The internship had a profound impact on my studies. The opportunity to shadow clinicians in a range of fields and interact with patients was an extremely valuable experience. I was a valued team member, my opinions were respected and I was given the space to contribute my ideas openly.
Indigenous intern

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

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 $800 (pro rata for part-time internships) and up to $2,800 (incl. GST) to cover the cost of travel and accommodation.

Eligibility

1.

Be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

2.

Be enrolled for study at a university or vocational institute or have graduated from a degree at an Australian university

3.

Not currently be in receipt of funding through the Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) initiative (Note: Indigenous applicants currently receiving ICS funding can apply for a non-funded internship)

4.

Have capacity to complete a four to six week part-time or full-time internship

5.

Have allowed six months to have passed before undertaking a second Commonwealth funded internship

For further information on eligibility, selection criteria, internship expectations see our FAQs

I was able to gain practical experience through interning with an Indigenous-led organisation that focused on environmental management. I deepened my understanding of sustainable, culturally appropriate management.
Non-Indigenous intern

Non-Indigenous Applicants

We offer a limited number of internship opportunities to non-Indigenous students and graduates.

Eligibility

To be eligible to undertake an internship, the candidate must:

1.

Be enrolled for study at a university or vocational institute or have graduated from a degree at an Australian university 

2.

Undertake an internship with an Indigenous sector organisation

3.

Self-fund living expenses, accommodation and travel costs

4.

Demonstrate an appropriate level of cultural competency

For further information on eligibility, selection criteria, internship expectations see our FAQs