Funded internships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and graduates via the Aurora Internship Program!
Applications for the summer 2017/18 round of Aurora internships are now open, and will close on Friday 25 August.
In an exciting new development, Aurora will for the second time be supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and graduates via Scholarship-funded internships as pathways to jobs in Indigenous organisations and other organisations working in the Indigenous sector.
Scholarships will be in the amount of: $3,000 for a 4-week internship; $3,750 for a 5-week internship; or $4,500 for a 6-week internship, and will cover the interns’ daily living expenses. In addition, funding will cover travel and accommodation expenses for away-from-home placements.
Internships will be offered to students and graduates with backgrounds in:
- Health science;
- Social work; and
- Some social sciences (including anthropology, archaeology, cultural heritage, community development, and environmental management, Indigenous studies, history, human geography and sociology)
Aurora’s first funded Indigenous intern was David Wenitong, a law graduate from Central Queensland University who took part in a 6-week internship with Terri Janke & Company in Sydney.
“During my 6 weeks I was given interesting, challenging, and what I found to be personally rewarding tasks,” said David.
“I had the opportunity to assist in the drafting of a paper on the current issues and framework of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions within the broader Intellectual Property framework. This was an excellent opportunity to contribute to such an important document, which hopefully will shape future government policy and direction for Indigenous people.”
Aurora Internships see students and graduates placed at Indigenous-sector organisations across Australia involved in native title, land rights, justice, policy and community development, health, welfare and research, and represent a unique opportunity to engage with key issues and gain on the ground work experience in these areas.
The Program introduces candidates to career opportunities and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.
David also said that he found “working at TJC was everything I expected and more. I immediately felt at home when I walked through the doors on my first day and was sad to leave on my last.”
For any further queries please contact the Placements team at firstname.lastname@example.org