To finish off my undergraduate degree, I decided to undertake an internship with the Aurora Internship Program over the summer holidays.
I decided to apply for an Aurora internship in the final semester of my Bachelor of Arts, in which I took an extended major in anthropology. At that point in my degree, getting a taste of ‘real life anthropology’ was exactly what I wanted and also felt I needed to do.
From June to July 2018, I had the wonderful opportunity of interning with The North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA) in Darwin, through the Aurora Internship Program.
When I received confirmation of my Aurora placement with the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) in Darwin for six weeks over the winter break I was overjoyed. The prospect of working for such a unique organisation was extremely exciting.
Having just graduated with my double degree, I knew I wanted to continue my studies and undertake honours. But I felt I was lacking in the practical experience that often comes with anthropological work.
After completing an Arts degree with an Indigenous studies and Sociology focus I set out to undertake an Aurora internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program in my home town of Melbourne.
Travelling from Melbourne (where I am currently attending university) to Darwin and interning at NAILSMA for four weeks through the Aurora Internship Program was a truly awesome experience overall.
NAILSMA is a not-for-profit organisation that runs projects to support and enhance Indigenous land and sea management practices, in addition to many other cultural and economic practices.