What Indigenous interns say

As an Indigenous person I found it better to be placed with Indigenous people. I learnt more, and there was never a time where I was too shame to ask for help.  I like that it is paid internship, which helps me to stay in studies as a single mum.

Imogen Briston, AJU

The work AIDA do for Indigenous doctors and medical students is astonishing.

Gerald Ryder, AIDA

The best aspects of the internship program in general is the opportunity to get real experience working in Indigenous affairs. Also, the networking opportunities are incredible as you are able to meet people within your industry and make positive connections, which are priceless for future employment opportunities. As well as this, being able to get paid for the work is incredibly important. As someone who has carer responsibilities, I would not have been able to participate if I had to work for free. The fact that Aurora funds the internship is so important and really amazing. I wish I had done an internship every year of my degree.

Ashleigh Johnstone, Paradisec

I have really enjoyed and learnt a lot whilst on placement at VACCHO, throughout my placement I was exposed to various learning experiences and opportunities, which provided me with greater knowledge, motivation and inspiration when it comes to health policy and Indigenous affairs.

Sheneise Hall, VACCHO

It was a very welcoming environment at KCLS and it was so rewarding to get good outcomes for the clients. It was great to develop friendships and work relationships that are meaningful.

Kira Clark, KCLS

Overall, I had an invaluable experience. Most importantly, the experience turned my mind to: how ‘rights’ which Aboriginal people have gained in the western legal system can be used effectively and to their benefit into the future.

Bridget Cama, NLC

I could not recommend this experience enough, the people at NQLC were extremely welcoming and helpful, the work was highly rewarding and it was all undertaken in an extremely beautiful part of the world.

Tyler O'Brien, NQLC

Overall I have learnt so much about native title, which is amazing because I did already think that I had a thorough understanding. I have also had real insight into the difficulties of this space, particularly being an Indigenous person in this space. Also working in native title, I realise how valuable the work is and how unique my perspective is.  All in all, a fabulous experience.

Alexandra Hohoi, NQLC