Reflections

Themis Scanlon

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Melbourne
Round: 
Winter 2017

While completing my Law and International Development degrees I always wanted to do an Aurora internship and it was once I graduated that I found the time. I did my internship with Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV).

Amy Pettifer

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Melbourne
Round: 
Summer 2018

My six weeks spent at Aboriginal Victoria (AV) via the Aurora Internship Program was more rewarding than I could have imagined.

Andrew Fogarty

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Health/Medical Services
Location: 
Melbourne
Round: 
Summer 2018

When I received the email that the Aurora Project had successfully placed me with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), I was excited. I was very aware of the reputation VACCHO carries, and the esteem in which it’s held community.

Bridget Lorenz

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Melbourne
Round: 
Summer 2018

After completing a legal unit on comparative Indigenous rights early in 2017, I was eager to learn more about how the law regarding native title functioned in Victoria. The Aurora internship gave me the perfect opportunity to follow this interest.

Alexander Zurawski

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Melbourne
Round: 
Summer 2018

Nearing the completion of my Development Studies degree, I was eager to gain workplace experience in order to see how I may apply the skills I’ve developed over the course of my degree within the real-world context, as well as making myself more employable upon completion of my degree.

Harriet De Souza

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

I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Aurora Internship Program and would recommend this to anyone who wants to gain more experience within their field.

Francesca Flagiello

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Health/Medical Services
Location: 
Melbourne
Round: 
Winter 2018

Being an international student, I applied for the Aurora Internship Program with little hope to get selected: I feared that organizations working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island affairs would not consider to take on board a person who is not from Australia, like me.