In a bid to support its students during a world-wide crisis that has affected all facets of life, the University of Auckland has brought about another initiative for the betterment of students. The University has recently launched a virtual micro-internship programme for international students. This internship is available to all Auckland University students and those enrolled with the university but are stuck overseas.
Sources state that the internship will require candidates to work 20 hours a week for a duration of three weeks. The programme also requires candidates to work with an Auckland-based employer and tackle different business-oriented challenges in small teams.
Prior to releasing the programme for the international students, the university had held a pilot programme including 100 students with various business such as KPMG, Deloitte and more, during the summer break. The pilot programme received positive feedback and is now being offered to international students.
Offered in partnership with Global Talent Solutions, the internship will be offered to a total of 500 students over a span of two new rounds. The University stated that the first round will begin on 23rd November while the second round will commence in February 2021.
A statement released by the University claimed that the initiative will help students earn real-world experience in the industry with the top New Zealand organisations. It also states that the initiative is also aimed at developing employability skills.