South Australian Native Title Services

The internship has convinced me I am on the right track with my studies.

Lawson Rennie, SANTS

I love the plurality of the area of native title and the importance of maintaining and recognising cultural heritage makes the work that much more meaningful.

David Harden, SANTS

There were some challenging tasks, and at times I felt out of my depth. Though, I think being thrown in the deep end is very important and very good for you, and I think it added to the overall benefits.

Molly Scalon, SANTS

Being an intern here in SANTS really throws you into the real work and new research areas where everything you do makes difference.

Irina Samsonova, SANTS

It was wonderful. Best work experience of my life. It was also rewarding to never get bored and always have something interesting that someone wanted me to help with.    

Oliver Greeves, SANTS

As a result of my Aurora experience, I feel that I am better equipped and more confident in my ability to work independently, and in my ability to manage my time and priorities in a workplace environment.

Nina Ivanov, SANTS

The placement gives a window into what it is like to work in native title, and helped create connections that will last into the future. ​

Jaye Litherland-De Lara, SANTS

It has been great to cultivate friendships with like-minded people who are doing a great job.

Ben Christensen, SANTS

Having completed the internship, I can safely say that it has been of enormous value. Reflecting internally during my final hours at SANTS, I realised my work has strengthened my employability sevenfold, particularly in the legal sector.​

Geoff Milani, SANTS

The practical and hands-on experience you are exposed to throughout the course of your internship is second to none.  The work was both intellectually stimulating and rewarding, I will be forever grateful for this experience.  I know that from my time at SANTS not only have I had the opportunity to develop some incredibly valuable legal skills, I have also had the opportunity to action my passion for social justice and to meaningfully contribute to an under resourced native title body.

Tayla Inglis, SANTS

An Aurora internship is, I believe, an essential addition to a law degree, whether or not you want to practice law. It offers an experience beyond the classroom and has enriched my education.

Abigail Hutchison, SANTS

In the end, I left SANTS with new connections, skills, and the experience which will boost my employment chances.

Irina Samsonova, SANTS

I definitely feel as though I have gained in-depth knowledge not just of undertaking Native Title Anthropological research, but also of the process of establishing a Native Title claim as underpinned by the key values of SANTS, which I am eager to continue learning about in the future.

Julia Grigonis-Gore , SANTS

The more I learn about the workings of native title and local Aboriginal issues, the more passionate I become.

Kaliah Alice, SANTS

I have felt really privileged to be doing the work that I have done so far at SANTS, it has been fantastic learning so much about the sheer scale of how native title claims are made.

Lily Hirsh, SANTS

I feel that my placement has confirmed my desire to work within in the area of native title and also that I am more than capable of working within this area of law.

Tayla Inglis, SANTS

The best aspect of my internship experience was being able to 'dip your toe' into the workings of the host organisation, and hopefully be able to form some lasting connections . 

Alexandra Crowe, SANTS

This unique opportunity furthered my practical legal experience and exposed me to the process of achieving equitable and lasting arrangements for the co-existence of Aboriginal and non-aboriginal rights and interests. ​

Chanel Martin, SANTS

I have been doing real work for a real cause, and I feel that I did make a difference.

Irina Samsonova , SANTS

The Aurora internship experience significantly enhanced my legal research and drafting abilities, while also affirming how much I am yet to learn!

Timisha Ward, SANTS

It has been a really valuable and enjoyable learning experience, which has influenced my future study and employment decisions.

Alyssa Hill, SANTS

My internship has been invaluable. I have been exposed to so many new ideas and have had the opportunity to work with exceptional people in the area of native title.

Abigail Hutchison, SANTS

During my internship I was made aware of the importance of knowing when to use and not to use the justice system and I learnt that the needs of the clients are always the most important element of any legal battle.

Abigail Hutchison, SANTS

The dedication of my supervisors and the administrative team at SANTS at the forefront has given the organisation a vitality, without which, accomplishments in Native Title determination would be difficult.  My supervisors’ generosity and severe lack of pretentiousness was an exemplar of what I strive to become as an anthropologist. I have found in him the most important contribution of anthropology, which is to remind ourselves what it means to be human. 

Seenying Lau, SANTS

Undertaking an Aurora Internship with SANTS has definitely been one of the highlights of my tertiary studies. The research I conducted during the course of my internship was engaging, varied and insightful.  Importantly, interns at SANTS are provided with the opportunity to work with both anthropology and legal teams.  This practical insight into native title has enabled me to gain a deep appreciation of the fundamental and central importance of anthropology in native title.

Julia Grigonis-Gore , SANTS

Interning with the SANTS team was truly an insightful and invaluable experience and I am very grateful for this opportunity.

Julia Grigonis-Gore, SANTS