How the selection process works

  • On-line applications are reviewed by the Placements team
  • Applicants are short-listed for interview - at that time they will be required to specify their available timeframe, their 5 preferred host organisations as well as whether they are able to partly/fully fund their placement. See Where can I go? and What interns say?
  • Interviews are conducted in May and October, face-to-face Australia-wide (or by phone/Skype if necessary)
  • Following interviews, successful applicants are short-listed as eligible to be proposed for an internship.

Aurora relies completely on the demand from the various organisations and the number of placements varies for each round. For this reason it may not be possible to place all applicants that have made it through to this stage of the selection process.

In the event that you are proposed for an internship, we aim to inform you as early as possible. Sometimes internships are confirmed as late as a week or two before you are scheduled to commence.