Reflections

Soraya Wyssusek

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2018

I decided to apply for an Aurora internship in the final semester of my Bachelor of Arts, in which I took an extended major in anthropology. At that point in my degree, getting a taste of ‘real life anthropology’ was exactly what I wanted and also felt I needed to do.

John Glavimans

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Winter 2017

I was first introduced to the Aurora Internship Program during my Graduate Diploma at Melbourne University by a fellow student. They emphasized the fun and possibilities it had opened up for them, particularly if I wanted to work in Indigenous affairs.

Winter Lappin

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2017

When I received confirmation of my Aurora placement with the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) in Darwin for six weeks over the winter break I was overjoyed. The prospect of working for such a unique organisation was extremely exciting.

Alessandro Ramasco

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Winter 2017

I came to Australia for the first time in 2009 to conduct my honors research thesis focused on Australian Aboriginal Land Rights.

Bronte Everson

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Cairns
Round: 
Summer 2017

Over the summer period of 2016/17, I was fortunate enough to undertake two separate Aurora internships, as part of the Aurora Internship Program.

Hannah Moody

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Summer 2017

Having just graduated with my double degree, I knew I wanted to continue my studies and undertake honours. But I felt I was lacking in the practical experience that often comes with anthropological work.

Sophie Holt

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Cairns
Round: 
Winter 2016

Australia is a signatory to UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention, an international treaty which binds the Government to protect World Heritage Areas for future generations. UNESCO have a number of criterion that must be met if a place is to be declared as a World Heritage Area.

Elyssa Bayne

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Cairns
Round: 
Summer 2015

When I first heard about the Aurora Project, I was nearing the end of my Masters of Development Studies and Culture Change.

Elyssa Bayne

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Summer 2015

When I first heard about the Aurora Project, I was nearing the end of my Masters of Development Studies and Culture Change.

Alice Watson

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Environment/Heritage
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Summer 2014

After reading the book ‘The Indomitable Miss Pink’ in preparation for my internship at Olive Pink Botanic Gardens, I knew that I was in for an interesting experience!