DAA

Name: 
Department of Aboriginal Affairs (WA)
Type: 
Other

The internship has been an invaluable experience to me in developing my skills and understanding of the sector, and improving my confidence in these skills.

Annabel Price, DAA

My internship has developed my professional capacity to convey complex information persuasively and succinctly for particular audiences.

Lauren Rose , DAA

I found the tasks I was given and the responsibility assigned to me both exciting, confusingly interesting, and thoroughly engaging. Overall it was a satisfying experience that I approached with enthusiasm.

Matthew Portwood, DAA

It has been a wonderful, educational experience that has taught me a lot about how government agencies operate as well as Indigenous disadvantage in WA.​

Oliver Mitchell, DAA

My internship prompted me to reflect on how key theoretical frameworks, principles of praxis and key studies essential to my degree could be applied in professional practice working with an interdisciplinary team in the government sector. 

Lauren Rose , DAA

My Aurora internship experience has been informative and challenging. I was able to gain a deeper understanding of the day to day activities of a government department and the key roles of the people who work within them.​

Anjali Chopra, DAA

It has been so enriching to have made a useful contribution. Gaining experience in a government organisation that is under resourced has been enlightening. As well as this, the internship has helped me to further develop initiative and confidence in a workplace with a hundred or so employees, which I think is important.

Sophie Coffin, DAA

It is thrilling to work in an area that is both intellectually stimulating and worthwhile.​

Oliver Mitchell, DAA

I could not have asked for a better experience at DIA, both as an aspiring lawyer and anthropologist.

Akram Azimi, DAA

I think I can safely say that my legal research skills (well, at least so far as legislative legal research skills) have definitely improved tenfold since the start of my internship.

Naomi Kefford, DAA

I feel that the Aurora internship has been invaluable to me as it gave me the chance to work with an organisation that I would not otherwise have had access to as a graduate. It gave me a very privileged vantage point from which to learn about the Indigenous affairs sector, and understand its unique challenges and opportunities.

Annabel Price, DAA

I learnt more that I ever expected during this internship, both about my capacity to develop new skills and my ability to understand opposing viewpoints.

Karess Dias, DAA

My Aurora internship provided a supportive environment for me to transition into work, and the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to improving outcomes for the first peoples and cultures of Western Australia.

Annabel Price, DAA

I became familiar with government language and formatting, and honed my ability to balance daily demands and commitments with project work. By developing these general and specific skills, I now feel more confident in entering the workforce – and regardless of whether I end up working in the public service, such skills will be valuable to me both professionally and personally.

Annabel Price, DAA

It has been a brilliant time and I have learnt a great deal about both the mechanics of government and indigenous affairs​

Oliver Mitchell, DAA

I have discovered that I am passionate about Indigenous affairs; and I can safely say that the DAA has solidified and enhanced my future aspirations.

Eve Bramley , DAA

I could not have asked for a better experience at DIA, both as an aspiring lawyer and anthropologist.

Akram Azimi, DAA

I learnt more that I ever expected during this internship, both about my capacity to develop new skills and my ability to understand opposing viewpoints.​

Karess Dias, DAA

It is here that I caught the first real glimpse of what a career can mean.​

Oliver Mitchell, DAA

I appreciated the experience, insight and practical skills that I have learned immensely. The work with the DAA has definitely solidified that Indigenous affairs is an avenue I want to pursue in my future career.

Eve Bramley, DAA

I have discovered that I am passionate about Indigenous affairs; and I can safely say that the DAA has solidified and enhanced my future aspirations.

Eve Bramley, DAA