but for my own personal learning. This is knowledge that doesn’t only benefit me as an individual, but is a foundation for skills that I hope to share with my community.

Carly Baque, NJP

I was really amazed to see how TAI combines academia and culture when teaching the students. It's a wonderful methodology where one compliments the other perfectly. The commitment shown by the Elders and TAI staff is integral to TAI's success. It was inspiring and humbling to be a part of this for a short time.

Shiralee Lawson, AEF

The entire experience has equipped me with valuable social work skills. I have had the opportunity to build professional relationships, created opportunities to network and was always encouraged to talk about Aboriginal culture. The internship has provided real hands on practical workplace experience. Key Assets is an inclusive and culturally safe workplace environment. Overall, I found the work to be a rewarding and enriching experience.

Jaala Ozies, Key Assets

I learnt a lot about native title and the people represented in a short period of time. It gave me ideas about employment opportunities both in and outside of native title, valuable contacts, and a better understanding of what professional anthropologists actually do.

Shakara Liddelow-Hunt, WDLAC

Being an intern at WEHI has broaden my knowledge on both science and lab work.

Gerald Ryder, WEHI

This internship opened my eyes to the increasing opportunities and different pathways available to me for my future.

Makayla Jennings, First Peoples Health Unit

There were many rewarding moments, however being able to go on country and attend the claimant meetings were what I found most valuable and unforgettable.

Jessica Moody, KLC

It’s been great to not only learn about Paramedic practice here but also to work within Aboriginal communities.  While I have studies them at uni, there is really nothing that can prepare you for how big the education and health gaps are in these communities until you are here.  For me it’s been a true learning experience. 

Carrington Bond, St John Ambulance