Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi About this role
Interns provide the Ministry with excellent support, creative ideas and a fresh look at issues we are exploring. The role is designed to have a development focus and will provide learning opportunities to build an understanding of MfE's work and give you foundations to lead a successful career in the public service.
You will be exposed to a wide range of issues through applying transferable, core skills. This means you may work on a variety of issues to give you exposure to a breadth of tasks and subject areas.
You will assist with activities such as research, analysis and delivery of new projects and programmes.
We will ensure you are provided with feedback and day-to-day guidance.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experience
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, 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 both written and verbal
have a great work ethic, attitude and enjoy being part of a team
have knowledge of te ao Māori and te reo (learner is ok)
are curious, innovative and courageous
We have intern opportunities in the following areas :
Waste Investment Team work on the annual reporting, review information and data about WMF Grant projects, develop case studies and assist with data management in the funds management system
Climate we have a range of opportunities across our Climate Directorate :
CNGP -Projects will be situated within the Carbon Neutral Government Programme team. Work may include research to support work on offsetting policy, and analysis of emissions data from agencies part of the Carbon Neutral Government Programme
CCA - Join the science project team, to assist with engaging with central government, universities, etc. on proposals for meeting the science and data needs of the Directorate.
Climate Change Analysis)
CCA - Join the 2023 Measuring Emission Guide (MEG) update project to (either : manage procurement of an IT Supplier, or : use R Studio to create a prototype) to transfer the Interactive Workbook from spreadsheet calculations to an automated web portal (Climate Change Analysis)
ERP Emission Reductions working on discrete modelling of emissions and / or looking at ways to improve the modelling system
Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Market Governance - Support the team working on developing a market governance framework for the NZ ETS.
The work will include stakeholder engagement, cross-agency work, drafting briefing material to Ministers and Cabinet, and working towards introducing legislation.
The Sustainable Finance / Rights and Interests team works across the Climate Directorate to support Māori engagement and encourage integration of Māori perspectives throughout the various workstreams within the Directorate's work programme.
This internship will be centred on drawing the threads of Aotearoa's climate action together to create an online narrative to help Māori audiences view our action in a holistic way.
He Waka eke noa project - Biological emissions from agriculture make up 50 per cent of Aotearoa New Zealand's gross emissions.
The He waka eke noa team is developing a pricing system for reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, to be in place by 2025.
This project makes Aotearoa New Zealand the first country in the world to price agricultural emissions.
National Adaptation Plan - support the team working on the National Adaptation Plan. The NAP will help Aotearoa New Zealand minimise damage from a changing climate and will have legislation and clear responsibilities.
This role will include stakeholder engagement, cross-agency collaboration, and developing advice.
Policy Implementation working on the Te Mana o te Wai implementation and contract management, engaging with whānau, hapū, and iwi on freshwater issues and aspirations.
Fresh Water Rights and Interests Setting up the new National Māori Entity as part of resource management reform.
Water Allocation supporting the team working on the NBA Bill and supporting its passage through the House, providing comms and assisting in the engagement workstream.
Partnerships and Public Affairs - Digital and Insights - supporting our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) team. Our CRM platform helps the business organise and monitor our relationships with stakeholders including local and central government, iwi and other non-government organisations.
Communications and Engagement - working with the Communications and Engagement team on a range of projects.
Ministerial Services - assist the Ministry and our Ministers in providing high quality and timely responses to queries about the environment and climate change.
Topics could range from plastic bottles in the environment, the Emissions Trading Scheme and lowering C02 levels to improving the quality of Aotearoa's water.
Mō mātou About us
The Ministry for the Environment purpose is - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.
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 New Zealanders 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. Most of all, we love innovation, and we love to do things differently.
An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy.
We acknowledge the role of tangata whenua to help create a flourishing environment for every generation.
Tono ināianei Apply Now
Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter. Note : your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role and your preferred position.
Please Note : This is a paid internship at $23.67 per hour.
Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand and be available to work in Wellington (relocation at own cost) from 21 November 2022 through to 10 February 2023.
Please make sure you are available over this time if progressed.
Rā Katinga Applications close : Sunday 14th August 2022