When I applied for the Aurora Internship Program, I never expected to be offered an internship in a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. I was placed in Wadeye, a community of 3,000 people located southwest of Darwin on Kardu Diminin land.
From the air Wadeye, positioned upon Kardu Diminin Land, is just a small cleared opening, dotted with dwellings amongst the weaving river inlets, red earth and mangrove lined coastline.
The Aurora project provides internship opportunities to become involved in native title, policy, social justice and Indigenous affairs whilst providing additional resources to organisations in need of assistance.
I applied to an internship through the Aurora Native Title Internship Program after having completed a Master degree in Development Studies followed by a Master degree in Indigenous studies, from the University of the New South Wales.
The Children’s Services Support Unit [CSSU] Inc.
I was very lucky for the opportunity provided through the Aurora Native Title Internship Program, to spend 6 weeks in Wadeye; a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory [NT].