Frequently Asked Questions of Interns
This page contains answers to commonly asked questions from our Interns. If you cannot find your question here, please feel free to contact our New Zealand Internships support team. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you.
At New Zealand Internships we have a fee-based Professional Internship program. Our program includes your Internship placement, as well as everything you need to set yourself up on arrival and have a comfortable stay throughout. This includes arrangement of long-term accommodation, assistance with your Visa/Insurance, airport transfers (optional) and much much more. Check our Internship Package Page for more details.
New Zealand Internships specialises in both paid and unpaid Internships. Some Host Organisations choose to remunerate the Intern by assisting with transport costs/accommodation etc. Unpaid Internships, while receiving no remuneration, traditionally give a slightly better overall work experience. The decision to give payment is at all times at the discretion of each and every Organisation. Visit our Professional Internships Program section or Paid Internship Program sectionfor further information.
Yes. If you are an overseas student you will need to apply for a working holiday Visa. Please visit the New Zealand Immigration website Here for a list of countries which can apply for the Working Holiday Visa. Please note, some countries have a maximum number of Visa’s, and once sold out, we will no longer be able to assist you. Additionally, if your country has limited Working Holiday Visa spots, please apply to get your Visa first before applying to our Internship program. Further information can be found Here
You choose when your Internship starts and finishes. It will generally take us 1-2 days to respond to your application, after which we will invite you for a Skype interview. We generally need at least 4 weeks (depending on your requirements) to process your application, so we encourage you not to delay your application for too long. If you do leave your decision till the last minute, feel free to contact us and we will try our best to arrange an Internship for you in what limited time we have.
If you are still overseas, our team will be available to contact via Skype/call or email. Before your arrival we will have secured your Internship placement, as well as made all necessary arrangements for your stay, including accommodation.
No. All you need is enthusiasm and the drive to succeed in your chosen field. That said, relevant experience in your field is never a bad thing to have prior to your Internship.
New Zealand Internships prides itself on the quality Internships it provides. We have close ties to many New Zealand companies and are familiar with their working practices. New Zealand’s companies will give you exposure to meaningful and varied tasks.
Yes, most of our interns are completing the compulsory practical component of their University studies. New Zealand Internships will assist you with all the necessary documents for your University to ensure that you gain credit for your Internship completed in New Zealand.
Not necessarily, we have many graduates and non graduates come through our doors looking for experience or just wanting to establish connections in their industry of their choice.
No, flights to/from New Zealand are not included. We will assist you in finding adequate accommodation during your stay in New Zealand, learn more more about our Accommodation Services.
We generally ask that our candidates have at least an intermediate to advanced level of English. If you are not feeling entirely confident, we can help you find a suitable English Language Course for you.
Our Internships are mainly located in Auckland. However, we place interns all over the country. (Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown etc.).
Accommodation, including electricity and water will be, on average, 220 NZD per week. Living expenses are around 25 NZD per day on food – with trips and entertainment costs separate. For a full overview check out our Living Costs section.
New Zealand Internships wants everything about your internship to be awesome! We organise regular events, trips and activities. This is one of the reasons we stand out so much from our competitors – Our events and trips have helped create incredible bonds of friends amongst our interns which will last for years to come.
The nightlife, particularly in the larger cities like Auckland is bustling and comparable to other metropolitan cities its size around the world, giving plenty of opportunities to go clubbing, pubbing, or whatever else takes your fancy. View our Nightlife Photo album.
The Summer months (November-April) are extremely nice with temperatures between 22 and 35 degrees. But winter months can get colder, especially at night, so make sure to bring a warm jacket!! Learn more about New Zealand Weather.
There are no vaccinations required for a trip to New Zealand. That said, it is always recommended that you see your physician at least 4-6 weeks prior to your departure to confirm you’re in good health.