Reflections

Alice McNab

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2019

 

I had a fantastic time in Darwin, where I interned at Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern

Territory (APO NT) for five weeks in June/July 2019 as part of the Aurora Internship Program. I had

Tim Tabalujan

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Government bodies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2019

 

Over the winter break, I had the opportunity to travel up to Darwin to do a four-week Aurora internship with the Aboriginal Justice Unit (AJU) of the Northern Territory Government’s Department of Attorney-General and Justice.

Danita Moshinsky

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Aboriginal Legal Services
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2019

In mid November I arrived at the NAAJA offices on Smith Street, Darwin as part of the Aurora Internship Program. I was taken up to the criminal law floor, quickly learning that the different teams of NAAJA were organizationally and physically separated. My supervisor raced me around the office.

Nikki Hui

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2019

Stepping out of the aeroplane and into the blistering Darwin heat was like walking straight into the body of a furnace. My breath was embarrassingly laboured from the heavy air and I was sweating profusely as I clambered into the backseat of a taxi.

Monica Thompson

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2018

The Aurora Internship Program places students and graduates in law, anthropology, and social sciences in internships with organisations that have a focus on the Indigenous sector and native title. I was lucky enough to be placed with the Northern Land Council (NLC) in Darwin.

Cecilia Ngu

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2018

Darwin is an incredibly vibrant city. It is multicultural, but in a different way to Sydney or Melbourne. It’s rare to come across a true local – that is, someone who was born and bred in Darwin and continues to live there.