Internships in New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the most popular international intern destinations in the world for people seeking work experience overseas. There are paid internships which are available all year round and also more flexible options including summer internships.
Guide to Interning in New Zealand
New Zealand is a very safe destination with low levels of crime and when becoming an intern you can choose from the big cities and also experience the quiet pace of life in more rural areas. There are lots of ways to gain work experience in New Zealand in industries like IT, media, journalism, business, radio, PR, travel and tourism and hospitality. Some companies offer structured packaged which include accommodation and meals which can be tailored to your interests whilst you can also apply independently to local businesses. We have interships perfect for gap years or students and graduates seeking work experience, there placements are usually found in the larger cities, Auckland is our top recommendation.
Top Reasons to Intern in New Zealand
- New Zealand was built for international visitors and has modern infrastructure and facilities as well as multinational and local companies
- There are lots of different industries you can gain experience
- Peaceful culture and way of life
- Relaxing environment
- Internships abroad in New Zealand will provide you with one of the best experiences of your life
- You will be able to increase your knowledge with hands on experience
- This will look fantastic on your CV to future employers!
- Experience a new environment and country
- Make new friends and contacts
Types of Internships Available
You can choose from so many different industries including:
- Professional internships
- Sports coaching
- Cricket and rugby coaching
Popular Places to Intern
You can join an internship anywhere in the country, popular options include:
The more heavily populated areas of the country are where most internships are located, you will be able to see where you like and where you would like to live.
Internships in New Zealand for Internationals
Some companies offer internship programs which include placements, group flights, accommodation and in-country support. This is perfect if you are looking for a structured experience with a large company. Our internships are open to students, graduates and anyone seeking to gain career experience. Some companies offer jobs once you have completed an internship program, some placements are paid, but others you might need to pay a fee or participate for free.
Summer Internships in New Zealand
On our directory you can find companies offer summer intern placements to locals and internationals.
Paid Internships in New Zealand
You can find companies throughout New Zealand who offer paid placements, or will help towards your travel costs.
There are internships programs available for local New Zealanders, Americans, UK, Australian and other worldwide nationalities. Usually you need to be a student, graduate or be looking for a career in your chosen industry.
How to Apply
You can search placements on our directory or browse recruiters. If you need any help arranging an internship in New Zealand please get in touch.
What to Think about Before Applying from Overseas
New Zealand is a dream destination but remember geographically it is quite isolated and far away - so if you get homesick this might be a problem. If you need accommodation during your placement you can choose to stay in either homestay or residential locations across New Zealand.
Living with a host family provides you with a real insight into 'local-living', allowing you to have a rewarding experience where you can embrace the multitude of cultures, customs and traditions that London is famed for having. There is the option of half-board (breakfast and an evening meal) or full-board (three meals a day). Bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation - the homes are in locations that are within easy reach of transport links to your internship placement.
If a homestay is not your thing, or just for more independence, you can choose to stay in residential housing. Again, these are within easy travelling distance of your placement. Single rooms arranged in self-contained flats, shared kitchen, toilet and bathroom or self-catered housing
- Private accommodation
- Shared accommodation
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