This company is a host to students from more than 90 countries and has a long history of actively encouraging internationalisation through its many teaching and research programmes. The company has obtained international recognition in many disciplines and is widely known for its high standards and excellence. When students make the decision to study at this company they choose a university like no other. The company is characterised by the applied nature of many of its teaching and research programmes and by its special expertise in the fields of science, design, social science, education, and business.

This company’s unique multi-campus structure makes it possible for students planning a year abroad to consider studying at the Auckland campus for one semester and then one semester at another campus. This flexible campus option is a great chance to experience different Kiwi lifestyles and see New Zealand from other perspectives.

Intern Duties

We are beginning a new chapter in a long-term research program studying North Island Brown Kiwi. Our work focuses on their breeding behaviours and physiology. We are primarily looking for people to help with our fieldwork, although there is some potential to do lab work and captive work as well, this will depend on the volunteer and timing. Our field site is located on an isolated island in the Hauraki Gulf (near Auckland). The accommodations on the island are relatively basic, however, we usually have the use of a cabin with beds, running water and electricity.

Because kiwi has such a long breeding season (8months+) we will not be on the field the entire time. Trips to the field will range from a couple of weeks to potentially a couple of months with a week or two break in between. When we are not on the island we will be unable to provide you with accommodation, however, you are free to take this time to explore New Zealand.

The work itself will primarily involve locating the birds using radio telemetry (note Kiwi is a shy, nocturnal bird so you rarely see them walking about), nest checks, setting up equipment (mostly cameras) to observe the birds, invertebrate sampling, habitat surveys, and on occasion, assisting colleagues with capturing birds and taking samples. Some of this work will involve working at night and cold conditions.

Company Description

Location: Auckland
Number of Employees: 100+
Industry: Education/Biology
Position: Bird Research
Vacancy code: NZ 1751 (3)

How to apply

To apply for an internship via us, please use the “Apply now” link. You will need to complete an online application form. We will email you to acknowledge we have received your interest and let you know the next steps in the application process.

Make sure that you are sincerely interested in the position and will be motivated to perform if hired.