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At Christchurch City Council, we’re driven by our passion for creating a better future. Our communities, our people and our environment are at the heart of what really matters to us.
We offer an internship programme across our Citizens and Community Group with opportunities in:
All internship projects are part-time with flexible hours, this means we will work with you on your available days and hours.
Internships at Council are project-based, so you know you’re working on something current that contributes to the development of our city.
You will receive:
We have three intakes a year and offer internships for semester one, semester two, and the summer.
Our internships are project-based which gives you the opportunity to work on a variety of current projects within the Citizens and Community Group.
Ruby Clark – Climate Resilience Research Assistant internship
“I came to the Christchurch City Council to complete an internship as a ‘Climate resilience research assistant’ as part of my master’s degree.
I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I turned up for my first day, but by the time I left that afternoon, knew I was in for a fantastic three months.
I was immediately made to feel like part of the team and provided with the support I needed to get the most out of this experience.
My team went above and beyond to help me create networks and opportunities for me to develop and apply the skills I learnt throughout my degree.
I walked away feeling as though my internship with the Biodiversity team was one of the most valuable parts of my degree.”
Ruby’s internship has led to a fixed-term role as Programme Coordinator Coastal Hazard.
Sophie Canute – Process Management Intern internship
"My internship was based around documenting pre-existing council processes and putting them into Promapp.
I was given the opportunity to meet a wide scope of different people in the council, run meetings, break down funding and other community processes and learn how to use a range of new computer programmes.
As an intern, my thoughts and contributions were valued and many of my recommendations were implemented.
Through this internship I learnt different processes and requirements of local government and the knowledge of these will be used in future job roles.
I enjoyed working at the Council because I was supported but not smothered, it gave me the confidence to work independently but ask questions when required.
I loved working in the heart of the city and working towards a project that was going to be beneficial to the development of the Council."
Sophie’s internship has led to a fixed-term role as Support Officer.