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Auckland ICT Graduate School

Auckland ICT Graduate School Internship Programme

ICT internships are an important component of the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) programme. Internships provide a unique opportunity for students to deliver on a real-world project, with the support of the University and their employer. For companies wishing to attract new talent, industry internships provide a chance to work with and recruit the next generation of rising ICT professionals.

Each year we have two groups of students seeking internship opportunities, one mid-year (July to September) and the other over the summer period (November to February). The School holds two speed-networking events each year to introduce the upcoming interns to industry.

The minimum duration of the internship is 400 hours (10 weeks full-time), and during this time students work on a real-world project on site with their industry host. The aim of the internship is for students to gain industry experience and the company is expected to provide a working environment that helps to build and develop the student’s professionalism. The students gain credit for the internship as they do with other courses that they undertake at University and as such are required to complete a number of assessments based on the internship project.

The ICT Graduate School internships are paid internships. Companies provide $6000 + gst in funding per intern. From this the students receives a grant. There is a possibility for the company to receive funding through Callaghan Innovation, either through R &D Fellowship Grants or through an R&D Career Grant, if the company goes on to employ the student. For further information contact Callaghan Innovation directly.

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To request access, please email the Industry Engagement Manger.

For further information about the Internship Programme please contact:

Amanda Zieltjes (Auckland)
Industry Engagement Manager
+64 9 923 1213
+64 27 569 4948
Alvin Yeo (Waikato)
Developer Auckland ICT Graduate School
+64 7 838 4409
+ 64 22 658 1921



Frequently Asked Questions about the Internship Programme

Companies who have taken on our interns include:

Acquire Online
Auckland Transport
Centrality AI
Cloud M
Costing Business Solutions
Dempsey Wood
Eight Development
Fletcher Building
Genesis Energy
Mirza Bros
My Memory Online
Parrot Analytics
Precision Driven Health
Project 42
Sanford Ltd
Sentient Software
South Waikato District Council
The University of Auckland
Waikato Reginal Council
Wherescape Software