Here are some myths about our student graduate and intermediate policy officer roles requirements.
Do I need a double degree or post graduate qualification to be eligible?
Our minimum requirement is now a bachelor’s level qualification. If you become a MFAT graduate, and you’re keen to do further study down the track, we can explore this with you.
Are only those with law degrees considered?
We're keen to see different skills from a mix of academic backgrounds, so, as long as you have a genuine interest in the work we do, we’ll consider any bachelor’s degree.
Do I need to be an A+ student?
We don’t have a minimum grade requirement. We’re looking for people with a balance of academic achievement and great people skills. For example, we value the skills that your experience in moving between different cultures can bring, as well as any volunteer or leadership experience you may have.
Do I need to speak another language?
It’s an advantage if you have language skills from a country where MFAT has a presence; you might even speak Te Reo or a Pacific language at home, but it’s not compulsory. Opportunities are available if you’re interested in learning another language.