1. What is an internship?

A paid or unpaid internship is a short-term position with a focus on on-the-job training. An intern has learning goals and actively reflects on what he or she is learning during the internship. It can also be a transition into the workplace and helps provide ‘hands on’ work experience in New Zealand that matches the intern’s academic studies.

  1. How long will the internship be?

Each individual internship will range from between 4 weeks (full-time) to 36 weeks (part-time) for a maximum of 160 hours. The internships will run in Auckland, New Zealand. Further NZ opportunities will be announced throughout the year.

  1. What tasks or activities are interns allowed to do?

Interns can work on a number of tasks and projects during their internship. The work tasks are to be discussed and agreed on by the intern and the employer before the internship begins. An intern should not hold the same level of responsibility that an employed staff member has, and they should receive sufficient supervision.

  1. What if an intern needs to take leave during their internship?

Any requested leave is to be raised by the intern directly with their employer. An employer will then consider if it is appropriate to grant leave. The intern must also notify HOST Global Talent of their plans.

  1. What if the intern or employer wants to end the internship early?

Sometimes unexpected things happen, and this may result in you wanting to end the internship early. If you would like to request an early conclusion, please contact HOST Global Talent.

  1. What happens at the end of the internship?

When the internship ends, that is the end of the relationship between the intern and the employer. It is expected that the intern will be able to use the employer as a referee for future job opportunities. The employer is not obliged or required to offer the intern a job or extend the internship.

  1. What if there is a problem during the internship?

If an intern or employer has any concerns or complaints during the internship, they should contact HOST Global Talent.

  1. What if an employer wants to offer a job to the intern once the internship has finished?

This is a great outcome. If you are an employer who has had an exceptional intern and would like to offer them an on-going paid role, please contact HOST Global Talent to discuss. A placement fee will be charged.

  1. What are the criteria for becoming a HOST Global Talent intern?

You must be 18 years or over, have completed a university degree (Level 7 or above) from a university either in New Zealand or overseas, and be of refugee background with Permanent Residency.

  1. How do I join the HOST Global Talent intern programme?

Interns: Complete the application form on our website.
Employers: Complete the application form on our website.