NSWALC

Name: 
NSW Aboriginal Land Council
Type: 
Other

I have learnt a lot about Aboriginal land claims and understanding legislation reforms and how they can both affect and bring opportunities to LALCs. I feel that all the skills I have learnt at NSWALC I will be able to apply to further work in the future.

Alice Temblett, Indigenous funded intern , NSWALC

The work I was provided with provided me with a fantastic opportunity to combine by knowledge and interest in Indigenous affairs with my passion for the law

Andrea Bennett , NSWALC

The best aspects of the internships are being able to gain professional experience in a field of interest, while also having guidance and learning as you go.  I have learnt a lot about Aboriginal land claims and understanding legislation reforms and how they can both affect and bring opportunities to LALCs. I learnt a great amount of new skills and it has also given me an insight into future career options. Furthermore, the Commonwealth funding received via Aurora made my internship experience all the more enjoyable, allowing me to stay close to my Host organisation and experience living in the city.

Alice Temblett, Indigenous funded intern, NSWALC

The thing I have found most rewarding during my time at NSWALC has been contributing to work that is making a positive impact on the lives of Indigenous people. I have enjoyed working within an organisation that aims to return land ownership to those who had it taken from them.

Emma Lutwyche, NSWALC

Best aspects were getting the opportunity to do real legal work, working within the land rights sector, feeling like the work you do makes a positive contribution to Indigenous people and being appreciated for the work I did by the legal team.

Emma Lutwyche, NSWALC

The internship strengthened my interest in legal issues that affect Aboriginal people and reconfirmed by desire to pursue a career within Indigenous affairs.

Anna Lochhead, NSWALC

My internship experience taught me a vast amount about land rights and the land claims process in NSW and around Australia​

Emma Pankhust, NSWALC

The experience at NSWALC was really great and my expectations were exceeded.  Working on real and current projects was very rewarding.  The best aspects of the internships are being able to gain professional experience in a field of interest, while also having guidance and learning as you go.

Alice Temblett, Indigenous funded intern, NSWALC

I took away just as much as I put into my work during the five weeks. I feel better equipped for life after study, and am also more prepared for my last semester at University as the knowledge I gained about land rights, law, policy, and economic development whilst at NSWALC was so comprehensive.

Rose Dooley, NSWALC

My internship has given me invaluable insight into working in this field and spurred my interest in a career in Aboriginal land rights.​

Louise Conwell, NSWALC

As much as I valued the opportunity to acquire new legal skills and knowledge, this was far surpassed by the personal enrichment I got out of spending time at the NSWALC.

Juliette O'Brien, NSWALC

Working in an organisation that promotes and supports the rights of Indigenous people is definitely something I would like to continue throughout my career as a lawyer. Having a positive impact on the way people in our community live their lives is something that I value highly in my working life.   

Emma Lutwyche, NSWALC

I consistently felt like the work I was doing had a positive impact on Indigenous people in NSW, which was the most rewarding aspect of the experience.

Emma Lutwyche, NSWALC

The most rewarding aspect was being around like-minded people, and also for the first time, being able to do work that related to my study and seeing what it was like to put my passions into practice.

Rose Dooley , NSWALC