FHSS Internship

Studying at Victoria University of Wellington offers exciting opportunities to integrate work-related learning and industry engagement into your degree.

Judy Davis in the RNZ studio.
Judy Davis’ internship was with Radio New Zealand, where she worked on the Music 101 team to digitise past shows and produce content for the Radio New Zealand website.

Consolidate your academic learning, enhance your ability to transition into the workforce, and make your own networks and connections in a potential career field through our Internship programme (FHSS302).

Completing the FHSS302 Internship will enhance your ability to network and transition into the workforce, while weekly classes will give you an opportunity to explore the world of work and help your career planning.

Interested students and partner organisations should contact the internships coordinator for more information.

Course information

FHSS302 is a 20 points course which is assessed on a pass/fail basis. Information on the timetable, assessment, and dates for FHSS 302 can be found on Course Finder. The course is limited entry, and students from all Victoria University of Wellington undergraduate degrees can apply.

This course consists of the internship placement (75-100 hours) as well as lectures, readings, and assignments.The academic component is where you will reflect on, share, and discuss what you have learned in the workplace.

For advice on fitting this course into your programme of study, contact your student adviser in your faculty office.

Your internship

If your application for entry to the course is successful, the internships coordinator will work with you to identify a suitable placement for your internship. You will then work with your host to create a detailed plan for the placement, which we will refer to throughout the trimester. The internship coordinator will provide support and advice throughout your internship placement.

During your time at your host organisation you will be working on a range of tasks with guidance from your mentor. Past internship projects have involved event planning, policy research and analysis, marketing and communications, social media, writing articles, database management, video production, volunteer coordination, and community engagement.

In class, and in your assignments, we will reflect on and discuss the work you are doing, and how this may relate to your future study and career plans.

Host organisations

Our partner organisations include a range of businesses, government departments, charitable organisations, community and volunteer groups, NGOs, and cultural and sporting organisations throughout Wellington.

Below is a list of some of the organisations we have worked with. If your organisation is interested in hosting an intern, contact the internships coordinator.

  • Adam Art Gallery
  • AFS New Zealand
  • Alexander Turnbull Library
  • Alliance Française Wellington
  • Council for International Development
  • Department of Conservation
  • Double Denim
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Film for Change
  • French Film Festival
  • Fulbright New Zealand
  • Holocaust Centre of New Zealand
  • Lucire – The global fashion magazine
  • Ministry for Women
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Ministry of Education
  • New Zealand Book Council
  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • NZonScreen
  • Oxfam New Zealand
  • Pirate and Queen
  • Platform Charitable Trust
  • Radio New Zealand
  • Red Cross New Zealand
  • Restorative Practices Aotearoa
  • Sexual Abuse Prevention Network
  • SOUNZ Centre for NZ Music
  • Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand)
  • The Dowse Art Museum
  • Victoria International (Victoria University)
  • Wellington City Council
  • Wellington Economic Development Agency (Wellington NZ)