We arrange internships in various fields of Engineering. Described below are the most common types of Engineering 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.

Aerospace Engineering | Aircraft Engineering | Architectural Engineering | Aviation Engineering | Chemical Engineering | Civil Engineering | Environmental Engineering | Electrical Engineering | ElectroMechanical Engineering | Hydraulic Engineering | Industrial Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Metallurgical Engineering | Robotic Engineering


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

Aerospace Engineering

The intern will gain professional knowledge and develop their skills, knowledge and experience by working across several disciplines. The internship involves working with:

  • High quality technologies in the space and defense industries.
  • Sub system testing, Payload configuration.
  • Analysis of customer requirements and converting those requirements into product designs for implementation in production.
  • Liaising with customers.

Aircraft Engineering​

As an intern in the field of Aircraft Engineering, some tasks you may asked to complete include:

  • Carrying out general fixed wing and helicopter aircraft maintenance on small and medium aircraft.
  • Taking care of aircraft engines and propeller overhaul, and component maintenance and overhaul.

Architectural Engineering

Some of the tasks that may be expected of you as an Architectural Engineering intern are:

  • Various duties, such as site investigation, and design work as assigned by the engineers.
  • Designing ideas, and materials selection.
  • Assisting with architectural drawing and model making.
  • Attending client presentations, product launches and internal meetings.
  • ​Creating detailed site analysis aimed at the identification of user needs and design potentials.

Aviation Engineering​

Interns in the fields of Aviation Engineering may be asked to:

  • Develop the Aviation NZ brand, including developing and promoting the website.
  • Develop a social media program.
  • Update and upgrade strategies for key markets.
  • Prioritize work plans and provide input with regulatory and productivity issues.
  • Work on the airport's project.

Chemical Engineering

Tasks for an intern in the field of chemical engineering may include:

  • Providing process data management services.
  • Technical/engineering advice.
  • Project direction.
  • Assisting with sustainability improvements.
  • Assisting in the Chemical Management process.
  • Undertaking other duties commensurate with skills, experience and expertise as required.

Civil Engineering

As an Civil Engineering intern, some of the tasks that may be expected of you are to:

  • Carry out analysis and design of buildings and other structures under direction.
  • Carry out investigation of building sites, existing buildings and structures, and fire or earthquake damaged structures.
  • Prepare written reports as required, and prepare written specifications for projects.
  • Liaise with clients, builders and other external project personnel to receive and provide project-related information in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all work produced is in accordance with the company quality system.

Environmental Engineering

The role of a previous Environmental Engineering intern was to assist the Senior Process Engineers in the following areas:

  • Operational support of water and wastewater treatment plant operations.
  • Process and plant design for water and wastewater treatment plants.
  • Modelling of water and wastewater treatment plants and reticulation systems.
  • Advanced water and wastewater treatment process control.
  • Providing process data management services.

Electrical Engineering

As an Electrical Engineering intern, some of your tasks may include:

  • Documentation of user and installation guides.
  • Involvement in the testing and resolving of bugs.
  • Creation of wiring diagrams to include in the guides.
  • Any other related tasks that may be necessary for the automation teams.

Electro-mechanical Engineering

Electro-mechanical Engineering combines some of the concepts involved with Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and refers to the analysis, design, manufacture and maintenance of equipment and products based on the combination of electrical circuits and mechanical systems. An intern may be asked to:

  • Design or assist with work on a prototype device.
  • Work on devices in the fields of Pediatrics, Spinal Injuries, Autism or Stroke Rehabilitation.

Hydraulic Engineering

The role of a Hydraulic Engineering intern would be:

  • To assist with some groundwater modelling projects.
  • To assist at the Engineering Office, where you will interact with the field engineers, the workshop technicians, design team and project team​.
  • Design and model planned field sites based on results from laboratory experiments and the associated models.
  • To assist with laboratory experiments and the initial site characterization of the field sites.

Industrial Engineering

As an Industrial Engineering intern, some of the tasks that may be expected of you are:

  • To get acquainted with a practical business environment.
  • To obtain experience in analysing managerial issues, and to report conclusions and recommendations.
  • To work with the executive of existing divisions as they develop work plans.
  • To prioritize work plans, and provide input as necessary, especially with regulatory and productivity issues.

Mechanical Engineering​

Interns in the field of Mechanical Engineering may be asked to:

  • Provide efficient solutions to the development of process and products, ranging from small component designs to large conveyor, plant and bespoke machinery designs.
  • Have exposure to the planning and development stages of projects.
  • Contribute design ideas and participate in brain storm sessions between the Design Manager and Engineers.
  • Design and implement cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety, reliability and efficiency.
  • Discuss and make recommendations for modifications following testing.

Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering is the study of metals. Combining theory and practice, degree programs cover the mining, extraction, design and processing of metals, as well as how metals react to environmental changes or stress. Metallurgists use their specialised knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of metals and minerals to extract them from their natural ores, and further refine them through processes such as casting or alloying. An intern in this field might be involved in research related to these subjects.

Robotic Engineering​

Tasks for a Robotic Engineering Intern may include:

  • To develop lab equipment and lab processes.
  • To commission apparatus for experiments.
  • To design assist with manufacture for new equipment.
  • Engineering procedure documentation.
  • Software programming.
  • On-site installation assistance.
  • Creating versatile autonomous systems by composing the capabilities of component modules.


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