Internship Program - making a difference

  • Over 6,400 applications received.
  • Over 2,600 internships arranged have provided over 450,000 hours of additional capacity
  • Over 170 Aurora Hosts working in the Indigenous sector, including 89 Indigenous organisations
  • Approx. $16 million of cost savings and productivity gains. 
  • 608 internship alumni (27%) employed in the sector since inception.
  • Of our 161 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander interns placed to date, 28 have undertaken paid roles in the Indigenous sector.

  • 83 internships arranged for Indigenous funded participants 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