Intern NZ: All Industries Throughout New Zealand

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Intern NZ

About

Intern NZ arranges internship programs in all industry areas throughout New Zealand. We provide a full set of support services around the internship experience such as accommodation, airport pick-ups, orientations, meeting academic criteria and events. The internships are suited to university students undertaking an internship for academic credit, or for those looking to rapidly up-skill in their chosen career.

We place a strong focus on in-country support services and provide a 24/7 emergency contact number. We have partnerships with organisations in all sectors; private, public, non-profit and Government and Intern NZ is recognized by the New Zealand Government as a leading internship programme provider.

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Reviews

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  • Growth 8.4
  • Support 8.5
  • Fun 8.1
  • Housing 8.1
  • Safety 9.1
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Brandy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

What a life-changing experience!

I am absolutely overjoyed that I chose to do my internship in New Zealand and work with Intern NZ. For my internship, I was able to work with a dance studio in Wellington and do everything from dance studio management to teaching my own classes. The dance studio that I worked for truly welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like a part of the dance family from the very beginning. I feel like I have grown immensely as a person and as a dance teacher these last three months and I am very excited to bring my experiences back to the United States. I've had the chance to travel to places like Kapiti Island, Napier, and Taupo during my time here and I have gotten to explore so much in Wellington. The people I have met along this journey will forever have a lasting impact on my life and I will always feel like a have my own kiwi family in New Zealand!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
My friend and I met some friendly scuba divers who convinced us to try the inside of a sea urchin they had caught. It wasn't my favorite food, but it was such a memorable and funny experience!
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Eva
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My internship in Auckland

Doing an internship in another country is probably the best thing you can do, because you just get so much experience by just working in another country: You experience the work environment and the living standards of another country, you get to know local people and the nature of beautiful New Zealand and you meet so many people who may do a similar project however are so different. I really liked working during the day with people that are all very interested and motivated in my area of Marketing and Event management, being in a living community during the evenings and mornings and exploring the islands with again, different people, during the weekends. The weeks are flying away when everything is just getting a habit and you're feeling as comfortable as I did in Auckland and with the people I met.
I recommend this programme to anyone who is interested in working in another country, who isn't shy to try new things and to cope with different and maybe even difficult situations. But don't worry, the Kiwis and even the Internationals are all very open and happy to help at anytime so that everybody enjoys their journey in New Zealand!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The nature of New Zealand, that is just incredibly beautiful and impressive. You can't even imagine how nice all these places are, until you haven't seen it yourself.
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Molly
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Upskill in the coolest little capital.

Interning in Wellington was a fantastic experience! It's a very compact city, easy to get around by public transport, walking and hire a scooter! It's a very hilly city which means you're never too far from a view. The work scene in Wellington is fascinating with social enterprise, national headquarters and public sector work all bustling along side each other. I got to work in one of the coolest co-working spaces in the heart of the CBD with easy access to the waterfront and hundreds of amazing eating places. Being geographically central to New Zealand it's easy to get away for the weekend to Auckland or the beautiful South Island. Intern NZ were great at checking in with me, and organised numerous gatherings for interns to meet each other and mingle, most involved Wellington exclusive activities.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
The airport is super easy to get to and super easy to navigate inside, so take advantage and definitely get out and see New Zealand!
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Amarjot
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

PLACEMENT AND STARTING OF NEW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Hello
I am Amarjot and perusing Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Auckland Institute of Studies in New Zealand. I came to contact with Intern NZ through my college for the placement as an intern. When I received a call from this organization, we discussed the requirements and field of internship. they offered me best companies where I can go for my internship and I chose the one out of that which is most suitable for me from every aspect. While in processing, my college declined my this internship first and then intern NZ helped me to sorted out everything and finally I started my internship with my choice of company. I am really thankful to that co coordinator who helped me a lot and now I am gaining New Zealand's work experience and accounting practices, which will help me to get a good job in future.

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Nathalie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very good for spending some time abroad!

I would recommend this programme to anyone who wants to spend some time abroad! World Internships and Intern New Zealand have helped me through all the stage of the processes, preparing me for everything to come. The staff has been very nice and helpful, they always answered very quickly and checked on my progress regularly. You could come to them with any question that arose! They even wanted regular updates on things they were not responsible for. So for example I organised my own housing and they still made sure everything was set up for my arrival.
The company they found for me is very nice with a young, innovative team.
Generally speaking, I already felt at home before I even got here! I absolutely love it! It's definitely worth the extra money!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I met a guy from my little village back home at our orientation meeting. We basically grew up together but hadn't talked for the past years and now we met again via Intern NZ - absolutely crazy! Welcome to the Global Village!
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Nick
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Review as Lab assistant

I came here from Germany over the Company Experiment and was directly told a Meeting day with Intern NZ. They directly gave me a great overview for the City of Auckland, where I am staying, and helped me as good as possible when I got sick, even checking on me afterward. Additionally, they sent regular E-Mails which not only checked how things are going and informed me about personal change on their side. I do not know how far they were involved aboout getting my internship and Living place as they were done by Experiment. But the fact that they are linked with the companies from different states only speaks for them. If you want to come to New Zealand with a friendly, personal and caring community, who give you possible activities, I can only recommend them.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
It was a a Donutburger with Putine and worked good.
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Anne
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Recruitment internship - Intern NZ

As I explained them really clear what I was looking, Intern NZ found me a perfect opportunity within recruitment.
I joined a really nice team so I had both a good professional experience and a really good time at work.
I learned a lot of skills that are going to help me being one step ahead others when I'll look for a job anywhere in the world in the future.
By joining the weekend trip to Taupo I met other interns who became really good friends of mine and I spent a lot of time with them here in Auckland.
We did trips and hikes together, I went to play volleyball once a week with one of my friends, went out for dinner, partied together.
It is so nice to get to know people from all around the world and I m really greatfull for that
I'm really thankful for this whole experience, I learned a lot about myself as well as I gained a lot of experience. Best of both worlds!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I went skydiving, while I always told everyone I would never ever do that in my life.
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Hayley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Once in a lifetime!

I'm currently interning with ZEALANDIA in Wellington and this opportunity is once in a lifetime! This place is amazing, I have amazing coworkers and every day is different and provides a new challenge. I'm learning more about NZ native flora and fauna every single day and the time I am spending here is invaluable! This internship is giving a wider world knowledge to improve my overall picture of conservation. I can't testify to the housing programme as I found my own accommodation but other interns have told me it is good you are with other students and people of a similar age. I also really like that Intern NZ OZ puts you in touch with the other interns in your area so you can socialise and get to know one another outside work! I'm a month in and can't wait for the next 5!

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe the level of contact before arrival. As I only took the bronze package I did not have a huge amount of communication with the team and this would have panicked me had I not had a friend doing a similar internship with them in Australia.
Brittanii
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience

I have been able to spend the past several weeks in Dunedin, NZ doing a pharmacology research internship at the University of Otago in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department. Everyone in the program at the school is incredible and willing to take the time to help us learn. They are very patient and more than happy to take any questions. Additionally, everyone has been helpful in giving tips about what areas are the best to explore as well as all the best places to eat, grab a cup of coffee, etc. We have met some incredible people and I LOVE the city of Dunedin. It's so unique and there's actually a lot of must see areas here. My personal favorites have been Tunnel Beach (surprisingly not far from the main city), the Botanic Gardens, and the Town Belt. It's been so much fun wandering around and trying all of the coffee here too. So far my favorite cafes have been The Good Oil, The Governor's Cafe, and Modak's. They all have something slightly different to offer but they're all places I suggest people go if they're in Dunedin. Additionally, there are plenty of fun little shops to pop into to look for souvenirs or just to waste time. The Otago Museum and the Settler's Museum are both good areas to learn some local history and just to learn, in general. On Saturday mornings there's a farmer's market outside of the Train Depot that runs from about 8 am to 12 pm. It has a lot of fun vendors and good food/coffee trucks. I would definitely suggest an extended weekend in Queenstown if possible. It was an amazing little town with lots of great food, beautiful hiking, and a lovely beach along the lake. There are a lot of thrill-seeking activities to participate in there including bungee jumping, sky diving, parasailing, boat rides, luge rides, etc. It's a great outdoor mecca!
As far as helpful tips go, I would for sure bring a GOOD pair of shoes. The city of Dunedin is pretty walkable and there's a lot of neat places to explore if you are happy to walk. There is decent enough public transportation though, if you're more interesting in purchasing the GoCard and getting around via bus. If you're coming during spring or fall, the weather is VERY changeable. I have been here during springtime and it has ranged from beautiful, hot and sunny days to COLD, overcast, rain or even slightly snowy days. Always be ready for rain too. Many times we've gone out in the morning to a blue and sunny sky only to leave the campus and it be raining and windy. Just be prepared. Try to plan to go shopping at one of the local grocery stores (Pak N Save or Countdown are close to where we've been staying and Pak N Save tends to be a little cheaper). Eating out for every meal is not very feasible when you're here for so many weeks and prices tend to be a bit high, however, the exchange rate does work in favor of US money.
As far the impact this program has held on my future endeavors, well, there's a lot. I am nearly done with pharmacy school in the United States and I certainly have plans for what I hope to do there but I have a renewed interest in working in a lab. I used to do cell culture in undergrad and I now wish I could continue to do it after practicing again here. Who knows, maybe I'll end up working on a PhD in Pharmacology in the future ;-).

What would you improve about this program?
Honestly, this program has been incredible. We've learned a lot and we've been able to explore and really get to know the area we're in. I don't think I could ask for anything more.
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chithra
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

good experience

I really had a good experience with the kind staff and the clear interaction.
They are good at listening actively to make sure that people trust them are on the right path.
I would definitely recommend this to my friends who are looking for an internship.
They got a right company with the skills which I am looking to explore it is all because of their interest to show me the right pathway. Totally Very Good.

Amit
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Intern NZ, Auckland, Admin

I started my internship in April 2018 and it was for three months in a role of an Admin. My experience with Intern NZ was positive and I found the staff very helpful and polite. I am thankful to Intern NZ for guiding me rightly in selecting the suitable field of internship for me. This internship program also helped me to receive a job offer.
I had great fun during the social events organised by Intern NZ where I able to meet interns coming from different countries and I made good friends. Especially the experience of a weekend trip to New Plymouth & the Waikato Glow-worm caves was amazing. After the internship, I am surely missing the social meets and fun time with them.
For the future participants, New Zealand is the most beautiful country and I would highly recommend to all those who are looking forward to an internship should consider Intern NZ for the internship process.

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Emily
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Non-profit internship

I am currently in my 3rd week of a 10 week internship with this organization. So far I am having a great time! There is a lot of independence with this organization, which is good if you like to form your own experiences abroad and difficult if you are used to structured group programs. I love the nonprofit I am interning with, and I was lucky to be placed in the same housing unit as another intern. One downside is that the organization is not clear on the housing before you arrive, so I was very surprised to find that I was in a dormitory with 50 people, instead of a small, private intern house which is what I had understood it to be. There's a lot of support before you get to New Zealand, but they pretty much leave you alone after that, with a few checkins and social activities about twice a month.

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Martin
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Second time Intern NZ

This year was the second time I used the services of Intern NZ, after using their service last year. After great satisfaction last year regarding my internship, was I determent to return to New Zealand again, which was made possible because of the services of Intern NZ. Their service is really good, especially in case of issues. There were issues with my first internship and Intern NZ reacted fast and found me another internship company. I only use their internship and activities service, since I prefer to arrange my housing, but it is great that they offer a service like that. It was great that their service made it possible for me to visit New Zealand and I will definitely return to New Zealand. When you go to New Zealand, be prepared, especially in terms of finance, since New Zealand might me more expensive than your own country of origin. And after you have arrived, or travel with a group or join their trips around New Zealand. Don't forget to inform them regarding your internship time, since my internship time was different than what was registered in their system, so I missed out on some events.

What would you improve about this program?
Providing information regarding the city you will be living in before arrival, especially if someone is new to that city/country.
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Tommy
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Valuable Program.

I really get the benefit from this program.
During the time I talked to person who help me finding the place foe my internship program, I was really appreciate and I felt the dedication of the support staff of this program.
I have been practicing in a company in accordance with my requirements. First, I am doing the internship in Hamilton near my house. Second, I am doing the internship with the title and responsible where I wanted to be.
Thank you so much!
Tommy.

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Sander
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome!

InternNZ and Intern OZ gave me the perfect internship I could ask for. They organize events and weekend trips, so you meet other interns from all over the world. That is how I found my travel mate for after my internship. They make sure you have a great time during your internship. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an internship! New Zealand is famous for the travel possibilities, so you will definitely know that you will not be stuck at work. I choose to start my internship three weeks earlier, so I could travel more afterward. After my internship, I did a road trip around the South Island and it was the best holiday I had so far. When I went back to my university, I noticed that my English improved a lot compared to the students who stayed home, which was a nice surprise.

What would you improve about this program?
I don't know how it could improve. InternNZ help me every way I wanted and I could not have asked for more. Of course, you want to find out things for yourself and they gave me the freedom to do that.