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I found the internship rewarding, refreshing, confronting, and challenging and I am optimistic that my future career in law will include native title.

Isabel Leeds,
placed at North Queensland Land Council Native Title Representative Body Aboriginal Corporation (NQLC)

NTRB scholarships

Aurora administers two NTRB scholarship programs aimed at attracting and retaining lawyers and research staff including anthropologists and historians to work in native title.

After identifying problems with the recruitment and retention of lawyers to the native title system and in particular to NTRBs, recommendations to government supported a scholarship program along with training and other support.

Initially support for the scholarship program was provided by Rio Tinto and, in 2008,

Aurora's NTRB training and professional development programs are funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) (formerly FaHCSIA) provided additional funding for the program now known as the Australian Government - Rio Tinto NTRB Scholarship program.

In 2010, Aurora's NTRB training and professional development programs are funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) (formerly FaHCSIA) provided funding for the Native Title Research Scholarship program, to encourage anthropologists and historians to work at NTRBs.

About the Australian Government-Rio Tinto NTRB Scholarship

Each year two postgraduate scholarships are available leading to a Master of Laws (LLM) in Mineral Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee, Scotland.
 

About the Native Title Research Scholarships

Native Title Research Scholarships are available to undertake post-graduate study at a Masters or PhD level, in a field relating to native title and focusing on anthropology, history and/or Indigenous cultural heritage.