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KPMG business internship in Vietnam

The aim of the KPMG internship is to give talented New Zealand senior tertiary students an experience of working in a commercial environment in Vietnam, which they can share when they return to New Zealand.

KPMG is a multi-national professional servies company.

The latest application round has now closed.

Watch a video of 2015/16 KPMG intern Lucy Hamnet describing her time in Hanoi

About the internship

Two interns will be selected for this programme and will be based at KPMG's office in Ho Chi Minh City. The internship runs for three months, starting in late November 2017.

KPMG will provide the successful interns with a mentoring supervisor and meaningful work. Placements are being offered in the following teams:

  • Audit – most of the intern's time is spent with clients, whose documentation is in English
  • Tax and corporate services - tasks may include writing newsletters, detailing foreign investment law and tax law changes, attending regional trade architecture meetings organised by foreign chambers of commerce and meetings with New Zealanders looking to invest in Vietnam.

Depending on your academic background, it may be possible to spend time with both teams.

While in Vietnam, programme participants will be connected with interns doing internships organised by the Foundation in Vietnam and other parts of Asia.

What's covered

Airfares, a travel insurance subsidy, accommodation costs and most of the living costs will be covered by the Asia New Zealand Foundation. KPMG will assist with identifying suitable accommodation. Applicants will need to be prepared to contribute $500 of their own funds to cover some living expenses.

Terms and conditions

Successful applicants will be required to agree to the standard Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

Reporting Requirements

Foundation grantees are expected provide reports on their experience, and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to New Zealand, and to remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia. 

Interns are required to write a 600 word article (with photos) on their internship (to be submitted during or no longer than a month after returning from the internship) that will appear on the Foundation’s website. Within a month of returning to New Zealand, the Foundation requires the intern to complete a 3-page narrative report about the internship.


Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or have New Zealand permanent resident status
  • due to complete an accounting degree qualification by end of 2018. Accounting and Law students are encouraged to apply, if seeking placement in Tax & International Services
  • an enrolled student when you return from the internship in order to continue formal study at a tertiary institution
  • prepared to share information on the internship at business forums and other events on your return to New Zealand
  • able to demonstrate a strong interest in developing a career involving New Zealand and the Asian region
  • willing to participate in Foundation activities following the internship such as panel discussions, roundtables and school talks.

Knowledge of Vietnamese language, while useful, is not a prerequisite for this internship as English is spoken by the interns’ supervisors and some team members in the KPMG office. There are many opportunities for learning Vietnamese for those who are interested.

How to apply

The latest application round has now closed.

Please email your CV, a succinct covering letter that outlines your motivation for applying and academic transcripts to

In the subject line of your email, please insert the words KPMG Vietnam


For more information phone 09 369 5014.

Read articles from KPMG Vietnam interns