I was lucky enough to be able to participate in two separate Aurora internships as part of the Aurora Internship Program. My first internship was at Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV) and the second one was at the Myuma Group.
Undertaking an Aurora Internship Program placement with South Australia Native Title Services (SANTS) has definitely been one of the highlights of my tertiary studies.
If you have a passion for Indigenous culture and a desire to work in native title law then I would highly recommend applying to the Aurora Internship Program.
I completed an Aurora internship in the Strategic Development Unit of NTSCORP Limited from Monday 9 January to Friday 10 February 2017. NTSCORP is the Native Title Service Provider for Traditional Owners in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
As I flew over the floodplains of the Kimberley region in a five-person plane which was the size of my linen cupboard, I knew I was in the midst of a formative and unique experience.
As a 3rd year Anthropology and Sociology student, I could not pass up the opportunity to learn more about the relationships between the Federal and State governments and the ongoing battle for recognition and protection of the cultural heritage of Indigenous Australians.
The Aurora Internship Program
I was placed as an intern via the Aurora Internship Program with the NTSCORP legal team from mid January to late February 2017.
When I first stepped out onto the Broome tarmac, I was totally overwhelmed not only by the heat but also by the terrifying feeling of being very far from home and completely out of my comfort zone.