YMAC

Name: 
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation
Type: 
NTRB

My internship has given me insight into the native title process and what each part does in order to deal with claims. It is definitely a field of law that I would consider in the future.

Meg Green , YMAC

The best aspect of the internship program was the insight into native title and the interaction between this sector, the TOs and the mining sector was a fantastic aspect of the internship program. 

Esther Power, YMAC

This internship has increased my interest in the area of native title, and is definitely an area I would like to work in in the future.

Meg Green, YMAC

The work was challenging, thought provoking and practical, and the lawyers and other staff were very generous in sharing their expertise. ​

Sophie Clark, YMAC

This is the best program of its type and has reaffirmed my intention to pursue a career in the area of Indigenous affairs​

Matt Punch, YMAC

It was great to have been able to help out in an under-resourced NTRB, and put a bit of time and effort into Indigenous Australia. It is important work that YMAC does.

Ben Friis O’Toole, YMAC

This internship has had his ebbs and flows and it has been very enlightening and enriching​

Daniel Eng, YMAC

My role has exposed me to a varied array of tasks and an amazing selection of people - I cannot imagine a better initiation into Native Title or the practice of law. The experiences have reinforced the direction of my studies. What I would like to say is that the landforms and the people highlighted so much of what I want from not only a working environment but also an ends which justifies my work, much more so than financial compensation.

Isaac St Clair Burns, YMAC

A six week internship provides a good snapshot of what is required working for a Native Title Representative Body, I got to work with many professional dedicated people which increased my respect for the work they do. The best thing is I know that I am on the right career path at last.

Marnie Tonkin, YMAC

The experience has made me more open-minded about the career choices that I will inevitably be making.

Mandy Jin, YMAC

I thoroughly enjoyed my placement and have been able to gain some practical experience in the area of native title. I would highly encourage future law students to apply for an Aurora Internship as it is an enjoyable and rewarding experience

Darcy McEwan, YMAC

Although my time at YMAC has been relatively short, I feel I know a lot more about consultant archaeology, the native title process, and the role of NTRBs than I did when I commenced the internship.

Olivia Thorne, YMAC

The time has absolutely flown by and I have enjoyed every minute of my experience working with all of the staff I have met at the South Hedland Office of YMAC.

Darcy McEwan, YMAC

The work I was given the privilege of completing was worthwhile and allowed me to further develop skills that will be essential to any career I may undertake, and was invaluable experience in the field of native title​

Sophie Clarke, YMAC

The experience has made me more open-minded about the career choices that I will inevitably be making.

Mandy Jin, YMAC

Aurora's program is second to none, and it is a privilege to have done two placements!

Erin Judd, YMAC

The time has absolutely flown by and I have enjoyed every minute of my experience working with all of the staff I have met at the South Hedland Office of YMAC.

Darcy McEwan, YMAC

My internship has given me insight into the native title process and what each part does in order to deal with claims. It is definitely a field of law that I would consider in the future.

Meg Green, YMAC

My internship  provided me not only with an understanding of native title and its practical consequences, but has given me a unique insight into the challenges (and possibilities) that arise from the intersection of common law and indigenous customary law.​

Sam Hartely, YMAC

I never expected to have learnt so much by being in the field and I gained an enormous amount of life experience and a new perspective on Indigenous affairs thanks to my Aurora placement.

Alice Conant , YMAC

It was great to have been able to help out in an under-resourced NTRB, and put a bit of time and effort into Indigenous Australia. It is important work that YMAC does.

Ben Friis O’Toole, YMAC

It is truly an exceptional opportunity and a fantastic learning experience, one that has definitely exceeded my expectations and been thoroughly rewarding. 

Katie McGlinn, YMAC

If you take one thing away from your Aurora internship, it is an understanding of the complexity of the native title system and the immeasurable impact that lack of control over their traditional lands has on Indigenous Australians. 

Hannah Lucas, YMAC

I am so grateful and appreciative for the opportunity to be involved in such an important area of law. 

Mandy Jin, YMAC

I really enjoyed my time at YMAC, it is a dynamic and friendly workplace, and I have gained a lot of invaluable skills for my future career search.

Timothy Olliver, YMAC

It was fantastic to meet like-minded interns, students and graduates who shared similar career goals.​

Sophie Clark, YMAC

I am so grateful and appreciative for the opportunity to be involved in such an important area of law. 

Mandy Jin, YMAC

The time I have spent feels to be the most satisfactory and constructive of my degree to date and ultimately reinforces the reasons for my studying law. I would consider the internship process a significant bench mark for my degree. The sharing of experiences with the claimants and crew really highlighted the strength of character present in this field and was one of the most valuable lessons of my internship. Not only has it provided me with confidence and experience, but also provided motivation for my continuing studies and direction.

Isaac St Clair Burns, YMAC

In my time here I have gained some invaluable skills, as well as having some of my previous skills refined and expanded upon. The work I have had the pleasure of undertaking has been highly practicable and informative, and given me a real idea of what it will be like to work as a lawyer upon my graduation.

Katie McGlinn, YMAC

I gained invaluable experience in introductory native title research and I am very interested in pursuing a career in the field. ​

Sakoto Doi, YMAC

I discovered an area of law that I could see myself pursuing a career in, which is perhaps the most significant thing of all.​

Sophie Clark, YMAC

I encourage anthropology, legal and social science students of all ages to apply for this wonderful internship opportunity.

Sheila Forsyth Lean, YMAC

One of the best things about the Aurora Internship Program is being able to meet the inspiring people within these communities, who give you the chance to broaden (and sometimes completely overhaul) your perspective on remote populations. 

Alice Conant, YMAC

The amount of work given to me was sometimes a bit intimidating but this aspect of my placement was also the most rewarding as it offered me greater opportunity to undertake different kinds of work and gain experience and skills.

Mandy Jin, YMAC