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Student Accommodation

New Zealand Internships provides full accommodation assistance for placements within Auckland. Accommodation options outside Auckland will also be offered where possible and/or discussed with your host company.

Finding suitable housing in Auckland can be a challenge – particularly for furnished, short-term rentals at reasonable rates. Please find below the carefully selected accommodation options:

Student City Apartments

This housing option is an apartment in the city centre that is close to major transport routes, shops and restaurants. You will share it with 2-4 other people. Many of our programs interns also live within the city centre allowing for great opportunities to socialise! The apartments on offer are all well maintained and have all you need. Budget, standard and luxury options available.

Details:

  • Apartment with private room (Bathroom/Kitchen/Living room shared with 2-4 other people)
  • City centre
  • Fully furnished
  • Sheets, Blankets, Pillow packages ($120 – $150)
  • Possible intern flatmates
  • Social
  • Safe & secure accommodation
  • Easy transport access

Location: City Centre
Rent: from $275 (budget) to $450 (luxury) per week
Admin fee: $275
Move in cost: 1 week rent as deposit, 1 week rent in advance and bedding package.

* We try and keep our prices as up to date as possible, but they might vary slightly as they can be updated by the accommodation provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodation within Auckland is often a challenge, especially during peak periods. The date that we offer this accommodation to you is the time when there is most likely to be availability – so please do not wait too long with your booking!

The location is very central. It is ideal for those with an internship in downtown Auckland. You will also benefit from being close to the nightlife, shops and entertainment within the central city as well as the city parks – all a short walking distance. Furthermore, you have easy bus access to surrounding beaches and suburbs (Takapuna, Mission Bay, Parnell, etc.)

The accommodation provider charges this administration fee. Please note, that any housing option you choose has nothing to do with New Zealand Internships. We are here to offer suggestions, help you process the booking and support you if you run into any issues where possible.

The benefit of this accommodation is the location. If you are not happy with your flatmates or the room, it is possible to request a different room but please know this is not guaranteed and often comes with an associated extra charge.

If at any point you are dissatisfied with the accommodation or need something done, please contact the property manager and nicely make your enquiry. Failing this, please feel free to contact us and we will get in touch with the managers to resolve the issue.

The student city accommodation option has the shared common areas of living room, kitchen and bathroom. If these rooms are messy or dirty it is not the fault of the accommodation – it is the flatmates! It is up to you and your fellow flatmates to keep these common areas clean. The apartment is not big, so any rubbish, dishes or junk is going to make the place look unclean. Also, flatmates that have recently left have a habit of leaving their unwanted items in the common areas – throw it away or keep it if it is useful. Feel free to contact the property manager if there is mould growth, or anything broken.

This all depends on the availability, but if you are arriving on the same day, this is much more likely to happen. Please understand that these are three bedrooms apartments with a maximum of 1 person per room.

Do not be worried if you are coming by yourself! In some cases, you will be accommodation with other interns and otherwise you will be together with other internationals. If you are not happy with your flatmates you can request to swap your room depending on availability.

There are a number of reasons why this accommodation is one of the most popular choices. Firstly, the apartment is very social and you will be close to other interns. Secondly, the location is ideal for inner-city living.

Very soon after you have been successfully placed within your internship, we will send out an email with options for booking.

Student Apartments outside the city centre

This housing option is a slightly cheaper option than the city apartments and only 30min (by bus) from the city centre. An ideal place if you are looking to live with other flatmates in a 5-bedroom apartment. This accommodation is students only and you will often be placed with other interns in an apartment. It is still close to the city while also easy to socialise with other interns. Nature is closeby, with a park (including waterfall) just behind the building.

Details:

  • 5 bedroom apartment with private room
  • Close to city centre
  • Fully furnished
  • Likely to live with other interns
  • Safe accommodation
  • Easy transport access
  • Bedding can be requested upon booking

Location: close to City Centre (West Auckland??)
Rent: from $235 per week
Admin fee: $275
Deposit: $600

Utilities: $399 (up front based on 21 weeks)

Internet: $125 per stay (up front based on 21 weeks)

* We try and keep our prices as up to date as possible, but they might vary slightly as they can be updated by the accommodation provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of reasons why this accommodation is one of the most popular choices. Firstly, the apartment is very social and you will be around other interns. Secondly, the location is close to the city but not in the middle of the hustle and bustle, which is also reflected in the price.

Accommodation within Auckland is often a challenge, especially during peak periods. The date that we offer this accommodation to you is the time when there is most likely to be availability – so please do not wait too long with your booking!

The location is ideal for those with an internship in the city or West Auckland while still being close to the city centre. You can benefit from being close to the nightlife, shops and entertainment within the central city as well as the park behind the building and a big shopping mall only a 30 min bus ride away. And don’t forget the social aspect of living with other interns and students in one building.

The accommodation provider charges this administration fee. Please note, that any housing option you choose has nothing to do with New Zealand Internships. We are here to offer suggestions, help you process the booking and support you if you run into any issues where possible.

Most interns are very happy living at these apartments. If you do not like your flatmates you can ask the property manager for a change of rooms. It is only possible to leave the accommodation after your rental term.

Yes you can – depending on availability. Just let us know you would like to be placed together and the property manager will do their best to accommodate the request. Please be aware that you might be sharing the apartment with a few other flatmates as well.

As above, you can live in this apartment with one of your friends. Furthermore, this is one of our most popular options so chances are you will be sharing the apartment with other interns, and otherwise with other students.

Intern Houses

Auckland is split into two parts by a bridge known as the “Habour Bridge”. On one side, we have the central city and on the other side is Auckland’s “North Shore”. Our Albany accommodation option is located on this shore. You will be living in a large house, complete with a big Kitchen and common living room. Use of the Washing/dryer machine is free.

This option is only recommended for interns doing an internship on the North Shore! A bus ride to the city centre takes around 1 hour (still not far if you were to compare this to say, London or Paris)  The Bus stops are a short walk (15-20min) and it is a short (5min) drive to the shops/supermarket. Wifi is not included in the rent (around $40 per month).

Details:

  • Bedding pack available for $150
  • Spacious apartment/house with private room
  • High likelihood of intern flatmates
  • Safe accommodation
  • Free Parking
  • Free use of washing machine and dryer

Location: North Shore
Rent: $195 per week

Utilities: $25 per week
Admin fee: $275
Deposit: $610

Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodation within Auckland is often a challenge, especially during peak periods. The date that we offer this accommodation to you is the time when there is most likely to be availability – so please do not wait too long with your booking!

If your internship is on the North Shore then the reduced daily travel time makes this a sensible option (Takapuna, Glenfield, Browns bay, Silverdale)

The accommodation provider charges this administration fee. Please note, that any housing option you choose has nothing to do with New Zealand Internships. We are here to offer suggestions, help you process the booking and support you if you run into any issues where possible.

This all depends on the availability, but if you are arrive on the same date, this will be very likely to happen. The houses are very large, with either 5, 7 or 10 bedrooms per house.

Do not be worried if you are coming by yourself! We always request a room in a house with our other interns. This is not a guarantee, but it is likely to happen. Otherwise you will be accommodated among other international students.

Home Stay

The Homestay option includes living within a family’s household. The house, number of family members etc. is of course going to vary from household to household. While you will not be with other interns it is possible to be located very close to your internship. You will have your own room within their house and many of the main meals are included. Note: New Zealand is a very multicultural society! It is possible that your family is originally from Europe or Asia.

Details:

  • House with private room
  • Location choice depends on availability
  • Safe accommodation
  • Food/Meals can be included where desired
  • Free Wifi

Location: Close to internship
Rent: $350 (including 2-3 meals per day) per week
Admin fee: $300
Deposit: $0

Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodation within Auckland is often a challenge, especially during peak periods. The date that we offer this accommodation to you is the time when there is most likely to be availability – so please do not wait too long with your booking!

The accommodation provider charges this administration fee. Please note, that any housing option you choose has nothing to do with New Zealand Internships. We are here to offer suggestions, help you process the booking and support you if you run into any issues where possible.

If you do not like your homestay you can request a replacement to another host family. Please note that there may be associated fees involved with this transfer, depending on the circumstances.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to request to be with a friend within the same family.

Most commonly asked questions

No, our accommodation offerings are just recommendations and you are free to choose your own housing as you wish. Also note that we often update our options where we can. You will receive the latest updated accommodation option after your internship placement.

Sometimes our offers are not suitable for your situation. In this case, it is possible to complete your own search. We are happy provide assistance and relevant web-links for this where required.

Recent years has seen an influx in overseas students, which has in turn driven up demand for student housing. Still, the price for student accommodation in New Zealand is comparable to other OECD countries. A quick comparison to that of Australia shows it is in fact more budget friendly – with shared rooms in Australia tending to be the norm rather than the exception.

The options above are those that we recommend. If you choose to find alternate accommodation our level of service will be limited.

In general, yes – but you will have to look at the specifics of the contract you’re signing. It is often possible to adjust your move-in and move-out dates prior to signing the contract, on arrival. Remember, it is always easier to extend a contract than prematurely terminate one.