Each year we offer several student internships at NIWA. As an intern, you will participate in a defined research project under the guidance of a senior scientist and gain valuable work experience. In addition, you will have a personalised induction, a career planning session and exposure to other science/support areas within NIWA.

The internships are usually full-time, fixed-term employment for approximately 15 weeks over the university summer break. To be eligible you must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand at the time of your application, and preference will be given to those with an exemplary academic record.To view current internships opportunities at NIWA, or to register your interest in future positions make sure you check out Science New Zealand - NIWA Jobs.

Te Kūwaha Graduate Internship Programme

NIWA’s Te Kūwaha Graduate Internship programme has been established to help address the growing need for scientific skills combined with capability in mātauranga Māori, while supporting and creating visible pathways for the next generation of Māori researchers.

BLAKE NIWA Ambassador Programmes

NIWA is proud to partner with The Sir Peter Blake Trust to provide opportunities for young New Zealanders (18 – 25 years)  through the Blake Ambassador Programme.

There are four BLAKE NIWA Ambassador Programmes available encompassing climate, atmospheric, aquaculture, ocean and freshwater sciences. The Ambassadors work alongside our scientists to advance our understanding and address some of the big environmental questions and challenges facing society.

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