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ANZCO Foods Taipei internship

The Asia New Zealand Foundation invites tertiary students studying management and marketing to apply for an internship with ANZCO Foods in Taiwan. ANZCO is one of New Zealand's largest exporters, has sales of NZ$1.3bn and employs over 3,000 staff worldwide. The intern will be placed in ANZCO’s office in Taipei, Taiwan over the 2018/2019 New Zealand summer.

Application deadline:  Monday 10 September 2018.

Downtown Taipei

About the internship

The aim of the internship programme is to provide New Zealand tertiary students with an experience of working in a business environment in Asia in order to gain a better understanding of the people, place and culture of the host country.

 In addition to having skill-sets and interests relevant to ANZCO’s operations in Asia, applicants will need to be adaptable, confident and have a strong interest in pursuing a career involving the Asian region.

One intern will be selected for this programme and the internship will take place over three months between late November 2018 and February/March 2019. During the internship he/she will be provided with a project to complete or other meaningful work.

The Foundation and ANZCO will jointly deliver pastoral care to provide for the intern’s professional development and overall welfare.

What’s covered?

The Foundation will cover the cost of a return airfare, visa, travel insurance, and the majority of living expenses. The selected intern will also be required to contribute $500 to cover some living expenses. ANZCO will provide accommodation.


Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or have permanent resident status
  • due to complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in 2018
  • in good health (physical and emotional)
  • adaptable, mature, reliable and resilient
  • interested in pursuing a career involving Taiwan / the Asian region
  • willing to write a short article for the Foundation’s website and to write a final report evaluating the internship as a professional development experience
  • willing to participate in Foundation activities following the internship, such as attending Asia-related networking events and speaking at schools
  • take out appropriate travel insurance
  • contribute $500 to their living costs while offshore

Ideal candidates will have:

  • some understanding of the history and culture of Chinese civilisation
  • some knowledge of Mandarin Chinese language (optional)
  • taken university papers in international trade and international politics
  • an interest in agriculture and the food business
  • some understanding of New Zealand’s primary industry
  • an open-minded outlook and engaging personality

While useful, the ability to speak Chinese is not a requirement of this internship.

Terms and Conditions

The successful applicant will be required to agree to the standard Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

How to Apply

Application deadline:  Monday 10 September 2018.

Please send a succinct cover letter outlining your motivation for applying, along with your CV and academic transcripts to

Please insert “ANZCO Foods Taipei internship” into the subject line of your email application.

For more information phone 09-369-5014.