We will first check that applicants have studied a relevant course of study to the level requested in the advertisement, and comply with any other specific requirements of the host, which will also be clearly outlined in the internship promotion. High grades are always an advantage, as many Asian cultures prize educational excellence.
Our selection process will then focus on ensuring we identify the right fit for each internship opportunity. We will be looking for applicants who are open-minded and eager to learn about Asia and the Asian business environment.
Successful candidates will understand that working across cultures can sometimes bring challenges as well as plenty of opportunities. They will be resilient, self-starting individuals who can work well with a remote team of colleagues to maximise the value of the internship experience.
The knowledge and ability to represent New Zealand to the world, through engagement with your hosts and their stakeholders, is also important.
Experience of Asia and an ability to speak the local language of the host company may be an advantage, but is definitely not required. Colleagues in your remote team will be able to communicate with you in English. Interest to learn more about Asia and Asian culture is more important!