We arrange internships in various fields of Business. Described below are the most common types of business internships we organise and some of the tasks you can expect to be asked of you. All internships provide a high level of work experience with the aim to increase your skills within the industry.

The examples below are just a guideline and each internship role will be developed individually according to the company and the candidate. You can see the description of each internship in the Example Internships tab below.

Accounting | Business Administration | Business Analysis | Economics | Finance | Human Resources and Recruitment | Logistics | Operations | Public Relations | Sales | Supply Chain Management | Sustainable Business | Trade


Price: £1,395 without accommodation (approx. US$1,800) for 6 weeks or longer, regardless of length of time
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & prices in other currencies
Duration: From 6 weeks to 12 weeks or longer.
Start Dates: All year round - Please see the Start Dates tab.
Requirements: Different firms will have different requirements, but you will need to either be studying or have some experience.
What's included: Arranging your Internship
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection insurance
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required).
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM THIS INTERNSHIP? New skills, more confidence
Invaluable professional & personal development.
Expand your global network, new friends.
A CV / Résumé that enhances your career!
An exciting travel and cultural experience.
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!


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The Internships described below are examples only.
Your Internship will be tailored to suit your own requirements


As an accounting intern, you will be involved in various tasks which relate to the processing and communication of financial and economic information. Some of the tasks you may be asked to be involved in are:

  • Preparing financial statements.
  • Preparing taxation returns including Income Tax Returns, GST Returns, and FBT Returns.
  • Ensuring that client enquiries are attended to quickly with provision of up-to-date and accurate advice.
  • Ensuring that clients are compliant with the various tax and financial regulations.
  • Bank reconciliation.
  • General administrative tasks.

Business Administration

As a Business Administration intern, you will be involved with the overseeing of day-to-day operations within a company, as well as the decision making and maintenance of the efficient organisation of people and resources. Some of the tasks that might be asked of you are:

  • Assistance with placing of existing staff into training courses.
  • Customer service with new and existing clients.
  • Assisting, creating and organising databases.
  • Understanding all office procedures and work to achieve competency levels similar to that of other members of staff.
  • Scheduling appointments.

Business Analysis

Business Analysis is a disciplined approach for introducing and managing change in organizations. It is primarily involved with the determining of solutions based on existing problems. Tasks may include:

  • Helping design and build Microsoft templates.
  • Business process and systems documentation, analysis and mapping.
  • Website and web application development.
  • Aiding the project manager in change management.
  • Research in best practice for various areas of the business.


Economics refers to the production, consumption and transfer of wealth from a personal to a national level. It is often divided into microeconomics, referring to an individual, group or company, and macroeconomics, focusing on national economics as a whole. Internships can be arranged in either or both of these areas, depending on your preferences. Your role may include:

  • Assisting with spreadsheet models for budgeting.
  • Contributing an article to a weekly economics publication.
  • Maintaining and updating databases.
  • Research policy for longer-term projects.


Finance is primarily concerned with the management of money within a company. Finance internships vary widely depending on the company you work with, but some of the tasks you might expect are:

  • Integrating data into quarterly and annual reports.
  • Development of the financial component of asset management plans.
  • Process mapping - holding conversations with a number of parties, and compiling this information into a visual format.
  • Management reporting and analysis – primarily Microsoft Excel based, including tables, charts, data linking and formulas.
  • Coding of company invoices – standard coding according to schedule provided, ensuring appropriate approval for payment.
  • Detailed data extraction and analysis (SAS, MS Access), including setting up report/query formats.
  • Assisting with the preparation of project workshops or team meetings - preparing agendas, coordinating presentation slides and setting up resources.

Human Resources and Recruitment

Human Resources is the area of the business which deals with the hiring, administration and training of staff. As an intern you may be asked to:

  • Maintain all human resource files and documents by recording new hires, terminations, changes in job descriptions and KPIs, merit increases, and vacation, sick, and personal time.
  • Manage employee relations: be a point of contact for all HR-related queries and issues.
  • Assist with the annual review process (scheduling, PA to manager and documenting).
  • Review training courses on request and booking staff onto courses.
  • Screen resumes against manager defined checklists.
  • ​Draft and post agreed job advertisements.


Logistics focuses on improving efficiency, and the execution and control of the movement of goods and/or people. Some of the tasks that may be expected of you are:

  • To find areas for logistical improvement and implement them throughout our clients.
  • To conduct research and find ways to improve warehouse performance.
  • To analyze current processes, design and implement improvements, and, as a last step, to monitor and sustain the improvements.
  • ​To create new Standard Operating Procedures/Manuals for a new Warehouse Management System.


Operations refers to the administration of business practices in order to increase the level of efficiency, and is concerned with attempting to balance costs with revenue in order to achieve the highest operating profit possible. An intern in this area might work in areas including:

  • Stock location, stock takes and order picking.
  • Receiving and documenting inwards goods.
  • The processes and procedures in all aspects of the operation.
  • Administrative tasks as necessary.

Public Relations

Public Relations is the sector of a company which is involved with maintaining a positive public image. Some tasks may include:

  • Supporting and promoting the reputation of the business through constant professional performance.
  • Understanding clippings measurements and analysing the results for project-based clients.
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date time sheets.
  • Assisting with event organisation and management.
  • Developing media databases and understanding media segments and the people involved.


A sales intern will be involved with encouraging clients to invest in the company's goods or services. Interns may be involved with:

  • Establishing great relationships with potential clients and understanding their needs.
  • Independent management and growth of sales territory.
  • Planning and preparing presentations.
  • Database entry.
  • Cold calling.
  • Inspections and enquiry through to closing from sales, lease and management.

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management is a complex and dynamic supply and demand network, and is involved with moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Some of the tasks the intern may be asked to be involved in are:

  • Understanding the inward processes, including the MPI requirements and how these are applied.
  • Locating and managing an inventory system.
  • Processing of orders and rotation of stock, including the tracking by batch/use by date, or both.
  • Picking and checking stock, and packing to suit the product, destination and the freight component.

Sustainable Business

Sustainable Business internships are focused on making as minimal an impact as possible on the environment, community or economy, locally and globally. Some duties that may be asked of interns include:

  • Gaining a general understanding of sustainability issues in a New Zealand context.
  • Communicating advice to clients.
  • Researching sustainable development goals and the implementation of these in a business.
  • Getting involved in various projects and initiatives related to reducing the business' carbon footprint, and the use of low carbon technology.


Trade interns can expect to be involved with the buying and selling of goods and services, or the exchange of goods and services between parties. Specifics of the tasks involved in a trade internship vary widely from one company to another, depending on the intern's preferences. The tasks might include:

  • Reviewing and rationalising the company's performance.
  • Reviewing marketing and staffing budgets.
  • Creating new links with suppliers.
  • Building an understanding of the market, its potential and its size.
  • Looking at the potential in adjacent markets.


Accommodation is not included in the Programme, however, our partners do have accommodation available and you can arrange to use their accommodation while you're there. The details of the accommodation currently on offer are below:

Internships with Accommodation included:
Most interns stay in shared apartments. You'll have your own bedroom and either your own bathroom or a shared bathroom with a small number of people (2-4). You'll also have shared kitchen facilities.

There is also a shared communal area, such as a TV or Pool room. Internet is always available.

Accommodations are centrally located and near public transport.

Internships without Accommodation, i.e. you arrange your own accommodation:
Accommodation forms a major cost of the placements in New Zealand and the accommodation provided above is very, very good. However, you can choose to arrange your own accommodation in order to keep your costs down.

Our investigation has shown hostel accommodation (sharing dormitory rooms) to range from approximately £10 to £16 per night ($13 to $21). Thus a mid-range hostel for a 6-week placement would cost approximately $840 for your accommodation for that period, but would be a total saving of $1,125 over the “With Accommodation” option over the 6-week period. Please note, however, that these costs were correct at time of writing and can increase or fluctuate owing to Exchange Rates fluctuations.

Food is not provided in this programme, but your accommodation will have cooking facilities.


Photos of Example Accommodation provided when choosing the "With Accommodation" option:



Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.

Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.

Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.


Food: We suggest around $60 per week for food.

Transportation: around $25 per week for travel within the main Wellington area.


# Arrival Date (Fridays) Orientation Date (Saturdays) Start Day (Mondays)
1 February 8 February 9 February 11
2 March 15 March 16 March 18
3 May 10 May 11 May 13
4 June 7 June 8 June 10
5 July 5 July 6 July 8
6 August 2 August 3 August 5
7 September 6 September 7 September 9


For any questions relating to the work content of the Internships, please contact:
Katie Saunders or Andrew Kemp
on +44 (0)1903 502595 or email