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.
My experience as an Aurora intern with South Australian Native Title Services (SANTS) was a very positive one. Firstly, I was placed at a great organisation and assigned to a great supervisor, who was a wealth of knowledge about native title and the various facets.
This summer I had the opportunity to gain insight into both native title anthropology and native title capacity development as an Aurora intern at South Australia Native Title Services Ltd (SANTS), experiencing and observing the everyday workings of a Native Title Service Provider (NTSP) on both
I embarked upon my internship via the Aurora Native Title Internship Program with the Central Land Council (CLC) in Alice Springs in the middle of the final year of my Arts degree, enjoying majoring in anthropology, but not entirely sure what to do with it once done and dusted.
Knowing that my academic record leaves something to be desired, I submitted my application for Aurora's Internship Program minutes before the deadline with no more optimism than that captured in the motto that "you've gotta be in it to win it".
For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion to learn about and engage with Indigenous cultures. Through my Aurora internship I have been able to build on this passion, gain valuable work experience and meet many inspiring people.
In preparation for my interview for the Aurora Native Title Internship Program, I was forwarded the link to a document titled “A Report into the Professional Development needs of Native Title Representative Body Lawyers”.
After reading the book ‘The Indomitable Miss Pink’ in preparation for my internship at Olive Pink Botanic Gardens, I knew that I was in for an interesting experience!
For six weeks over the summer holidays of 2012/13 I had the opportunity to be placed as an intern at Queensland South Native Title Service in Brisbane city as part of an Aurora Native Title Internship Program. Queensland South Native Title Service (QSNTS) is a Native Title Representative Body (
The Aurora Project provides opportunities for internships for students of Anthropology, Law and the Social Sciences with an interest in Native Title. The internship program is primarily designed to provide support to Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRB).