Waikato Waipā River Iwi Internships
Ministry for the Environment
1d ago


As part of the relationship accords between the Crown and the Waikato Waipā River Iwi (Waikato Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Arawa River Iwi and Ngāti Tūwharetoa), five internships are offered annually for members of the River Iwi.

These internships represent an important opportunity for the River Iwi and the Ministry for the Environment to enhance our relationship, and to provide a development opportunity for members of the iwi.

Interns provide the Ministry with excellent support, creative ideas and a fresh look at issues we are exploring. As an intern you will enjoy a supportive environment with a focus on developing skills and building capability during your time with us.

Working with us will give you first-hand experience and exposure to what we do on a daily basis.

The work you do will be directly related and used by the team to help them with their wider objectives.

The exact nature of the work will depend on the specific needs of the team during your time with us. We work with the River Iwi and their selected interns on finding a work programme of interest to the intern and to the iwi.

What we are looking for

The degree you are currently undertaking (or have recently completed) is not critical, but an interest in Resource Management, Planning, Policy, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design or Te Ao Māori / Mātauranga Māori may help to set you apart.

What counts for us is that you :

  • think critically about problems and explore broadly for solutions
  • relate well with others to understand and influence outside perspectives
  • have great communication skills
  • have a great work ethic, attitude and enjoy being part of a team
  • are curious, innovative and courageous.
  • Interns are selected directly by each of the River Iwi. To be eligible for these internships you must be a registered member or can whakapapa to one of the applicable River Iwi.

    About MfE

    Our purpose Aotearoa he whenua mana kura mō te tangata, Making New Zealand Aotearoa the most liveable place in the world.

    We tackle the curliest issues that impact on the environment, supporting New Zealand's prosperity economic, social and cultural, without compromising our environment for future generations.

    We connect, collaborate and partner with others to reach better environmental outcomes at scale and pace.

    We work with people in Aotearoa New Zealand to create change, we are at the cutting edge of Policy. We inspire, we listen, we engage, we invest we provide the evidence we make the connections and we monitor the system to see what's working.

    We drive constant improvement across the environmental and natural resource system.

    How to apply

    Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter. In your cover letter, please highlight your area of interest.

    If you require further information about this position, please contact vacancy mfe.govt.nz or the Te Arawa River Iwi Trust CEO- Tumu Whakarae, Eugene Berryman-Kamp eugene tarit.co.nz

    Please Note : This is a paid internship at $22.10 per hour. Selection will be taking place the week commencing 26 October 2020, please make sure you are available over this time if progressed.

    Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand and be available to work in Wellington (relocation at own cost) from 23 November 2020 through to 12 February 2021.

    Applications close : Monday 26, October 2020 at 5pm

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