My journey to undertake my Aurora internship with the Aurora Education Foundation (AEF) in Sydney was a whirlwind adventure. Within a few days of completing my last assignment of my undergraduate degree, I had packed up the car and was leaving Melbourne winter behind.
Like many university students studying within law, anthropology and the social sciences, I applied for the Aurora Internship Program, for the summer 2016/17 round.
Life can certainly throw out some challenges and make you grateful for the small differences people can make in your life.
The National Native Title Tribunal is an agency established under the Native Title Act (NTA) of 1993. It performs a range of functions required by the Act. During my internship at the NNTT, I was able to further my knowledge of native title and the processes associated with it.
When I first heard about the Aurora Project, I was nearing the end of my Masters of Development Studies and Culture Change.
I undertook a six week Aurora internship via the Aurora Native Title Internship Program at Community Legal Centres New South Wales (CLCNSW) under the supervision of Zachary Armytage in the summer 2013/14 round.
During November and December of 2013, I had the wonderful opportunity to intern at the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.
The Aurora Native Title Internship Program provides a fantastic and unique opportunity for students and graduates in anthropology, some social sciences and law to gain insight and experience in Aboriginal native title, policy development, social justice, human rights and Indigenous affairs.