Reflections

Vivienne Abeywardena

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Brisbane
Round: 
Summer 2018

 

I was excited to learn that I was selected to participate in the Aurora Internship Program in 2018. My placement was at Indigenous Business Australia’s (IBA) Brisbane legal team for five weeks.    As a legal intern with IBA I gained valuable experience.

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.

Sonya Campbell

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Winter 2017

In the winter break of 2017, I completed a four-week placement at Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) in Sydney through The Aurora Internship Program.

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.

Madeleine Plester

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Community Development/Ranger Programs
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Winter 2016

Earlier this year, I made the decision to apply for a legal internship through the Aurora Internship Program.

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.