The Arnott’s Group Asia internship, Malaysia

The Arnott’s Group Asia and the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono are excited to announce an internship at Arnott's Asia Business Unit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A display of Arnott's products including Shapes,  Tim Tams and Campbells soup

The internship is for recent graduates, third-and-fourth-year undergraduate students and post-graduate students who have or are studying towards a degree in business, finance, economics and/or marketing-related fields. (see the section 'What We're Looking For' for further information). 

The aim of the internship programme is to provide New Zealand tertiary students with an experience of working in a business environment in Asia in order to gain a better understanding of the people, place and culture of the host country.

Two interns will be selected for this programme and the internships will take place over three months between late November 2023 and February/March 2024.

During the internship the interns will be provided with a project to complete and/or other meaningful work.

The 2023 application round has closed for this internship

About the Arnott's Group

The Arnott’s Group is headquartered in Sydney and employs approximately 3,500 people in markets across the Asia Pacific region.

This includes manufacturing sites in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

 The Arnott’s Group Asia Business Unit, Malaysia

Campbell Soup Southeast Asia is the regional hub for The Arnott’s Group Asia Business Unit. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the business unit leads the strategy and direction to ensure that The Arnott’s Group has a geographical footprint across the wider region.

Campbell Malaysia also supplied locally manufactured and marketed brands such as Campbell’s soup, Prego pasta sauces as well as Kimball and Cheong Chan sauces.

What the intern will do

During the internship, the successful intern will be placed in the Arnott’s Group in Malaysia.

The intern will be given meaningful work relevant to their area of study (with a focus on either marketing on finance) and a mentoring supervisor who will be assigned to monitor the intern’s professional development. 

Marketing Internship

For this role, the applicant should have recently attained or be studying towards a business degree in marketing, ecconomics and accounting or similar.

Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • supporting the current brand marketing team in campaign management, marketing activities and project management
  • building sales and marketing experience through the execution and operations of marketing tactics
  • analysing market performances, competitor activities, campaign efficiencies with report output
  • assisting in the preparation of marketing proposals, campaigns, and key projects.

Finance Internship

For this role, the applicant should be studying for or have recently attained a business degree, preferably in finance, accounting or similar.  

Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • supporting the analysts in their month-end closing and forecasting process
  • preparing monthly analysis reports
  • developing reports for ad-hoc analysis.

Applicants must:

  • have strong analytical skills (able to interpret financial statements)
  • have advance Excel skills.

What we're looking for

Applicants must have or be studying towards a degree in business, finance, economics and/or marketing-related fields.

They must be either:

  • Third or fourth-year undergraduate students
  • Post-graduate students
  • Recent graduates.

Ideal candidates will:

  • have an interest in agriculture and the food business
  • have taken university papers in international trade and international politics
  • have some understanding of New Zealand’s primary industry
  • have some understanding of the history and culture of Malaysia
  • have an open-minded outlook and engaging personality
  • be organised, a good communicator and able to multitask
  • be eager to learn.

While useful, the ability to speak the local language is not a requirement of this internship.

What's covered

The Foundation and the Arnott’s Group will jointly deliver pastoral care to provide for the intern’s professional development and overall welfare.

The Foundation will cover :

  • return airfares
  • accommodation
  • a travel insurance subsidy
  • most living costs.

 The intern will be required to contribute $500 of their own funds to cover some living expenses while offshore.


Applicants must:

  • be New Zealand citizens or have permanent resident status
  • have recently completed or due to complete an relevant degree by November 2024
  • be in good health
  • be adaptable, mature, reliable and resilient
  • be interested in pursuing a career involving Asia.

Terms and conditions

Applicants should be willing to:

  • take out appropriate travel insurance (subsidised by the Foundation)
  • participate in Foundation professional development activities and networking events after they return.

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

Reporting requirements

Foundation interns are expected to provide two reports (a web article and a final report) on their experience. They are also expected to seek opportunities to share their internship experiences on returning to New Zealand, and to remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

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 or within two weeks of returning) and write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience at the end of the programme.

How to apply

The 2023 application round has closed for this internship

Key dates

  • Applications closed August 2023
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by mid-September 2023
  • Shortlisted 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 2023
  • Successful applicants will be supported to attend a group induction day in Auckland in late November 2023.
  • The internship will take place over three months starting in late November 2023 and finishing in February 2024.


If you have a question about the internships, please first check our 'What you need to know' page and if your question is not answered there, email the Foundation’s project officer (internships) Joyce Bonde.