NEW ZEALAND

CONSTRUCTION AND URBAN PLANNING WORK EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIPS

We arrange internships in various fields of Construction and Urban Planning. Described below are the most common types of Construction and Urban Planning work experience 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.

Architecture | Construction Management | Landscape Design | Quantity Surveying | Urban Planning

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

Price: £1,395 without accommodation (approx. US$1,800) for 6 weeks or longer, regardless of length of time
£3,250 with accommodation (approx. US$4,225) for 6 weeks
£450 (US$585) for each additional week with accommodation.
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
Meeting you at the nearest Airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Accommodation (if you've taken the "With Accommodation" option
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), Return transfer to the airport.
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

Architecture

Some of the tasks that an architecture internship might include are:

  • Examining the feasibility, social, economic and environmental impact of urban developments.
  • AutoCAD drafting, and potentially experience with Revit.
  • Assisting with architectural drawing and model making.
  • Assisting with maintaining design tools, such as spreadsheets.
  • Producing detailed workings, drawings and specifications.

Construction Management

There are various tasks that are involved in the Construction Management industry. Among them are some of the following:

  • Assisting the project managers in attending design or construction meetings, and drafting minutes of meeting.
  • Assisting in the administration of contracts, including writing site instructions.
  • Coordinating responses to contractor requests for information, and claims review.
  • Issuing tender documentation, including compiling contracts.
  • ​Spend a number of hours on construction sites, as all construction meetings are held on site.
  • Ensuring each project is completed to plan and to budget.
  • Ordering of materials.

Landscape Design

The role will be quite diverse and include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Bush regeneration activities, including mulching, weeding, planting of native species and general garden maintenance duties.
  • triangulation from existing site features such as buildings, fences, trees, etc.
  • Planting plans, paving, fencing, lawn construction.
  • Identification of landscape features.
  • Concept Design.
  • Design presentation to give the client a clear picture of the design outcomes.

Quantity Surveying

Some of the intern's responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting the Survey Technician with field surveys, including land transfer. topographical, height to boundary, and building set outs.
  • Liaising with clients, associated consultants and company agents and suppliers.
  • Assisting the Directors in maintaining high standards of customer service.
  • Operating survey equipment and placing survey marks.
  • Maintenance and replacement of survey consumables and stock, field tools, and health and safety equipment.
  • Ensuring all contracts are carried out in a safe manner, and assisting current Quantity Surveyors by monitoring labour performance.

Urban Planning

This internship provides the next step for a highly motivated young planner looking to make the next step in their career. Some of the duties an intern in urban planning may do include:

  • Research projects examining the feasibility, social, economic and environmental, impact of urban developments.
  • Investigating a number of commercially nominated sustainable projects under design, commercial and environmental perspectives.
  • Developing an implementation framework for urban development - informed by the Central City Framework and timetabled upgrade works.
  • Asset ownership for urban development devices agreement, including operations and maintenance between the different business units.
  • Taking a lead role or being part of working group writing the Wellington urban development chapter for the Regional Standard for Water Services inclusion.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS FOR INTERNS IN WELLINGTON:

When arranging your Internship, we will also liaise with you regarding whether or not you'd like to use our existing accommodation or arrange your own. The choice is yours.

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

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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
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.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?
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.

SUMMARY OF APPROXIMATE EXTRA COSTS RELATING TO THE INTERNSHIP:

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

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

START DATES 2019:

# 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

ANY QUESTIONS?

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
info@travellersworldwide.com

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