The Aurora Internship Program introduces students and graduates to career opportunities in native title, land rights, policy development, research and social justice, all with an Indigenous focus. The Program aims to provide assistance to under-resourced and over-worked native title and other Indigenous sector organisations, including Indigenous organisations, government bodies, community groups and policy organisations.

Interns are usually placed for 5 to 6 weeks full-time from the first week in November through to just before Christmas; or from mid/late January through to early March 2018 (with some flexibility for later placements through to April/May 2018), for those candidates who have graduated.

Through the 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. Scholarships will cover daily living expenses ($750/week) as well as travel and accommodation costs for away-from-home placements.

Application deadline for Indigenous applicants interested in applying for the upcoming summer 2017/18 round has been extended to Monday, 28 August at noon AEST via the aurora website at

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Portia McDonald