Business partnerships - hosting interns

Massey Business School has developed close relationships with industry across our areas of expertise. Massey Business School works with these partners to place students into their businesses for internships and work placements. This allows our students to gain real-world experience while gaining credit towards their degree.

We need businesses to help provide workplace experience for our students – if you would like to know more, please get in touch with the relevant internship programme coordinator listed below.

Young female business intern

Benefits of taking on an intern

  • Our internship students are smart, eager to learn, flexible and technically savvy.
  • You may want to get a younger, fresh perspective on aspects of your business. Or you may be looking for help to complete a project that you wouldn’t normally have time for. You might even find the perfect future employee!
  • Massey Business School’s internship programme is a great way for you to give back and participate in the education of the next generation. You can really kick-start a young person’s career, giving them the practical experience they need to transform academic learning into real-world knowledge.
  • At the end of their internship, students produce a report that is made available to your organisation, often delivering great insights.
Group of students brainstorming

About our student interns

  • Usually in their final year of study and have a B minus average in their first and second year studies to be admitted to this third-year course.
  • Studying one or more of: accounting, agricommerce, business information systems, business psychology, communication, economics, entrepreneurship and small business, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or property.
  • Students supply a CV and application letter to the university that demonstrates their commitment. All students are interviewed before being accepted into the programme.
  • The intern is required to complete a set amount of hours in the workplace. The timing of these hours are negotiated between the host and the intern.
  • Interns are capable of working at professional entry level. Past students have undertaken tasks such as analyses of organisation operations, implemented software systems, prepared marketing plans, been involved with social media initiatives, and undertaken specific tasks at an entry level.

Qualifications that include internships or work placements


To employ an intern contact:

Auckland:  Kaye Thorn

Manawatū: James Lockhart


To employ an intern contact: Frank Sligo


To employ an intern contact: Anke Smith

Intern experiences

Isaac - Communications intern Isaac Winsley
Inspiring Stories Trust intern

Interning at Inspiring Stories Trust is an incredible experience and opportunity for me as a communication student. To have such a fantastic cause to communicate engages my passion and drives me to learn so much more. It's also a great taste of the small-team, start-up environment where rules are less and creativity is more.

Abigail - Communications intern Abigail Delaney
Diabetes NZ intern

I have really enjoyed interning at Diabetes NZ because it has given me a taste of what a communications career looks like. Finally, I get to put my theory into practice!  They've got me looking after the social media sites, contributing to their magazine and the monthly newsletter.  I’ve learned how diverse a communications role really is.

Internship and work placement partners

Below are the businesses that partner with Massey to provide internships and work placements across our qualifications to date.

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