We offer Asia-focused business seminars and networking opportunities in New Zealand and internships in Asia
Opportunity: Business Internships in Asia
In order to better equip New Zealand businesses to thrive in Asia, the Asia New Zealand Foundation provides opportunities for New Zealanders to work in Asia and then to bring that knowledge back with them.
The internship programme aims to help New Zealanders build a better understanding of the people, place and culture of their Asian host country.
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.
Applications are currently being accepted for the following internships:
An opportunity for undergraduate and post graduate science and engineering students specialising in artificial intelligence, robotics or data analytics at Mitsubishi Electric, 2018-2019.
Applications are not currently being accepted for the following internships:
This opportunity is aimed at students who are able to live in China for two to three months during Semester 1 of 2017.
The Asia New Zealand Foundation invites commerce students with a major or minor in marketing, advertising or communications to apply for an experiential learning opportunity in China with international communication agency, United Media Solution (UMS).
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 internship is aimed at practicing lawyers under the age of 30 and law students who are interested in international dispute resolution and, in particular, international arbitration.
The internship is with leading international healthcare technology company Skanray, which specialises in high frequency x-ray imaging systems, critical care, dental care, primary healthcare and telemedicine devices.
A six-week internship for engineering graduates at Beca's offices in Jakarta.
An internship for commerce students in Indonesia with international kebab chain Baba Rafi.
Open to Japanese-speaking graduates with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Japanese language and engineering, management or tourism.
An internship for computer-science students with global internet business Rakuten.
An opportunity for computer science and information technology students to intern in South Korea with the award-winning company, Wilson Parking.
A three-month internship is for senior commerce or business studies students interested in learning about business matchmaking and managing investor relations in Asia.
An opportunity for management and marketing students to intern at the Taiwan offices of one of New Zealand's largest exporting companies.
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 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.
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 commerce students to intern at Vietnam amusement park, Vinpearl Land.