What Indigenous interns say

The work AIDA do for Indigenous doctors and medical students is astonishing.

Gerald Ryder, AIDA

The most rewarding aspect of my placement with FYA was working with young, blak mob.  Being able to travel to Broome was also an unbelievable experience and a seminal moment in my life, due to the powerful on-country learning and opportunity to attend the National Native Title Country.   The internship completely aligned with my interests and passions.  The scholarship was also extremely appreciated as it meant I was able to support myself while undertaking an experience that I believe has had an immense and indelible effect on my career-planning and life direction more generally.

Paris Mordecai, FYA

I have really enjoyed and learnt a lot whilst on placement at VACCHO, throughout my placement I was exposed to various learning experiences and opportunities, which provided me with greater knowledge, motivation and inspiration when it comes to health policy and Indigenous affairs.

Sheneise Hall, VACCHO

I’ve learnt so much and feel that I have a clear direction to head in. Thankyou Terri for an awesome experience…

David Wenitong, Terri Janke

I cannot put into words how thankful I am to the Aurora Internship Program providing this opportunity.  As a clinical placement, I completed 240 hours on-road, the most educational time I have had to date.  As a cultural experience it has opened up my eyes to the needs of Aboriginal Australia and the traditions still lived by our first people.  As a personal experience and as an Aboriginal woman, from a comparatively privileged background, it has been sad, happy, exciting, educational and unforgettable. 

Carrington Bond, St John Ambulance

For Aurora and ACTCS the expectation was very high and therefore I was completing tasks that were engaging and required critical thinking and effort. Their work often goes unnoticed so it was great to see how much effort goes into providing the service they do and being able to appreciate it. 

Hope Kuchel, ACTCS

As a proud Nywaigi woman from QLD, I have seen little to no cross over between my academic study and my culture. It wasn’t until my time at AbSec that I learnt how to incorporate the voices of Aboriginal people in decisions affecting Aboriginal people.  This 4-week internship was short and sweet but was the most rewarding part of my university studies and experiences so far.

Madison Cassady, AbSec

I had a great experience and couldn't recommend it enough.  The most rewarding aspects were getting the opportunity to work with mob and give back to the community, as well as getting to use new skills and knowledge.  I ended up learning so much I never thought I could get a hang of.

Chenoa Masters, NCIE

The most rewarding aspects included: working full time in a relatively low pressure environment is a good introduction to full time work; the opportunities that it gives you, like further work with the Host organization; and the wide variety of work opportunities no other organisation could give you.

Robin Evans, Barristers - Tina Jowett, Vance Hughston, John Waters

QSNTS has a wonderful working environment and all Aurora Interns who have the privilege of working there will feel supported, valued and have an all around great experience!

Laura MacColl, QSNTS