Global Talent Intern (GTI) Programme

In its Short-term Employment Forecasts: 2017-2020 – May 2017, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) forecast that employment in New Zealand would grow by 152,000 jobs over the next 3 years with 43 percent of that growth occurring in the Auckland region. 23,000 of those jobs will be in business services and the strongest demand will be for highly skilled workers particularly business and system analysts, programmers, ICT managers and legal professionals.

About the GTI Programme

The Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business (SDC), in partnership with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) has launched a unique programme offering businesses an opportunity to place high-skilled international student graduates who have a degree within their businesses.

The GTI Programme can help businesses gain valuable insights into export markets, which are the home country of the international students. GTI can help businesses/ organisations innovate, adapt and access new markets.

Understanding the key demand and skill shortage industries, the Superdiversity Centre (SDC) will facilitate entry of 35 high-skilled international student graduates within NZ businesses. Businesses  will be able to choose graduates from a pool of successful applicants for placement over a period ranging from one week up to one month.

SDC will run an induction for successful GTI programme applicants on how to work in the New Zealand business environment.

The GTI programme for 2017 has now been completed.  More information about the 2018 programme will be released soon.

About the Internship

This is an unpaid internship opportunity with a leading employer. Successful applicants will be placed with employers from one week to one month.

The Superdiversity Centre will provide the successful intern with an induction on working within the New Zealand business environment.

About the Employer

We have an excellent range of top employers involved in the GTI Programme in the for-profit and not-for-profit sector who would welcome highly skilled international student graduate interns. A full list can be provided when graduates file a GTI application.

How to apply?

Email your application to . Your application should explain why you meet the criteria, why you should be selected and your desired outcome from the internship.

The application should be no longer than 500 words. It should be accompanied by a copy of your current CV, documents submitted while applying to the university you are obtaining your degree from or have already obtained your degree from, your official academic transcripts, and information regarding your visa status.

For more information for businesses

For more information for for international student graduates