Although I finished my anthropology degree seven years ago, when the opportunity arose to apply for the internship program I decided it was something I would like to experience.
The purpose of this report is to explore my experience as a intern placed at the Northern Land Council as part of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program winter 2012 round. This report will give some valuable feedback about my six weeks work experience in the Northern Land Council (NLC).
After completing a Bachelor of Arts, I happened upon the Aurora Project whilst wondering where my major in anthropology could possibly take me in life.
Land councils and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs organisations are employers of anthropologists.
I am a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology & Archaeology) student at James Cook University. I did a 5 week Aurora Internship at the Northern Land Council, commencing in November 2013, as part of the Aurora Native Title Internship Program. .
After graduating with my Bachelor Thesis Degree, having focused on the Mardu, a Western Desert people, I became keen on pursuing and deepening my understanding of Aboriginal culture. I applied for the Aurora Native Title Internship Program, aiming to improve my understanding of the social and po
The one expectation I had of my experience as an Aurora intern was to begin to resolve the question that had been raised over my first four years at University regarding the value and legitimacy of Anthropology in relation to Indigenous affairs.
The most beneficial aspect of undertaking an Aurora internship with the Northern Land Council (NLC) was that I was given practical work in a supportive environment.