AV (formerly OAAV)

Aboriginal Victoria

I have learnt a lot whilst completing my internship at AV, being able to sit in on executive team meetings has given me a valuable understanding into the processes of governments. Furthermore, working within the treaty team has given me a unique insight into the current treaty process in Victoria.  My internship at AV has also provided the opportunity to develop substantive legal skills and connect the theory and practice of law by experiencing the law in practice outside of the classroom and textbooks.  Finally, whilst at AV I have been able to strengthen existing relationships as well as form new ones with the Victorian Aboriginal community. Much like the rest of Aboriginal Australia, my community has been encouraged by the treaty discussions in Victoria and will be keeping a close watch on the process.

Clinton Benjamin, Indigenous funded intern placed at AV, AV (formerly OAAV)

On a professional level, I feel that this internship has allowed me to both test and develop my research skills, collaboration skills, and communication skills, and has imbued in me a strong interest in Aboriginal affairs

Riley Watkin , AV (formerly OAAV)