During the penultimate semester of my Bachelor of Arts I applied for an Aurora Internship. Throughout my degree I had majored in Gender Studies and Australian Indigenous Studies. Therefore, I had always been interested in the possibility of working in the Native Title sector.
Commencing my final semester at university was made all the more exciting by my acceptance into the Aurora Internship Program.
Coming from Europe, I had limited knowledge of Australia’s Indigenous groups and their multifaceted cultural heritage. Therefore, during my six month long stay in Australia as a part of my study program, I was eager to gain more in-depth information into the complexity of Indigenous affairs.
The Agreements Treaties and Negotiated Settlements (ATNS) project falls within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.
This winter, I completed a Commonwealth funded internship with the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) via the Aurora Internship Program.
Moving over from Fremantle, Western Australia to Melbourne, I was given the opportunity to complete an Aurora internship with VACCHO throughout the semester.
Over the Summer period, I was fortunate to complete a 5-week internship in the Aboriginal History Archive at Moodani Balluk, Victoria University through the Aurora Internship Program.
My background undergraduate degree was a Bachelor of Business in Economics and Finance. I am currently completing a Doctor of Medicine. The Aurora Internship Program was an opportunity for me to connect with and gain more exposure to the Indigenous sector.