International students can apply for the programme, which will involve them working in teams to tackle business challenges for an Auckland-based employer
The University of Auckland has launched a virtual micro-internship programme for international students both in New Zealand, and those studying from abroad.
The three-week programme will involve an online induction and briefing session, following which, interns will work in small teams to tackle a business challenge for an Auckland-based employer.
Participants will have to devote roughly 20 hours a week to the internship, which is aimed to support students in developing employability skills through industry experience with leading New Zealand organisations.
This venture initially started during the inter-semester break this year as a pilot micro-internship for 100 students with Auckland businesses including KPMG and Deloitte, and owing to its great response, is now being extended to 500 international students over two new rounds, in partnership with Global Talent Solutions. The first round commenced on November 23, while the second will be held in February 2021.
Brett Berquist, director international at the varsity, said that the programme provides an avenue for those still outside New Zealand to remain connected to their peers in Auckland, and contribute to the city’s economic recovery, besides providing their unique skills and perspectives to the project.
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