Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Program Type: Independent Program
Program Description:
Gain international work experiences in your field of studies with an internship or make a difference through voluntary service

Internship Program
Institute of Global Engagement New Zealand's internships are genuine educational placements to support your studies and enhance career opportunities through a structured and supported experience and committed host companies.
  • Minimum six weeks to maximum 12 weeks (longer if required by university)
  • Throughout New Zealand
  • Begin with 4 day orientation program to cover  important issues about living and interning in a foreign country
  • Start dates 5 June, 17 July, 18 December 2017 and 8 January 2018
  • Placement must be in the field of your studies or where you have had some experience so that you can genuinely contribute to the host company
  • If this is a requirement of your studies we can work with your university and ensure you use the right visa (and not compromise a return working visa opportunity)
  • We can assist with credit earning options
  • Host companies are fully briefed and committed to internship training experiences
  • English classes available throughout the program, weekends or before commencement including Conversation Kiwi English
  • Placements in a wide range of industry and professional fields to meet your training and international experience needs
  • Extensive program services list including first six nights housing, first morning breakfast, full orientation program, airport pickup, support and emergency contact throughout the program, certificate of completion and letter of reference
Voluntary Service Program
  • Minimum length thee weeks (orientation plus two weeks service)
  • Assignments  available throughout New Zealand in a wide range of fields including environmental  protection, conservation and management. Restoration and community projects, remote island clean ups, service to the needs of special children, the homeless and elderly
  • Teachers or trainee teachers welcome to support environmental education programs in schools
  • Begin with an orientation program to cover important issues about living and volunteering in a foreign country
  • Start dates 22 May, 5 June, 17 July, 4 September, 18 December 2017 and 8 January 2018
  • Extensive program services list including first six nights housing, first morning breakfast, full orientation program, airport pickup, support and emergency contact throughout the program, certificate of completion and letter of reference
Orientation program
This is compulsory for all participants and held in Auckland. It is a four day orientation to living, interning and volunteering in a foreign country plus one day meeting and briefing with host company.  The program covers:
  • New Zealand, the country and the Kiwi custom and culture
  • Special cultural immersion experience with the indigenous people, Maori
  • Walking tour of Auckland city
  • Housing during orientation
  • Fun group activities and group dinner
  • Guidance and time to make arrangements for the remaining few weeks with the help of locals
  • Understanding local services
  • Special workshops to reflect your work or project. Internship topics cover employment law, rights and responsibilities of interns and host companies, work place issues and difficulties, important information to support your work, professional topics, making the most of your time in New Zealand
  • One day briefing with your host company or organisation
 
You can also join a study tour and stay longer for voluntary service or internship experience. For each study tour, university and college students may choose to stay longer and complete an internship, community service or  Shadow a Leader (for Global Leaders) observation placement. Let Institute of Global Engagement New Zealand know during your study tour registration that you wish to stay longer for a placement.

PROGRAM & ACADEMIC NOTES
Here are the steps required of CHHS students to participate in this independent program and fulfill their international experience requirement:
  • Students are REQUIRED to participate in a program related to Health & Human Services. An essay will be submitted as part of the application process.
  • Apply through Aztecs Abroad FIRST. March 15 is the deadline to apply for summer break,October 15 is the deadline for winter break. Space is limited, so apply early!
  • Participate in a program for a minimum of 2 weeks (longer programs are encouraged!). **NOTE: This CANNOT include the in-country orientation. Contact the CHHS International Coordinator for more details.
  • Students MUST be in the host country for a minimum of 14 days (proof will be submitted to the CHHS Dean's office prior to departure). 
  • Students MUST work with CHHS International Coordinator to earn academic credit.Note: CHHS students wishing to fulfill their International Experience Graduation Requirement MUST earn academic credit in conjunction with these programs. For-credit placements must be approved through the CHHS International Coordinator and may be limited to a fixed number for each term: Summer or Winter Break. Email chhsintl@mail.sdsu.edu for more details.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.