MG CORP

Name: 
Yawoorrong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang Aboriginal Corp
Type: 
PBC

I feel like a one month internship has 10 times the value of a 6 month university based program and the knowledge I’ve gained will really stay with me.

Amy Coole, MG CORP

I gained real life experience in a very active Indigenous corporation that was dealing with big issues important to the Indigenous people of the East Kimberley, and in many respects, all Western Australians. Through my internship, I developed a greater understanding of how NT rights can be exercised, and how an organisation remains responsive to the voice of the community they represent.   

Stephanie Wong, MG CORP

I almost feel like a different person coming out of my internship with all the new knowledge I have gained. I am thrilled with how deeply I was able to delve into the world of Native Title and Aboriginal Corporations.

Lara Emery, MG CORP

I feel to privileged to have been able to be present at an organisation that has such a wealth of knowledge from Elders and Traditional Owners and to learn from those people.

Lauren Hodson, MG CORP

Overall, my internship showed me that I would consider a career in a NTRB or Aboriginal Corporation, and I would definitely return to MG Corp and Kununurra if the right opportunity arose.

Stephanie Wong, MG CORP

I learned to be flexible and adaptable and developed a great appreciation for the unique kinship system and societal structure that operates in the community.​

Jennika Woerde, MG CORP

An Aurora placement is an invaluable opportunity to gain experience and be involved in meaningful work in an area of interest to the intern

Jennika Woerde, MG CORP

My entire time at MG Corp has gone by very fast but already I feel like I have a far greater understanding of Native Title, have worked on my legal and drafting skills, and most importantly learnt more about the challenges of working in the system.

Amy Coole, MG CORP

The Program facilitates numerous career opportunities, building professional relationships between host organisations and eager interns in search of a rewarding profession. ​

Jennika Woerde, MG CORP

Most rewarding aspects were seeing the legislation we had studied in class being used and benefiting the community as well as being a part of a team that worked so closely with the community and other stakeholders to produce real results.

Stephanie Wong, MG CORP

This internship opened my eyes to the varied roles law graduates can fulfill in organisations working with Indigenous people in regional areas. My placement also deepened my understanding of large issues to do with NT, and economic development that were happening in my own state.

Stephanie Wong, MG CORP

I am so happy with my decision to have applied for the internship. I really have seen, learnt and experienced so much and am sad to have left Kununurra and MG Corp behind and after realising the new beginnings I'm sure it will help to lead to.

Stephanie Woerde, MG CORP

I have had the most incredible experience here in Kununurra and with MG Corp, and although I thought I would be ready to leave after 6 weeks, I feel like my time understanding and exploring the intricacies of this amazing community and country has only just begun.  I can truly say I understand how people come to Kununurra for a week and end up staying for a lifetime. 

Lauren Hodson, MG CORP

My internship experience enabled personal growth, facilitated the development of my legal skills, encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and provided me with the opportunity to experience working cross-culturally and in an amazing part of Australia​

Jennika Woerde, MG CORP

The work I have been involved in has been fascinating and awakened a few other areas of law that I had never previously considered to practice in. The work has a strong hands-on approach which has kept me busy and enabled me to learn more about the MG community and the work that MG Corporation is involved in. I have had invaluable conversations with many locals particularly the Aboriginal people in the area and surrounding countries

Hannah Scallan, MG CORP

I felt so privileged to help these members of the community assert their rights over the land and simultaneously learn about traditional ways of life, spiritual connections and the Indigenous history of particular landscapes. ​

Jennika Woerde, MG CORP