I was fortunate enough to participate in two Aurora Project internships this year.
My five weeks at NAAJA were filled with some of the most interesting and hands-on legal work I have done thus far in my, admittedly baby, legal career.
Between January and March of 2017, I had the opportunity to intern via the Aurora Internship Program with the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd. (NAILSMA).
Just before the summer wet set in to cut through the humid mass of air sitting upon Darwin, I arrived to spend 5 weeks working with the Legal Branch of the Northern Land Council (NLC) as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
My November and December was spent in Darwin interning with the Civil Law section of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
Undertaking an Aurora internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program was a long-term goal of mine since starting at university.
This summer I completed six weeks as an intern at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) through the Aurora Internship Program. The internship gave me the opportunity to gain experience in legal practice with a focus on social justice for Indigenous peoples.
In early 2017, I had the privilege of undergoing my second Aurora internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program at the Northern Land Council’s East Arnhem regional office in Nhulunbuy.
The Aurora Internship Program provided me with a unique opportunity to gain practical legal experience, work in public interest environmental law, meet with Traditional Owners of the land, and explore and live a new city all at once.
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.