The Aurora Education Foundation is an Indigenous-led organisation that supports Indigenous students and graduates to realise their full academic and employment potential – whether it is completing Year 12 or achieving a PhD from Oxford. We walk with students from high school through to university and the workplace, redefining Indigenous educational and employment success.
We capitalise on significant efficiencies through the interconnected nature of our programs - Indigenous university students, graduates and mentors, encourage and support academic and post-school goals for Indigenous high school students. Together they are supported through academic enrichment, peer networks, scholarships, internships, and executive bursaries to becomes scholars and community leaders themselves, who in turn inspire the next generation. These include:
Internship Program – we offer funded internships for Indigenous interns with opportunities available in all major cities and some remote/regional areas of Australia. Internships need to be a minimum of 20 days and a maximum of 30 days (full-time or part-time) and interns are funded to cover daily living expenses, airfares and accommodation if placed away from home. Interns develop practical skills, gain real-world career experience and build professional networks. The quality of the interns is demonstrated by the eagerness of Host organisations to retain alumni of the Program on a longer-term basis. Internships are usually offered twice annually, in the winter (from June through October) and in the summer (from November through to May). For more information, please visit our website.
High School Program: High school students are supported through intensive academic and cultural enrichment activities that connect students with Indigenous Mentors. Mentors are supported by Elders to deliver workshops and sessions designed to increase students’ confidence, resilience, cultural identity and academic achievement. Aurora is seeking Expressions of Interest for paid Mentor positions in NSW, Perth and Southwest WA. It is a great opportunity to share your learning journey and develop leadership skills. Mentors are also offered access to professional development opportunities, such as mental health first aid and facilitation training. For more information on becoming a Mentor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org