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Ministry of Education | Summer Intern, Wellington

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Government, Education


10 months ago

Application Open

20th Jul 2020 09:00am

Application Close

3rd Aug 2020 11:55pm

Summer Internship Programme 2020

Kaupapa Tūnga Whakangungu mō te Raumati 2020


  • Kick-start your career in a large public sector organisation
  • Varied roles offered in Early Learning, HR, Curriculum Design, Community Engagement, and more!
  • Have the opportunity to make a difference to Aotearoa's education sector



Want to make a difference to New Zealand's future through education?

E hiahia ana koe ki te tāpae āwhina ki Aotearoa mō ngā rā kei mua, mā roto i te mātauranga?

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 4,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

That's where you come in. We're on the lookout for talented and self-motivated students like yourself who are keen to make a difference through education, and learn valuable work skills and experience along the way!



What does the summer internship programme involve?                

He aha ngā āhuatanga o te kaupapa tūnga whakangungu mō te raumati?

The Ministry of Education summer internship programme is a paid 12 week internship over the summer holidays.

Opportunities are available in a range of different areas across the business, and can give you a real taste of where your career could take you.

You'll be working on real projects with experienced colleagues, who'll support you to develop your skills and knowledge further, and make the most of your time with us.



Who are we looking for?                                                                          

Kei te kimi mātou i a wai?

We are looking for resilient and driven people who are motivated to make a difference to our education system. We are looking for effective communicators, who enjoy working as part of a team and collaborating to make a positive contribution to our country's future.

We welcome applications from students from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and Disabled people that will enrich our understanding of the education system. We know there are many different pathways in education. Your academic grades aren't the be-all and end-all. We're looking for fresh ideas and diverse perspectives, as well as an ability to learn from your mistakes, take initiative and communicate effectively.

While you do need to have completed at least two years of tertiary study, we're looking to see what makes you unique. We don't expect our interns to have previous work experience or knowledge about the education sector, but we would love to hear about what sets you apart. Tell us about any voluntary or community work that you have done, any leadership experience that you have and any languages that you speak. Anything that makes you stand out.



The important stuff                                                                                

Ngā kōrero taketake

Here's the stuff you need to know!

  • To apply you must be able to attend our Ministry of Education Assessment Centre on the week of the 7th of September 2020
  • Successful interns must be available to complete their internship from 23rd of November 2020 - 26th of February 2021
  • You must be a New Zealand citizen or resident to apply and have completed at least two years of tertiary study



So, how do I apply?                                                                                

Nā reira, me pēhea taku tono?

Click apply to be directed to our careers site where you'll be asked to attach your cover letter, CV and answer a few quick questions. Easy!


Applications close on 3 August 2020

We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that supports your wellbeing and development. We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities and have a sense of belonging.

If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application process, please contact may.wright@education.govt.nz