The Asia New Zealand Foundation is New Zealand's leading non-government authority on Asia. We are a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, set up in 1994 to build New Zealanders' knowledge and understanding of Asia. We rely on a mix of public, philanthropic and corporate funding.

The Foundation works in partnership with influential individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Asia to provide high-level forums, culture events, international collaborations, school programmes and professional development opportunities. Our activities span more than 20 countries in Asia and are delivered through various programmes.



The Foundation’s business internship programme delivers professional development opportunities for New Zealand university students and recent graduates who are interested to develop a career that involves the Asian region. The aim of the programme is to give students and graduates exposure to business environments in Asia so that they can bring back the knowledge and skills which are increasingly being required especially by New Zealand organisations active in the Asian markets.

New internship hosts are regularly added to our line-up of partner organisations in Asia. We currently offer internships for New Zealanders studying commerce, engineering, computer science, and law. The Foundation encourages students and graduates with Asia-relevant career aspirations to apply so they can grow their knowledge and confidence in engaging the most dynamic, most prosperous and most exciting region in the world - Asia.


Current Internships:

The Asia New Zealand Foundation offers various business internships in different sectors and countries. To view a full list of these, click the following link: http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/opportunity-business-internships-asia

Asia New Zealand Foundation

Business & Commerce


High School

Research careers and companies

First year of tertiary study

Attend careers and employer events

Second to last year of tertiary study

Apply for internships and research graduate jobs

Last year of tertiary study

Apply for graduate jobs and programmes or consider post-graduate study

Job Openings

Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre internship - Japan

Kyushu Railway Company Internship - Japan

HKIAC Internship - Hong Kong

CJ Cultural Foundation Internship - South Korea

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