What Indigenous interns say

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

Gerald Ryder, WEHI

It has been one of the most rewarding and uplifting experiences I have encountered, the culture and inspiration I have gained from being here has been immense.

Taylor McLean, St John Ambulance

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

Ninti brought me right in on their projects and gave me some core work, which was amazing!  This experience has taught me more about how Government contracts and research from universities get rolled out in communities through NGOs.

Vanessa Farrelly, Ninti One

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 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)

Through the Internship Program I have developed my skills and knowledge and had the opportunity to gain real-world experiences within the field I have recently graduated. I was able to confidently engage and established authentic relationships with these young people, who will forever have an influence on my life. I am very fortunate for the support and opportunity that I have received from Aurora and FYA and have only furthered my drive to want to work within my community.

Harriet De Souza, FYA

Interning with TJC has given me a better understanding of IP law generally. I have also gained a better understanding of the need for evidence, and how that can pose difficulties.  Overall, interning with TJC was incredibly enriching both personally and professionally.

Rub Langton-Batty, Terri Janke

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

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