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.
In preparation for my mid-year graduation from Bachelor of Arts Honours in Anthropology, I applied for the winter 2017 round of the Aurora Internship Program.
After having graduated from a Dutch university with a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology I decided to move to Melbourne for ten months.
Upon graduating at the University of Queensland in 2015, with a double major in Anthropology and Religion, one of my colleagues encouraged me to apply for an internship with the Aurora Internship Program.
After completing my Master of Arts in 2015 I wondered where to from here. I majored in social and cultural anthropology, a subject I loved but didn’t know where it would get me.
During the course of completing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Australian Indigenous Studies I heard about the Aurora Internship program. Upon finishing my degree it made sense to use my knowledge and gain practical experience in the Indigenous sector through an Aurora internship.
In my final year of university, I began to take a serious interest in Indigenous issues, particularly native title in Australia.
At the completion of my university degree I was fortunate enough to be accepted by the Aurora Native Title Internship Program as an anthropology intern for the 2013/14 summer round. I was lucky to receive a place at my first preference, Native Title Services Victoria (NTSV).
During the summer 13/14 round of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program, I completed two internships in both Perth and Melbourne.