I was very fortunate to have been accepted as a Social Science summer 2015/16 Aurora Intern while completing my Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) at Deakin University, Melbourne.
The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is a place of outstanding ecological importance.
Over the summer period of 2016/17, I was fortunate enough to undertake two separate Aurora internships, as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
Australia is a signatory to UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention, an international treaty which binds the Government to protect World Heritage Areas for future generations. UNESCO have a number of criterion that must be met if a place is to be declared as a World Heritage Area.
In November 2015, I was accepted into the Aurora Internship Program, which eventuated to be one of my most memorable and rewarding experiences. I was very fortunate to be able to undertake this internship at the Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA), in Cairns.
Mid- year of 2015 I completed my Bachelor of Arts at James Cook University, while this degree was incredibly versatile and exposed me to a variety of subjects and disciplines, when approaching the end of my degree I was un-decided on what to do, or where to go next.
When I first heard about the Aurora Project, I was nearing the end of my Masters of Development Studies and Culture Change.
The Aurora Internship Program aims to help underfunded and under resourced government and independent agencies who have a focus on native title and/or Indigenous rights. Through this initiative, I was placed as an Aurora intern with the Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA), who manage the Wor
In 2014, I graduated from a Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation) at James Cook University, experiencing a whole lot of theory and research. However, I still aimed to gain one thing to set me apart from other graduates – industry experience.
Cairns is a gateway to the wondrous Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area. A place that boasts of a diversity of wondrous landscapes, glistening streams, lush green rainforests, strong cultural connections and an exquisite biodiversity of plant and animal species.