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It consists of a period of supervised study and practical experience in an area related to individual disciplinary and professional interests. It is offered each year on both the Albany and Manawatu campuses, and is open to all BBus, BAcc, BC and BAgriCom students (as well as conjoint students) in their final year.
Students from other disciplines with an interest in work in the HR/Management area may also be accepted, following consultation with the course coordinators.
You can also find information on the internship by visiting the Manawatu Internship in Business Public Facebook Group.
Below is a sample of companies that have participated in the Business Internship in the past:
Once a student has been introduced to the business, and both parties are happy with the placement, students will enter discussions with the placement company in order to develop a project within the organisation. The student will be assessed on their role in the organisation and their work on this project for their academic grade.
The Internship in Business course is a double semester course. Placements require 8 work hours per week, along with attendance at compulsory lecture or lectures.
This course provides opportunities for your integrated learning, so that while on internship in the workplace or community organisation, you are enabled in your assignments to actively reflect on theory and practice, critiquing the theory you have learned throughout your degree in the light of what you see in the organisation; then similarly critiquing organisational practice in the light of good quality communication theory derived from your studies.
Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:
For more information on the internship programme, please contact the course coordinators:
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Last updated on Tuesday 27 August 2019