Intern NZ: All Industries Throughout New Zealand

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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

85%
based on 33 reviews
  • Growth 8.2
  • Support 8.4
  • Fun 8
  • Housing 8.2
  • Safety 9
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Mateusz
1/10

Terrible experience, if you have money to throw away you can risk it

The worst experience possible. I've decided to become their intern based mainly on the positive reviews of this company that I found online so I've decided to write my own story and maybe save some people out there from wasting their time and money. So the company promises that they will arrange max of 3 interviews for you within 12 weeks with possible hosting companies or a refund. During the initial phone call they convinced me that I should go for 3 month internship because otherwise no one will be interested so I said ok (even though I knew working 3 months for free will be tough financially). After about 8 weeks of silence and after I remind them about myself they started to coming up with the various names of the companies (some very good) that would like to host me but they would like to do it for a shorter period of time than 3 months or in a different time of the year. I was agreeing to everything, changing my plans and jobs according to them. But in the end all of those companies were not interested as it turned out. There were no interviews. Finally I got an interview after 13 weeks of waiting. It supposed to be skype interview. I spend two hours waiting for some guy to call. Later they told me he just "changed his mind". I started mentioning refund option and then miracle. After 16 weeks I have interview and I got internship. Working hours 8-17 Mon-Fri. As it turned out I worked the total of 8 days (few hours each) during 2 months of internship. Last three weeks I didn't get to do anything at all. I was signalling the problem to Internnzoz but they ignored me cause they already got my money and didn't care. Finally at the end I got an offensive email from them, saying that everything is my fault etc. etc. and that it was me who quit... Well that's interesting cause I was the one who was calling and mailing the hosting company every few days asking if they need me or if I could come and do something for them.... I wouldn't even be mad if they would just be fair to me, say sorry at least but
sending accusations at the end it was just pathetic. They also blocked me on facebook so I wouldn't be able to review them there (Just to clarify I had work experience from 4 countries (3 countries in the industry that I chose for my internship) )So I PAID A LOT OF MONEY FOR THEM TO FIND ME 8 DAYS OF INTERNSHIP.

Response from Intern OZ and Intern NZ

Dear Mateusz,

We are very sad with your review. We understand that getting involved into our programme is an investment and may take some time to get the right internship for you. But we're always interested in finding the right role for our candidates.

We offer a maximum of 2 interviews with companies and we suggest to have a 3 month experience so that the learning process is very enriching. We constantly communicate to our interns and the companies to make sure that the experience is going well.
We wrote you and even asked you to be our Intern of the Week, something we do to focus on an intern's experience and an opportunity to send something home to family and friends.
This is not something we pay people to do, but after submitting the article you were expecting a payment, which is not possible for us to do since this is a voluntary task.

We would have appreciated that you could have given us a call or let us know that you were not having a nice experience. According to the feedback that you gave us on the Intern of the week, you were having a good time.
And then, when we told you that this was a voluntary role, you told us that you only interned for 8 days and didn't complete the internship period.

Also, we would like to clarify that all the reviews that we receive are from all our interns, where they share their experience with everybody and for other interns.

We value all kind of feedback and reviews, and are always open to improvements.

We hope you can take this response as positive and we wish you the best of luck in your career.

The Intern NZ & Intern OZ Team

No, I don't recommend
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Lindsay
9/10

The work experience I had was a once in a life-time

The internship experience I had with the team was so great, I'm so happy to have this opportunity with them! I had a lot of really great work experience and exposure to the types of project available and learnt so much each day. The people at the company were so kind and helpful and I'm so happy to have met them all! The only thing I would change was perhaps to be placed on a specific project and work closely under one of the project managers in the field. I could be assigned tasks by one of the project managers as conditions change on the project, this way I would just feel more involved in a specific project and be more involved on a coordination and process level. Other than that, the experience I gained in the field and working with everyone was amazing.
New Zealand is whole other magical world! I worked with another intern where we could adventure outside of Auckland on the weekend for hikes, caving, night kayaking to see the glow worms, and fishing! The people at my company were so kind and helpful introducing me to all the delicious pineapple lumps and biscuits! ...there were minor withdrawals when I got home because they aren't sold here in Canada... The work experience I had was a once in a life-time. It has opened so many doors here in Canada in my field!

Yes, I recommend
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Amandeep
9/10

Work in multi-culture environment!

This internship enhanced my skills, gave me a very good experience to work in multi-culture environment. it was a lovely experience :). My internship was about the operations, how to maintain small projects using different strategies with different clients, database management, database administrator, operations management etc. :). No recommendations from my side, you guys are best and i am fully satisfied with your service :)

Yes, I recommend
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Chandan
10/10

I think you guys are doing great job and involving students in the lot of activities outside the work

I took full advantage of the opportunity given by the Internnz and I have extended my internship to the mid-December. I think you guys are doing great job and involving students in the lot of activities outside the work.(However I was not able to attend any due to my work commitment, as I work on weekends on another job to get some monetary benefits). Internnz is doing great job and I am really impressed with their service. They follow up with students and believe in building good relation with the students. My internship coordinator even came to my work which was very impressive with there followup. Keep doing what you are doing guys :) Studying and living in New Zealand is a great experience of my life....I learned more than expected and really loved the work and still working there even after completion of the intership contract.

My whole team at the internship is very supportive. Working in small tech team allows you to get involve more into the team and work on individual projects which helps you to build your skills.

This journey was impossible without Internnz and my well wishes to all staff who are really doing great efforts in helping students.

Yes, I recommend
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Geoffrey
10/10

I would recommend this country to anyone

I would recommend this country to anyone, it's been the greatest time I've ever had. I've met some great people at work and outside, I've learned a lot regarding advertising and have been really passionate about the projects I was given the opportunity to work on.
I've found that people think and behave differently than back in Europe. People are more chilled, the work ethic is different, more relaxed in general, and the team spirit seems to be stronger here.
New Zealand is truly a great country and deserves to be visited !

Yes, I recommend
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Lennard
8/10

Accommodating

This internship in the television field was quite accommodating, and it was definitely a huge learning experience for me. The difference between Europe and New Zealand was much bigger than I expected.

Yes, I recommend
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Jan
8/10

It has changed my life and built up my character!

I reckon your service is quite good: fast response on mails, trying to reach satisfaction of the interns etc. All in all, my overseas experience has been a marvelous time in my life and I've been enjoying every single minute. I've learned plenty of useful things I definitely need in my life and had been missed during my school days, where I used to love with my parents. I've met lovely kiwi people and discovered a totally different way of life. The term "work life balance" has got a new definition in my brain which will definitely influence my personal development. But that is not all: I've traveled through the most beautiful country in the world, met lots of new people with different characters and made friends from all over the world.

Yes, I recommend
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Roosmarijn
9/10

My internship was a lot of fun!

I think your service is great and I loved all of the activities that were organized. I had a great time being in New Zealand and was able to meet a lot of new people. My internship was a lot of fun!

Yes, I recommend
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Sowmya
10/10

Great Internship Experience

I definitely learned new things and improved my skills from this experience. This internship has given me a very good learning experience overseas I am lucky enough to have a very good team. They're so helpful and wonderful people. They helped me to learn some new things and I am glad to have had them.

Yes, I recommend
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Brittany
10/10

Perfect Internship, Amazing Experience

I had a great internship experience, it was easy to get placed with sending my interests and what my studies were. It was the perfect internship for me to learn and increase my skills and abilities. I gave a lot of good ideas to the company that will help them grow in years to come to keep growing this business.

How can this program be improved?
I would have liked a little more information before I arrived. For example a handbook of places to eat, shop, things to do, etc would have been nice to get me adjusted to the new city and country.
Yes, I recommend
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Rebecca
10/10

Intern Abroad!

When I found out that I could intern in New Zealand for my placement year I couldn't wait to find an internship so I could jump on a plane and travel as well as develop professionally. Intern NZ found me a perfect internship that my university also approved of. I am currently thoroughly enjoying it! When I had questions about visas or accommodation they answered them all and I found them to be very helpful.

They have a Facebook group for interns in my city so I can talk to others. They have also organised several intern meet ups so I have got to meet other interns in my city. I also went on the Rotorua trip on Labour Day that was organised by Intern NZ which was soo much fun! It was nice to get out of Wellington and see New Zealand!

I would 100% recommend interning abroad! It is an amazing experience that opens your eyes to other cultures and ways of living. New Zealand is very culture rich meaning it isn't hard to find interesting things to do.

I feel that I have learnt more than I would have if I stayed back in the UK to do my placement year. I have met amazing people and I am looking forward to completing the rest of my placement year here. I might even extend my visa and stay longer - Once you are here you'll never want to leave!

How can this program be improved?
The only thing I would say needed to be improved was the help with accommodation. While Intern NZ were really helpful and found me accommodation in the center of Wellington, I found it to be quite expensive. If you are only here for a few months then it is fine however because I am here for a whole year I am having to plan ahead and budget! It has been easy to find other accommodation though and Intern NZ gave me a few ideas about where to start looking which was really nice of them.
Yes, I recommend
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Nisha
10/10

A great experience!

I was fortunate enough to get a very good opportunity to work as an internee for one of the largest companies in the seafood industry. My role and responsibilities included reviewing and documenting the three main processes in accounting and finance section. I got an opportunity to travel in five cities within New Zealand. The internship was based on academic knowledge gained by me as well as my previous work experience. It was an excellent journey of experience. I wish all future interns all the best. My advice to them is to work hard and integrate your studies with the real world.

Yes, I recommend
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Gwenaelle
10/10

I fell in love with the country

I did an internship in New Zealand in 2013 and since I love travelling I had to come back for this year's internship! Kiwis are very friendly and helpful and the country is quite small which means it's quite likely that people around you have beach houses or family in various cities. So don't hesitate to ask if you want to travel cheaply as they will probably be more than happy to help you out!

Yes, I recommend
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Sander
9/10

Great times, do it

I did an internship in Wellington, and it was great. InterNNZ arranged an internship for me at one of the most influential online media business of NZ. You are offered a studio apartment to stay but are also free to search for your own place. They arrange meetups with current interns right away so you will instantly make new friends for the rest of your time. It was a great time and this experience will stay with me for a long time. If you are still hesitating.. stop it and do this.

Yes, I recommend
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Delilah
10/10

yaay

InternNZ did a great job arranging my internships. I don't even have one, but I have two internships. They also arrange meetings so you can meet the other interns, you will make some good friends overthere! They supported me with everything and they replied on every single email I've send (and I've send a lot of emails). They were really patient and because of this experience I am even a better social worker than before.

How can this program be improved?
Cheaper accommodations. $290 is not cheap for a student.
Yes, I recommend

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Intern OZ and Intern NZ provide customised internship programmes in Australia and New Zealand. Internships are of varying lengths from 6 weeks to one year and are in all industries. We work with organisations in Australia and New Zealand that offer...