A range of supporters of Aurora have provided funding support for the Internship Program and training and professional development of staff working at NTRBs. Some of this funding listed may no longer apply.
The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), formerly the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)
The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) was established on 1 July 2019.
Portfolio responsibility in relation to matters previously administered by the Indigenous Affairs Group, formerly part of PM&C, have transferred to the NIAA. This is the Australian Government's main source of advice on social policy and manages about one fifth of the federal budget. NIAA works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations managing a diverse range of programs and services designed to support and improve the lives of Australians.
The Aurora Internship Program is currently funded by Culture and Capability Programme through to the end of June 2021. Under our Program, the Commonwealth will provide financial support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and graduates via scholarship funded internships as pathways to jobs in Indigenous organisations and other organisations working in the Indigenous sector.
Other partners of the Internship Program
The Program is honored to welcome the opportunity for the John Skipper Kelly (JSK) Fund, a sub-fund of the Sydney Community Foundation, to fund two annual legal scholarship placements, to be undertaken by an Aurora Indigenous intern. To date, JSK has funded 10 Aurora interns and we greatly appreciate their ongoing support.
We are also pleased to announce that we are collaborating with the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) via The Lisa Wright Internship to support remote/regional native title internships (one per round), focusing on native title law, anthropology, archaeology and/or cultural heritage, in memory of Lisa Wright. To date, 9 interns have been funded via the Lisa Wright Internship
The Aurora Internship Program is grateful for the financial contribution provided by the following universities in support of the administration of the Program in its efforts to support both the native title and broader Indigenous sectors: