Selection for a social science internship will require that you:
are in your final year of study or have graduated
Indigenous applicants in their 3rd year or above will be considered
have a strong academic record
have an interest in the area of native title and/or the broader Indigenous sector
have a strong sense of cultural awareness and sensitivity
have good interpersonal and communication skills.
Skills and qualifications that are particularly relevant to the social science stream generally include:
In conjunction to the above, we will consider applications from candidates applying in the social science stream who may also have a background in:
Economics, finance, commerce
Media and communication
What sort of work can I expect to do during my social science internship?
Interns can be placed in either the native title or non native sector, supporting the research staff of their Host.
Interns should expect to be given a balance of challenging and interesting tasks along with a fair amount of administration tasks (database entry, filing etc.)
Professionals with a background in history, archaeology and cultural heritage play a key role in the native title process in Australia by conducting research, undertaking field work and preparing "connection reports" and genealogical data for claims under the Native Title Act 1993. Their expertise can also be applied to research being conducted and reports being prepared by other host organisations.
Many of the associated tasks undertaken by social science interns can be similar to those done by anthropology interns. Interns with a social science background focusing on environmental management may find themselves working on Land and Sea Ranger programs that many Hosts are developing, as they are a growing part of native title and Indigenous land rights. Aside from these and depending on particular expertise, tasks could also include:
recording of rock art sites
assisting in the preparation of and attending a heritage survey