I first learnt of the Aurora Internship Program through a university careers handbook for law students – which published an article about working in native title law.
Five weeks interning at Central Desert Native Title Services (Central Desert) provided a great insight into both the operation of native title law and the continuity of law and culture of Western Desert people.
Central Desert Native Title Services: Not Your Average Legal Service
It was a privilege to have been given an Aurora legal placement at Central Desert Native Title Services (CDNTS) in East Perth. I spent four weeks at CDNTS in July 2018. It was an excellent time.
Through the Aurora Internship Program I was placed at Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC), based at their Perth office. I was there for 6 weeks throughout November and December 2017. YMAC is a not for profit Native Title Representative Body.
I decided to study law because I was interested in doing something useful. During my studies, I saw avenues to social justice through international human rights law, community legal centres and refugee law.