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Business, Social Work & Personalized Internships in New Zealand (Virtual) | Auckland, New Zealand

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IE3 Global collaborates with New Zealand Internships (NZI) to provide high-quality, personalized internship opportunities for students interested in business, social work, and a variety of additional fields. NZI matches students to internships based on industry interest, professional and academic experience, and personal goals. Interns should consider relevant previous experience and desired professional development at the time of application to facilitate the identification of a relevant opportunity.


  • Flexible start dates at the beginning of each academic term.


  • Flexible. Interns earn between 4-10 credits by working 120-300 hours over the course 4-12 weeks per term.

New Zealand Internships (NZI) has been coordinating internships with a focus on exceptional service and a well-rounded experience for each intern since 2007. By working with students personally, the NZI team tailors internships and services to each individual. Based in Auckland, NZI places students with organizations across the country.

New Zealand Internships works with a variety of host organizations that offer internships working in business, social work, and several additional fields. Placements depend on current needs, intern experience, and length of commitment. Some past internship placements include:

Business & Communications (Accounting, Advertising, Events, Finance, Human Resources, Journalism, Logistics, Marketing, Public Relations, Real Estate, Retail, Sales)

  • Customer and Relationships Assistant for a gallery in Christchurch, maintaining relationships with clients
  • Strategic Marketing with a company focused on ethnic media in New Zealand, support marketing research and strategy, sales programs, and visit potential clients
  • Marketing Media Assistant for a media company, work with the editor and director to sell advertising for magazines
  • Finance Associate with a professional services firm, support Transaction Services with acquisitions, divestures, and strategic alliances through the due diligence process and negotiation of sale and purchase agreements
  • Finance for a not-for-profit, promote and advocate for filmmaking in New Zealand, reconcile monthly statements, file for GST, invoice, audit, and prepare budgets
  • Industry Research for an import/export company healthcare company, support market research, coordinate with clients, and communicate with medical book distributors

Hospitality, Tourism, and Travel

  • Tourism Research for the largest tourist attraction in the Bay of Plenty focused on kiwifruit, develop new excursions, website materials, sales analysis, collateral marketing material analysis and research
  • Marketing Implementation for a major tourism provider in the Bay of Plenty, research and implement a new attraction for cycling
  • Tourism Service and Research for a multi-activity venue on the island of Waiheke, support all four areas of operation (beer/wine tasting room, retail area, marketing, and operations)

Academic Background

  • All majors may apply. Interns with a background and experience within their chosen industry are preferred. Additional requirements may apply and depend on your desired internship field.


  • Interns are expected to demonstrate responsibility, professional motivation, flexibility, and effective communication skills. Interns should have relevant coursework or professional experience (paid, intern, or volunteer) in the chosen industry when possible.

Language Requirements

  • For all internships, English is the language of communication. Interns must be capable of communication at a near-native level in professional settings.

The program fee factors in the total number of work hours, the duration of the internship and the number of academic credits. During the application review phase, your Program Coordinator will provide you with an estimated program budget, based on your specific circumstances and internship program. See examples of estimated program fees below.

Quarter Schools

1 undergrad academic credit = 30 total work hours

  • 4 credit internship (120 work hours):    $1,272
  • 5 credit internship (150 work hours):    $1,590
  • 6 credit internship (180 work hours):    $1,908
  • 7 credit internship (210 work hours):    $2,226
  • 8 credit internship (240 work hours):    $2,544
  • 9 credit internship (270 work hours):    $2,862
  • 10 credit internship (300 work hours):  $3,180

Semester Schools

1 undergrad academic credit = 45 total work hours

  • 3 credit internship (135 work hours):    $1,431
  • 4 credit internship (180 work hours):    $1,908
  • 5 credit internship (225 work hours):    $2,226
  • 6 credit internship (270 work hours):    $2,862
  • 7 credit internship (315 work hours):    $3,180
  • 8 credit internship (360 work hours):    $3,816


  • Internship sites vary in their availability of work hours per week. Most internships can offer between 10-20 hours per week and most students prefer to stay within this range of hours.

For internships that falls in between the academic credits/work hours model outlined above, the cost will default to the next highest program fee. For example, for a quarter school, an internship totaling 135 work hours will default to the higher cost of a 150 hour internship, $1,590.


Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Summer: January 25
Fall: April 15
Winter: September 1
Spring: November 15

Basic Requirements

- Open to all majors; relevant experience in chosen industry preferred (coursework, volunteer work, and professional work experience)
- Sense of professionalism and strong work ethic