QSNTS

Name: 
Queensland South Native Title Services
Type: 
NTRB

I cannot describe how lucky I feel to have been given this opportunity as it has totally reconfirmed my career goals and has really re-inspired me to pursue a career in indigenous affairs.

Hayley Young, QSNTS

I feel that I was given a range of tasks which really helped me to understand the role of anthropology (and anthropologists) within the native title process and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with QSNTS.

Megan Harris , QSNTS

I found the experience a very useful learning experience and was able to apply my anthropological studies to a practical environment

Michelle Walters, QSNTS

Talking with different people who have walked a similar path has also greatly reassured any doubts I had about my studies and the possibilities of finding a job after my graduate studies.

Hayley Young, QSNTS

It was an excellent experience overall and it was sad to leave QSNTS. I have gained so much knowledge of native title over the past four weeks and I would gladly recommend the experience to other law students

Melissa Ramov, QSNTS

The six weeks I spent at QSNTS were instrumental in helping me to broaden my understanding of native title law and how native title claims are navigated and negotiated through the Court system.

Courtney Boag, QSNTS

Throughout my time at QSNTS, native title was again revealed to me as a challenging field, but one that can have positive outcomes after a lot of hard work and perseverance.

Anne Yeo, QSNTS

I am grateful for the experience this internship has given me and the motivation it has provided to pursue the areas of research and work that I am passionate about. I look forward to what my future anthropological experiences will hold.

Brent Cross, QSNTS

This internship has been a fantastic opportunity for me, I have learnt so much about the industry and about anthropology, I have a good understanding of the literature and have been exposed to so many invaluable sources that I did not know existed before, or had not had a reason to look through until now. I am very thankful that I have had the opportunity to be involved, and I believe that this internship will help me find and secure a job after Uni. 

Steve Castell, QSNTS

The program allows you to gain valuable experience in an organisation and give you a taste of the possible work that might be involved if you were to go on to work in this arena. The opportunity to get some hands-on experience before making decisions and beginning the search for work is an excellent aspect of this internship program.

Krystle Fiebig, QSNTS

An Aurora placement is a 'dance of the lights', it is a placement in a position where you are passing through. Tread lightly and go with the expectation that you will learn, you will contribute in assisting the Research team and you will be given the valuable opportunity of being given an insight into the world of native title.  

Michelle Walters, QSNTS

I learnt a great deal about the native title process and what is involved in working as a researcher at an NTRB.

Cherylyn Wong, QSNTS

I have certainly learnt a lot more about native title and have found it really interesting. I feel that I am definitely interested in pursuing this field of work, and am excited about the future prospects and possibilities in the areas of native title and other Aboriginal affairs and cultural heritage.

Krystle Fiebig, QSNTS

My internship experience has been incredibly rewarding and informative. Not only have I gained practical hands on  experience in anthropological research methods but the opportunity to talk with the researchers about their professional backgrounds and experience has been invaluable in  helping me decide the next steps in my own professional journey

Kelly Austin , QSNTS

It was a fantastic five weeks of discovering native title and anthropology after a year away from study, and five weeks of re-discovering what I might wish to do in the future.

Anne Yeo, QSNTS

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at QSNTS. The six weeks seemed to fly by. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a contribution to this important work and hope the make further contributions to native title in the future.

Ann Maloney, QSNTS

This experience for me has deepened my understanding of how Aboriginal people see their place within Australian society and what they hope to achieve through pursuing native title claims.

Anthony Knobel, QSNTS

Without the Aurora Program there is no real chance to work as a student in the field due to lack of resources. It's like a taste-tester that can tantilise the tongue.

Anne Yeo, QSNTS

This experience for me has deepened my understanding of how Aboriginal people see their place within Australian society and what they hope to achieve through pursuing native title claims.

Anthony Knobel, QSNTS

The best aspect of the Aurora internship program is that it equips you for the future, for future work in the native title and PBC environment, University gets you to the first step but there is a large gap between finishing university studies and actually getting work in this environment. Internships like this are the only way students like myself can get adequate experience before taking on the responsibilities and roles that come with taking on full time work in this space.

Courtney Boag, QSNTS

I would like to thank everyone at QSNTS for giving me the opportunity to join the team and to work on various claims in differing stages of the Native Title process. I have found it immensely rewarding and had a great time. I look forward to further opportunities as I move toward a career in native title research.

Krystle Fiebig, QSNTS

My time at QSNTS and the experience gained has strengthened my passion and desire to contribute to work that will benefit Aboriginal people, and I foresee a career in native title as a rewarding and exciting opportunity. It’s an excellent chance to get some hands-on experience and gain a real understanding of the roles and responsibilities involved in a workplace dealing with the important issues and complexities that involve native title.

Krystle Fiebig, QSNTS

I had a challenging yet positive intern experience. I learned a lot about how the native title system works, and the role of researchers and anthropologists in the process.

Lauren Varley, QSNTS

I have developed a deeper interest in native title as a potential career option.   The most rewarding aspect was the knowledge that the work that I was doing was contributing to assisting Indigenous people to claim native title interests in land, and manage those claims and how native title works in practice. 

Mollie O'Connor, QSNTS

I have learnt an enormous amount about native title research and legal practices. I really hope that I will be able to get involved in the native title process in the future and would really like to work in this arena.

Krystle Fiebig, QSNTS