What Indigenous interns say

I have really enjoyed my time and all the people I have met and I hope to one day work with them in the future.

Kae Cox, Telethon

The practical experiences I’ve gained is so valuable in helping me along with my study and I’ve also met people within different organisation that have referred me so I can gain employment and also further placement opportunities. I am very grateful for the experiences I’ve had on this journey. A valuable and enriching experience for us all.

Kellie Gibson, YJ

This internship allowed me the opportunity to learn from some amazing and highly skilled researchers every day. Not only did I learn a great deal more about Native Title and the work that anthropologists in this field do, I also learnt and began to develop practical skills on the job that I will take with me and will continue to build upon. Further, this placement helped me develop a clearer vision of which direction to head in regards to my future studies. This experience in a sense also reignited that spark within me to continue on this journey that I am on.

Andrew Coe, QSNTS

It was mind-blowing to watch and be part of the collaboration of the existing services which come together under Maranguka’s umbrella.  Inspirational is an understatement to witness how such pro-active, transparent, forward thinking community leaders can bring about such positive change supported by a progressively developed and established system that is proving to be successful.

Jay Lee Snowden, Just Reinvest/Maranguka

As an Indigenous person it’s a wonderful experience to be able to work with Aboriginal workers and share knowledges and experiences around the needs of Indigenous communities and be supported and mentored.

Takira Simon, Riawunna

The most rewarding aspect of my placement with FYA was working with young, blak mob.  Being able to travel to Broome was also an unbelievable experience and a seminal moment in my life, due to the powerful on-country learning and opportunity to attend the National Native Title Country.   The internship completely aligned with my interests and passions.  The scholarship was also extremely appreciated as it meant I was able to support myself while undertaking an experience that I believe has had an immense and indelible effect on my career-planning and life direction more generally.

Paris Mordecai, FYA

My experience at SNAICC was well worthwhile as I not only learnt more about research, policy and working as part of an organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but made many new friends along the way. I feel like I truly contributed to the fundamental and vital work being done by SNAICC for our children so that they can grow up feeling important, safe and strong in culture.

Aliya Chalmers, SNAICC

I feel that the most 'rewarding' aspects of my placement was the opportunity to gain knowledge in different areas of health related topics, broaden my knowledge of the health issues that Aboriginal people face and to further my skills in research areas. I feel as though the knowledge I have gained will support me in some ways with my future career as a nurse.

Kae Cox, AHCWA

The experience was incredibly valuable and rewarding, and I left the Straits with a newfound sense of purpose and pride.

Kathryn Dorante, GBK

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