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The Aurora Internship Program

The Aurora Internship Program supports the professional development of students and graduates by building career experiences and opportunities in the sector, and strengthens the capacity of Indigenous sector organisations by attracting and retaining talented Indigenous and non-Indigenous recruits. 

Interns provide much needed assistance to under-resourced organisations, while also gaining practical experience and a ‘foot in the door’ to career opportunities in the sector. We pride ourselves on having a transformative impact on the organisations we support and on the career aspirations of our internship alumni.

Indigenous interns will receive Commonwealth funding via the Program, covering their daily living expenses, in the amount of $750/week:

  • $3,000 for a 4-week internship
  • $3,750 for a 5-week internship
  • $4,500 for a 6-week internship. 
In addition, funding will cover travel and accommodation expenses for away-from-home placements. 
The Program provides internships to students and graduates with backgrounds in:
  • law
  • education
  • health science
  • media/communications
  • psychology
  • social work
  • some social sciences (including anthropology, archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, Indigenous studies, history, human geography and sociology).
We place students and graduates in 4 to 6 week-long internships at over 150 organisations Australia-wide, all with an Indigenous focus working in the area of:
  • Advocacy
  • Community development
  • Environmental policy
  • Human rights
  • Land rights
  • Native title
  • Policy development
  • Public health
  • Social justice
  • Social welfare.

More information regarding the program and apply, please visit the Aurora Internship page.

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