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Intern OZ and Intern NZ

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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 professional internships designed to meet academic requirements and provide in depth industry knowledge.

Internship host organisations welcome you as part of their team and are committed to the internship learning experience. We also provide a full set of support services such as accommodation, orientations, airport pick ups, 24/7 emergency support and events centred around the international internship experience to ensure your time in Australia or New Zealand is a wonderful, safe and life enriching experience.

Founded
2009
Headquarters

Wakefield Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Reviews

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Molly
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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

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

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

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

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.

Programs

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Nathalie Wunder

Nathalie is a student of Media and English Studies from Germany and is currently interning as a production assistant in New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland.

Nathalie Wunder

Why did you choose this program?

It has always been my dream to spend some time abroad during my studies. But as I am also a professional athlete, organizing such a big trip a year or more in advance (as is necessary when you want to actually study when abroad) was simply not possible. Intern NZ gave me the opportunity to realize my dream more spontaneously!

Additionally, the service they offered sounded very professional, so I decided to go for it to secure that my trip to the other end of the world would go as smoothly as possible.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

Intern NZ assisted me every step of the way: providing me with application and Skype interview guidelines, checking on the progress of my visa, having a pre-departure chat on Skype on what to expect, organizing an orientation meeting in Auckland a day after I arrived and so on… It can seem intimidating to organise such a big trip but I never felt alone during my preparations.

I had to organize my own housing but only because I opted for it. Intern NZ offers accommodation in shared spaces but the ones they provide are too far from my workplace. But even as it was not their responsibility anymore, they were keen to know if everything went well with my accommodation search.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I would say that they do not need to be afraid of anything, they are in good hands! They still have to do some work on their own - like writing a resume and a cover letter for example - obviously, but apart from that, the staff of the programme ensures that you have your things organized in time. So just go for it, enjoy your time abroad and make as many new experiences as possible!

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

For me, it is basically the daily routine of any working person. I work 40 hours a week in a small company and learning a lot of new cool stuff. The company is really good, I enjoy working there very much!

What I like about being abroad and interning instead of studying, is that I can use the weekends for traveling as I don't have any assignments or exams here.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

Actually I wasn't afraid of coming to New Zealand at all. I already had some friends that live here that I know from my sport, and all contact with my colleagues and my host from my homestay before, as well as with the local Intern NZ staff was very nice, friendly and welcoming, so I already felt at home before I even got here!

If you could do it all over again, would you?

Yes, definitely! The internship and being on my own at the other end of the world made me a different person. I feel more confident now because I got the feeling that I really achieved something for myself. And my experiences were only positive!

The kiwi are a lovely people and no one is ever in a bad mood! I was very conscious about my behaving correctly here beforehand because Intern NZ provided me with a long Code of Conduct, which was helpful, but turned out to be a lot stricter than the people here actually are.

So generally, I would advise anyone to set aside their doubts and just do it. I am sure they will get the feeling that they excel themselves!

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Rebecca grew up in the UK and after graduating from university, she moved to New Zealand to work with Intern NZ and Intern OZ. Her work includes handling enquiries, meeting new interns who have arrived in New Zealand and running events for them during their stay.

What is your favorite travel memory?

Since being in New Zealand, I have had the chance to visit the Waitomo Caves on the North Island. It was such an amazing experience to float on a ring through the caves while seeing the glow worms light up the ceiling above us. It was something that was so cool, I can't do it justice with just words! It is also something that I would never be able to do in my home country.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I've been able to see a different work culture by working in a different country. My job itself has involved meeting lots of new people from across the world and introducing them to their new city. It's great to be able to show people all the fun new places they can explore and share the insider knowledge you've gained since you've been living here. I also like to hear about the places everyone else has discovered while they've been travelling around. I'm much more open to new experiences and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to try lots of different things with my company. It's also great to be able to make a difference to someone else's time abroad by giving them great social activities.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

The best story I have heard is about a student who enjoyed their experience during their internship in New Zealand so much that they applied for a full time job with the company they worked for. They're now staying for another year because they love the work and the country so much!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Having now worked in New Zealand, I'd love to try one of our Australian internships in Sydney or Melbourne so that I can see just how different it is to work in another country. Sydney and Melbourne are such amazing and busy cities, and the weather is pretty good too. Plus, there are other awesome places in Australia to travel to as well!

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Our company is unique because our internships are completely customized to suit the intern's needs. The internships are customized because the intern can choose their start date, how long they want to stay for, where they want to go in the country, and we look for internships with companies that really match the position that the intern is looking for.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think the biggest factor in being a successful company is how much focus we place on the interns. They are at the center of all the work we do, and we try to help them by finding the perfect placements and giving them a great experience of the country while they are here by connecting them with each other.

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