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Summer Internship Programme 2019 - 2020 applications now open

News 6 May 2019

(Above: PCF Summer Interns 2018-19)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), in partnership with the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF), is offering current New Zealand Scholarship students studying at undergraduate level the opportunity to gain work experience in New Zealand over the summer period.

The purpose of the internships is for high achieving students from the Pacific and Timor Leste to gain professional experience through work with reputable New Zealand companies and government organisations, to develop professional networks, and to improve their readiness to enter employment on return to their home country.

Internships will last 10 weeks from November 18, 2019 until February 14, 2020

Although most internships are unpaid MFAT will continue to pay standard scholarship stipends for the period of the internship. Interns will still be entitled to take Reunion Travel during the summer period, but will be expected to do so at a time that does not interfere with their internship or study responsibilities.

Please refer to the application on the bottom of this page

If you are interested, fill out the application form and send them by email to by no later than 5pm – Friday, June 7, 2019