How to prepare and submit an application

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

We strongly encourage you NOT to leave submitting your online application to the very last day.
Please note that we can only accept up to 375 applications for this round. As soon as the quota has been reached, online applications will shut down and you will not be able to access the application form.

You will need to provide TWO WRITTEN REFERENCES to attach to your application material (see below).  

Please note that NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 9am AEST Monday, 3 April 2017.

Application process - 2 step process

Step 1

Prepare the required information in the following order as a SINGLE Microsoft Word document that includes:

i) A cover letter (addressed to Ms.Kim Barlin, Placements Manager) highlighting the following (Please adhere to the word limits set out below):

  • A strong academic record (max. 200 words)
  • Demonstrated experience in and/or knowledge of Indigenous/multicultural affairs, social justice and other legal work and/or fieldwork (max.200 words)
  • Demonstrated reliability and integrity (max.200 words)
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills (max. 200 words)
  • A strong sense of cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Motivation and initiative (max. 200 words).

ii) A curriculum vitae

iii) A passport-size photo

iv) An up to date academic transcript/s (official or unofficial) listing all university results (please note that it is possible to copy a Pdf academic transcript into a word document by copying and pasting it as a picture).

v) Two written references, including at least one who is able to comment on your academic merit and one who can comment on your professional merit (note that two academic references will be accepted). Please see the following link outlining the criteria to be addressed by your referees - Aurora Reference Request (see link below). We suggest saving this Pdf document and forwarding it on to each referee.

Your referees will only be contacted (via email) by the Placements team in the event that we require further information and their details will remain confidential. Please ensure that you have provided us with up-to-date referee email addresses in your on-line form. Phone references will not be accepted.

Please ensure to clearly label and save your SINGLE Microsoft Word document as follows: surname.firstname.university.legal.app.doc.

If you are applying in more than one stream, you should identify which stream/s as follows: surname.firstname.university.legal.anthro.socsci.app.doc.

You will then be asked to attach the SINGLE Microsoft Word document to your online application form.

Step 2

i) Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM - note that should you require to save your application mid-way and return to it later, please LOG IN.

ii) At the end of the online form, attach a SINGLE Microsoft Word document which will need to include: a cover letter, CV, photo, academic transcript/s (official or unofficial), and two written references.

iii) When you have attached your SINGLE Microsoft Word document please click on the submit button.

PLEASE NOTE: If the size of your document has exceeded the maximum uploading limit (50MB), you have the option to upload your document in a PDF format or using Winzip. For more information on how to convert your document into a PDF format download software at https://get.adobe.com/reader/ or you can compress your document using Winzip download free trial at http://www.winzip.com.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: Once you have submitted your application you will immediately receive a confirmation email from the Placements team. If you do not receive this email, this means that your application has not successfully gone through and you will need to re-submit. Be sure to check your 'Junk' email!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • All applicants will be notified by mid-September as to whether or not their application has progressed to the interview stage of the process.
  • All candidates who have been interviewed will be notified by end of October as to whether or not they are eligible to be proposed for an Aurora internship.

If you have not heard from us, be sure to check your 'Junk' email or send us an email to placements@auroraproject.com.au. To avoid correspondence ending up in Junk, please add this email address to your trusted 'Safe Recipients' list.

It is important to note in advance that placement opportunities available through the Aurora Internship Program directly reflect the demand from host organisations and this sometimes comes to us very late in the day. For this reason some placements can be confirmed as late as two weeks prior to the scheduled commencement of the internship. It may not be possible to place all candidates who are eligible.