NCIS

Name: 
National Centre for Indigenous Studies
Type: 
Other

My time as an Aurora Intern proved to be an invaluable life experience. The opportunity to not only work within an office environment, but interact with some of the most passionate and qualified Indigenous rights advocates proved to be truly humbling. I feel exceptionally blessed for the numerous friendships I made throughout the entire process, and genuinely believe I will remain close friends with many of these individuals. While I not only developed practical skills in terms of research and data entry, this internship further reaffirmed to me the need to advocate for social justice and pursue a career within the Indigenous Affairs sector.

Caitlyn Goldney, NCIS

Overall, my time as an Aurora intern has been one of the best experiences I have had so far, and I am so truly grateful I made the decision to apply. While I not only met so many incredible people and did amazing things, I genuinely deepened my understanding and commitment towards Indigenous advocacy, and now know this is definitely the area that I wish to work within in the future.

Caitlyn Goldney, NCIS

I’ve learnt so much from my time within AIGI at the NCIS. This was a great learning experience and enabled me to develop my own thinking around the complexities of Indigenous governance, as well as some important academic skills around data management and analysis.

Alice Wighton, NCIS

The internship has most definitely given me a lot more passion (and knowledge) about Indigenous issues and injustices, and I hope to pass that feeling to other people so that they may become interested in being involved.

Natalia Gould, NCIS

It’s been an incredible experience. Thank you Aurora, for connecting me with this brilliant experience, and for giving me the opportunity to learn and contribute to this really important political space.

Alice Wighton, NCIS