As I sit down to write this report about my experiences as a participant in the Summer 2017 Aurora Internship program, I realise that I am proud of the year that has been and am excited and grateful for the opportunities that 2018 presents.
After completing my Master of Arts in 2015 I wondered where to from here. I majored in social and cultural anthropology, a subject I loved but didn’t know where it would get me.
Tackling Health Inequality through Policy
As soon as you get off the plane it hits you: air so thick you could cut it with a knife. Darwin, our closest city to the rest of the world, couldn’t feel more removed from Melbourne where I spend most of my time.
If I were questioned about interns and their daily responsibilities prior to starting my Aurora internship at the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) this past summer, I would have probably conjured up mental images of a sleep-deprived coffee making, photocopying zomb