Internship Program - making a difference

  • Over 7,000 applications received.
  • Over 2,700 internships arranged have provided over 520,000 hours of additional capacity
  • Over 190 Aurora Hosts working in the Indigenous sector, including 101(54%) Indigenous organisations
  • Approx. $13 million of cost savings and productivity gains. 
  • 660 internship alumni (27%) employed in the sector since inception.
  • Of our 196 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander interns placed to date, 35 (22%) have undertaken paid roles in the Indigenous sector.

  • 128 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