Summer Internships in New Zealand - On Site

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Business and Communication Internships in New Zealand


Participants in New Zealand may be housed in in homestays, apartments, or youth hostels which rent single bedroom accommodations with shared kitchen facilities. Participants should be open to all types of accommodation, as housing placements are based on a number of factors such as availability, program length, cost, number of participants and proximity to the internship site. Specific details about accommodations and local transportation to and from internship site will be provided approximately 3 weeks prior to departure.

UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.


Welcome and Farewell dinners are included in the program cost. All other meals are not included in the program cost and are the responsibility of the participant

Excursions & Activities

All students will participate in the Bridging Cultures Program which will take place in Rotorua upon arrival. Students will have the opportunity to participate in many self-led as well as organized activities throughout the program. Possible excursions may include:

  • A Powhiri (Ritual of Encounter) at the AUT Marae
  • Auckland Museum
  • Auckland Skytower
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island Cruise and Guided Walk

Get to Know Your Destination

New Zealand is a country unlike any other. With warm, peaceful islands in the north, majestic, rugged mountains in the south and any number of variations in between, it is truly a diverse country. The nation is comprised of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island, as well as several smaller islands, all of which are home to singular wildlife, varied cultures and friendly people. The striking landscapes that have inspired filmmakers have also captured the imaginations of tourist, backpackers, adventure seekers and students. Interning in New Zealand offers you opportunities to explore beautiful landscapes, enjoy the friendly hospitality of the New Zealanders, or "Kiwis," and experience a unique country and culture. New Zealand offers an emerging global market, a growing global interest, state-of-the-art research, amazing environmental industry, and insight into Pacific and Maori culture. Source: ISA

Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk

Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible.  However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Study Abroad General Risk Advisory

Program Specific Risk Advisories (PDF)

Student Experience

Get Connected with a Past Participant 

Contact us via the link above and we’ll help you get connected with a past participant of this program. Past participants are a great resource for asking questions about their day-to-day experience on the program.

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