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NWŌ Summer Interns

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS 2021/22

Calling all school leavers and Tertiary students, expressions of interest for our 2021/22 NWŌ Summer Internships are now open!

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei drives a 9-week Summer internship program, employing our uri in Whai Māia, Whai Rawa, the Trust and Ōrākei Marae that is focussed on growing the professional skillsets our tertiary uri.

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ABOUT THE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS.

ABOUT THE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS.

Māori comprise roughly 27% of the national population, however are not seen in the corporate sector of Aotearoa, and especially so in leadership positions.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei drives a 9-week Summer internship program focussed on growing the professional skillsets our tertiary uri (descendants).

Our Summer Internship Programme provides exposure to the organisational life, hands-on experience of delivering real life projects and is underpinned by our distinct culture.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME?

  • Foster a relationship with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei 
  • Gain a young, fresh, and eager uri ō Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei in your organisation 
  • Promote rangatahi employment in
    high-level organisations 
  • Contribute to Māori success 
  • A robust pastoral care support system from

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME?

  • The Expression of Interests for the Summer Internships will close on 30 October 2021
  • Summer Internships will start with a compulsory onboarding wānanga on 5-7 Nov 2021 – All successful candidates must attend this.
  • The Internship Programme will start  22 Nov 2021
  • The Internship Programme Completion will end 28 Jan 2022

Internal Internship Opportunities.

Whai Māia - Archive Intern

Purpose of position:

Assist Toi Whātua in searching formanaging, and providing access to resources under the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Tribal Archival Project, supported by Whai Māia. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Copy handwritten minutes from the Māori Land Court Minute Books into a word document.  
  • Transcribe a minimum of 20 pages per week. 
  • Ensure transcription is completed to agreed standards. 
  • Undertake research training with Collections and Archives Manager at public institutions including site visits when possible at the following institutions. National Library (Stanley St), Archives New Zealand (Māngere), Auckland War Memorial Museum), Auckland Libraries (Central), Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound (University of Auckland). Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision.  
  • Provide a list of resources from the listed institutions to the Collections and Archives Manager. 
  • Assist in hosting Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision digitisation project. 
  • Learn format shifting of video and cassette tape to digital files. 
  • Storage and management of newly created digital files using agreed archival standards. 

Takutai Moana - Atawhai Ecology Assistant

Purpose of position:

The Atawhai team work across the research, policy, and environmental spaces. This role will assist the Atawhai team with their mahi, focusing on reviewing the environmental digital archive and carrying out environmental monitoring, restoration, and fieldwork. While this role will be broad, there is space for the candidate to focus on areas of interest to them. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Assigned folders in digital archive are sorted, renamed, and tagged correctly 
  • Assist in a range of environmental fieldwork – ranging from biodiversity, to water quality, to pest plant and animal surveys 
  • Help collect data to inform Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s maramataka tohu, indicators 
  • Ensure accurate data is collected 

Whai Rawa - Communications and Marketing Intern

Purpose of position:

The Communications and Marketing Intern will play an integral role assisting in the implementation of multiple functions of the Whai Rawa Comms portfolio. The Communications and Marketing intern is a position for a person who is self-motivated, instinctive and creative. You will be a natural storyteller, tech savvy, and innovative. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Assists in development of Toi Tupu Strategy 2022 
  • Develop and implement a content calendar for the duration of internship. 
  • Actively seek story opportunities to share with our relevant audiences. 
  • Manages digital and social platforms, responds to feedback and enquiries in a timely manner. 
  • Creates and manages database for Te Tōangaroa stakeholders. 
  • Maintains database for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei whānau and businesses. 
  • Schedules newsletter updates for stakeholders. 
  • Compiles monthly reports for digital platforms. 
  • Organises meetings, takes notes when required. 
  • Seeks quotes and reviews proposals for procurement of any contractors. 
  • Keeps documents, files and folders organised. 
  • Provides support to Communications and Marketing Executive, and Cultural Design Executive. 
  • Attends hui as required. 

Whai Māia - Whānau Ora Kaiarahi Intern

Purpose of position:

The purpose of the role is to work alongside a team that deliver a community service within an Iwi setting with the goal to “to drive change that will improve the outcomes for our people, our culture and the environment”. You will be immersed in a team that practice with a ‘whanau ora’ approach. This role will be Iwi and whānau centric which is delivered by Whai Maia Ltd the tribal development arm of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.  

You will be tasked with supporting processes, and functionality of services whanau ora team offer to their clients. You will be exposed to a multi-disciplinary team way of working connecting with internal and external agencies and providers to support whanau and promote change. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Working alongside a community service with a whānau ora lens and approach. Learning about whānau ora principles and implementing in your mahi. 
  • Shadowing kaiarahi to support any practise and knowledge goals. 
  • Working collaboratively with other internal and external providers to support you in your internship and projects.  
  • Undertaking some elements of case noting or admin tasks to support kaiarahi in their mahi and enhance your skills sets. 
  • Research and develop projects targeted at priority groups with whanau ora caseloads to reduce risk and enhance resilience. 
  • Are consistent with policies and procedures, including Whai Maia’s Code of Conduct, vision, purpose, values and goals. 

External Internship Opportunities.

Auckland Council | Te Kaunehera o Tāmaki Makaurau - Biosecurity Champion –Ngahere(forest)

Purpose of position:

Auckland Council is committed to honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi and its core principles of protection, participation and partnership with Māori in our natural environment. The health of our native ecosystems is a priority for mana whenua and kauri is a taonga species for many iwi. Te Kawerau ā Maki view kauri as their ancestors and have called kauri dieback an existential threat to the iwi. Pōhutukawa is affected by myrtle rust and there are many old Pōhutukawa that Māori hold as sacred. It is important that Te Ao Māori values are central to the design and delivery of programmes that raise awareness and influence behaviour change, reducing the impact of pests and pathogens on the health of our ngahere.

Key responsibilities:
 
  • Engage with park visitors who are planning on visiting open tracks, on the need to clean their shoes and equipment, stay on track, and keep dogs on lead
  • Assist visitors to the park network familiarise themselves with bespoke hygiene stations including bike stations, horse washdown stations and dual-function stations
  • Provide health and safety messaging where dual-use tracks are operating (bike and pedestrian)
  • Distribute collateral for visitors/ local residents depending on interest
  • Provide advice on where and how to report biosecurity concerns or threats to the ngahere
  • Take daily visitor engagement counts and report these to the Biosecurity Champion Coordinator
  • Collect any other data, as requested, on track visitors
  • Report any issues immediately to the Biosecurity Champion Coordinator including non-compliance
  • Ensure stocks of sufficient collateral
  • Report in and out to the Biosecurity Champion Coordinator each day
  • Attend briefing and training sessions as required
 

Auckland Council | Te Kaunehera o Tāmaki Makaurau- Hauraki Gulf Biosecurity Champion

Purpose of position:

Auckland Council is committed to honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi and its core principles of protection, participation and partnerships with Māori in our natural environment. Tīkapa Moana o Hauraki/The Hauraki Gulf has diverse ecosystems that boasta rich diversity of maritime and island habitats with native forests, extensive coastlines and endangered wildlife. Many Aucklanders and visitors to our city enjoy travelling to these unique locations for day trips, holidays or reside on some islands. Many people also spend time on the water surrounding them.

Key responsibilities:

Provide first-class engagement, advocacy and education, focusing on Hauraki Gulf –it’s islandsand its waters, and the importance of preventing the spread of pests such as rodents, Argentine ants, plague skinks, weed seeds,kauri dieback, marine pestsand other diseases.

  • Champions will engage people in meaningful conversations.
  • Champions will encourage compliance with biosecurity hygiene requirements, such as checking and cleaning shoes, bags, gear and vehicles for pests.
  • Distribute educational material, as appropriate.
  • Collect any data, as requested, such as number and nature of interactions, or risk items identified. These details will be recorded in an app.
  • Report in and out of each shift using an app.
  • Communicate regularly with Pathway Biosecurity Advisors.
  • Attend briefing and training sessions as required.
  • Represent Auckland Council in a professional and competent manner.
  • Comply with all health and safety procedures, plans, guidelines and objectives and incident reporting.

NIB - Toi Ora Intern

Purpose of position:

To assist in summarizing and assessing nib’s governance conduct and culture against

  • Rerserve Bank of New Zealand(RBNZ) and Financial Markets Authority FMA guidelines
  • Maori tikanga for good corporate governance

Key responsibilities:

  • Meet with internal staff members to understand what has been done and what is planned
  • Gather existing documents and/or information
  • Create document to share this information in a succinct and structured manner
  • Using the information gathered, identify any gaps in the current approach and future plans
  • Working with the Head of Legal and Head of Risk and Compliance to identify any options to fill these gaps
  • Assist in general administration tasks and projects where requested

Objectspace - Research Assistant

Purpose of position:

This Research Assistant position will focus on an upcoming exhibition in our 2023programme looking to survey Māori design from the past 20 years. The successful candidate will work with the curatorial team to undertake key research projects to feed into the curatorial direction of the exhibition. This role is for a passionate designer or art historian who isn’t afraid to make connections and ask questions.

  • Undertake research tasks to help inform curatorial decisions related to Māori design exhibition
  • Assist curatorial team in following research pathways
  • Gather and collate information to present to curatorial team
  • Take initiative in devising research strategies
  • Assist in other areas at Objectspace where needed

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify key moments in Aotearoa’s Māori design history from the past 20 years, including graphic, print, product design, fashion, object making, urban planning and architecture
  • Research key Māori design practitioners and create information packages detailing their work
  • Participant in studio visits and / or interviews with identified key practitioners
  • Collate research outcomes to present to curatorial team
  • Undertake additional research tasks as project moves forward
  • Assist with gallery front-of-house duties where required, including reception cover for Gallery Assistants
  • Assist with event support where able, including setting up and assisting with delivery of public programmes, hospitality for events, visitor engagement

Vector - Intern | Legal

Purpose of position:

An opportunity to work in a smart, hard-working but friendly corporate legal team who has a great variety of interesting work. Also, the ability to work in one of NZ’s leading and most innovative energy companies.

Key responsibilities:

A wide range of matters to assist lawyers in the team. This will include looking at contracts and doing some legal drafting, attending meetings to understand our business needs and help it solve legal problems, interacting with law firms. Maybe also helping out with disputes.

You will work with different lawyers across the legal team –there are eight of us, with varying degrees of experience in different areas of the law.

Vector - Intern | Marketing & Communications

Purpose of position:

You get to work in the heart of Vector, learning about every aspect of the business, and with the chance of working alongside anyone from the chief executive, digital gurus, to our essential workers who climb up poles to keep our lights on. You’ll be working in a highly paced environment with lots going on, surrounded by a friendly team that are incredibly talented, but also like to have fun. You’ll be among the first people to know what is going on in the business, so this is the perfect role for someone who loves to be at the centre of things, likes to ask questions and enjoys getting to know other people. You’ll help us tell our decarbonisation story and how Vector is helping Aotearoa, and beyond, tackle climate change.

Key responsibilities:

  • Bring us your ideas about what makes great social content and resonates with your friends, whanau and community.
  • Take charge (with our support) of a content series to engage and inspire our staff and followers on social media.
  • Help us tailor our communications for a Māori audience, both through our messaging and our use of te reo Māori.
  • Spend time with our in-house video supremo and learn what makes great visual content.
  • Help our internal communications expert develop a calendar of events to keep our teams informed and entertained.
  • Work with us on promoting the fantastic Vector Lights partnership, with lots of lighting events coming up in the summer it’s a great opportunity to learn about sponsorship, events and brand awareness.
  • Help our marketing team to promote our products and services, positioning competitive Vector business units ahead of our competition –in turn helping them to achieve great business outcomes.

Vector - Intern | Network Performance

Purpose of position:

This internship would support Vector’s Network Performance team in some of great work we do to maintain an in-depth understanding of the condition of our network assets and to support the planning of new customer connections and growth on our electricity network. The Network Performance team is responsible for establishing asset strategy, delivering upon performance KPI’s, planning of network maintenance, long term asset replacement, capital investment planning, and architecting the future network to meet the future needs of our customers.

Key responsibilities:

As an intern you would get exposure to the various roles undertaken by the Network Performance team, and directly assist with activities like:

  • gathering data and records to build condition-based asset risk models (CBARM)
  • assisting with the restructure and consolidation of our network planning and engineering records.

This role will also present the opportunity to gain an understanding of the function of the various assets that build up our network, including a field visitor two to see how it all comes together!

Vector - Intern | Ongas Engineering

Purpose of position:

Play a key role in building engineering asset management capability across the Ongas business. You work is key in our strategic initiatives for improving our maintenance strategies. You’ll get the opportunity to work alongside a small team of engineers to provide real value to the Ongas business while you learn about the assets that are essential to storing and filling LPG cylinders.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing a Framework for spare parts to be keep at Ongas depots (eg. a pump is essential for filling LPG cylinders, if the current pump fails do we have/need a spare)
  • Visiting LPG depots and working alongside contractors to provide assessments of critical spare parts to be held for Ongas depots.
  • Reviewing costs of asset types(eg. pumps, LPG tanks, vaporisers) and making recommendations that will improve reliability of assets.
  • Create maps for where LPG is piped underground to customers to allow contractors to determine section of pipe that could be impacted during an incidents.

Vector - Intern | Operational Information

Purpose of position:

It is an opportunity to work with some of the data and systems that support key parts of Vector. That keep customer’s informed about things affecting them, and provides the data that is needed to create the new energy future.

Key responsibilities:

  • Data quality improvements in our Geographic Information Systems (GIS)and Customer management systems.
  • Checking data records for accuracy.

Vector - Intern | Protection & Control

Purpose of position:

Work with the Protection & Control team at Vector and understand how the team uses protection relays to protect Vector’s assets and the public when faults happen on the electricity network. Protection relays in the field are gathering all the data, the control requires to manage the electricity network.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create a protection diagram for the Northern sub-trans network(110kV and 33kV). This will be handy for quick reference to PAC(Protection & Control Team)and EOC(Electricity Operations Centre).
  • Convert all existing settings to tabular format, similar what Transpower (TP)does. This will save time in fault investigation
  • If time left, we could look at PSMS auditing, which is our Protection Settings Management System.

Vector - Intern | Sustainability

Tentative Title: Decarbonising Auckland –A study to evaluate our local carbon handprint

Purpose of position:

You will be playing a role in enabling the decarbonisation of Auckland. This work will first involve a collection and quantification of the key sources of emissions within the Auckland region, and then develop some creative ideas on how Vector can position itself to enable the city to reduce these emissions. We call this our ‘Carbon Handprint’, positioning ourselves as an enabler of decarbonisation to reduce emissions beyond the scope of our organisational boundaries.

Key responsibilities:

  • A literature study of the current and forecasted state of Auckland’s carbon emissions, using academic literature, council publications, and publicly available datasets.
  • Consolidation of research findings with clarity, to enable Vector to make key decisions on our(handprint)targets.
  • Comparison of findingswith Vector’s data insights team to cross validate data sets that we already have available.
  • The utilisation of this information to inform our sustainability team on focus areas for Vector.
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders to gather further information that is not available online.

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