Reflections

Nikki Hui

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2019

Stepping out of the aeroplane and into the blistering Darwin heat was like walking straight into the body of a furnace. My breath was embarrassingly laboured from the heavy air and I was sweating profusely as I clambered into the backseat of a taxi.

Cecilia Ngu

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2018

Darwin is an incredibly vibrant city. It is multicultural, but in a different way to Sydney or Melbourne. It’s rare to come across a true local – that is, someone who was born and bred in Darwin and continues to live there.

Hope Kuchel

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2018

Over the winter holidays of 2018, I undertook a four week placement with the ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) through the Aurora Internship Program. This required that I find temporary accommodation in Canberra on the land of the Ngunnawal people, who are the traditional custodians.

Lorraine Bowan

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2018

Getting your foot in the law firm door via a legal internship is part of the standard segue from student to lawyer. There you can learn the ropes from the ground up. An internship as a judges' assistant or associate seems a heady leap from classroom to chambers.

Thea Casey

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2017

During the Winter 2017 round I was lucky enough to do a 4-week Aurora internship at the Local Court of the Northern Territory in Darwin (formerly the Magistrates Court). I was placed in chambers being supervised by the Chief Judge Dr John Lowndes and his Assistant.

 

Anna Holtby

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2017

ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is part of the ACT Government which has responsibility for offenders within Community Corrections, and detainees within ACT correctional centres.  ACTCS seeks to do this in a way that maintains the safety and security of detainees, offenders and the community, whil

Peta White

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2016

I completed my second Aurora Internship at the Local Court of the Northern Territory (formally known as the Northern Territory Magistrates Court) in the judge’s chambers. My internship, which lasted four weeks, enabled me to observe the judges in chambers and carry out legal research as needed.

Lee Campbell

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2016

From early August until mid September 2016, I completed an Aurora Internship with the legal team at the Northern Land Council (NLC) in Darwin.