IE3 Global collaborates with New Zealand Internships (NZI) to provide high-quality, personalized internship opportunities for students interested in planning and public policy. 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.
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 across the country in 3 or 6-month internships. In addition to a varied internship portfolio, NZI provides additional support for participants on-site, including travel and social activities.
New Zealand Internships works with a variety of host organizations that offer internships working in planning and public policy. Some may have a specific focus, while others may provide exposure to many different areas of study. Two types of placements and some related tasks are:
Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Non-profit organizations: A variety of focus areas is available, including education and development, women’s rights, healthcare, animal protection, and nature conservation.
*Fee amounts are calculated with an exchange rate from New Zealand dollars at the time of posting.
NZI offers assistance in locating and securing accommodation in New Zealand. Payment for accommodation is due to the local landlord/provider.
Interns may arrange their own housing if they do not choose NZI-Assisted housing.
Learn more about past interns' experiences below:
“I would say that overall, my internship experience has been an incredible learning opportunity and rather than presenting me with alternate career choices, it has helped me to narrow down my choices into more specific areas…
I have loved working with the planning department the most, as it is what I am interested in as a career path. However, having the ability to edit policies and present my findings to the council, complete with statements of proposal, community engagement plans, council reports, and policy recommendations has been excellent as well, as it has given me a deep insight into the public sector world.”
-Dominic, University of Oregon
Summer: January 25
Fall: April 15
Winter: September 1
Spring: November 15
-Open to all majors; relevant experience in chosen industry preferred
-Sense of professionalism and strong work ethic
-Must be eligible for a Working Holiday Visa