We arrange your Information Technology internship in New Zealand. Described below are the most common types of Information Technology 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.

App Development | IT Helpdesk | IT Networking | Software Development | Software Engineering | Software Testing | Systems Engineering | Website Design | Website Development


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

App Development

An App Development intern may be asked to:

  • Design, build and maintain websites, and Flash multimedia applications.
  • Have the ability to interpret, find solutions for, and complete page builds for designs produced by the company.
  • Handle basic LAN administration – monitoring server logs, setting up email addresses, monitoring email capacity, server administration.
  • Actively participate in brainstorming sessions, both internally and externally.

IT Helpdesk

Tasks you may be responsible for as an IT Helpdesk intern are:

  • Designing, writing and executing test scripts.
  • Recording and documenting results, and comparing with expected results.
  • Detecting software failures so that defects may be discovered and corrected.
  • Updating the team at daily stand-up with work done, work planned and any work obstacles.
  • Documenting anomalies and issues, tracking and maintaining defects.
  • Verifying specific action or function of code.
  • Operating and maintaining test environments and devices.
  • Assisting with creating and maintaining test automation.

IT Networking

As an IT Networking intern, you may be asked to:

  • Trouble-shoot system and network problems.
  • Diagnose and solving hardware and software faults.
  • Set up new user accounts and related issues.
  • Build desktop PC’s, installing operating systems and software.
  • Take care of software deployment automation.
  • Assist System Administrators.

Software Development

Software development is the process of computer programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing. Some of the responsibilities of an Software Development intern may be:

  • Taking part in research and development projects to deliver improvements.
  • Analysing, designing, developing, testing and troubleshooting software systems to provide high quality, reliable, adaptable support to the business.
  • Maintaining and modifying software systems to ensure their continued efficient operation and continued fit with changing business need.
  • Preparing and maintaining automated test suites to assure quality of delivered systems.

Software Engineering

The Software Engineering intern may be asked to assist in a variety of tasks such as:

  • IT support.
  • Developing and implementing IT based solutions.
  • Documentation and Training.
  • Website development and maintenance.
  • Web application development and maintenance.

Software Testing

The Software Testing interns may be exposed to the following tasks:

  • Updating, installing and maintenance of computing equipment on premises and in cloud.
  • Providing various administrative assistance as required.
  • Performing manual and automated tests.
  • Working on client site projects providing testing support and services as required.
  • Reporting bugs and verifying implemented fixes.
  • Supporting the sales activities of staff by assisting with presentation, proposals etc.
  • Testing and assisting on projects.
  • Helping to design test plans and testing strategies.

Systems Engineering

As an System Engineering intern, you assist with software testing procedures, and ensure all errors are identified and corrected before release to clients. Your tasks may include:

  • Championing automate functional testing.
  • Ensuring all aspects of work meet customer expectations and company quality standards with guidance from Senior Software Testers.
  • Assisting with resolution and reproduction of user software problems.
  • Providing effective prioritization and meeting deadlines.
  • Recording testing processes and testing outcomes.

Website Design

The previous role description for a Website Design intern was as follows:

  • To design, build and maintain websites and Flash multimedia applications.
  • To assist all team members to build web pages.
  • Ability to interpret, find solutions for, and complete page builds for designs produced by Base Two designers.
  • Advise Base Two designers as and when necessary.
  • Basic LAN administration - monitoring server logs, setting up email addresses, monitoring email capacity, server administration, performing server backups, providing offside records.
  • To assist the Interactive Director with quotes, designs, proposals, pitches and presentations as required.
  • Client liaison.

​Website Development

Website Development broadly refers to the tasks associated with developing websites for hosting via intranet or Internet. The website development process includes website design, website content development, client-side/server-side scripting and network security configuration, among other tasks. Some tasks may include:

  • Front end coding.
  • Testing cross-browser, cross-platform, and/or cross-devise compatibility.
  • Testing for compliance to specified standards such as accessibility standards in the client's region or domain.
  • Conducting observational user testing, or reviewing designs against usability heuristics.
  • Using Google Analytics.


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