Internships - Ngā kaupapa tauira

Applications for our Aorere and Vaka Policy Internships have now closed.

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Thank you to all who have applied – we will be in touch with you shortly.

Key dates in our recruitment process

My internship was incredibly valuable and set me up to come back through MFAT’s Foundations Programme.

Former MFAT intern — Claudia Prasad.

1. Applications – Closed 1 August 2021

2. Online Assessments – throughout August

These online assessments will be completed over two weekends.

  • Video introduction
  • Written exercise

3. Online Interviews – early September

Those selected to interview will be interviewed via Zoom. This is where it gets exciting; we want to know more about you and why you want to join MFAT!

Offers made – mid to late September

We'll contact you as soon as a decision has been made to let you know your application has been successful. If you’re offered an internship, we will complete a reference and Ministry of Justice check and then send your formal offer via email.  


If you need a hand with some of the assessment components above, please let us know - we're here to help – mā mātou koe e āwhina! Email us at:

Intern Sarafina Tipene talks about her internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


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