Over November and December of 2018, I completed a legal internship through the Aurora Internship Program. The Aurora Project works to place university students and recent graduates in Indigenous organisations in the areas of legal services, anthropology and other social sciences.
I returned to Australia in 2018 for my final year in law after spending a month interning at a firm in Malaysia that specialised in native title. I really enjoyed my experience there, and was looking for more opportunities in that field that I could get into.
Over the summer period of 2017/2018, I undertook a legal internship through the Aurora Internship Program.
In February 2018, I undertook an Aurora Internship in my hometown of Adelaide. Aurora is an organisation that supports Indigenous organisations and facilitates opportunities for students and graduates to gain practical experience within the indigenous sector.
If you have a passion for Indigenous culture and a desire to work in native title law then I would highly recommend applying to the Aurora Internship Program.
I graduated in law a while ago and have been out of the profession for some time. I applied to the Aurora Internship Program because of a long held belief in social justice and with a hope it would be an opportunity to re-acquaint myself with the legal profession.
My second placement was with Barrister Andrew Collett in my hometown of Adelaide. For the first three weeks of my placement I was predominately assisting Andrew with his final submissions for the Goolarabooloo native title claim.
We all know practical experience is an important addition to a law degree, in particular for those of us wanting to practice law.