Each year the Council offers four summer research scholarships to students to work collectively on a range of research projects.

The Council's summer research scholarship programme is a 400-hour commitment (approximately 10 weeks) for each student over the summer holiday period. 

Students will be involved in a range of weekday, evening and weekend interviewing at specific services depending on when residents use those services. This time will be counted toward the total number of hours required by each student to complete the project.

As such, flexibility in working hours is required and students need to be available for evening and weekend work when required. Students will be expected to fit in with the interview schedule drawn up by the Monitoring and Research Team.

The scholarships will run from mid-November 2021 through to mid-February 2022.

Please note this scholarship is not part of the University of Canterbury summer scholarship programme administered by the University. It is an independent scholarship programme administrated by the Christchurch City Council. All scholarship payments to students are income tax exempt.

Apply for the summer research scholarships

Read the scholarship application guidelines [PDF, 571 KB] to ensure you are eligible to apply before you begin.

Applications for the 2021/2022 summer research scholarships have closed.