Studying at Victoria 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.
Simon's internship was with NZ on Screen, a website which showcases New Zealand's audiovisual history—including TV, film and music videos—sourced from a range of archives. Simon, now a Bachelor of Arts graduate with a major in Film and Mathematics, thought he'd apply for an internship to try something different. His work focus has since shifted into more online content work, which he's relishing.
"The NZ on Screen website was originally designed about seven years ago so is in the redesign process. My internship was to coordinate user testing, which involved getting feedback from people and writing up reports on it."
"I was offered a full-time job there after I graduated, which was exciting. I started out doing work similar to what I was doing on my internship, but my responsibilities will increase over time."
Alex’s internship was with Lucire, a global fashion magazine based in Wellington that distributes both print and online content. Alex’s role included reviewing beauty products, covering New York Fashion Week, writing features on leading designers and even going abroad for a travel writing feature.
“This placement was exactly the foot-in-the-door I had been looking for as it gave me the chance to channel my passion of writing in a professional journalistic environment.”
“The classes gave insight into what professional and graduate identity truly means and how to channel this into your working life. This experience was completely irreplaceable, and has heightened my passion for a career in journalistic writing.”
Scott’s internship project Motu Economic and Public Policy required him to engage with public and private sector leaders, publish their working notes, perform data reports and analyse behaviour about New Zealand’s household emissions.
“The internship provided valuable skills I simply could not learn in a lecture theatre. It’s opened up doors, both professionally and at Victoria. It’s also taught me a range of views and perspectives about why I’m here at university, and what success might look like.”
“The classroom side of this course challenges you to think about more than the reference you’ll gain. I now realise how valuable these seminars were, and how much my work was shaped by the students around me. Their perspectives challenged my preconceived beliefs and fostered critical debate.”