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.

What's covered?

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 

ITRI internship for science, engineering and IT students

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.

KPMG internship in Vietnam

A three-month internship for accounting graduates at KPMG's Vietnam offices.

Kyushu Railway Company internship in Japan

Open to Japanese-speaking graduates with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Japanese language and engineering, management or tourism.

Taiwan USA Industrial Cooperation Promotion office

A three-month internship is for senior commerce or business studies students interested in learning about business matchmaking and managing investor relations in Asia.

ICT Internship Opportunity in India

The Foundation is seeking expressions of interest for an internship with a large, highly reputable ICT firm in southern India

Orient EuroPharma internship, Taiwan

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.

Retail Management Group internship, Taiwan

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

BECA internship in Southeast Asia

A six-week internship for engineering graduates at Beca's offices in Jakarta.

ANZCO Foods internship, Taiwan

An opportunity for management and marketing students to intern at the Taiwan offices of one of New Zealand's largest exporting companies.

Oji Holdings internship, Japan

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.

Baba Rafi internship, Indonesia

An internship for commerce students in Indonesia with international kebab chain Baba Rafi. 

Caravelle Saigon Hotel internship Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.

Gung Ho! Pizza - Beijing internship

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.

Opportunity with New Zealand Consulate-General in Chengdu

This opportunity is aimed at students who are able to live in China for two to three months during Semester 1 of 2017.

Rakuten computer science internship, Japan 

An internship for computer-science graduates with global internet business Rakuten.

Vietnam amusement park internship for commerce students

An opportunity for commerce students to intern at Vietnam amusement park, Vinpearl Land.

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