Reflections

Briege Kelly

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2018

This past winter I undertook an Aurora anthropology internship in my home town Canberra at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

Audrey Henry

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Winter 2018

Coming in to the internship with AIDA as an undergraduate student without any professional workplace experience, I was unsure what to expect.

Jethro Sallmann

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Darwin
Round: 
Winter 2017

During June to July 2017 I completed an Aurora internship with the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) in Darwin.

Sophie Holt

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Sydney
Round: 
Winter 2016

The National Native Title Tribunal is an agency established under the Native Title Act (NTA) of 1993. It performs a range of functions required by the Act. During my internship at the NNTT, I was able to further my knowledge of native title and the processes associated with it.

Rebecca Nichols

Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Melbourne
Round: 
Winter 2015

During the course of completing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Australian Indigenous Studies I heard about the Aurora Internship program. Upon finishing my degree it made sense to use my knowledge and gain practical experience in the Indigenous sector through an Aurora internship.

Carolyn Plaistowe

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Canberra
Round: 
Summer 2014

For many people, Aurora internships are about travelling to a new place and gaining firsthand experience in the field. For me it was a way to enter an unknown field of research and begin to understand the fundamentals of Aboriginal affairs.

Julia Grieves

Stream: 
Anthropology
Sector: 
Policy/Research
Location: 
Alice Springs
Round: 
Winter 2011

As an anthropology student majoring in Indigenous studies and coming towards the end of my degree, I had been feeling unsure about what direction to head in next and how my degree would translate to work in a practical context post university.