Putting historical research into practice: My Aurora internship at AIATSIS
Gone Fishing: My time with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Throughout my academic career, I’d had little exposure to native title and Indigenous affairs. After speaking to my peers and other environmental management students, I discovered that my experience was not isolated.
Over 5 weeks in November and December, I undertook an internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). AIATSIS is a distinguished research, collections and publishing organisation.
The Aurora Internship Program is an exceptional program designed to support law, anthropology and social science students and graduates to undertake work experience with key organisations in the area of native title and the broader Indiegbnous sector.
Canberra: one name that automatically dredges up memories of visiting Parliament House and the War Memorial on primary school excursions. Canberra: one name that immediately conjures vivid imagery of inescapable round-a-bouts, Questacon, fireworks and Lake Burley Griffin.
Located on the edge of Canberra’s beautiful Lake Burley Griffin, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is an eminent centre for Indigenous affairs, housing a vast collection of artefacts and resources, and home to many celebrated researchers and pra
After successfully applying for the winter 2014 round of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program I was placed at AIATSIS in Canberra for 5 weeks.
Over the winter break of 2013 I decided to seize the opportunity to be an Aurora Intern. Friends, classmates and lecturers had recommended the Aurora Native Title Internship Program as a great way to engage with issues of Indigenous Australian anthropology firsthand, in particular native title.