CYBD

Name: 
Cape York Balkanu Development Corporation
Type: 
PBC

The internship was rewarding in the sense that you are often producing or contributing to work that will make its way into the field or really contribute to change.

Eli Taylor, CYBD

This experience enabled me to develop lifelong skills and establish professional networks with people whom I would possibly have never crossed paths with.​

Sadiar Foster, CYBD

I felt I played a much more important role than what I expected. I spent my time completing environmental value scoping reports that would be used as a baseline reference for further land management projects being undertaken in that area.

Emily Flynn, CYBD

I believe that the opportunity to be involved in work that is of real benefit to the organisation has made my time here that much more valuable, and interesting.

Emily Plucknett, CYBD

I was inspired and motivated every single day of my placement and It was truly incredible to have a taste of what the real working world could be like. It’s the learning, growing and experience you take away.​

Sadiar Foster, CYBD

All in all, my time at Balkanu while working on a Social Impact Assessment has taught me skills and given me experience I would have never gained in a classroom. It’s been an experience of a lifetime.

Christina Ballew, CYBD

Every day that I’ve spent at Balkanu has been invaluable, for the nature of the job cannot be truly realised until you’ve seen the day-to-day struggle of ordinary people trying to make change.

Tanja Amanovic, CYBD

I will take this experience with me as I enter my fourth year at university and seriously consider it as an area of work I would like to pursue in the future.

Emily Flynn, CYBD

I really appreciate this opportunity that I have been given, to see both development and conservation in practice. All the literature that I have been reading for years is inadequate without seeing how development and conservation play out on the ground.

Tanja Amanovic, CYBD

The internship experience for me was very challenging but also taught me so much about Indigenous issues and it was an amazing opportunity for personal and professional development.

Katrina Blok, CYBD

The experience I feel has helped to expand my own thinking, providing me with a more holistic well rounded understanding of Indigenous issues. I feel that I will be taking a number of new skills with me, applying them to wider aspects of my life and work.

Eli Taylor, CYBD