Page updated 8 Mar 2013
Information about our Summer Internships and how to apply
The Treasury offers a number of summer internships each year to advanced undergraduate students at New Zealand universities. These internships are offered to encourage promising scholars, introduce them to the work of the Treasury and build links with University academic departments.
Who are we looking for?
We look for students in their penultimate year of study who want to work at the Treasury over their summer holidays. Interns are paid an hourly rate, plus travel costs to Wellington and return to their home city.
The internship programme at the Treasury is a two-way process, with the following objectives:
- For the intern: an opportunity to decide if Treasury is somewhere you want to begin your career;
- For the Treasury: a chance to give students an extended interview as a prospective Graduate Analyst.
Each intern is assigned to work in one of the Treasury's teams. Interns are given a specific project and objectives to work on during the summer, and are supported by a buddy and team. Interns are provided with the opportunity to attend social events and get a good feel for the culture of the Treasury. Interns go through an appraisal process and if the internship is successful, eligible interns will receive an offer of a full time job as part of the Treasury Graduate Programme (contingent on passing final qualifications).
Applications for our 2013 Summer Intern Recruitment Round are open now. This round will be searching for talented people to join us either as an Intern, from November 2013 to January 2014, or as a Graduate in January 2014 (with some flexibility for early starts from July 2013).
To get an alert when we open our process please register now on the NZ Government Jobs online website and select Treasury as an employer you want to hear from. Whenever we post a career opportunity you will get an email alert. This will help you see the kinds of role we have and also be one of the first to hear when the Summer Intern Recruitment round opens.
Applications for Summer Internships must include:
- Curriculum vitae;
- Covering letter outlining why you want to work at the Treasury, the period of time you are available for work and any preferences for work in particular areas of the Treasury;
- Qualifications - undergraduate/postgraduate;
- Name and contact details of two referees who can comment on your academic ability and personal qualities; and
- A copy of your official academic transcript; and
- A recent essay you have written for tertiary study.