Students from all universities in the country are offered a peak internship opportunity working in businesses in the Wellington and Waikato-Bay of Plenty regions, and accessing guidance from experts on real-time projects.  You will be able to apply your market-specific insights to a non-mission critical project, to support a participating business' work in new or established overseas markets.

Applications are welcomed from both domestic and international students. If you have knowledge, insights and experience in either the Southeast Asia or Latin America regions; have completed more than one year of university study and would like to participate in this guided internship programme, please get in touch!

Students that participated in the pilot International Market Insights Programme run by Victoria University of Wellington in 2017 reported great learning from their host businesses and the specialist workshop series held as part of the pilot Programme. Participating companies also reported high levels of satisfaction with the performance of participating students and the outcomes achieved. 

Please note applications have closed on 15 June 2018.  

Programme structure  

The MIP will be held during Semester 2, 2018. You will be expected to commit to working on a project for 10 – 15 hours work per fortnight, usually undertaken at your host business’ premises.   

The MIP also includes six workshop sessions held fortnightly (and a closing celebration and networking function). The sessions will be hosted by an MIP Partner, who will share their expertise on a particular topic (for example: branding, collateral and marketing products/services).   

Benefits for participating students  

  • Up to 90 hours work experience with a New Zealand business exporting to or trading in the Southeast Asia or Latin America regions  

  • Participation in up to 12 hours of tailored workshops on relevant business themes (in addition to time spent at your host business), with participating New Zealand companies    

  • Networking with subject matter experts, innovative participating businesses and fellow MIP students   

  • The opportunity to present yourself to potential future employers; and  

  • A distinctive achievement you can list on your CV.     

Please download the "Information for Students" brochure below for full programme details and requirements. 

Application process  

  • Download the application form below, complete and submit to the appropriate contact as listed on the application by 5pm, 15 June 2018. If you are interested in applying for the Latin America MIP, please access the appropriate form on the LatAm CAPE website here.  

All students will be notified of the outcome of their MIP application by 23 June 2018.    

Further information   

In Wellington, please contact:  

In the Waikato-Bay of Plenty region, please contact:  

Download the Information for Students brochure below

Download the application for the SEA CAPE MIP below.

Send completed application form and supporting documents to the appropriate contact listed on form by 5pm on 15 June 2018. 

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