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Internships at not-for-profit organisations


If you are interested in a career in social justice or international law, an internship at a not-for-profit organisation could be a great starting point. There are a number of not-for-profit organisations in NZ that offer internships (please note that most not-for-profit internships are voluntary positions):

Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley
Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley hosts interns from around NZ and further afield. Interns work either in a specific practice area or in general legal service areas. Community Law internships are voluntary positions.
Click here for more information on Community Law internships

Council for International Development (CID)
The CID is the national umbrella agency of international development organisations based in Aotearoa New Zealand. CID represents over 50 members, from small community based organisations to large international NGOs. From time to time CID advertises internships on behalf of its member organisations.
Click here for current internships advertised by CID

Oxfam New Zealand
At Oxfam, interns work together to help communities overcome poverty through the provision of direct, practical support and by advocating for change to policies and practices. Oxfam internships are voluntary positions.
Click here for more information on Oxfam internships

United Nations (UN)
The UN is an international organisation committed to maintaining international peace and security; developing friendly relations among nations; promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. The objective of the internship is to a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations.
There are internships at all major UN locations: New York, Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut, and Santiago.
Click here to find out more about UN internships