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
Darwin. That sunny, Top-End city, characterised by red dirt, crocodiles and wild national parks. Being a relatively ambitious country girl, I had always dreamed about living in a city with the perfect combination of the city and nature.
My arrival in Darwin could not have been lovelier; leaving the airport, I was welcomed by a balmy 24 degrees, even at 1.30am. This was an auspicious start to my five-week stay to intern at the Northern Land Council (‘NLC’) and I could not have been more thrilled.
Aboriginal land rights and native title law are not considered mainstream areas of law and are therefore often overlooked as potential areas of practice by law students.
Spending six weeks working in a Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) is enough time to realise just how much work there is to be done and how few hours there are in one day to get through it. The job of a lawyer at the NTRB is very diverse and rewarding.
The South Australian Law Foundation scholarship provided me with the opportunity to accept an interstate internship facilitated by the Aurora Project Internship Program, within the Northern Land Council (NLC) in the Northern Territory.