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I have often heard other mature aged students’ remark that internships are only granted to ‘young’ students I am grateful to both Aurora and YMAC for the opportunity to prove them wrong.

Sheila Forsyth Lean,
placed at Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC)

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 the broader Indigenous sector.

In line with the Program’s objective to improve the attraction and retention of graduates to work in the Indigenous sector, 305 alumni have gone on to work in a full-time or part-time capacity at organisations working in native title and the broader Indigenous sector.  All of these alumni have noted that their decision to work in the sector has been greatly influenced by their Aurora internship.

Check the job network for employment opportunities.