I imagine my future self will look back on my time with The Aurora Project as a pivotal moment in my life’s journey.
For four weeks over the summer holidays, I moved several hours out of Melbourne to do an internship with the Barengi Gadjin Land Council (BGLC) in Horsham, as part of the Aurora Project’s Internship Program.
My enlightenment into the colourful world of anthropology began with an article entitled; ‘The Original Affluent Society; The paradox of development’ by Marshall Sahlins and a very coincidental conversation with a peer about the Aurora Internship Program.
There is valuable knowledge in reading and in books, but my time as an Aurora intern with Barengi Gadjin Land Council (BGLC) has taught me that certain things can’t be learned at university.
An Aurora internship is an excellent, pragmatic means to exploring and deepening one’s theoretical knowledge, through applied experience. It is more than that however.