Internship Program - making a difference

  • Over 6,000 applications received.
  • 2,315 internships arranged have provided over 435,000 hours of additional capacity to more than 150 organisations working in the native title and broader Indigenous sector.
  • Approx. $16 million of cost savings and productivity gains. 
  • 580 internship alumni (28% of all alumni) are working in the sector in a part-time or full-time capacity
  • 69 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.
  • 37 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 other social science internship alumni 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 91 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander interns placed to date, 21 (22%) have undertaken paid roles in the Indigenous sector.
  • 8 alumni have been awarded Rhodes scholarships
  • 36 internships arranged for Indigenous funded participants since the provision of Commonwealth scholarship funded internships, provided as pathways to jobs in Indigenous organisations and other organisations working in the Indigenous sector.