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.
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.
In the winter break of 2017, I completed a four-week placement at Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) in Sydney through The Aurora Internship Program.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this year, I made the decision to apply for a legal internship through the Aurora Internship Program.
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.
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.