Intern in New Zealand

Program Information

Custom internships with flexible dates match your academic focus, career aspirations, and personal interests! The intern in New Zealand program is an opportunity to gain pertinent professional experience in the most beautiful country on the planet.

During your time in New Zealand, you will intern with an individual, organization, or company and work with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and skill sets. You’ll gain practical internship experience while immersing yourself in the Kiwis’ friendly workplace and lively, modern Pacifica culture.

Living in one of the world’s adventure capitals – Adventure and adrenaline-pumping sports were practically invented in New Zealand. You can bungee jump, tandem skydive, or learn to surf, ski, or whitewater kayak.

A custom internship placement – We know you’re not traveling all the way to New Zealand to pour coffee and sharpen pencils. Our internships are customized, meaning we take into account your career aspirations, interests, and skills.

Sports – New Zealanders eat, sleep, and breathe sports. Rugby and soccer are national pastimes, but if team sports aren't your cup of tea, there are countless options for hiking, biking, and climbing, and much more.


  • Diverse, custom internship placements
  • Flexible start dates
  • Comprehensive orientation and on-site support
  • Life in a cosmopolitan city with a robust cultural scene
  • International work experience with people from all over the world
  • Custom housing options in the heart of the city
  • Extensive adventure opportunities


  • Shared apartment, twin-shared room


Placements include art, aviation, business, commerce, education, environmental, event planning, farming, graphic design, hospitality, investments, media (newspaper, radio), social welfare, sports, technology, tourism, and visual arts, among others.

Program Setting

Urban to rural


Contact your academic advisor on ways to obtain credit for your internship.

GPA Requirement


Language of Instruction


Program Dates

Available Throughout the Year

Program Fee

4 weeks - 12 weeks: $4,140 - $6,340*

*Costs may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.


  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Housing (apartment)
  • Medical & Accident insurance
  • Pre-Departure and onsite orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • Social functions and excursions (most are at an additional cost)
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

How to Apply

  • Set up an appointment with Frances Weiner,
  • Apply 90 days (in complete) before the first day of their start month
  • Fill out the CISabroad Online Application
  • Pay the $200 application deposit*

*This is NOT an extra fee, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.

Past Students

"I loved Wellington, I loved the internship, and I loved the people I worked with. I am sad to be leaving."