SoT Internships are full-time, paid, entry-level IT & Design roles, usually from mid-November to mid-February. They're for students at New Zealand tertiary institutions, regardless of what you're studying, or what stage of your qualification you are at, you just need to be interested & excited about kick-starting your tech career. What you may lack in experience, you can make up for in motivation & passion to learn, fast!
We help students prepare, research and apply for paid work experience and entry-level jobs in ICT & digital design roles during the university summer holidays. During the year, we prepare you for work through exposure to the technical topics & skills that are in demand by local employers, through our bootcamp programme.
We offer internships for web and software developers, devOps, digital design, app development, user experience, business analytics and much more! If you want to know more about the specific internships available, feel free to ask us any questions or read the past intern experiences on our blog.
You don’t need skills or experience, just an interest in a tech career, and the motivation and passion to learn and develop your skills on the job!
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 creates opportunities for Pacific tech students to get hands on work experience to develop their skills and create inclusive and diverse work experience.
In 2017, we launched 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. Click on the photo above to check out the SoB site!
Summer of Biz internships are offered in marketing strategy, communications, digital marketing, social media, HR, event management, recruitment & more.
No experience is required, just a passion for business and enthusiasm for the job!
Our internship programme has the following key events and activities:
Free bootcamps (workshops and talks) in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch for tertiary students to help you prepare for a career in Tech. Our workshops and talks are run by experienced tech industry professionals – they’ll share what you REALLY need to know to get your first digital job in NZ.
Your profile on our website includes your CV, portfolio, technical skills summary, and everything else employers want to see before they meet you. You can check out the organisations and their student/graduate work opportunities on our website, too.
After researching the companies, you can meet them in real life at recruitment events. We’ll help you research and prepare, it’s SO important to make a great first impression! Our intern recruitment events are in September, for summer internships starting October/November.
The hiring process is managed off our website, and it’s up to companies to offer role(s) to their preferred candidates. Summer internship offers happen in early October.
Full time, paid summer jobs! Usually mid November to mid February, our internship roles are entry level IT and Design jobs, with a mentor to support and guide you. This is real live work experience, to kick-start your tech career in NZ.