Summer Internship Programme

Tirohanga Whānui | Overview

Māori comprise 27% of the national population, however, are largely not seen in the corporate sector of Aotearoa, and especially in leadership positions. Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei drives a 12-Week Summer Internship programme focussed on growing the professional skillsets of our tertiary uri.

Our Internship programme will support successful candidates in gaining exposure to a professional setting, hands-on experience in delivering real life projects and professional development.

Our key focus for the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Summer Internship Programme is to grow the cultural identity and connection of interns with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. This supports their ability to be active contributors to their work places and show up as their whole-selves.

Ngā Rangi Matua | Key Dates

    • Applications Open: July 2024
    • Applications Close: September 2024
    • Internship Start Date: November 2024
    • Internship End Date: February 2025 

Ngā Paearu | Eligibility Criteria 

    • A registered member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
    • A current tertiary student 
    • Must be based in Auckland during the internship period | This program is only available in Tāmaki
    • Must commit to the 12-Week tenure of the program
    • Provide a CV & written statement that includes an introduction, why you want to be an intern & your future aspirations. 

Please note: If you do not have a CV, email

If you're interested, please complete the form to start your journey with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. We look forward to connecting with you.

Applications for Summer Internships 2023/2024 have closed. 

Summer Internship enquiries

Shakela Salim
Project Manager

“I hope to create ways where we can think about how to nurture and encourage rangatahi to connect back with te taiao and growing our rangatahi viewpoint within this mahi.”

Julianna Panui-Leth