I discovered the Aurora Internship Program through the recommendation of a former intern, who incidentally worked with the same organisation that I was placed with, Recognise.
Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, I was keen to develop my real world experience with Indigenous affairs and social justice advocacy. This led to a to visit my university’s annual careers fair and the discovery of the Aurora Internship Program
RECOGNISE campaign around Australia for Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and removal of powers that allow for racial discrimination. RECOGNISE advocate for the acknowledgment of Australia’s First Peoples in the preamble of the Constitution.
Nearing the end of a Political, Economic and Social Science degree and having a strong interest in social justice, I’d been encouraged to apply for an Aurora Internship. Now, having finally completed a placement, I could not recommend the Aurora Internship Program highly enough.
Since undertaking an Aurora internship via the Aurora Native Title Internship Program with an Aboriginal corporation in the Pilbara over winter 2013, I have been very interested in pursuing studies and experience in Indigenous affairs.
With a Bachelor of Arts under my belt and a burning passion to pursue a career in social justice I realised I wanted more than just the academic discourse I was rapidly accruing through my honours thesis. I wanted to contextualise the issues I was learning and writing about in a professional con