Office of the Ombudsman - Summer Internships
Wellington, NZ, NZ
3d ago

Office of the Ombudsman Summer Internship Programme (Wellington-based)

  • Develop a good understanding of the overall role of the Chief Ombudsman
  • Explore how to apply academic research skills in a workplace setting
  • Three summer internships available Mō te Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata About the OmbudsmanThe Chief Ombudsman works with his staff to help New Zealanders in their dealings with government agencies.
  • The focus is on handling complaints against government agencies, undertaking investigations and inspections, and encouraging good administration.

    The Chief Ombudsman is independent and impartial, with the goal of fairness for all.Mō te tūranga - About the rolesWe are looking for three tertiary students with relevant areas of study for internships within our Wellington office over the summer between late November 2021 and late February 2022.

    These roles are for 37.5 hours per week, with a break between the end-of-year public holidays. You will be working in supportive teams within a fast paced environment, and gain exposure to the wider Office.

    The three internships are in our following teams :

  • Legal
  • International Development and Engagement;
  • Business ServicesPlease click on the specific schedule of duties (job spec) you are interested in for more detail about each internship.
  • He kōrero mōu About youTo be successful in this role, ideally you will have :

  • Successfully completed the second year (minimum) of a tertiary qualification relevant to the internship you're applying for
  • Great communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships
  • A curious, practical, and innovative mind-set
  • A willingness to learn and get involved
  • Good time management, planning and prioritising skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain independence and objectivityMe pēhea e tono - How to applyTo apply, click on the Apply Now' button to register through our online career centre, complete our application form, upload your CV, provide evidence of your tertiary exam results, and a cover letter stating which internship / s you are applying for.
  • For further information about this vacancy please email recruitment applicants must have a legal entitlement to work in New Zealand.

    Appointees will be subject to a Ministry of Justice criminal convictions check. On appointment to an internship you are required to take an oath or affirmation of secrecy to comply with secrecy provisions.

    You will be paid in line with the living wage of $22.75 per hour.The Chief Ombudsman is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, fostering a culture of inclusion, and diversity of thinking and harnessing greater diversity in his people.

    Please let the recruitment team know if you need any reasonable accommodation and / or additional support, including whānau support, when applying.

    Applications close 5pm Tuesday, 26 October 2021.

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