Internship Program - making a difference

  • Over 5,800 applications received.
  • 2,191 internships arranged have provided over 410,000 hours of additional capacity to more than 130 organisations working in the native title and broader Indigenous sector.
  • Approx. $16 million of cost savings and productivity gains. 
  • The Program has led to 542 internship alumni (27% of all alumni), including 18 alumni of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) decent, going on to be employed in Indigenous sector organisations.
  • 65 legal internship alumni taken in full-time employment at 15 NTRBs, which is over 80% of the number of full-time lawyers (76) in the NTRB system at the time of our April 2005 Report.
  • 36 anthropology internship alumni in full-time employment at 14 NTRBs, which is over 45% of the number of full-time anthropologists (74) in the NTRB system at the time of a recent survey,
  • 4 social science internship alumni (one archaeology, two researchers and one communications officer) have taken up full-time employment at 4 NTRBs. 
  • All of these alumni noted that their decision to work in the sector was greatly influenced by their Aurora internship.
  • Placement of Indigenous students is a high priority – 90% of Indigenous applicants are selected for placement, compared to 46% of non-Indigenous applicants.
  • Of our 75 Indigenous interns placed to date, 19 (26%) have undertaken 14 paid roles in the Indigenous sector.
  • 8 alumni have been awarded Rhodes scholarships.