Our 'International internships' story


If you’re thinking about an international internship, why not choose a great organisation in one of the world’s most beautiful countries?!

Since starting our internship programme in 2009, we’ve offered placements to more than 250 international students from Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom and United States, completing a range of different degrees in their home countries.

Are you looking for an internship where you can make a positive difference?

All our international interns complete the same New Zealand Qualifications Authority accredited induction training as our full-time Community Support Workers.

This training includes health and safety, first aid and crisis prevention, as well as training in communicating with people with profound disabilities.

Your work rosters are structured collaboratively to ensure you achieve your learning objectives, and have time to experience and enjoy our beautiful country.

You’ll also have plenty of time with our other international student interns to share your experiences and build new friendships, and you’ll get lots of on-the-job support from our experienced staff.