Internship Program - making a difference

  • Around 7,800 applicants (including 530 Indigenous)
  • Over 3,100 internships arranged have provided over 630,000 hours of additional capacity
  • Over 200 Aurora Hosts working in the Indigenous sector, including 107 (52%) Indigenous organisations
  • Approx. $13 million of cost savings and productivity gains. 
  • 833 internship alumni (30%) employed in the sector since inception
  • 278 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander interns placed to date 

  • 77 (30%) Indigenous alumni have undertaken paid roles in the Indigenous sector.

  • 221 Indigenous funded interns placed since the provision of Commonwealth scholarship funded internships; 44 of them have gone on to gain employment

  • ​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.

  • 10 alumni (including 1 Indigenous) have been awarded Rhodes scholarships; 2 alumni have been awarded the Monash Scholarship.