Aurora internship experience program

Current and past student scholarship

Scholarship details

Student type

Current students and Past students

Study area

Business, Creative practice, communication and design, Education, Health and community, Law and justice and Science and mathematics

Application dates

Applications open
2 March 2020
Applications close
27 March 2020

What you'll receive

As a non-Indigenous Australian applicant, you will receive an unpaid internship experience working in Indigenous communities.


The Program welcomes students and graduates with academic backgrounds in:

  • business
  • education
  • law
  • media/communications
  • some social sciences (including anthropology, archaeology, cultural heritage and environmental management, Indigenous studies, history, human geography and sociology)
  • health science (including psychology and social work)

Applications are accepted preferably non-Indigenous candidates in their penultimate or final year of study.

Please note: Eligibility and other information for Indigenous Australian program applicants is included in a separate listing.

How to apply

More information about applying can be accessed via the Aurora website at

About the scholarship

Since 2003, the Program has provided Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous students and graduates internship opportunities as pathways to jobs in the Indigenous sector.The overall aim of the 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.

Aurora prides itself on having a transformational impact on the organisations they support and on the career aspirations of their internship alumni. They aim to place candidates at Indigenous sector organisations Australia wide, working in native title, land rights, policy development, health and social welfare, justice, environmental management and research.  In addition, they also place Indigenous interns at a range of hosts outside of the sector, so long as the placements are relevant to their study and career aspirations, and they can also come from film, music and creative arts, as well as STEM related fields.

More information about the Program is available on Aurora's website at

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