Over time, the programme will produce a powerful, national network of Māori and Pasifika business leaders who excel in their careers, who demonstrate deep-seated cultural intelligence, and who are strongly connected to their cultures and their communities.
Register Interest
While applications have closed. Register your interest to become part of our community and receive updates on our future initiatives and programme open dates.
A TupuToa internship will—
  • equip you to succeed in the corporate sector and provide you with a range of tools and skills to enable you to perform well during your internship;

  • teach you to embrace your culture and to enjoy the benefits and advantages it gives you in the world of work;

  • provide you with training and development to prepare you for wider leadership responsibilities in your family and community settings; and

  • create an environment of sustained support to enable you to fulfil your career aspirations and to become a leader in business and the community.

To be eligible to become a TupuToa intern, you must be—
  • Of Māori or Pasifika descent

  • In your penultimate or final year of study

  • Studying a bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Studying at tertiary

  • Commitment to work full time over the summer break, and interested in pursuing a career in the corporate, community or government​ sector

  • A New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Resident.


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