Internship Program - making a difference

  • Around 7,000 applicants (including 444 Indigenous)
  • Over 3,150 internships arranged have provided over 630,000 hours of additional capacity
  • Over 200 Aurora Hosts working in the Indigenous sector, including 117(54%) Indigenous organisations
  • Approx. $13 million of cost savings and productivity gains. 
  • 881 internship alumni (35%) employed in the sector since inception
  • 319 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander interns placed to date 

  • 73 (28%) Indigenous alumni have undertaken paid roles in the Indigenous sector.

  • 230 Indigenous funded interns placed since the provision of Commonwealth scholarship funded internships

  • ​All of these alumni noted that their decision to work in the sector was greatly influenced by their Aurora internship.
  • Placement of Indigenous students is a high priority – 90% of Indigenous applicants are selected for placement, compared to 46% of non-Indigenous applicants.

  • 8 alumni have been awarded Rhodes scholarships; 2 alumni have been awarded the Monash Scholarship.