What Indigenous interns say

I am truly grateful for this experience and I believe I have made many memories during my stay.

Brenna O. Bernardino, First Peoples Health Unit

This experience has set up a pathway into my future that I was always keen on pursuing, but it has given me clarity and a realistic vision I can strive to pursue.  I honestly cannot thank Aurora enough for this opportunity and experience and generosity.

Jay Lee Snowden, Just Reinvest/Maranguka

My four weeks spent as an Aurora Commonwealth funded intern gave me insightful experiences and knowledge about my future career pathway. It has only made my passion to work in this field stronger, and I am excited to see where the future will take me.

Brielle Long, Taree Christian College

Every step of the way I have felt as if I am a part of the team and have been trusted with a host of different media and comms work including: writing up media releases, social media engagement, assisting with events etc.

Jenna-Maree Jacob, AIHW

This internship opened my eyes to the increasing opportunities and different pathways available to me for my future.

Makayla Jennings, First Peoples Health Unit

Highlights were gaining hands-on practical skills, creating professional networking opportunities and developing positive work ethics and professional identity. 

Allison Morgan, WGN

I found the experience to be invaluable. I truly feel privileged to have been given this opportunity to work with such inspirational people doing such tremendous work for our children and community.

Breeana Parsons, AbSec

The placement at AFLS continues to enrich my understanding of the struggles that Aboriginal people encounter here in Kununurra and in the Kimberley as a whole.

Hayden Walker, AFLS

The Cultural Unit has enabled me to see the strength and power that culture can have in government organisations, as well as allowing me to further develop my knowledge and understanding of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander culture. This opportunity has truly been a substantial experience that exceeded my expectations and one that allowed me to reflect on my future career direction.

Jessica Laing, YJ

As an Indigenous person it’s a wonderful experience to be able to work with Aboriginal workers and share knowledges and experiences around the needs of Indigenous communities and be supported and mentored.

Takira Simon, Riawunna