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About the programme

Our 12-week intern programme will give you a unique insight into the public sector, and the opportunity to contribute towards helping raise living standards for all New Zealanders.

100% of our 2019 interns surveyed would recommend a Treasury internship to other university students
Of the 2019 intern cohort, 57% were not from Wellington and relocated for the summer
14 interns were hired for our 2019 summer projects that spanned 10 teams
There were 15 different opportunities available to our 2019 interns to participate in learning, personal development, networking or relationship building activities as part of our intern programme
100% of 2019 interns said the Treasury Internship strengthened their desire to work in the public sector
100% of 2019 interns said the Treasury Internship exceeded their expectations
Ko Ngā Mokopuna a Tāne te manawa o Te Tai Ōhanga – Our wharenui is the heart of the Treasury


Even though you are with us for a short time, we want to make sure you have a memorable experience – for all the right reasons. While you are focusing on a technical or research project, our 12 week programme ensures that you are offered as many additional opportunities as possible.

These opportunities focus on three key areas:

  • Welcoming You

    Your intern cohort will connect with one another other well before your first day at the Treasury! You will also be introduced to your manager, supervisor and buddy gaining some insight into your project, as well as the team you will join. We want to make sure you feel supported, excited and enabled from day one. Once you arrive, there are various induction activities which aim to bring you into the fold, give you an overview of all areas of the organisation and make you feel welcomed (your first day will begin with a special Pōwhiri).

  • Development

    As a Treasury intern, you will receive specific development opportunities that focus on your short – medium term needs. We provide a personal project supervisor and team buddy, offer various educational workshops, and aim to give you as much experiential learning as possible.

  • Networking

    From sitting down with our Chief Executive to attending the Intern Welcome Day: Spirit of Service at the State Services Commission (SSC), we make sure that you are constantly growing your network. Going back to our Māori proverb, we know that our most valuable asset is our people – so we try to connect you with as many diverse, knowledgeable and insightful people as possible.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 30 July 2020