About the Program

Now in its 13th year of operation, the Aurora Internship Program has contributed to capacity building for Indigenous and Indigenous-sector organisations placing over 2,200 talented and passionate interns across Australia. 

The overall aim of the Internship Program is to facilitate individual professional development by building career experiences and opportunities in the sector, and to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous sector organisations by attracting and retaining talented Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.  We pride ourselves on having a transformational impact on the organisations we support and on the career aspirations of our internship alumni.

The Need

Aurora’s Internship Program exists to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of Indigenous sector organisations
  • Provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and graduates with pathways to careers in the Indigenous sector; and at organisations outside of the sector, so long as they are relevant to the candidates’ study and career aspirations
  • Facilitate professional development in the sector

Our Impact

Aurora Host organisations
internships arranged Australia-wide
alumni employed in the Indigenous sector

Our Approach

  • We attract and retain talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous candidates keen to work in the sector or in an area relevant to their study and career aspirations
  • We provide a career/study-based experience that enhances learning and will inform and inspire the interns’ future study and work life
  • We open doors to opportunities and professional networks in Indigenous sector organisations and other aligned sectors
  • We enrich interns’ academic performance with real-life work experience




Interested in working in the sector or recruiting to the sector?

Use the Aurora Connection Hub - an app designed to assist Indigenous sector organisations recruit high quality Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous graduates with an interest in joining the sector.