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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.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch with the relevant internship 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 of more of: accounting, agricommerce, aviation management, communication, economics, finance, human resources and employment relations, international business, marketing, management, organisational technology management, sport management 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


Learn more about this programme from:

Auckland:  Kaye Thorn

Manawatū: James Lockhart


Learn more about this programme from: Frank Sligo


Learn more about this programme from: Anke Smith



Learn more about this programme from: Trish Bradbury

Intern experiences

Nick Davies Nick Davies
Asia New Zealand Foundation (Mumbai)

After graduating, I completed a 3-month internship at a Public Relations agency in Mumbai through the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Here I got to promote New Zealand tourism and education to an Indian audience. I would not have had the chance to intern in India or work where I am now without my excellent study experience at Massey.

Sarah Moore Sarah Moore

During my study I had the opportunity to work as a property valuation assistant in 2017/2018 for CBRE, and also did a summer internship at Xigo (a specialist client-side construction project management company). I am now working full time at Xigo as an Assistant Project Manager.

Anna Liu Ann Liu
Ministry of Primary Industries

The internship provided hands-on experience and valuable insight on working at the border. This allowed me to develop essential skills, such as communication, risk assessment and dealing with diversity. A key highlight for me was observing communication techniques employed by Quarantine Officers when delivering biosecurity knowledge to passengers of various cultures.

Internship and work placement partners

Below are some of the businesses and organisations that have partnered with Massey Business School to provide internships and work placements across our qualifications to date.