Studying at Victoria University of Wellington offers exciting opportunities to integrate work-related learning and industry engagement into your degree.
Become an Intern
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).
Gain 20 points of academic credit as well as real-world experience by working voluntarily for up to 100 hours for employers in the capital city. The course also includes a taught component where you will reflect on, share and discuss what you have learned in the workplace.
FHSS302 is limited entry and assessed on a pass/fail basis. Information on the timetable, assessment and dates for FHSS 302 can be found on Course Finder.
For advice on fitting this course into your programme of study, contact your Student Adviser in your Faculty office
During the Internship work placement, you will undertake a project associated with the goals of the partner organisation, which is related to your area of study.
The FHSS Internships Coordinator works with our partner organisations to develop project briefs and will match you with the perfect organisation. You will meet with the organisation to discuss the project before the placement is confirmed.
How to apply
If you are interested, contact the FHSS Internships Coordinator for more information and to arrange a time to meet. In order to be eligible for selection, you will also need to provide a CV and statement of intent. The internships coordinator will guide you through this process.
Become an Internship host
Become a host for an intern and gain exposure to an emerging pool of talented future graduates.
Our partner organisations include a range of businesses, government departments, charitable organisations, community and volunteer groups, NGOs, and cultural and sporting organisations throughout Wellington. We will work with you to tailor internship projects that will see our interns apply their skills and knowledge and match your organisation with an applicant with the desired area of expertise, including research, writing, communications, film-making, editing and more.
Contact our FHSS Internships Coordinator for more information.
The FHSS Internships Coordinator liaises with partner organisations and students to ensure that the internship placement runs smoothly.