Internships and Experiential Opportunities

National Expedition and Internship - Summer

Group above lake.jpg Massey University offers a summer study abroad programme for a wide range of majors. The program takes place over the Northern Hemisphere summer and is equivalent to 6 - 8 U.S. semester credits, 15 ECTS and 30 CATS. Each track begins with a two-week study tour of New Zealand, starting in May or June, and finishes with a four-week internship.

  • Agriculture and Environment
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Creative Expression and Digital Media
  • Disaster Risk and Emergency Management

Global Student-Athlete

Turbos block.jpg High performing male and female athletes can enhance their skills, continue their training and conditioning, receive intensive coaching, and play with professional players while studying at Massey University for one or two semesters.  You will return home stronger, faster, and in better shape than when you left.  Your international experience will strengthen you as an athlete and student, as well as making you more marketable in the future.

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Elite Sport Services
  • Rugby
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Cricket

International Relations Office Internship

Flim crew.jpg Placements focusing on Massey’s study abroad and student exchange programmes are available through the International Relations Office during semester 1 and 2.  Interns will work alongside the Student Mobility team in developing materials and strategies to increase the number of Massey students going out on exchange and recruit international students to study here.

This semester-long internship is only available on the Manawatu campus.  15 Massey University credits will be awarded through the Communication Internship, which will serve as one of the courses you take during the semester.  Please email us if you are interested in a placement.

You can check out what our interns had to say about working with us if you want to find out what it was like from their point of view.

Communication Internship

Students with a strong background in communication, journalism, or marketing can apply for a full semester internship worth 15 Massey credits.  The Communication Internship involves a placement in a media company, for-profit business, community arts agency, sports organisation, governmental department, or global non-profit.  Internships are available on all three Massey campuses during semester 1 and 2. The internship will serve as one of the four courses you take at Massey during the semester.

Fieldwork opportunities

River fieldwork.jpg A number of our courses give you an opportunity to explore New Zealand and its fascinating landscape and environment through fieldwork and practical experiences.

Geology Field Camp

Spend a month exploring fascinating geological areas around the North and South Islands during the New Zealand summer.  This 30 Massey credit programme will cover topics such as quaternary tectonics and sea-level changes, glacial and tectonic geomorphology, volcanology, and geological mapping.

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