Hosting an intern can benefit your business
“Internships” are becoming increasingly mainstream in New Zealand business culture. We would like to welcome new companies to share in the rewards and begin understanding how an interns assistance with your research & projects, can vastly grow and make more-lucrative your business.
Interns are available year round to support where your resource requirements allow for them. As a cost-effective and hassle-free staffing solution; they provide perfect cover for project work, maternity leave or those busy seasonal periods.
Internships are becoming a valuable stream for the recruitment of fresh talent. A percentage of our partners elect to welcome interns as permanent members of their teams following their internship period.
An intern might be local or international. Local candidates often stem from New Zealand Universities or tertiary level institutions and either require an internship to graduate or are simply looking for post-graduation work experience to get their foot in the door of an industry.
As for our international candidates, New Zealand’s worldwide reputation as a quality destination to complete an internship is bringing increased numbers from Europe, the UK and the United States. These candidates are studying at some of the best Universities in the world and come with the desire for practical experience and require University credits in their related field of study.
Internships are quickly becoming the bridge between study and work. Taking on an intern is doing a service to the future of today’s student’s as they transform into tomorrow’s workforce.
Hosting an intern
Hosting an intern is easier than you might think. New Zealand Internships, the countries leading internship provider looks after the entire process from start to finish. We focus solely on placements in NZ, meaning we have developed strong relationships with some of the world’s best universities. This guarantees you a large pool of intern talent from which to select.
Your organisation can host an intern from $0,-
(that’s right, zero dollar’s) per week.
What do our hosts say?
They are talented with fresh ideas, a motivation to succeed and are very keen to see measurable results from their work. Our clients have been impressed with the quality of their output and their willingness to fit into their teams. Over 85% of our host businesses take on up to four interns per year, often starting in one area where they have a skills shortage and then expanding their intake across different departments.
Benefits of hosting
Getting an intern through New Zealand Internships guarantees you a hassle free experience. Active since 2007 and having successful assisted thousands of interns to find a place within New Zealand companies, we know precisely how to successfully arrange an internship. We will fully assist your company and our interns. From overseeing visa/insurance and accommodation arrangements to looking after their social well-being through regularly scheduled trips & activities. All that is left is for the company to start reaping the benefits of hosting an intern.
Hiring an intern is a temporary and affordable resource. Despite their modest requirements, an interns support will add extra manpower and reduce strain on existing employees. This could be particularly useful during busy periods of peak season, holiday periods or maternity leave. Interns can prove valuable in getting special projects or research off the ground. Equally, your current staff could be freed up for tasks where higher-level, strategic thinking or expertise is required. The net result is a significant increase in workplace productivity.
Interns are rich sources for providing new outlooks, skills and understanding of new technologies where a business may be lacking e.g. social media/marketing. Your company will also benefit from the opportunity to expand its network. Through evaluation and feedback sessions with your interns you can gain a fresh perspective on your internal organisational environment; providing valuable insight on things needing improving or those already working well. Finally, having a new an enthusiastic young intern can reinvigorate or remind senior staff of the importance of the work they do. it’s easy to get caught up in the everyday aspects of our jobs.
Your company will be hosting highly motivated, enthusiastic and educated interns. The majority of Interns are currently undertaking a Bachelors or Master’s degree and require an Internship as a component of their course from some of the best universities in the world. For this reason, alongside their significant investment in both time and money – they have every incentive to do well.
What you should know
Hosting an intern is completely legal if you do it according the guidelines of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. They have defined lawful unpaid work to include work trials, volunteer work, work experience and internships. Unpaid work is lawful if it is a genuine work experience, vocational placement or volunteering arrangement. For more information, please visit the website of MBIE
When you host an intern through New Zealand Internships, you can be assured that we are fully compliant with these guidelines.
The growth of internships in recent years is in part due to changes in University requirements for students. There are now a number of courses that require an internship or work experience in order to graduate.
Yes, hosting an intern is beneficial for your company, but understand that your company is doing something good in return as well. You will provide the candidate with a valuable work experience for their CV and future career. You are fostering the development of students and recent graduates as they progress from their studies into the working world.
Our motivated and passionate team, have organised placement’s for thousands of successful candidates – all having left with a rewarding and quality overall experience. The stories and feedback we regularly receive can attest to this. The smiling faces in the photos you see on this website are all previous interns. We are THE internship agency with the best service, best results for our interns and host companies.
Why New Zealand Internships
As an outsourced Internship Program, it is important that our clients are kept informed and that we are contactable. We offer superior customer service through our dedicated Internship Co-ordinator, we value our clients’ feedback and provide mediation should the need arise.
NZ Internships is recognized as providing the most comprehensive onboarding and social welfare programme, delivering work ready and happier interns to our clients. This ensures that our clients need only focus on getting interns up to speed with their projects.
Every aspect of our program has been thoroughly examined and checked for compliance with New Zealand’s current employment and tax legislation.
The services we offer to our candidates makes sure that a company need only oversee in-office considerations.
We are lucky enough that there are several elements in our business where we can engage an intern. Currently we have a fantastic French Marketing intern who has been helping to redesign our visual presence in regards to recruiting candidates with posters, flyers and online branding. She has also given us valuable insight into the best way to advertise the amazing service we offer our au pairs by participating in some of our playgroups, and children and au pair outings. She is even being used in our new marketing material!
- Advertising & Communication
- Business, Marketing & Sales
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- Finance & Accounting
- Human Resources
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- Information technology
- Social Work
- Tourism & Travel
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- And many more.