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Internship OpportunitiesNgā tūranga mahi mā te tauira

Tackle real-life problems and become the intern that matters! Our internship opportunities offer tertiary students across a range of disciplines the opportunity to gain project-based work experience that varies in length. This is a voluntary (unpaid) internship but accommodation is provided.

Opportunities are dependent on the availability of suitable programmes, supervisors and funding.

What are we looking for?IMG 0781 Onepoto Caves Track

  • Driven, talented and passionate people who care about a rural community like Wairoa and improving the lives of those living here.
  • Individuals who have some life experience – anything from work experience, pursuing sporting, cultural or artistic interests, through to community involvement.
  • Those who work well with others, and have great written and verbal communication skills.
  • Those who understand Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi and its relevance today.


  • You must be at least in your second to last year of a Bachelor's degree, or in postgraduate study, in a relevant discipline.
  • You must be eligible to work in New Zealand (NZ Immigration criteria).
  • You must have achieved at least a B+ grade average in all attempted courses.
  • Depending on which department you will be working in you may need a current and full driver's license.

How to apply

There are limited places for internships, so think of it like applying for a job, make yourself as competitive as possible. Applications for internships are open all year round.

In order to be considered, you must forward:

  • a covering letter;
  • your CV;
  • your academic transcript; and,
  • contact details for your Academic Advisor/Dean/Head of School.
Follow this link if the form fails to load. online form.


If you have any questions regarding the internship programme, please do not hesitate to contact the Wairoa District Council.

+64 6 838 7309


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