Last year, Rehab Management partnered with CareerTrackers, a national non-profit organisation that creates internship opportunities for Indigenous university students. We joined this program because it directly aligns with Rehab Management’s Diversity and Reconciliation Action Plan and also supports the implementation of our diversity initiatives.
In June we welcomed our first intern, Jai McAllister and I’m excited to announce that Jai will be back with us from now until February next year to complete his summer internship.
Jai is of Aboriginal descent and part of the WORIMI peoples in Port Stephens, NSW. He is the first of his family to attain a university degree majoring in Journalism and Public Relations. He has also had experience in radio, video editing and general communications which he gained as an intern with ABC in Newcastle. During that period he was also an important member of the production team for the show ‘Drive’ with Paul Bevan.
Among the many projects Jai will undertake with Rehab Management, will be to assist us in refining our social media strategy. As a part of this, he will conduct some competitor analysis and develop ways to connect and engage more with our target audience. Jai will have the opportunity to use the skills gained in university and apply them to real life industry projects.
I believe in the value of the CareerTrackers internship program and the benefit it provides for young indigenous students to develop into professional and community leaders. At Rehab Management we aim to create opportunities that inspire excellence; which in turn contribute to the development of Jai becoming a passionate role model for future generations of Indigenous Australians.
Our participation with CareerTrackers has been a rewarding experience which we will look to develop further in the years to come. I encourage other companies to be part of this great initiative.