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Technology, Engineering, and Computer Science in New Zealand | Various locations within 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 technology, engineering, and computer science. 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.

Internship Start Dates:

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

Duration of Internship:

  • 10-12 weeks, minimum.

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 technology, engineering, and computer science. Some may have a specific focus, while others may provide exposure to many different areas of study. Two fields and some sample placements are:


  • Electrical Engineer for a small design and manufacturing company, design software and make functional prototypes of potentiostats/galvanostats
  • Development Engineer for a leading supplier of optical touch panels, design and develop optical components and assembly, evaluate components, liaise with vendors
  • Civil Engineer for a construction and civil contractor, assist site engineers and field staff, monitor compliance, and administration
  • Fire Engineer for a national organization providing fire and emergency services, assist with information storage, index, revise internal documentation, develop a flow-chart of construction design, familiarization of New Zealand building legislation

Information Technology (IT)

  • Technical Consultant for a global leader in systems management software, provide customer support and remote fixes, liaise with Cortex Development, improve support documentation, assist with upgrades
  • IT Database for an international film sales agency, map and analyze the company‚Äôs IT processes, as well as develop and implement improvements
  • IT Business for a small IT services company in Auckland, customer support, marketing and social media, client follow-up, and development of business systems
  • Document Management for a university, assist with a new document management system for the computing department, document tracking systems for faculty management, and deployment of a faculty research website
  • Business Developer for an IT security, network, and system integration company, work with Windows Servers, networking, TCPIP, hardware, and security
  • IT Analyst with a management solutions company, provide user and production support, machine setups, data preparation and manipulation, and system improvements
  • Software Developer with a mobile billing company, develop a front-end for system signup using PHP or Java

Academic Background:

  • Interns with a background and experience in fields related to technology, engineering, and computer science are encouraged to apply.

Skills / Experience:

  • Interns are expected to demonstrate responsibility, professional motivation, flexibility, and effective communication skills.
  • Specific software and hardware experience is beneficial and may be required for some placements.

Language Requirements:

  • English is the language of communication. Interns must be capable of written and spoken communication at a near-native level in professional settings.

Visa Requirements:

  • Interns must be eligible for a Working Holiday Visa for their country of citizenship (for example: USA). For more information, visit the New Zealand Department of Immigration website. Applicants are expected to complete an preliminary review of visa requirements to ensure their eligibility before submitting their application.

Estimated One-Time Expenses

  • IE3Global Program Fee: $3,450
  • Host Site Fees (see details below): $650 ($325 deposit)*
  • International Travel: $1,500
  • Recommended Immunizations: $400
  • Visa fees: $50* (Working Holiday Visa)

Estimated Monthly Expenses

  • Housing: $860 - $1,200
  • Food: $500
  • Local Transportation: $140
  • Utilities, Phone, Internet: $150

*Fee amounts are calculated with an exchange rate from New Zealand dollars at the time of posting.

Host Site Fee Details

The host site fee from NZI includes:

  • Personalized internship placement
  • Pre-departure information
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Arrival orientation (Auckland only)
  • Welcome package (including SIM card)
  • 24/7 Helpdesk throughout the internship
  • Local advice and travel discounts
  • Certificate of Participation (if requested)
  • Invitations to social activities, trips, and events
  • Newsletter
  • Luggage storage

NZI can also arrange airport pickup (Auckland Only), additional insurance for recreational activities, assistance with Student Trainee Visas, and first-day introductions to the host company (Auckland only) at additional cost to interns.

NZI-Assisted Housing

NZI offers assistance in locating and securing accommodation in New Zealand. Payment for accommodation is due to the local landlord/provider.

  • For Auckland placements, interns may choose from city apartments (downtown), intern houses in local suburbs, or homestays. All housing options are furnished and offer private bedrooms.
  • For non-Auckland placements, accommodation options depend on location and availability.

Independent Housing

Interns may arrange their own housing if they do not choose NZI-Assisted housing.


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

-Sense of professionalism and strong work ethic

-Must be eligible for a Working Holiday Visa