Reflections

Joseph Cook

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Summer 2018

I wish to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land where I live. I pay my respects to elders past and present.

Freya Kinden

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Winter 2017

I would like to pay my respects to the Traditional Owners of this land – the Gubbi Gubbi people; past, present and future, and recognise their unique country, culture, language and knowledge systems.

Evie Rose

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Winter 2017

I reached the end of my degree in Development Studies and International Relations, and, like many students in these disciplines, felt a bit lost as to what was next.

Teghan Collingwood

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Summer 2017

After being accepted into the Aurora Internship Program, I really didn’t know what to expect, but I knew that a massive learning experience was awaiting.

Georgina Igoe

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Winter 2016

Upon descending into the desert on my first cloudless Saturday morning in Alice Springs, I was filled with a very profound sense of serenity and awe. The lines in the desert reminded me of the veins embedded in a cranium; prominent, intricate, a pervading force of life.

Sophia Georgeff

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Winter 2016

As the plane descended into Alice Springs, I could not keep the smile off my face. The rustic red and green land below was in stark contrast to the rich greens and blues I had just left behind in Melbourne.

Georgia Lennon

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Summer 2016

In January of 2016 I left the cold summer of Melbourne behind for two months in forty-degree Alice Springs. As part of the International Studies course at RMIT I was required to undertake a 40-day placement, which is included in the course as part of ‘work integrated learning’.

Georgia Brazenell

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Summer 2016

My time interning at Ninti One in Alice Springs, through the Aurora Internship Program, was adventurous, stimulating, and inspiring.

Caitie Read

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Winter 2015

As a recent graduate from a social science degree in anthropology and sociology I was very committed to developing my theoretical understanding of Indigenous culture and knowledge in a practical and professional work environment.