For students and graduates

Internships are offered to students and graduates with a background in law, anthropology and some social sciences. Academically strong and with a keen interest in native title, land rights, social justice, policy development, all with an Indigenous focus, interns offer under-resourced Host organisations assistance and support.

  • What is an Aurora internship?

    Internships provide an excellent opportunity for students and graduates to consider a career in the native title and/or broader Indigenous sector, while at the same time providing additional resources to organisations in need of assistance.

  • Internship streams

    The Program welcomes applications from candidates with an academic background in:

    • Law
    • Anthropology
    • Social science, namely:

    ​Archaeology; Cultural heritage management; Environmental management; Human geography; History; Indigenous studies; Community development.

    • In conjunction to the above, candidates may also have a background in:

    Business, economics, finance, commerce; International relations; Media/Communications; Policy; Health science; Human rights; Social work; Psychology.

  • Indigenous applicants

    For the first time, the Internship Program will be focussing more on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous*) students and graduates via internships as pathways to jobs in Indigenous organisations and other organisations working in the Indigenous sector.  An exciting development is that the Commonwealth's Jobs, Land and Economy Programme (JLEP) will provide financial support via Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander interns under the Program. 

    Eligibility and obligations:

  • About applying for an internship

    To apply for an internship you need:

    • a strong academic record
    • an interest in the area of native title and/or the broader Indigenous sector
    • a strong sense of cultural awareness 
    • good interpersonal and communication skills.

    Applications are accepted in more than one stream. If you want to apply for more than one stream you will need to specify ‘anthropology’, ‘legal’ or ‘social science’ in your cover letter.

    The whole process: