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.
Over March and April 2015, I completed a five week Aurora internship at the Central Land Council (CLC) in Alice Springs. Getting off the plane down the portable stairs and onto the tarmac felt like stepping onto a BBQ hotplate. “45 degrees in town today” had said the pilot on our way down.
Are you interested in working in Native Title? Are you looking for an alternative to summer clerkships?
The Aurora Native Title Internship Program fosters the ideal experience in which students and graduates can work and learn in Indigenous Organisations and Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs).
After completing a Bachelor of Arts and Science mid 2010 and beginning an Honours degree in Anthropology later in the year, I realised that I was still at somewhat of a loss as to the practical career pathways available to budding anthropologists.
Most law students have a basic understanding of native title, but few – including myself, prior to my Aurora internship at Central Land Council – have any knowledge of the land rights regime in the Northern Territory.
For the past five weeks, the Aurora Internship Program provided me with the incredible opportunity to intern in the Community Development unit of the Central Land Council. Before I left, I heard of the many great things CLC has been doing and has done.