Reflections

Alice Leggett

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Fitzroy Crossing
Round: 
Summer 2018

The Aurora Internship Program provides intern support to over 170 Indigenous sector organisations working in the area of native title, land rights, community development, health policy, education, justice and research.

Sara Cavalvanti Marques

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Perth
Round: 
Summer 2018

It took me six years to get through my bachelor degree in Ecology, meandering through just about all departments and labs available at the University campus and delayed even further by exchange programs overseas.

Jessica Black

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2018

The one expectation I had of my experience as an Aurora intern was to begin to resolve the question that had been raised over my first four years at University regarding the value and legitimacy of Anthropology in relation to Indigenous affairs.

Gina Lee

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Perth
Round: 
Summer 2018

I decided to study law because I was interested in doing something useful. During my studies, I saw avenues to social justice through international human rights law, community legal centres and refugee law.

Mikaela French

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Cairns
Round: 
Summer 2017

Throughout my Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree, I had an interest in learning about native title law and the legal process and tests Traditional Owners must satisfy to have their native title rights recognised by the courts.

Elsie Francis

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Melbourne
Round: 
Winter 2017

During the 2017 mid-year break, I was fortunate enough to have been selected to undertake a legal internship at Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV) for five weeks as part of my involvement in the Aurora Internship Program.

Subeta Vimalarajah

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Winter 2017

Most law students have a basic understanding of native title, but few – including myself, prior to my Aurora internship at Central Land Council – have any knowledge of the land rights regime in the Northern Territory.