What is the Summer Internship Programme?
The Department of Conservation (DOC) Summer Internship Programme offers tertiary students with an interest in conservation the opportunity to develop skills and gain experience that complements their course of study.
DOC intern Nicola Carter with
supervisor Nicki Fuller
Past interns have worked in varying roles in GIS, Marine, Legal and Organisational Development and have come from different educational pathways.
DOC internships depend on suitable work programmes and available funding.
Interns are paid during their internship.
2012/13 summer internships
Applications for the 2012/13 summer internships have now closed. Please stay tuned for the 2013/14 summer internship applications in September 2013.
How interns are supported
Interns are supported during the programme by:
- A supervisor who provides you with your project outline, encouragement, constructive feedback, advice, knowledge and effective learning opportunities.
- A mentor.
- An internship coordinator who provides you with support during your internship.
DOC intern Ollie Mace hunting in the
To be eligible for an internship you must be:
- A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a valid work permit.
- A full time student at one of these New Zealand universities:
- University of Auckland
- Auckland University of Technology
- University of Waikato
- Massey University
- Victoria University of Wellington
- University of Canterbury
- Lincoln University
- University of Otago
DOC doesn't offer internships to students who study at overseas universities or other overseas education providers.
Overseas and New Zealand students ineligible for internships may be able to participate and volunteer in one of DOC's volunteer opportunities.