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Intern OZ and Intern NZ

About

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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Shikha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Intern NZ provides you best in class service. They help you reach that table where you can't reach alone! I had a wonderful experience in my Internship and thankful to Intern NZ who helped me. It is very tough to get a space in the market for a good position but Intern NZ makes it possible. Excellent and supportive staff who work around your needs and finds a suitable match as per your requirements. I highly recommend Intern NZ.

Thanks, Intern NZ for making my journey a memorable one and finding the best option for me. highly recommended.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Enjoy the program and learn the best of experiences!
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Dennis
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Conducting my internship abroad has been a dream and with InternOZ this dream came true. InternOZ helped me within two day to find me a placement company in Australia which was amazing! From the beginning they kept me up to date and asked on a regular base if everything is going well, as well on a personal level as how the internship is going. Next to finding an internship they provide housing (against payment of course) make sure you are socially in contact with there interns in Australia or New Zealand. Their staff is very friendly and If you need them you can always call or e-mail them!

InternOZ really listen to wat you as a individual want and they do everything they can to meet the requirements you asked for. This allows you to have a perfect internship abroad which met all your requirements. After all, you have to conduct the internship.

Last but not least: I can't be more thankful for the opportunity InternsOZ offered me, it was it all worth!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Best thing I ate was a Golden Gaytime! This typically Australian ice cream is definitely a must to try!Maybe it sounds weird but it is one of the best ice creams I ate!
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Akhil
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Its been a great experience with intern NZ in terms of finding me a suitable internship in wellington. I was amazed at their response time in terms of arranging interviews for me. I got my first interview within one week and fortunately, I got selected with a firm which is related to my studies. While I am writing this review I almost completed two months with this company and so happy to see my growth within a short period of time. Another important thing about Intern NZ is that they check on us regarding the working environment and our well being throughout the internship days, that makes Intern NZ a good choice. Inter NZ is active on several social media platforms and makes it easy for people to connect and improve their contacts while we are here in a new place.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be safe and enjoy life. It will be an amazing experience to test your skills.
This was taken while visiting the botanical gardens in Wellington, New Zealand during the peak of spring.
Brandy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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

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.

Programs

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Intern NZ: All Industries Throughout New Zealand
New Zealand
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Intern OZ: All Industries Throughout Australia
Australia
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Virtual Internship in New Zealand
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Virtual Internship in Australia
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Intern OZ: Broadcasting, Film and Journalism Internships in Australia
Australia

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Intern NZ: Broadcasting, Film, and Journalism Internships in New Zealand
New Zealand

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Intern NZ: Business Internships in New Zealand
New Zealand

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Intern OZ: Business Internships in Australia
Australia

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Intern OZ: Engineering Internships In Australia
Australia

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Alumni Interviews

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

Why did you choose this program?

I chose this program because I wanted a chance to study abroad before graduating with my Bachelors Degree and I also needed to complete an internship before graduation. I chose to intern in New Zealand because I didn't know very much about the country and I wanted a chance to learn more about a different culture.

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

My program provider and university were able to assist me every step of the way. I started looking at my different options when I visited my university's study abroad office and from there they gave me a list of different providers that offered internships in my field of study. The study abroad office helped me find scholarships and apply for my passport, they also arranged a pre-departure meeting a few months before my internship.

The provider I chose to go with, Intern NZ, also helped me every step of the way. They arranged a pre-departure video chat with other students and Intern NZ staff that I would meet in New Zealand. Intern NZ was able to match me with my perfect internship and give me any assistance I needed while abroad.

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

One piece of advice I would give someone going on my program would be to take full advantage of your free time. I stayed in Wellington, New Zealand right in the heart of downtown, so there was always something to do or another thing to explore. There are also a lot of different transit systems like the bus, train, or ferry to take you to another city on the North Island or down to the South Island.

My favorite excursion in New Zealand was the trip I took to Taupo with one of my flatmates. My boss had recommended I see Taupo before flying home so my friend and I reserved a rental car and took the five-hour drive. We got to see thermal craters, see Maori rock carvings, and even swim in a natural hot spring.

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

An average week as a participant in my program was a little different than a traditional internship because dance studios typically are only open in the evenings.

Monday-Friday I would typically take a bus to work around 2:30 pm and arrive at work around 3 pm. I would help with class warm-ups, work on studio paperwork and admin duties, and teach a few classes with my day ending around 8 pm.

Occasionally, I would come in for work on the weekends, but typically only when we had an upcoming show or competition.

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

Going into my experience abroad, my biggest fear was feeling anxious about changing my lifestyle. It scared me that I wouldn't have a car, so I would have to depend on public transportation and I would be moving to an unfamiliar area. I overcame these fears by learning more about the transportation system, asking questions, and leaving the apartment more often so I could get to know my surroundings.

My views on the issue changed when I started to step out of my comfort zone and adjust to living somewhere brand new. With the help of my friends and coworkers encouraging me to explore Wellington and other parts of New Zealand, I became less fearful and more confident in traveling around a new place.

Do you have a favorite story you'd like to share?

One of my favorite stories was when I traveled with the dance studio to Palmerston North for a big national dance competition. I was a chaperone in one of the cabins with a few of the students and it was so much fun getting to know them outside of the dance studio. They had so much they wanted to know about American culture and I had so much I wanted to know about Kiwi culture.

The next day the dance team woke up and I got to help with hair and makeup and getting everyone ready for their big competition day. After everyone was ready, I got to see the team perform their dance and cheer them on. It was such a fun experience with the studio and great bonding experience with the students and staff.

Staff Interviews

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

Theresa Hassett

Job Title
Partner Relations Manager
Theresa comes from Ireland and is our Partner Relations Manager who looks after our Host Organisations and Partners relationships to ensure the programme is running smoothly and that our candidates have the best experience.

What is your favorite travel memory?

I have been very lucky to travel around the world before settling in New Zealand and have a lot of favourite memories. To choose one it would have to be New York.
It was always a dream of mine to go there so when I go the opportunity to go there with Intern NZ Intern OZ I jumped at the opportunity. It was everything I ever dreamed off and of course, I visited all the tourist spots like Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park and of course shopping at Macey's! I just wish I had more time to explore more of New York.

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

Since I started working at Intern NZ Intern OZ, I have definitely grown professionally and personally and this is down to my colleagues I work with and our candidates. We have a pretty cool team where everyone is very supportive of each other and love the work that we do. Our candidates range from International and Domestic so we have an interesting mix of people that we get to work with.

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

The best stories are when we have candidates that are doing internships so they can get a foot in the door of their desired industry. When they are employed soon after either by the company they are interning with or another company, it feels good to know that we have been able to help. A lot of our candidates are relying on the experience to help them get a kick start in their career so it is a pleasure to be a part of that.

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

I would love to do a Virtual Internship. It is our newest programme and with Covid-19 it's all about working online. It is the new normal. I would have the opportunity to upskill while also learning how to be a valuable part of the team while working remotely. I think this is a great skill to add to my CV.

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

There are so many things that I am proud of with our company and these include how we as a team value our candidates. We care about the experience that they will be gaining and their well being. We have a very strong support system in place. It helps that we as a team work really well together and have clear and open communication.

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

We may be a small company but our success is largely down to how well we all work as a team. A lot of our candidates come through word of mouth which will show that we do provide a good service. We communicate really well to ensure we are efficient and are very supportive of each other. We also have many opportunities available to us to learn and upskill.