*These are samples of internships past students have completed, and the specific opportunities listed below may not be available every year.
Electronic & Mechanical Engineering Intern
WelTec- Centre for Smart Product, Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) is a leading research institution, internationally recognized for its advances within the Engineering and Technology fields. Interns will work with on-site engineering professionals to help with various research and development projects. Interns are expected to undertake mechanical design activities, assist in the building of models and prototypes, help set up and carry out laboratory tests, and prepare for the running of field trials of devices and processing systems.
Environmental Research Intern
National Institute of Water and Aquatic Research and Landcare, Auckland, New Zealand
Intern at New Zealand’s leading provider of sustainable development and the management of land-based natural resources. The intern will engage in sorting, taxonomic identification, systematic curation of rare and interesting specimens, and data entry of these preserved invertebrates.
Biowaste Research Intern
Kenepuru Science Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
Kenepuru Science Centre (KSC) staff are specialists in analytical services, communicable disease forensic science, forensic toxicology, information management, pharmaceuticals, population, and environmental public health surveillance. The intern will work as part of a team with the Takahanga Marae and the Kaikoura community to characterize the concentrations, fate, and effects of contaminants found in septic tank wastes—a waste source of importance for rural communities. Field and laboratory experiments will identify the main sources of contaminants to inform options that reduce the level of contaminants in final waste product.
Web Developer Intern
Cabbage Tree Creative LTD, Christchurch, New Zealand
A web-based company that specializes in the tourism industry, Cabbage Tree Creative maintains a suite of web applications from CMS, mail campaign managers, and tourism databases. The intern will assist with application testing, usability review, HTML interface design and workflows by collaborating with graphic designers. Interns will also work with debugging and minor-feature implementation and the review and development of user guides.
International Relations Intern
New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils, Wellington, New Zealand
NZFMC’s is a membership-based organization with 20 regional councils based around the country, plus a youth council, women’s council and senior council. The Federation’s mission is to foster the unity of all New Zealand’s communities and be the advisor of choice on ethnic issues. The intern will be responsible for developing and implementing the communications plan as well as coordinating website and social media channels to best represent ethnic migrant and refugee communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Additionally, the intern will lead the development of new opportunities to increase the awareness of Multicultural New Zealand management and enhance the quality of contribution from Multicultural New Zealand.
Biomedical Engineering Intern
Living Cells Technologies, Auckland, New Zealand
Living Cells Technologies focuses on cell-based therapeutics and the development of insulin producing cells in microcapsules for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. Part of the team to encapsulate cells, the intern will acquire general knowledge and practical experience with the cell and material selection, assessment of the devices used for encapsulation, and oversight of product quality.
Economics Research Intern
Victoria University, School of Government, Wellington, New Zealand
The Institute of Policy Studies is an independent research institution attached to the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand. Working in partnerships with public service is leading a series of applied public policy projects. The objective of the project is to create a robust, accessible, challenging overview of the critical drivers, trends, issues, and opportunities facing the NZ public sector over the next 10-20 years, together with a succinct analysis of the options for public management reform. The intern will assist in a literature review related to the topic, as well as a process of engagement with key stakeholders and state sector agency officials via workshops and roundtables.
TOA Architects, Auckland, New Zealand
TOA Architects approaches architecture from a position of appreciation; not only for the people but the land’s history, heart and spirit. TOA believes that a building should provide delightfulness that enriches life and enhances the landscape. The intern will report to the project lead on each project they are assigned. They will assist with concept and preliminary architectural design stages for new projects. They will also be responsible for researching new projects, reviewing site-specific histories and assisting with concepts related to the culture of Aotearoa.
City Planning Intern
Upper Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Upper Hutt City Council (UHCC) is a local territory authority just outside of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. UHCC aims to make Upper Hutt a "great place to live" by enhancing the quality of life by providing leadership, support, and services to the community. Interns may contribute to the development of a Rural Strategy for Upper Hutt City and update the Councils District Planning Maps. Interns can also expect to conduct research to plan and review potential trails, write and develop council papers, memorandums, presentations and consultation in respect to the Upper Hutt Urban Growth Strategy.
These are just a few examples of the numerous placements available to students. There are also internship opportunities in the following areas: Agriculture & Veterinary Science, Architecture & Urban Planning, Arts & Humanities, Business & Marketing, Communications Media & PR, Education, Engineering, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Health, Hospitality Events & Tourism, Information Technology & Computer Science, Legal Studies & Advocacy, Performing & Visual Arts, Political Science, Psychology & Social Work, Research, Sciences & Math, Sport & Exercise Science. Learn more here: https://studiesabroad.com/experience/internships/program-locations