Students head off to China and Taiwan!

Fifteen students are heading off on global internships thanks to PMSA and Education NZ

On 21 November 2019, a group of fifteen students from the Universities of Auckland, Otago and Waikato are heading to China on a 9 week scholarship over the summer break thanks to the Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) and Education NZ.

Eight of these students are from the University of Auckland, who have a range of study backgrounds including law, commerce, engineering, social work, science and architecture. The students will be heading to Taipei, Chengdu and Zhuhai and will embark on a cultural immersion experience during the first week, followed by an eight week internship. The Zhuhai interns will enjoy an authentic Chinese homestay before moving into their own apartments. 

The internships are being managed by University of Auckland’s Career Development and Employability Services (CDES) and Pagoda Projects. CDES’s collaboration with other universities is a New Zealand first for PMSA internships, and is an exciting new initiative.

Thinking about spending the summer abroad?

If a trip abroad sounds better than another summer at home, we really encourage you to talk to CDES about what opportunities there may be for you now or in the future. These opportunities widen your cultural exposure and knowledge, give invaluable work place skills and add weight to your CV for future work opportunities. A global internship truly is an opportunity that will make you stand out from the crowd!

CDES hope to have more global internships over the summer 2019/2020 so if you are interested in an overseas internship experience, keep up to date and follow us on Facebook and log into MyCDES.