Reflections

Chloe Tredrea

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2018

Having recently graduated from a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology, I was interested in doing an Aurora internship to broaden my understanding of the Indigenous sector and to gain practical research skills.

Phoebe Whittington

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2018

Throughout my Behavioural Science and Arts undergraduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, I have developed a passion and critical awareness of Indigenous Australian issues.

Caitlyn Goldney

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2018

The choice to apply for the Aurora Internship Program is without doubt one of the most rewarding decisions I have ever made.

Dana Anaru

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2018

In November 2017 I was lucky enough to be selected to be an Aurora Project Intern.

Lauren Gibbs

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2017

I heard about the Aurora Internship Program through a career fair at my university. I was already interested in Indigenous affairs through my work as a youth worker.

Liesje Barratt

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2016

As a student of International Development at ACU I have learnt a lot about the inequality and injustice affecting people in developing countries.

Caitlin Galpin

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2015

Based in Canberra and owned and operated by Indigenous Australians, the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through the provision of accredited courses in Indigenous Leadership and Business (Governance).

Emily Taylor

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2015

Approaching community development projects as an educated privileged white person can be awkward, and in some cases, highly insensitive. When you choose to work in communities with a background in systemic poverty, post-colonial trauma and discrimination, you are often the elephant in the room.