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Summer of Tech Interns

SoT Internships are full-time, paid, entry-level IT & Design roles, usually from mid-November to mid-February. You'll need to provide access to a technical mentor. We can advise you how to maximise the potential of your intern to ensure they're delivering what you need during the summer. It's a great way to invest in the next generation of NZ tech talent, and a strategic recruitment tool to build your team.

Technology & Design Internships

We help organisations find top New Zealand students and graduates to work on tech projects during the university summer holidays. Before you meet them, we prepare them for work through exposure to the technical topics & skills you need, through our bootcamp programme.

Candidates have skills in web development, software engineering, DevOps, digital design, Business Analysis, digital marketing, software testing, app development, security, User Experience, and more. What they may lack in experience, they’ll make up for in motivation and passion to learn and develop the skills you need, fast.

Tupu Tek: Pacific Tech Internships

Tupu Tek is a new summer internship programme for Pacific tech students sponsored by tech industry employers, Summer of Tech (SoT) and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.

‘Tupu’ is a Polynesian word meaning ‘grow’ and ‘tek’ is a Melanesian pidgin term referring to technology, the name of the programme points to our joint aspiration of growing the tech sector through supporting more Pacific people to gain useful work experience and skills development within a tech sector workplace setting.

Tupu Tek is a great way for Pacific tech students to be supported to explore the tech profession through hands on work experience. Employers involved in Tupu Tek will be provided with support to attract and engage Pacific interns as well as support an understanding of how they might be able to enhance their own inclusive work environments.

Summer of Biz: Marketing & HR stream

We now have Marketing and HR internships in Wellington! Summer of Biz works in exactly the same way as Summer of Tech, but our bootcamps focus on Marketing & HR topics, and internships are in those disciplines too.

Candidates have skills in marketing strategy, communications, digital marketing, social media, human resources, customer support, event management, organisational development, recruitment, and more.

Summer Internship Programme Elements

Our internship programme has the following key events and activities:

Key dates

SoT Summer Internships line up with New Zealand uni holidays. These dates will help you understand which part of the process we currently are in, and what's coming next.

May

Employer registrations open.

Complete your organisation profile, post internship roles, and search SoT student profiles

August

Hackfest showcase: check out our top SoT student profiles.

Registered employers receive a VIP invitation to attend our Hackfest presentations.

September

Recruitment events: Meet & Greet and Speed Interviews to narrow down your shortlist.

Your chance to meet SoT students in real life, for informal networking and speed interviews.

October

Offers: all SoT Internship offers are released on the same day, to ensure it's a fair market for top talent.

Make sure your shortlist is finalised and you have offers ready to send to your top candidates.

November

Internships start: most students are available from mid November to mid February.

Internships are full time, usually 400 hours during the summer break. Dates are flexible, to be agreed between you and your intern.

February

Internships finish: if students are returning to study, they'll need to get ready for the academic year in March.

Many interns are retained into full-time or part-time roles after their internships.

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