I am originally from Darwin, so I already planned on going back for the summer break. I thought that these holidays would be the perfect opportunity to gain some work experience as I had just finished my first year of postgraduate law.
I was fortunate enough to complete an Aurora internship at the Aboriginal Legal Services (NSW/ACT) (ALS) Head Office this winter. The ALS is a community based organisation that acts for, and provides legal advice to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children.
Three words encapsulate my time at the Aboriginal Legal Service: rewarding, fast-paced and amazing. I applied for the Aurora Internship Program with an open mind and a keen sense of adventure in trying something new.
This year, I decided to spend my July winter holidays interning in Alice Springs with the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (CAALAS) as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
My five weeks at NAAJA were filled with some of the most interesting and hands-on legal work I have done thus far in my, admittedly baby, legal career.
“The heart of any sound relationship involves a level of respect and understanding of each culture, lifestyle and very existence, it includes respect for and defence of each others basic human rights.” – Dodson 1987
My Aurora internship with ALS Lismore as part of the Aurora Internship Program was an incredible learning experience for me.
My November and December was spent in Darwin interning with the Civil Law section of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) as part of the Aurora Internship Program.
Undertaking an Aurora internship as part of the Aurora Internship Program was a long-term goal of mine since starting at university.
This summer I completed six weeks as an intern at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) through the Aurora Internship Program. The internship gave me the opportunity to gain experience in legal practice with a focus on social justice for Indigenous peoples.