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WellingtonNZ workplace internship

An opportunity for a tertiary level international student in Wellington to gain experience of working in a New Zealand workplace.

International students and graduates help organisations bring more diversity into their workforce, introducing greater cultural and language diversity, and global perspectives. As employers prefer to hire people with work experience, WellingtonNZ’s Workplace Internship is a great opportunity for an international student to get some work experience in a Wellington workplace over the term breaks.

You will be based in the Education Team at WellingtonNZ. Where possible, we will provide a tailored work programme for you that takes into account your interests, skills, and knowledge, and gives you the chance to work with different teams on several projects.

Check out our case studies here to see how the WellingtonNZ Workplace Internship has helped other international students into their careers.

Overview of NZ Workplace Internship

WellingtonNZ (Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency)

Wellington CBD

Duration of this internship
Up to 80 hours, mainly over the term breaks.
Exact dates and hours are to be agreed once an offer is made.
Hours of work will usually take place during business hours, i.e. 8.30am to 5.00pm.

$20 per hour gross, for a maximum of 80 hours.

Internship Schedule 2018/19

One intern will be selected for each of the three WREDA internships in 2018/19. Dates of the internship, and the application timeline, are given below.


Internship date: May 2019
Applications open: Monday 8 April
Applications close: 4pm on Sunday 28 April
Interviews: Week beginning 29 April
Offer made by: Monday 6 May