Eat The Kiwi online internship

This opportunity is for a New Zealand student or recent graduate majoring in business, communications, or marketing to gain experience working in the New Zealand food and distribution sector to Asian markets. The intern can work virtually and/or at Eat the Kiwi’s Auckland office.

Eat the Kiwis a fast-growing New Zealand business sourcing and delivering high quality food products to Asian markets such as Hong Kong and Mainland China. Customers include restaurantssupermarkets and homes. Eat the Kiwi has offices and warehouses in Auckland, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Western Samoa. 

More information about Eat the Kiwi can be found by visiting the company’s website. 

The 2022 application round has now closed

About the Internship

The internship period is for eight weeks with a flexible starting date between November 2022 – February 2023.

The intern will be given a specific project or meaningful work relevant to their area of study, and a mentor and supervisor will be assigned to monitor the intern’s professional development.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to:

  • participate in building a supplier CRM system and template for global access
  • define potential suppliers for export of F&B products to Asian markets
  • source assets that can be used for social and marketing purposes
  • update offshore market collateral
  • participate in building a supplier CRM system and template for global access and buying platform.   

The internship will require 20 hours work per week.

Management of the programme

The Asia New Zealand Foundation and Eat The Kiwi will jointly deliver pastoral care and support professional development in cultural competency.


Applicants must:

  • be New Zealand citizens or have New Zealand permanent resident status
  • have completed a business, marketing or communication degree within the last two years or be due to complete at least two years of a business, marketing or communication degree by November 2022
  • be in good health and interested in animal nutrition
  • be adaptable, independent, reliable and resilient.

Knowledge of Mandarin/Cantonese, while useful, is not a prerequisite for the internship.

What's covered?

This is a paid internship. Expenses such as the purchase of laptops are not covered.

Terms and conditions

The successful applicant will be required to agree to the standard Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients. 

Reporting requirements

Interns are expected to write a 500-600-word article (with accompanying photos) about their internship that will appear on the Foundation’s website (to be submitted during the internship) and write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience at the end of the programme.

A certificate of completion will be provided to the intern on submission of their article and accompanying photos.

They are also encouraged to share their internship experience, and to remain engaged with the Foundation. Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia. 

How to apply

The 2022 application round has now closed

Key dates

  • Applications must be submitted by 5pm, 15 August, 2022.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by early- September 2022. 
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited to an in-person or online panel interview to select the successful candidate.
  • The successful candidate will be advised in early October 2022.
  • All selected interns will be supported to attend a group induction day in Auckland in November.


If you have a question about the internships, first check the Frequently Asked Questions page and if your question is not answered there, please email the Foundation's project coodinator internships Bobae Wilson: [email protected]