2020 CDES Internship Career Expo

Explore a future career with an internship: kick-start your journey today!

Date: Thursday 30 July
Time: 10.30am-2.30pm
Venue: University of Auckland Science Centre, Building 302, 23 Symonds Street, Science Centre Foyer

There’s no need to register for this event, just turn up on the day.

This event is exclusively for University of Auckland students. Don’t forget to bring your student ID! 

Test drive your career with an internship

An internship is the perfect way to explore whether a career path is right for you, gain experience in the world of work and give your CV an edge in the job market. The 2020 CDES Internship Career Expo is where you want to kick off your internship journey: you will get the opportunity to interact face-to-face with employers and learn exactly what they are looking for. Internships come in all shapes and sizes, so no matter what fields of work interest you, this expo truly has something for everyone.

Start early

An internship is like a bridge that helps to take your learnings from the classroom and apply them to a role where they have impact and meaning. Wherever you are in your studies, this expo is the perfect chance to explore opportunities and secure an internship that could take you to the next step.

With an internship, the world is your oyster

Internships are available all over the world, and an overseas placement could be a fantastic way to see the world and get valuable workplace experience at the same time. Scholarships are often available to help cover the cost of interning abroad, so don’t miss the chance to connect with providers in other countries and learn what might be available to you.

The support from the UOA team was great and the level of student interest exceeded my expectations.


Successful internships often lead to roles in the future, so the employers and recruiters at the expo will be eager to meet you and hear about your goals. Research the organisations who will be attending below and check back for updates, as more will continue to be added over the coming months. Have your questions ready on 30 July!

Employer Faculties of interest Are international
students eligible?
Douglas Pharmaceuticals Science  No
Harrison Grierson Engineering Yes
Intern NZ & Intern OZ All faculties Yes
Optiver Engineering & Science No
Summer of Tech All faculties Yes
Windcave Business, Engineering
& Science
Xero Engineering & Science No

Employer Profiles

Many students from the University of Auckland have spent time as interns with the organisations who will be represented. Check out the profiles below to read their stories and see if there might be overlap with you.

Watch this space, check back for updates!

Get the chance to win big!

Competitions and giveaways will running all day at the expo, so come and visit the CDES stand on the day to enter! Winners will be drawn after the expo and emailed directly.

Watch this space, check back for updates!

Top tips to get you expo ready

  1. Login to MyCDES to access online resources and to book your place for our workshops and career events:
    1. Get clarity on what you have to offer employers and build confidence to introduce yourself naturally in a professional setting by booking your place at one of our workshops
    2. Get your CV and LinkedIn profile ready – we have a daily CV drop-in (no appointment necessary)
      Monday – Friday
      10.30-11.30am and 3-4pm
      Room 151, Level 1, Kate Edger Information Commons
    3. Complete an online module through MyCDES or attend a workshop designed to help you write customised CV and cover letters.
  2. Our Career Development Consultants and employers will also be on hand to check your CV at the expo. Please bring a copy of your CV on paper, laptop or tablet.

Photos from previous expos