Over four weeks in June and July 2018, I was fortunate enough to intern at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, through the Aurora Internship program.
My Internship Experience
During the Winter of 2017 I was given the opportunity to undertake an Aurora Internship with the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Research Policy (CAEPR) at ANU.
During the June/July university break I was given the opportunity to work at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
For many people, Aurora internships are about travelling to a new place and gaining firsthand experience in the field. For me it was a way to enter an unknown field of research and begin to understand the fundamentals of Aboriginal affairs.
The Aurora Native Title Internship Program is an initiative that gives students and graduates the opportunity to undertake internships within a wide network of organisations working on Indigenous affairs.
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