Endless Possibilities for Students like you

Our Internship Programme will provide you with paid, interesting, full time work and career development while you study – so you can launch your career with Auckland Council!

We offer a three month summer Internship Programme from November to February each year to students in the penultimate year of their degree in an aligned discipline.

Throughout your internship you’ll have development discussions with your manager, set achievement goals and highlight your strengths and improvement areas.

Enjoy real work experience at Auckland Council

An internship with Auckland Council will give you a taste of where your career could go and at the same time, you’ll be developing your skill set through real work experience and mentoring.

We value our Interns

At Auckland Council, we believe that taking care of Auckland starts and ends with taking care of our people.

We offer

  • A safe and supportive learning environment
  • Professional and personal development
  • Networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Involvement in complex, large scale projects and unique developments
  • A strong work/life balance allowing you to pursue additional study or interests
  • A fair reward for your effort – Intern positions are fully paid
  • Automatic consideration for relevant Graduate Programmes

Am I eligible and when can I apply?

To be eligible for the Internship Programme you need to be in your penultimate year of study towards a relevant Bachelor’s degree.

Applications for the 2019 internship programme open in early 2019.

Our Internship Programme develops future leaders and specialists that help shape our city

Intern Stories

Elish Robinson, Resource Consents Intern 2016

“I joined the Auckland Council Intern Programme in 2016 and it was an exciting and challenging experience which taught me valuable skills to help kick start my career. It allowed me to develop my knowledge and skills in my chosen field through hands-on experience and direct access to team leaders and seniors with an abundance of experience to share. From here, I was able to progress seamlessly into a Graduate role!”

Intern Stories

Hannah Chapman-Carr, Parks Intern 2015

“I always wanted to work at Council, specifically with the environment. I started at Council as a Parks Intern. The internship gave me a taste of council and I enjoyed working in parks so much that I applied to be a graduate. As a graduate I have been to some amazing parks and worked on an innovative project to understand the carbon system of a sports park in Auckland. Now I’m a Graduate!”

Intern application process