Fresh from a fantastic internship at UTS Jumbunna in February 2018 via the Aurora Internship Program, I applied for a second one, and was placed with the Aboriginal Legal Service at their Head Office.
I was fortunate enough to be a recipient of The Aurora Project Internship for the Summer 2018/19 round, and to be placed with the Criminal Team at North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) in Katherine.
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.
I undertook an Aurora internship for 5 weeks in summer of 2018-19. The Aurora Internship Program is aimed at getting Indigenous and non-Indigenous law and social science students into internships in Indigenous sector organisations.
From November to December 2018, I was given the opportunity to take part in an Aurora Internship at the Aboriginal Legal Service in Wollongong for approximately 5 weeks. The Internship has been the most rewarding experience offered to me during my time at university.
Through the Aurora Project, I undertook an internship with NTSCORP’s legal team from late November to late December 2018.
In mid November I arrived at the NAAJA offices on Smith Street, Darwin as part of the Aurora Internship Program. I was taken up to the criminal law floor, quickly learning that the different teams of NAAJA were organizationally and physically separated. My supervisor raced me around the office.
The National Justice Project – A beacon of hope
Over November and December of 2018, I completed a legal internship through the Aurora Internship Program. The Aurora Project works to place university students and recent graduates in Indigenous organisations in the areas of legal services, anthropology and other social sciences.
Over the summer holidays I was very fortunate to complete an Aurora Internship with Just Reinvest NSW, a non-for-profit organisation that advocates for the adoption of justice reinvestment in NSW.