We offer Asia-focused business seminars and networking opportunities in New Zealand and internships in Asia
Opportunity: Business Internships in Asia
The aim of the Foundation's business internship programme is to give young New Zealanders an opportunity learn about the business environments of countries in Asia.
Two business interns describe their internship experiences in Asia
Who is eligible?
The Foundation is looking for students who are interested in pursuing a career involving the Asian region and are willing to engage with the Foundation’s professional development programmes after they return.
Most of the internships are aimed at students studying business-related subjects; however, there are also a few opportunities for engineering and science students.
When do the internships take place?
The internships are advertised from the beginning of semester one and the selection process takes place in the middle months of the year.
Most students go offshore in late November, although some may go in the New Year and stay offshore for part of semester one or longer. The internships currently range in length from six weeks to six months, with most currently lasting for three months.
The costs related to running the internships are shared between the Foundation, host organisation and the interns, who make a contribution to their living expenses.
The Foundation, in conjunction with the host organisation, assists the interns with obtaining appropriate visas and provides pastoral care during the internship.
Currently open internships
This 12-week internship offers third and fourth-year science, IT and engineering students an opportunity to intern at the research and development (R&D) campus of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
A three-month internship for accounting graduates at KPMG's Vietnam offices.
Open to Japanese-speaking graduates with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Japanese language and engineering, management or tourism.
A three-month internship is for senior commerce or business studies students interested in learning about business matchmaking and managing investor relations in Asia.
The Foundation is seeking expressions of interest for an internship with a large, highly reputable ICT firm in southern India
An opportunity for a senior commerce or science students interested in learning about sales and marketing at a Taiwanese company that imports food ingredients from New Zealand.
This internship is for a senior marketing, ICT and information technology students interested in learning about web development, design and marketing in North East Asia.
Other Foundation internships
The following internships are not currently open
A six-week internship for engineering graduates at Beca's offices in Jakarta.
An opportunity for management and marketing students to intern at the Taiwan offices of one of New Zealand's largest exporting companies.
An internship at paper and packaging manufacturers Oji Holdings for final-year commerce students who have studied marketing or operations management and speak conversational Japanese. Science students can also apply.
An internship for commerce students in Indonesia with international kebab chain Baba Rafi.
An opportunity for management or marketing students with an interest in digital media, brand development or tourism and hospitality at Caravelle Saigon hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
An opportunity for final-year commerce students who have studied management, finance or marketing to apply for an internship with food service company Gung Ho! Pizza in China.
This opportunity is aimed at students who are able to live in China for two to three months during Semester 1 of 2017.
An internship for computer-science graduates with global internet business Rakuten.
An opportunity for commerce students to intern at Vietnam amusement park, Vinpearl Land.