KPMG internship, Vietnam


The Asia New Zealand Foundation invites talented New Zealand law and accounting students to apply for an internship in Vietnam with multi-national professional services company KPMG.

About the internship

Two interns will be selected for this programme and will be based at KPMG's office in Ho Chi Minh City. The internship runs for three months, starting in late November 2019.

Watch a video of 2015/16 KPMG intern Lucy Hamnet describing her time in Hanoi

KPMG will provide the successful interns with a mentoring supervisor and meaningful work. Placements are being offered in the following teams:

  • Audit: most of the intern’s time is spent with clients, whose documentation is in English
  • Tax and corporate services: tasks may include writing newsletters, detailing foreign investment law and tax law changes, attending regional trade architecture meetings organised by foreign chambers of commerce and meetings with New Zealanders looking to invest in Vietnam.

Depending on your academic background, it may be possible to spend time with both teams. While in Vietnam, programme participants will be connected with interns doing internships organised by the Foundation in Vietnam and other parts of Asia.

The 2019 application round has closed for this internship

What's covered

Airfares, a travel insurance subsidy, accommodation costs and most living costs will be covered by the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

KPMG will assist with identifying suitable accommodation. KPMG will contribute $500 to cover some living expenses.  

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or have New Zealand permanent resident status
  • due to complete an accounting or law degree by end of 2020
  • Accounting and law students are encouraged to apply, if seeking placements in Tax and International Services
  • able to demonstrate a strong interest in developing a career involving New Zealand and the Asian region

Knowledge of Vietnamese, while useful, is not a prerequisite for this internship as English is spoken by the interns’ supervisors and some team members in the KPMG office. There are many opportunities for learning Vietnamese for those who are interested.

Terms and conditions

Successful applicants will be required to agree to the stand Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

Applicants should be willing to:

  • take out appropriate travel insurance (subsidised by the Foundation)
  • contribute a 600- word article with photographs for the Foundation’s website while offshore or within a month of their return
  • write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience
  • participate in Foundation professional development activities and networking events after they return from Vietnam.

Successful applicants will be required to agree to the standard Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

Read the full terms and conditions (PDF - 418KB)

Reporting requirements

Foundation interns are expected to provide two reports (web article and final report) on their experience, and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to New Zealand, and to remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia. 

Interns are expected to write a 600-word article (with accompanying photos) on 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.

How to apply

The 2019 application round has closed for this internship

Questions

For more information phone 09 369 5014.