Eligibility requirement: At least one year of relevant college/university study in Information Technology, Information Sciences, Computer Engineering or a related field.

Associated career paths: Developer(Front End & Back End), Software Engineer, Analyst, UX developer, Applications engineer, Web Content Manager

Internship details

Intern with IT companies working on software development projects for a range of different clients. Help with front end and back end development, writing programs and apps, testing web pages, upgrading systems, troubleshooting and learning from experienced developers in New Zealand.

Remote Software Development interns are able to contribute to genuine development projects, under the guidance of experienced local professionals. Interns are placed in small to medium sized companies, contributing their IT development expertise wherever it’s needed.

This is a perfect internship for those looking to gain experience in coding and development. If you’re an aspiring developer who wants to build out your portfolio of real-life work, showcasing the tangible impact your work has had - then this is the internship for you.

The nature of life as a software developer is that your work is based on the needs of different companies and clients. That means your tasks will vary based on the requirements of your placement company at the time of your internship. However, this is an opportunity to gain genuine experience as a software developer, working across multiple projects and meeting deadlines.

Remote Software Development interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Developing front end and back end systems
  • Testing pages and tech solutions
  • Assessing and developing new program requirements
  • Writing programs or technical plans
  • Using data structure and algorithms
  • Maintaining and upgrading existing pages
  • Coding
  • Analyzing information to recommend and plan new systems or modification
  • Troubleshooting and fixing issues
Professional development opportunities:
  • Gain experience using a range of software development tools
  • Contribute to all aspects of software development, as required
  • Collaborate on genuine development projects
  • Gain understanding of technical fixes
  • Understand different project management strategies
  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
Typical schedule:
  • Virtual interns must manage their own time successfully. You’ll have the flexibility to work to a schedule that suits both you and your supervisor. Your schedule will need to accommodate online meetings with your supervisor when it’s required, so there will be times where you’ll need to be available during office hours in New Zealand.
Internship highlights:
  • Experience the different roles within software development
  • Get a genuine insight into the practicalities of software development, with guidance from experienced local professionals
  • Gain international work experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel
Types of host organizations:
  • IT companies developing software for clients

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Internship Duration Program Fee (USD)
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) 100 hour options $948
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) 250 hour options $1,348
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) 350 hour options $1,648
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  • 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 apply

Program fee for remote internships

What it covers
  • Dedicated support before, during and after your internship
  • Securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Experiential Learning Curriculum
  • International reference letter