Agriculture and Environment: Internship

AgriBusiness internship.jpg Agribusiness, Agriculture, Environmental Science, and Wildlife Management majors

17 JUNE – 12 JULY, 2019   (15 MASSEY CREDITS)

You will be based in Hawke’s Bay for your four-week internship.  It is a perfect location for this type of program.  Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's top agricultural, food, and wine regions. It has a significant focus on environmental issues and offers many unique opportunities for visitors to the country.

The types of on-the-ground practical experiences you gain during your internship will provide you with the international exposure and mindset valued by employers and graduate schools.  Working side by side with subject matter experts in another country will enhance your knowledge and insights in a way that an internship in your own country cannot.

You and the other interns will live and cook meals together in a backpackers-style hostel located in Napier. The youth hostel provides you with easy access to downtown and the beach.  Transportation to and from your internship site is included in the program fee.

Our team will use the information you provide on your Agriculture and Environment Internship Placement Form to match your skills and experiences to the range of opportunities available within Hawke's Bay.  Massey has ties to a large variety of wildlife, agricultural, and environmental organisations within the region.

Department of Conservation
Environmental education centres
Family farms
Governmental agencies

Non-profit organisations
Organic food suppliers
Regional land management authorities
Wildlife sanctuaries

Aquatic study.jpg Academic Assessment

The New Zealand Internship Experience involves a 120-160 hour placement and associated project work. Assessment of the internship's 150 learning hours is based on digital journal entries (20%), a presentation (20%), reflective digital journal (30%), and a system report (30%).

A&E Internship Academic Guide.pdf (866 KB)

Students who successfully complete the internship will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate personal organisation and self-motivation by undertaking employment in an agrifood/wildlife management organisation.
  2. Describe the characteristics of complex problems and apply systems thinking tools and techniques to analyse the nature and context of New Zealand agrifood, environmental, or wildlife sectors.
  3. Design an investigative approach to enhance understanding about the purposes and values of the organisation in which they are working.
  4. Analyze, through reflective practice, organisational problems or issues with a view to identifying actions that could lead to improvement in the workplace or context.
  5. Critically evaluate their experience and present the outcomes of their learning in a format that could be made available to an employer or industry representative.

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