The Asia New Zealand Foundation provides opportunities for young New Zealanders to intern with companies in Asia and New Zealand companies and organisations working extensively in the region. The internship programme aims to help them build a better understanding of the people, place and culture of their Asian host country while developing industry-specific skills that will benefit them as they progress in their careers.


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 (see the frequently asked questions for more information).

The 2021 application round for online business internships has closed.

What's covered?

Due to Covid-19, all 2021-2022 internships are either held online or with New Zealand-based companies and interns will be paid a living wage. Expenses such as the purchase of laptops are not covered.

Terms and conditions

Applicants should be willing to:

  • contribute a 500-600-word article with photographs for the Foundation’s website while offshore or soon after returning
  • write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience
  • participate in Foundation professional development activities and networking events after they return from their internship.

Please read the full terms and conditions (PDF - 418KB)

Frequently asked questions

If you have a question about the internships, first check out the frequently asked questions page; if you cannot find the answer there, please contact the Foundation's internships project coordinator Linh Le: [email protected].