The Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) is recognised as the peak New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal organisation to offer child protection and out-of-home care policy advice.
I applied for the Aurora Internship Program as an international development student with not a lot of exposure to working with an Aboriginal organisation, but a passion for social justice and a desire to learn more in a work environment.
As a Master of Social Work student in my final year at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) I have been committed throughout my studies to developing my knowledge and capacity to help achieve better social justice outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
I am a proud Gamilaroi/Ularoi woman from Walgett in NSW. I have always had a passion for my culture and our ongoing struggle for human rights as Aboriginal people.
During the winter break of 2019 I spent 4 weeks interning at AbSec, the peak Aboriginal Corporation for child, family and community services in NSW as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
During my Aurora Summer Internship I was placed at AbSec – NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation – for four weeks. I worked under the Strategy, Policy and Evidence team where I had a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a myriad of projects.