Student Summer Ranger Internship

Auckland Council




Agriculture Arts & Humanities Economics Environment Tourism Management Horticulture Ecology




2 weeks ago

Applications Open

8th August 2019 9:00am

Applications Close

30th August 2019 5:00pm

  • Based at our Regional Parks
  • 3-months paid work as a summer park ranger
  • Accommodation provided if needed

A paid internship - providing you with relevant career experience through the summer months at our Regional Parks.


Student Ranger - Northern Regional Parks

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Shakespeare Regional Park which needs a student ranger was just recently recognised as one of the best parks in the world by winning Silver in the 2019 International Large Urban Parks Awards. This global acknowledgment largely reflects the excellent work of the council’s Regional Park Rangers and Parks staff. Five summer rangers will be based at either Long Bay,  Shakespeare,  Tāwharanui or Wenderholm Regional Park.

Student Ranger - Southern Regional Parks

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One of the Southern Parks Hunua is a natural playground which includes bush-clad ranges with streams, waterfalls and magnificent vistas. It is the largest native forest in the Auckland region and home to thriving native wildlife, beautiful waterfalls and more than 450 species of plants. We are looking for four summer rangers that will be based at either Whakanewha,  Ambury,  ĀwhituWaitawa Regional Park.

Student Ranger - Western Regional Parks

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We are on the lookout for students to take the lead, protecting and enhancing the environment and natural landscapes of Auckland's Western Regional Parks. From vast forests with magnificent Kauri to the black volcanic sand surf beaches synonymous with Auckland's west coast, the Western Regional Parks encompasses everything that New Zealand is world-renowned for. At the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, you’ll find the wild and beautiful west coast black-sand surf beaches of Whatipu, Karekare, Piha, Bethells and Muriwai.

If your studies would benefit from this experience, a summer with the Auckland Council could be the best summer ever. You'll work with some of Auckland's best minds, supported in a friendly and stimulating environment and gain valuable real-world experience.

If you haven't already read through the information sheets, now is the time to do so - they outline the different regions and will provide information on what sort of tasks to expect at
He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Auckland’s Regional Parks play a fundamental role in preserving our unique and iconic landscapes across the region. Receiving up to 6 million visits a year, they are home to many rare and threatened ecosystems and native species.

This year we are on the hunt for 14 Student Summer Rangers to join our Regional Parks team for a 3-month internship!

Our Student Park Rangers are a key part in facilitating safe and enjoyable outdoor recreation and education experiences while conserving and protecting cultural, natural, and heritage resources.

He kōrero mōu: About you
If your studies would benefit from real-world experience and you are currently studying in the related fields of conservation, environmental management, ecology, cultural and NZ heritage, tourism, landscaping, horticulture, recreation, and agriculture, we want to hear from you!

Based at one of our Regional Parks located within the Auckland Region, the rangers will assist with customer service, bylaw control and maintenance of the parks across the network. You will be provided with basic accommodation however you will need to cover your travel expenses.  A clean and full NZ driver’s license, with competent manual driving skills, is essential.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
These positions will work full-time from the 13th of November 2019 until the 14th of February 2020.  It will include working on a roster covering weekends and public holidays, including the Christmas and New Year period.

The regional parks are passionately maintained and cared for by Park Rangers, volunteers, and local communities. Be part of this phenomenal network and legacy of the Regional Parks whilst taking the next step up in your career.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a direct contribution to Auckland, whilst gaining on the job experience at one of our Regional Parks. If you are passionate about Auckland and the communities that make it a vibrant place to live, apply now!

This position is deemed a safety-sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing. Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.

A component of this role involves interaction with children so, as a part of the assessment of candidates, we will require Police Vetting of candidates to ensure we are providing a safe environment for children. This requirement complies with the Vulnerable
Children Act 2014.

Applications close 30th of August 2019

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Minimum Qualification Required

  • Working towards a Bachelors degree or higher

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