I embarked upon my internship via the Aurora Native Title Internship Program with the Central Land Council (CLC) in Alice Springs in the middle of the final year of my Arts degree, enjoying majoring in anthropology, but not entirely sure what to do with it once done and dusted.
Over March and April 2015, I completed a five week Aurora internship at the Central Land Council (CLC) in Alice Springs. Getting off the plane down the portable stairs and onto the tarmac felt like stepping onto a BBQ hotplate. “45 degrees in town today” had said the pilot on our way down.
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When I applied for the Aurora Native Title Anthropology Internship in September last year, I was nearing the end of my honours year.
As an anthropology student majoring in Indigenous studies and coming towards the end of my degree, I had been feeling unsure about what direction to head in next and how my degree would translate to work in a practical context post university.
After reading the book ‘The Indomitable Miss Pink’ in preparation for my internship at Olive Pink Botanic Gardens, I knew that I was in for an interesting experience!
From January to April in 2015 I completed two Aurora placements, one in Melbourne and one in Alice Springs, as part of the Aurora Internship program summer 2014/15 round.
Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV)
Between June and July of 2015, I was given the opportunity to visit Alice Springs through the legal stream of the Aurora Internship Program and learn about some of the key issues faced by Indigenous people.
As a recent graduate from a social science degree in anthropology and sociology I was very committed to developing my theoretical understanding of Indigenous culture and knowledge in a practical and professional work environment.
My time interning at Ninti One in Alice Springs, through the Aurora Internship Program, was adventurous, stimulating, and inspiring.