Aramiro Tai Rākena

Aramiro is Lead Adviser for Lead Adviser (Policy Insights) in the COVID Policy and Coordination Division.
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What did you study?

Bachelor of Arts — Māori and Political Science, University of Canterbury 2005

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) — Political Science, University of Canterbury 2006

Master of Science — Global Business & Finance, Georgetown University 2016

What does your role involve?

I am currently seconded in to the office of the Associate Minister for Trade & Export Growth and ensure smooth coordination between the Minister and the Ministry.

Did your career plans change as your studied?

I hadn’t heard of MFAT until I started Uni and I never thought I’d get in even after I graduated.  But I knew I wanted to be involved in government and political things of some sort, and wanted to travel and learn languages and cultures — that sure came true!

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years’ time?

I hope to be leading a team of smart, hardworking, fun people making a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders, human kind and the planet.

Application process

Apply online for an Aorere or Vaka internship.


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