What Indigenous interns say

The most rewarding aspects of my placement was researching and being inspired by Indigenous STEM experts, and refining my science communication skills.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Questacon and I look forward to taking the skills I acquired there with me into the future.

Audrey McInnerney, Questacon

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

The Aurora Internship Program has been a fantastic introduction to full time research and I am honoured to be an Aurora alumni member.

Barbara Bynder, NULUNGU

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 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 such a fantastic experience. The people who I worked alongside the entire time I was there, were so generous with their time, treated me like a fellow worker, and allowed me to grow so much over the five and a half weeks. I will definitely be staying in touch with all of them and I'm looking forward to working with them in the future, hopefully on one of my own projects.

Julia Moriarty, Lingo Pictures

My experience at SNAICC has been eye opener for me, being a community sector worker and now seeing through difference lens of Indigenous Affairs around 'children rights' for families and communities.

Sherilee Kartinyeri, SNAICC

My four weeks spent as an Aurora Commonwealth funded intern gave me insightful experiences and knowledge about my future career pathway. It has only made my passion to work in this field stronger, and I am excited to see where the future will take me.

Brielle Long, Taree Christian College

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