An internship in New Zealand presents an independent opportunity to be completely immersed within the culture and work environment. Learning from native New Zealanders provides an intimate view into the true beauty of the culture and customs, and it will give you the opportunity to further develop your English language skills. Internships are not restricted to university dates. They can be arranged at any time of the year and for numerous durations starting from 12 weeks up to 12 months.
If you are a student you can apply for Work Visa (Student), but if you graduated already then Working Holiday Visa is the only option.
Hospitality Internship in New Zealand
Our service focus is on working programs within the hospitality industry. These placements are paid and offer a great opportunity for students to discover New Zealand, gain work experience and get paid minimum wage at the same time. Duration of internships are between 6 & 12 months and experience can be gained in the following hospitality sectors:
- Front Desk
- F&B - Banqueting / Restaurants / Bars / Kitchen
- Housekeeping / Porter / Night Porter / Night Receptionist
The work program can be anywhere in New Zealand, but most placements are in Auckland area. The minimum wage is at least 13 NZD/hour, but many positions are paid more. Payment is usually weekly, but some employers pay every 2 weeks (payments are transferred into bank accounts). The average number of hours per week is 40 hours in high season and about 30 hours is low season, varying by locations and positions.
Types of internships
In New Zealand, you can find the same type of companies as in Europe or the United States. Even though we focus on hospitality, we try to assist with placements in any field, so please don't hesitate to contact Hello World if you cannot find an industry listed below. Here are some fields of companies where most of our current students work in:
- Marketing & Communication
- Hospitality, Tourism, Sport & recreation
- Develop workplace English skills
- Computer science & IT
- Business and Law
- Science & environmental
- Art film and broadcasting