The Coalition of Peaks acknowledge and pay respect to Elders, both past and present and all generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now and into the future as the Traditional Owners of this land.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of people who may have passed away.


Aurora Foundation Internship

The Aurora Project focuses on delivering Aurora’s Internship Program, which provides Indigenous and non-Indigenous intern support to over 200 Indigenous sector organisations working in the area of native title, policy and community development, land rights, justice and research.

The Coalition of Peaks Secretariat is proud to be a part of the Aurora Internship Program, which provides important career exposure and opportunities for the interns. Internships are full time for 4-6 weeks and offer candidates an opportunity to gain professional work experience and improve career opportunities available at native title and other Indigenous sector organisations. It is aimed at candidates who are seeking work experience and have a keen interest in the sector. An internship is a great way to gain exposure into the professional work environment and develop workplace skills. Placements are available in all major cities and some remote/regional areas of Australia.

The Coalition of Peaks is aiming to engage interns with a range of skill sets including: policy, social science, data, law, media, and communications. Interning at the Coalition of Peaks Secretariat will provide an opportunity to work on developing these skills through the Secretariat’s core functions of supporting the Coalition of Peaks to implement the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

There will be a variety of opportunities to contribute to the work of the Coalition of Peaks, including coordinating the delivery of projects, undertaking research, engaging with stakeholders, and preparing reports, briefing papers, and other materials.

The Internship Program continues to focus on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander* students and graduates via Scholarship funded internships.

Scholarships will cover the interns’ daily living expenses and, in addition, travel and accommodation costs will be covered for away-from-home placements. Indigenous interns will receive Scholarships in the amount of:

  • $3,200 for a 4 week internship
  • $4,000 for a 5 week internship
  • $4,800 for a 6 week internship

If you are interested in working with the Coalition of Peaks Secretariat, mention the Coalition of Peaks in your application. For more information on the internship program and how to apply, please check out the Aurora website

Do you have questions about interning with the Coalition of Peaks?