Reflections

Wendy Somerville

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2013

The Ngunnawal Centre at University of Canberra provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and it was through those offices that I heard about the Aurora Native Title Internship Program.

Aleesha Nathan

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2013

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program is an initiative that gives students and graduates the opportunity to undertake internships within a wide network of organisations working on Indigenous affairs.

Clare Barclay

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2013

As a graduate of a four year social science degree, at times aptly referred to as a glorified Arts degree, I recognised a distinct divide between my glossy new academic qualifications and my level of experience and professional skills.

Alison Ross

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2013

Canberra, Government, Politics. Three words that go together automatically for most Australians. When I think of Canberra the connotations are much more specific to my personal experience. Indigenous issues, native title, policy, research.

Emma Fitch

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Justice Agencies
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2013

Over the 2012/2013 summer – autumn period I undertook a twelve-week part-time Aurora legal internship as part of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program,, where I was fortunate to receive my first preference with the Australian Capital Territory Corrective Services (ACTCS).

Matthew Blunt

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Not-for-profit organisations
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2012

I'm Matt Blunt. I interned in Canberra with Reconciliation Australia ("RA"), a national not-for-profit organisation largely funded by government, contributing to several projects as part of the Policy, Research and Government Affairs team.

Alice Nagel

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2012

On our first day of the Aurora internship program, we were bombarded with many new acronyms: AIATSIS, NTRU, NTRBs, PBCs, ILUAs and the NTA.

Tim Graney

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2012

There comes a time in many a student’s journey where life simply seems to revolve around what is important for them as an individual.

Olivia Kelly

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Education/Training
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2012

I was fortunate to spend 5 weeks over the winter break working at the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) in Canberra. Slightly miffed that this also meant I could not escape a very cold Canberra winter, I began nonetheless with an open mind and excitement!

Ashoor Khan

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2011

Having been a law student for the last four and half years, I have to say that I am much more cynical than I was when I first arrived at the ANU.