Interns who come to New Zealand to focus on experience within the Tourism and Hospitality industry should come prepared to work positively and enthusiastically, with both multinational and multicultural teams and clients.
New Zealand’s Tourism and Hospitality industry often includes strategies for economic development and environmental sustainability, facilitated in cooperation with local indigenous groups. While cultural sensitivity is required for hosting clients within the sector, you can also gain insight into how cultural intelligence is equally important for business management and strategic development within the industry itself.
Possible internship placements may include examples such as working with travel agents, travel advisors, tourism managers and developers. Interns who have a background and experience which is more aligned with the hospitality industry may receive other placements, such as restaurants and hotels. All specific placement requests are subject to availability.
General activities can include, but may not be limited to:
- Helping with the production of marketing materials
- Assisting with exhibitions
- Seasonal events or festivals
- Advising clients
- Assisting with the arrangement of itineraries
- Liaising with local vendors
- Assisting with day to day administrative tasks and bookings
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It is important to note that internships in Auckland do not include meals and interns should budget to cover this Independently. Kitchen facilities are provided in all accommodation for independent meal preparation. A NZ$700 accommodation security deposit must be paid in-country but this is fully refundable, subject to inspection of the accommodation upon departure and confirmation that there have been no damages.
- To convert these prices to your local currency visit the XE currency converter.
- All Intern Abroad programs attract a Registration Fee of US$299 in addition to the Program Fee.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.
- * Terms and Conditions do apply
What extra costs will I have?
- Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check.
- Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program (approx. US$15 - US$50 via bus or taxi)
- Souvenirs + tourism/leisure activities during free time.
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as meals and public transportation. Interns generally find US$130 per week to be sufficient.