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My time at CAEPR may be the less expected internship but my time at the research organisation helped me to broaden my understanding of Aboriginal history, aspects of certain Aboriginal cultures, and contemporary issues faced by those who identify as Indigenous Australians. 

Carolyn Plaistowe,
placed at Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)

Paid placements

Part-time, locum and full-time paid placement opportunities are available through Aurora. You should check the job network for employment opportunities.

In general, we try to propose people for longer-term paid placements who have graduated and/ or who have concluded an unpaid Aurora internship. This gives both the intern and the host organisation an opportunity for a 'try-out' work experience in the area.

If you are interested in paid opportunities, we encourage you to apply for an internship. If you progress to the interview stage, you can mention your interest in an ongoing paid placement, which may eventuate following on from your unpaid internship.

We rely completely on the demand from the host organisations, so it is difficult to know in advance what paid positions may be available.

Alumni network

Participation in the internship program links alumni to Aurora’s extensive network which in turn offers future employment opportunities in the areas of native title, policy and Indigenous affairs.

Check the job network for employment opportunities.