Program Details

The internship will be based in Tuatapere, Southland, with time spent at the office in Tuatapere and on the Hump Ridge Track. Tuatepere lays sits on the southern-most coastrline of the South Island. Here, the aurora borealis is known as the "Southern Ligh
Wellington, New Zealand
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Year Round
Work Types:
Animal Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:
The INSTITUTE for GLOBAL STUDIES makes NEW ZEALAND dream internships come true! Work alongside top marine scientists; law firms; television stations; social workers; sports marketing gurus and many more! Our 90% placement rate on hard to find custom internships and global database of leading university researchers and top executives makes us the industry leader. IGS founder Dr. David Adams, a cultural anthropologist with twenty years of working one on one with students, has personally set up many of the internships during his world travels and research. The bigger the dream, the better the internship! 17 Countries.1 Dream.

The internship will be based in Tuatapere, Southland, with time spent at the office in Tuatapere and on the Hump Ridge Track. Tuatepere lays sits on the southern-most coastrline of the South Island. Here, the aurora borealis is known as the "Southern Lights." Tuatepere serves both tourists and the local farming community. The information center /booking office are where the office work will be based. On the track, the volunteer will join the lodge manager or assist guides on the track in between lodges. Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Park Ranger? We have an internship position that will surely prepare you for such a career choice. On the windswept coast of the South Island, New Zealand's newest backcountry trek is taking shape. For the first time in the country's history, the government has allowed a private concessionaire to create a recreational track in Fjord lands National Park. The trek passes through some of the greatest scenery on the South Island. The hike begins at sea level, continuing eight miles along the rocky coastline, accessible only during high tide, and rises to glacier-carved valleys. The concessionaire is using a helicopter to fly in building materials to construct dormitory-style housing for visitors hiking the four-day trek. The position features work between the backcountry and the office. In the outback, interns will live in private quarters adjacent to the main bunkhouse on mile thirteen of the trek. You will help trampers orient themselves to the area and make sure they obey the Park rules. Reading materials will help educate you on the Park's and New Zealand's natural history. This information will then be shared with visitors through a variety of means.. Additional duties in the backcountry include trail maintenance, upkeep on the facilities, feral animal eradication, and native bird counts. Assist the lodge managers in following duties: Ensure that the hut and associated facilities are maintained to a high standard. Daily maintenance at huts including cleaning, re stocking of fuel and supplies, making beds, washing linen etc. Maintenance of hut facilities such as fuel, water, solar system, gas, lighting, and sewage. Undertake track maintenance work along the Hump Ridge Track. Assist guides of guided walk parties in general duties Be available to act as first response to any emergency as and when required, (e.g.: fire, first aid, search and rescue, visitor safety and civil defense) following procedures as set out in the Track Operations Plan. Identify, respond, and rectify / report, (to the Senior Lodge Manger or General Manager in their absence) any safety issues should they arise, in accordance with the Track’s Health and Safety Policy. Communicate the conservation ethic, environmental requirements, and promote and represent the Track to track users / members of the public. All media enquiries must be directed to the Senior Lodge Manager (or the General Manager in their absence) Have regard to Maori values associated with the land traversed by the track and communicate these to users as appropriate. Office Assistance Assist with general office duties: answer phone calls, talking to customers, refilling brochures, tidying and cleaning of information centre... Assist with benchmarking process of Green Globe, Qualmark, Sustainable Tourist; Assist with general operations of the Hump Ridge Track. Assist sales and marketing manager with following duties: Online shop website maintenance; Sales and marketing ideas.

IGS programs are the best programs for the money. We have purposefully kept cost below our competitors to allow us to work with deserving students. You will get one on one counseling throughout the process and we are available seven days per week. We provide students a letter of reccomendation as needed. And our founder, Dr. David Adams, can serve as a job reference in the future.
Setting Description:
We work in big cities like Wellington and Auckland as well as rural locations. You can choose your location for most internships. IGS provides a contact person for each country. You will be picked up at the airport and shown your internship location. Next, we will tak you to your housing. You are guaranteed a private room a short commute to your job site. We try to place you where you can make friends easily in parts of town with other students and in housing options with people like yourself. We want you to be comfortable!
Four Weeks $2335 Six Weeks $3255 Eight Weeks $3850 Twelve Weeks $4495 $500 more for custom internships Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe cost around $300 more per each four weeks.