Reflections

Elly Cleggett

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Social Welfare services
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2018

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.

Samantha Lillie

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Social Welfare services
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2018

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.

Lakkari Pitt

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Social Science
Sector: 
Social Welfare services
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2018

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.

Madison Cassady

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Health Science
Sector: 
Social Welfare services
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Winter 2019

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.

Gemma Tierney

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Health Science
Sector: 
Social Welfare services
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2020

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.