WTMA

Name: 
Wet Tropics Management Authority
Type: 
Other

As a social science graduate with a passion for conservation, my internship at WTMA cemented within me a desire to learn more about the nexus between humans and place, how connections might be forged to ensure the future survival, concurrently, of people and areas of natural significance.

Sophie Holt, WTMA

I learnt so many amazing things that will stay with me throughout any career path that I choose.

Lauren Arabena, WTMA

Overall, my placement far exceeded my expectations and was a humbling and inspiring experience working with staff and clients who were passionate, driven and committed to making a difference within the many facets that make up the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.​

Kimberley Stoter, WTMA

Undertaking the internship through the Aurora Project sharpened my understanding of how to work professionally with Traditional Owners and has fuelled my interest in both Indigenous issues and environmental management more generally.  ​

Johanna Gates, WTMA

Overall, my placement far exceeded my expectations and was a humbling and inspiring experience working with staff and clients who were passionate, driven and committed to making a difference within the many facets that make up the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.​

Kimberley Stoter, WTMA

Harry said the experience confirmed he should look for career options that improved the way humans could work with the environment in productive ways to achieve beneficial outcomes that were environmentally sustainable and met social and cultural needs.

Harry James, WTMA

Through working at WTMA, I gained valuable insights into the challenging and complex nature of real-world environmental management.

Harry James, WTMA

My internship proved to be an extraordinary vantage point from which I could explore and learn about challenges facing Wet Tropics area in today’s world, such as environmental protection versus economic development, management of the protected area and working together with Traditional owners to achieve tangible benefits for local communities.

Oleysa Lantsova, WTMA