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Internship in New Zealand

5(4 reviews)
Experience
Internship
Destination
New Zealand
Duration
3 to 6 months
Ages
18 to 35

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Aug 2022, and closing very soon.

From $2,485

$495
deposit now
Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.

Trip overview

Kickstart your career and gain invaluable experience on our Internship in New Zealand trip. Immerse yourself in a new culture and advance your professional development by working in your chosen field of study at a credible company overseas. Combine work experience abroad, tick off serious career goals and enjoy unforgettable New Zealand adventures, from learning about the Maori culture, saying ‘yes’ to a variety of outdoor adventures and exploring the awe-inspiring rolling hills and mountainsides.

We offer the complete package by scoring you an intern placement in your chosen field, so you’ll be many steps ahead of other students chasing real-world, international experience. Our team will get you sorted will all the essentials, from visa and resume assistance, finding the perfect reputable company to work with and offering ideal accommodation advice, plus so much more. You’ll be more than ready to begin your exciting new international internship adventure and start learning beneficial skills in your chosen profession. 

Get expert experience in the country of your dreams, network with industry leaders and obtain impressive and valuable skills to add to your resume. This trip is perfect for academic achievers aspiring to apply their knowledge to a real-world scenario, gain a practical understanding and be seen as an impressive candidate for future job prospects.

Inclusions

Structured internship placement

Together with our partner organisation, we’ll find you a valuable unpaid internship placement within your desired industry.

Arranged interviews

Experience an important part of the job process and secure a phone or skype interview with an international company.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Trip visa guidance

Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Private airport transfer

A private chauffeur to take you straight to your accommodation in style.

4 nights of hostel accommodation

During your trip, we’ll give you 4 nights to stay in a hostel anywhere in New Zealand, so you can keep travelling on us.

Welcome orientation

Receive a comprehensive introduction to the company you’ll be interning for prior to your first day.

Dedicated mentor

Enhance your skills and practical knowledge beside an industry expert and receive one-on-one training, performance reviews and consistent feedback on your tasks, whilst on your internship overseas.

Resumé/CV assistance

Perfect your resumé/CV with help from our partner organisation and gain a competitive edge in the international intern market.

Permanent accommodation support

Our in-country partners will help you find the perfect home close to your internship placement.

Host company reference

Receive a personalised reference letter upon completion of your internship, which will help you stand out to future employers back home.

Academic credit

Have the opportunity to gain academic credit to benefit your tertiary studies.

$200 Global Tour Voucher

We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience. Attach it to your future resumé and impress employers.

Ongoing local team support

Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, our team will provide you with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.

Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-35 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Chat with us online now, or we can call you back for free, 24 hours Mon-Fri.

Trip details

Our Internship in New Zealand trip is designed to get you set up abroad with a worthwhile and rewarding internship placement. Our expert team offer assistance with all the essentials you need to get set up overseas, from visa applications, finding you the perfect placement in your chosen field of study, as well as help with accommodation close to your workplace, to ensure your transition to interning abroad is seamless.

Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip location

We have internship opportunities dotted in most major cities within New Zealand.

Trip itinerary

Week 1

Touch down in New Zealand and get ready to start your internship adventure! Choose from a private transfer or public transport to take you to your first night of accommodation. Settle in, make some friends and immerse yourself in the amazing scenery and rich culture your new home has on offer.  If you haven't already completed your orientation online, head over to your new office and attend the company’s orientation. Meet your new team, get a grand tour of the office and learn a bit more about the company you’ll be interning at and what a typical day will look like. Now that you’ve had a teaser into your internship and new workspace, you’ll be buzzing to get started! Head in for your first day and ease into your role as an intern abroad. Gain real-world experience in a professional environment and pick up important skills, knowledge and connections along the way.

Ongoing

You’ll receive constant mentoring, supervision and feedback throughout your internship to help you progress on your career path and further your professional development. We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Remember, you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

Traveller internships

From fashion boutiques and finance firms to politics and advertising, your options are pretty endless. Here are some of the industries you could find yourself interning in: 

  • Administration
  • Business Management
  • Agriculture
  • App Development
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Development
  • Business Intelligence
  • Chemistry
  • Content Development
  • Conservation Management
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Database Administration/ Development
  • Data Science & Analysis
  • Dermatology
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electromechanics
  • Environment
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Forensic Science
  • Game Development
  • Hospitality
  • Hotel Management
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Industrial Design / Product Design
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • IT Networking
  • Landscape Design
  • Marine Biology
  • Market Research
  • Mechatronics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurology
  • NGO
  • Not For Profit
  • Operations
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Product Development
  • Public Health Research
  • Public Relations
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Real Estate
  • Recruitment
  • Risk Analysis
  • Safety and Security
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Social Development
  • Software Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Sound Editing
  • Special Needs
  • Speech Therapy
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Trade
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Volcanology
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • + Loads more!

Reviews

Elyssa O
Hannah and Ally have been amazing help I’ve felt supported and inspired the whole process!
Amber M
Josh was very friendly, passionate and excited to help me in every way possible to get myself started on an amazing internship to New Zealand/Australia. He was able to answer every one of my questions and if he didn't know, he was more than willing to find out and get back to me. I rescheduled with him several times and he was very understanding every time. I felt that he had the best interest to get me to accomplish my dream goals in the start of my career.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I travel now?

Yes! Almost all countries are now open and accepting tourists or work visa holders, with some requiring vaccination against Covid-19 and others not. But travel is very much back, and our team is fully staffed and ready to help navigate this exciting new adventure for you. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already) will be open and ready to go.

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

Still have questions?

Why go Global

Flexible trips

The unexpected can happen sometimes. Can't travel right now? Swap your trip, gift it or save it for later with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee.

Worldwide support

Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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