have an interest in the area of native title and/or the broader Indigenous sector
have a strong sense of cultural awareness and sensitivity
have good interpersonal and communication skills.
What sort of work can I expect to do during my anthropology internship?
Interns can be placed in either the native title or non-native sector, supporting the anthro/research staff of their Host.
Interns should expect to be given a balance of challenging and interesting tasks along with a fair amount of administrative tasks (database entry, filing etc.)
Anthropologists working at NTRBs play a key role in the native title process in Australia by conducting research, undertaking field work and preparing ‘connection reports’ and genealogical data for claims under the Native Title Act 1993. Their expertise can also be applied to research being undertaken and reports being prepared by other host organisations.
Interns placed at other Host organisations should not expect to be undertaking native title related work.
Each internship is unique. Listed below are some tasks past anthropology interns have undertaken:
attending meetings and taking minutes on-country and in-house
learning the basics of interviewing claimants to gather genealogical material
organising meetings, attendees’ transport and accommodation
proof-reading, filing research documents, cataloging anthropological evidence
interpreting field notes and entering data in genealogy databases
completing social mapping tasks and assisting with the creation of site databases
completing research requests for members of the claimant communities
historical archival research
assisting with projects and other administrative tasks
identifying common practices between local Indigenous communities
attending community events, such as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day of Celebrations (NAIDOC)
preparing papers for the annual National Native Title Conference.