Internship Program - making a difference

  • Over 7,400 applications received.
  • Over 2,900 internships arranged have provided over 545,000 hours of additional capacity
  • Over 200 Aurora Hosts working in the Indigenous sector, including 114(55%) Indigenous organisations
  • Approx. $13 million of cost savings and productivity gains. 
  • 873 internship alumni (35%) employed in the sector since inception
  • Of our 215 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander interns placed to date in 242 internships; 

  • 68 (32%) Indigenous alumni have undertaken paid roles in the Indigenous sector.

  • 157 Indigenous funded internships arranged since the provision of Commonwealth scholarship funded internships

  • ​All of these alumni noted that their decision to work in the sector was greatly influenced by their Aurora internship.
  • Placement of Indigenous students is a high priority – 90% of Indigenous applicants are selected for placement, compared to 46% of non-Indigenous applicants.

  • 8 alumni have been awarded Rhodes scholarships