Learn how to create a better New Zealand through policy.
Gain valuable experience working on interesting and often high profile projects.
Wellington and Auckland opportunities!
About the Tupu Tai Summer Policy Internship
The Tupu Tai Pasifika Public Sector Internships is an interagency initiative led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment that supports Pasifika students to explore policy careers within the public sector.
Tupu Tai offers 10 week paid policy internships over the summer in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and its partner agencies.
This is an opportunity for you to gain professional experience in the public sector, build professional networks and improve your readiness to enter employment after your studies.
As a Tupu Tai Summer Intern, you'll be tackling real life problems and helping create a better New Zealand for our families, friends and communities.
It's exciting and challenging work that could see you looking at how we can make NZ businesses more internationally competitive, making sure all regions benefit from tourism, protecting people from loan sharks, planning the country's response to humanitarian crises, or much more!
Who we are looking for
We are looking for young, passionate Pacific people of all experiences and disciplines.
Skilled Writers who write clearly, accurately, and logically.
Critical Thinkers who use well-reasoned logic to solve problems.
Evidence Gatherers who research, identify, and make use of relevant information.
Nimble Learners who are flexible and responsive to change.
Supportive Team Players who build partnerships and work collaboratively.
Persuaders & Influencers who gain the trust and support of others.
Purpose Driven Actioners who take on new opportunities and tough challenges.
Decision Makers who make sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information.
You must be currently studying towards a Bachelor's degree or higher qualification and have completed one year's equivalent of full-time study.
You must be available from 12pm on the 21st of August 2018 through to 12pm on the 22nd of August 2018 to complete and submit the online Written Assessment (subject to selection).
You must be available to attend the Assessment Centre in Wellington on 19th September (subject to selection). We will cover the costs of reasonable domestic travel if you don't reside in Wellington.
You must be eligible to live and work in New Zealand.
You must pass all other MBIE employment vetting and approval standards.
Online application form including a Situational Judgement Test.
Competency-based video interview.
Full-day assessment centre (in Wellington) including : critical thinking test, group exercise, OPQ32r personality questionnaire, and competency-based interview.
If you have any questions, please send us an email at TupuTai mbie.govt.nz and we'll be in touch.
How to Apply
Click on the APPLY button in order to be directed to our careers website (careers.mbie.govt.nz). You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the online application.
For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process.
Your application will need to include :
Current academic transcript (official or unofficial).
Cover letter tell us why you're interested and why you think you'll make a great policy advisor and please address this to the Tupu Tai Recruitment Team.
Applications close on Sunday 29th July 2018.