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Anthropology and Social Science Internships

Page last published: 31 Jul 2012

Aurora Native Title Internship Program

The Program introduces students and graduates of anthropology and other social sciences (archaeology, cultural heritage,  environmental management, history, human geography and sociology) to career opportunities in native title, policy development, social justice and Indigenous affairs.

The Program aims to provide assistance to the anthropology and research staff of under resourced and over-worked Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) as well as to various other organisations working in these areas including Indigenous corporations, government bodies, community groups, not-for-profit, policy organisations and others.

There are two intakes for interns annually, during the summer and winter university breaks, for five to six weeks, with some flexibility. Applications open in March and August of each year. Students can use this internship for credit for FoAR 300.

NTRBs employ lawyers, anthropologists and other researchers, field officers and administrative staff to represent and support Indigenous communities in native title claims, advocacy and other negotiations. Other host organisations advocate policies of reconciliation and equal rights for Indigenous Australians while some provide assistance to Indigenous communities with cultural heritage activities, as well as associated business and community-based initiatives.

Longer paid placements
Applications are also open to anthropology and other social science students and graduates as well as qualified anthropologists and archaeologists, usually following on from an internship. Placements can start at two months and may continue for up to one year. Duties, conditions and remuneration vary from position to position.

Applications for the summer 2012/13 round of internships will be accepted online between 9am AEDT Monday 6th August through to 5pm AEDT Friday 31st August 2012.

More information
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