What Indigenous interns say

The Cultural Unit has enabled me to see the strength and power that culture can have in government organisations, as well as allowing me to further develop my knowledge and understanding of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander culture. This opportunity has truly been a substantial experience that exceeded my expectations and one that allowed me to reflect on my future career direction.

Jessica Laing, YJ

I believe the experience that I gained while undertaking this placement was the most rewarding aspect. I was able to go into the placement wanting the practical experience of working and came out of the placement having gained this!

Aniesha Ah see, TRANBY

The most rewarding aspect of my internships was learning new skills and being exposed to experienced professionals and possible job opportunities.

Hope Saba, First Peoples Health Unit

The projects I was involved in really complemented each other, and my learning very well. They seemed perfectly tailored to me - not only did I use most of the subjects/skills learned in my recent degree, but working on the mental health commission project helped give me a better understanding of the field I am returning to.

Ruby Warber, Lowitja

I found my experience extremely rewarding and insightful. I once was an Aboriginal woman who knew little about the child protection space, which is concerning as it affects so many of our mob. I am now proud to say that I have been a part of an organisation that advocates to keep our Aboriginal children and young people safe and protected.

Lakkari Pitt, AbSec

I experienced many firsts including the highs of bringing people back to life and the lows of suicide and fatal MVA’s.  Along the way St Johns continually providing essential peer support services to our entire team.   It has been a hugely surreal journey to have experienced but one I continue to reflect on.   

Carrington Bond, St John Ambulance

I’m exceptionally grateful to the Aurora Internship Program for giving me the opportunity to further my career and network.

Jenna-Maree Jacob, AIHW

The five week internship for me has been the most enriching and rewarding experience while undertaking university studies.

Jaye Lee Snowden, Key Assets

I could not recommend this experience enough, the people at NQLC were extremely welcoming and helpful, the work was highly rewarding and it was all undertaken in an extremely beautiful part of the world.

Tyler O'Brien, NQLC

I have really enjoyed my time here at AIATSIS. This experience has been a positive one and I'm so glad I spent the winter at AIATSIS. 

Lucy Schroeder, AIATSIS