First Peoples Health Unit

Name: 
First Peoples Health Unit - Griffith University
Type: 
Other

The most rewarding aspect of my internships was learning new skills and being exposed to experienced professionals and possible job opportunities.

Hope Saba, First Peoples Health Unit

This internship opened my eyes to the increasing opportunities and different pathways available to me for my future.

Makayla Jennings, First Peoples Health Unit

The First Peoples Health Unit is an amazing organisation, with all the people involved so passionate about Indigenous health, academic achievements and belonging. The most rewarding aspects of my placement was the cultural knowledge I was able to gain from speaking to other Indigenous people, attending cultural tours and simply researching the area of cultural safety.  It showed me how crucial and important Indigenous research on health was to closing the gap.  As I am Indigenous myself, it allowed me to be more in touch with my heritage and allowed me to feel connected to other Aboriginal people and the environment in a way I have never felt before, and I am extremely grateful for that. It has improved my confidence, social skills and overall development as a person after gaining so much cultural knowledge and respect for Indigenous culture. I gained much more than just professional experience.

Makayla Jennings, First Peoples Health Unit