The TupuToa Internship Programme is a pathway that provides professional opportunities for Māori and Pacific tertiary students in corporate, government and community organisations.
We do this by securing internships for tertiary students with our partner organisations.
The internship is not only a Summer placement but includes workshops and support before and during the internship.
Disciplines of Possible Internships:
Arts, Humanities & Languages
Banking and Finance
Business and Commerce
Design and User Experience
Logistics and Supply Chain
Marketing and Sales
Mathematics & Statistics
Media and Advertising
Planning and Surveying
Of Māori or Pacific ethnicity,
Penultimate or final year of study,
Studying a bachelor's degree or higher at tertiary,
Available to work full-time over the Summer break,
Interested in pursuing a career in corporate, community or government sectors;
A New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Resident.
We do this because:
Māori and Pacific peoples comprise roughly 27% of the national population (higher in Auckland), yet are largely invisible in corporate New Zealand and especially so in leadership positions.
Māori and Pacific peoples also represent a younger population; they will make up a significant proportion of the future workforce.
Many of our students are the first in their families to undertake tertiary study and with guidance and pastoral care they are better equipped to succeed in a corporate environment.
WHY WE DO
What we look for in a candidate
Connection to culture
Commitment (to the TupuToa programme)
Perseverance and Resilience
Humility, Empathy and Respect
Strong communication skills
Willingness to learn
Connection to their whakapapa/culture/heritage now, or desire to connect (through this programme)
A willingness to commit to the whole Internship Programme including workshops and events
Sets goals and works to achieve them.
Motivated to exceed expectations.
Determination to reach goals and stick with difficult tasks over a long period of time even when confronted by obstacles and challenges.
Acts in a way that demonstrates the ability to understand another's point of view.
Being willing to act or take charge before being told.
The ability to communicate (written and verbally) in a confident manner.
Open-minded and agile.
An orientation towards continued learning. Actively seeks opportunities to improve skills and broaden experience.
Takes personal responsibility for their circumstances, their strengths and areas for development. Is self-aware and knows what holds them back.
The TupuToa selection process has been carefully designed to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your suitability for the programme and prepare you for success in this and any other selection process.
Application closing dates
31st May 2020
Please note: Law clerks have an earlier
closing date TBC
Intern Ready Workshop
This is a half day workshop focussed on building confidence and CV & interview preparation to support your application to TupuToa and other organisations.
If you are eligible and have completed an intern ready workshop you will be invited to attend a Discovery Centre.
This is the TupuToa version of an assessment centre and is an opportunity for you to demonstrate a range of competencies while also developing your ability to effectively tackle this type of assessment process in the future.
The Discovery Centres take approximately 3 hours and includes interviews and group activities.
Successful candidates will be offered a place on the TupuToa programme. This means that you will be shortlisted into the talent pool. We take successful applicants from this talent pool and match them to internship opportunities that are provided to TupuToa by our partners. Please note that being offered a place on the TupuToa programme does not guarantee an internship opportunity.
Interview with Partner Organisation
Candidates will meet and/or interview with partner organisations and, if successful, will be offered an internship.
Some organisations may require you to undergo a pre-employment background check and/or drug and alcohol test.
Most internships commence in November. Please note that everyone that applies to TupuToa is not guaranteed an internship.
A TupuToa intern is expected to:
Understand and comply with their employment agreement,
Meet face to face with a TupuToa Navigator,
Participate fully in all TupuToa workshops and events,
Contribute to the development of the wider TupuToa community; and
Become a role model for younger Māori and Pacific students.