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Ministry of Education

  • #7 in Government & Public Service
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2021 Summer Internship Programme

Wellington
Applications are now open for the Summer Internship Porgramme!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship
Number of Vacancies
10-14
Start Date
21 Nov 2021

Application dates

Applications Open
30 Jul 2021
Applications Close
15 Aug 2021

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
H
Anthropology & Geography
Classics
Criminology
Development, Migration & Gender
Archaeology & History
International Studies
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Philosophy
Politics & Policy Studies
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Liberal Arts
I
Computer Science (all other)
Cyber Security
Design & User Experience
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Law
Legal Studies
P
Property, Land & Real Estate
Sustainable Development
S
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
T
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
TESOL
Vocational Education & Training

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

See details

Working rights

New Zealand

  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident

Australia

  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident
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What does the summer internship programme involve? |He aha ngā āhuatanga o te kaupapa tūnga whakangungu mō te raumati?

The Ministry of Education summer internship programme is a paid 12-week internship over the summer holidays. Opportunities are available in a range of different areas across the organisation, and can give you a real taste of where your career could take you.

We have a range of opportunities available across the organisation including: Business Improvement, IT, Early Learning, Māori Education, HR, Property, Procurement, Business Services and more. If you have a particular area you are interested in, you will have the opportunity to specify this during your application.

You'll be working on real projects with experienced colleagues, who'll support you to develop your skills and knowledge further. Your team, your fellow interns and the Early in Careers team will be there to support you every step of the way to make sure your experience with us is an enjoyable one.

There will also be learning and development opportunities made available to you during your internship including various workshops, events and job shadowing.

Who are we looking for? |Kei te kimi mātou i a wai?

We are looking for resilient and driven people who are motivated to make a difference to our education system. We are looking for effective communicators, who enjoy working as part of a team and collaborating to make a positive contribution to our country's future.

You don't need to be a A grade student, what matters to us is that you are passionate about making a difference. There is such a variety of opportunities at the Ministry and so for us it is more about hearing what you bring to the table. Tell us about your culture, your skills and your experiences, everything that makes you, you.

We consider applicants from all academic backgrounds, so if you're keen to contribute and learn, then we want to hear from you!

We also welcome applications from students from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and Disabled people that will enrich our understanding of the education system.

While you do need to have completed at least two years of tertiary study, we're looking to see what makes you unique. We don't expect our interns to have previous work experience or knowledge about the education sector, but we would love to hear about what sets you apart. Tell us about any voluntary or community work that you have done, any leadership experience that you have and any languages that you speak. Anything that makes you stand out.

The important stuff |Ngā kōrero taketake

Here's the stuff you need to know!

Successful interns must be available to complete their internship from the 22nd of November 2021 to 25th of February 2022.

Must have completed at least two years of study towards a tertiary qualification, i.e., you must be in at least your third year of study currently OR have already graduated.

You must be a New Zealand citizen or resident.

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
B
Accounting
Commerce
Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business
Business Administration
International Business
Management
Office Studies
Project Management
Economics
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Tourism
H
Anthropology
Geography
Classics
Criminology
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
Archaeology
History
International Studies
I
Computer Science (all other)
Cyber Security
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
M
Audiology
Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
P
Property, Land & Real Estate
Sustainable Development

Working rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

CitizenPermanent residentFull working rightsLimited working rightsNo working rights
New Zealand
Australia

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I have been so lucky in my education throughout my life. Without it I would be a completely different person, and seeing such a concrete (sometimes literally) symbol of access to education for someone is genuinely wonderful to me.

Adam Berry

  • Graduate stories
I have been so lucky in my education throughout my life. Without it I would be a completely different person, and seeing such a concrete (sometimes literally) symbol of access to education for someone is genuinely wonderful to me.

Adam Berry

  • Graduate stories
At its core all my work is about making a difference for people. As an added bonus, every now and then you find yourself in a meeting with a bunch of really amazing people all trying to make things better.

Elliot Jones

  • Graduate stories
At its core all my work is about making a difference for people. As an added bonus, every now and then you find yourself in a meeting with a bunch of really amazing people all trying to make things better.

Elliot Jones

  • Graduate stories
I have been so lucky in my education throughout my life. Without it I would be a completely different person, and seeing such a concrete (sometimes literally) symbol of access to education for someone is genuinely wonderful to me.

Adam Berry

  • Graduate stories
I have been so lucky in my education throughout my life. Without it I would be a completely different person, and seeing such a concrete (sometimes literally) symbol of access to education for someone is genuinely wonderful to me.

Adam Berry

  • Graduate stories
At its core all my work is about making a difference for people. As an added bonus, every now and then you find yourself in a meeting with a bunch of really amazing people all trying to make things better.

Elliot Jones

  • Graduate stories
At its core all my work is about making a difference for people. As an added bonus, every now and then you find yourself in a meeting with a bunch of really amazing people all trying to make things better.

Elliot Jones