It comes as no surprise that some of the most valuable lessons I have learnt during my nearly five years of studying law did not come from text books, but from the inspiring people I have met and skills I have picked up from practical experiences.
In the July holidays I spent five weeks doing an Aurora Native Title internship at the Goldfields Land and Sea Council (GLSC,) based in its Perth office.
During the summer holiday period I was fortunate to be selected to be a part of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program and spend five weeks as a legal intern at the Goldfields Land and Sea Council (GLSC) Perth office.
Experiencing the Outback and Learning through Experience
The Native Title Internship Program provides law and anthropology latter-year students and recent graduates with insight into the workings of an Aboriginal land council.
When I was accepted to undertake an Aurora internship in Anthropology at the Goldfields Land and Sea Council in Kalgoorlie, WA, I was told to have low expectations. Land councils are hectic places, funding is tight and staff are overworked.
As part of the Aurora Internship Program, I worked at the Goldfields Land and Sea Council (GLSC) for six fascinating weeks during my winter holiday.
Since the historic Mabo decision in 1992 paved the way for the making of land claims by Indigenous people in Australia, native title law has been an important and dynamic part of Australian law.
The Aurora Project aims to build capacity in Australian Indigenous organisations and communities by providing training, professional development, internships, placements, scholarships and other services to support staff working at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) and at more than 60 oth
This winter break I had the amazing opportunity to join the Ngadju Prescribed Body Corporation at Goldfields Land and Sea Council Aboriginal Corporation (GLSC) in Perth. I heard of the Aurora Internship Program through a friend who told me I should apply, and to my surprise, I got in!