CYLC

Name: 
Cape York Land Council
Type: 
NTRB

I feel this internship has not only given me a foot in the door in this sector but encouraged me that anthropology, and Indigenous affairs more generally are viable and interesting career options.

Mallory Notting, CYLC

I would highly recommend the program to anyone looking to apply the concepts they’ve studied, considering pursuing a career in this sector and keen to have an invaluable opportunity to meet and learn from experienced practitioners.

Hannah Andersen, CYLC

I learnt so much about native title processes; contemporary Indigenous empowerment and agency; and anthropological processes such as research and report writing in practice. This was all hugely beneficial for my personal and professional growth.

Katja Bignall-Daly, CYLC

I consider this internship to be the greatest way to start my native title career launch

Rue Masunungure, CYLC

This placement was rewarding in both a personal and professional sense, providing experiences I will draw on for many years to come

Alena Stirton, CYLC

The most important message I took away from my experience is the fact the small changes and opportunities are those that will have a strong influence on the positive and long-term future of Indigenous communities and culture.

Alena Stirton, CYLC

This has been an amazing experience and has helped me grow as a person and a future legal professional. Work experience in a legal role is a great benefit to any law student, but work experience in such a dynamic, unique, and challenging environment is something that can teach way more than simple legal skills. Working in the native title sector at a busy and potentially under-resourced organisation teaches you to be proactive, flexible, and resourceful.

Rebecca Scott, CYLC

The most rewarding aspects of the internship were working with experienced anthropologists and lawyers, building a more comprehensive understanding of native title and land rights in Australia, and feeling I was assisting with something important and worthwhile.

Leigh Holdaway, CYLC

The Aurora internship has been very beneficial to my studies and extended my legal knowledge. I have thoroughly enjoyed working in the non-for profit sector and working alongside passionate legal professionals. Working in native title has confirmed my interest in this legal area and I hope to work as a legal practitioner in a NTRB organisation upon graduation.

Mikaela French, CYLC

I have loved my Aurora internship at the CYLC. I have met some incredible people and have found an area of law that I would be passionate to pursue in the future.

Sarah Giggins, CYLC

Thank you again for the amazing opportunity. I am learning so much and it's only reaffirming my desire to pursue a career in Native Title. ​

Sophie Green, CYLC

This has shaped up to be the best experience and I really feel like my career is starting. It's such an awesome feeling.

Erin Matthews, CYLC

My experience at Cape York Land Council has encouraged me to pursue a career in this sector and also given me a far better understanding of Australian landscape, Indigenous people and challenges experiences by stakeholders in the native title sector. 

Hannah Andersen, CYLC

I was able to experience what native title law is compared to studying the theory of it at University. I enjoyed working alongside passionate lawyers and meeting traditional owners.

Mikaela French, CYLC

My Aurora internship was a huge privilege that opened many doors in my life. 

Chiara Lawry, CYLC

My experiences on placement were invaluable and personal, and has helped me understand native title issues on a deeper level. This placement has not only given me practical legal experience, but also placed me outside my comfort zone and challenged me in all aspects, which I believe has helped me develop my interpersonal skills.

Anannya Mazumder, CYLC