The Aurora Internship Program offers students and graduates a window into an organisation working in the Indigenous sector. The Program offers internships to students and graduates with a background in law, anthropology and some social sciences.
I applied for an Aurora internship via the Aurora Internship Program as a confused graduate looking for some inspiration.
KCLS is a fantastic place to undertake an Aurora internship and has a lot of experience hosting students and graduates. There isn’t a typical day at KCLS because there’s always so much going on.
The Aurora Internship Program is a national program for law, anthropology and some social science students and graduates who wish to gain experience working in organisations that support the Indigenous sector.
Volunteering as an intern at the KCLS office in Kununurra was a highly rewarding experience. I enjoyed life in the East Kimberley, gained experience working with Indigenous clients, and saw first-hand the effects of the structural disadvantages experienced by many of our clients.
Over the summer break I was fortunate enough to be placed as an Aurora intern with the Kimberley Community Legal Services (KCLS) in Broome. I was in fact the first intern that the Broome office had ever had via the Aurora Internship Program, so it was a new experience for both of us.
I highly recommend an Aurora Internship to all law students. This experience has forever influenced my view of what legal advice should be, and helped me to understand some of the challenges facing Indigenous clients in their interaction with the legal system.
I was nominated for my Aurora internship at the KCLS Kununurra Office in the summer of 2018, from January to early March.