The National Justice Project – A beacon of hope
Growing up in a small town built on the mining industry I have witnessed first-hand the devastating impacts of mining on the environment and the community. Having this experience led to my passion for environmental protection and law reform.
The first time I heard about the Aurora Internship Program was through a friend of mine who had recently returned from an anthropology internship in Alice Springs.
I was nominated for my Aurora internship at the KCLS Kununurra Office in the summer of 2018, from January to early March.
The Aurora Internship Program provided me with a unique opportunity to gain practical legal experience, work in public interest environmental law, meet with Traditional Owners of the land, and explore and live a new city all at once.
Over the summer break I was fortunate enough to be placed as an Aurora intern with the Kimberley Community Legal Services (KCLS) in Broome. I was in fact the first intern that the Broome office had ever had via the Aurora Internship Program, so it was a new experience for both of us.
My internship with the Aurora Internship Program was an unforgettable experience and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the relevant areas of law.
I highly recommend an Aurora Internship to all law students. This experience has forever influenced my view of what legal advice should be, and helped me to understand some of the challenges facing Indigenous clients in their interaction with the legal system.
In late 2016, I had the privilege of undergoing my first Aurora internship via the Aurora Internship Program at Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW).