Meet Aurora Intern Abi Hoolahan

Meet Aurora Intern Abi Hoolahan

Abi Hoolahan’s recent internship at the Kimberley Land Council has changed her life. “This internship has been one of the steepest learning curves in my life so far. It will undoubtedly place a lasting impact on my studies, both academically, and in developing my thoughts on issues surrounding Indigenous people and the law.”

During her experience Abi attended a mediation, wrote legal memos, attended directors meetings and staff meetings. “I also had the opportunity to volunteer with ‘Feeding the Little Children’, an NGO which delivers food to children in Broome who live in poverty. It definitely gave me the full experience of Broome and made me realise how lucky I am having access to food, quality education and a roof over my head.”

Abi described the staff at the Kimberley Land Council as kind, welcoming and inspiring. Abi found her experience to be profound on many levels. “A couple of highlights included flying out to Kununurra to assist with a legal mediation, and attending KLC’s AWESOME end of year/Xmas party!”

“I am so grateful to be given this opportunity by the Aurora Program, and for the staff at the KLC!”

The Aurora Internship Program offers full time internships for 4-6 weeks or part-time equivalents at organisations working to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Aurora supports Indigenous and selected non-Indigenous interns to develop practical skills, gain real-world career experience and build professional networks.

Aurora prioritises supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and graduates to secure funded internships that are relevant to the candidate’s study or career aspirations. Indigenous interns will be provided with a weekly stipend of $900 (pro rata for part-time internships) and up to $3,800 (incl. GST) to cover the cost of travel and accommodation.

Applications for the Aurora Internship Program are now open for Indigenous candiates! Click here to apply.

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