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KPMG - Vietnam

The aim of the KPMG internship is to give talented New Zealand senior tertiary students an experience of working in a commercial environment in Vietnam, which they can share when they return to New Zealand.

Two interns will be selected for this programme and will be based at KPMG's office in Ho Chi Minh City. The internship runs for three months, starting in late November 2017.

KPMG will provide the successful interns with a mentoring supervisor and meaningful work. Placements are being offered in the following teams:

Audit – most of the intern's time is spent with clients, whose documentation is in English

Tax and corporate services - tasks may include writing newsletters, detailing foreign investment law and tax law changes, attending regional trade architecture meetings organised by foreign chambers of commerce and meetings with New Zealanders looking to invest in Vietnam.

Depending on your academic background, it may be possible to spend time with both teams.

While in Vietnam, programme participants will be connected with interns doing internships organised by the Foundation in Vietnam and other parts of Asia.

For more information including how to apply please visit the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s website:

http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/opportunity-kpmg-business-internship-vietnam

Asia NZ Foundation offers various business internships in different sectors and countries. To view a full list of these, click the following link: http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/action-asia-business/grants-and-internships

What Our Past Interns Have To Say

Seamus Barnett and Lucy Hamnett are spending three months in KPMG’s office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Asia New Zealand Foundation internships. The internship is one of eight the Foundation offers to students and graduates to help build the long-term capabilities of New Zealand companies to engage in the region.

 

Asia NZ Internships

 

Seamus Barnett

Barnett grew up in Dannevirke and was head prefect of Palmerston North Boys’ High School in 2013. He has just completed the second year of his conjoint commerce and law degrees at the University of Auckland and is undertaking his internship in KPMG Vietnam’s tax and international services team.

“My work has been straightforward thus far, providing basic tax advice for individuals and proof-reading documents being sent to larger clients.”

He initially found Ho Chi Minh’s noise and population overwhelming but has adapted and is thoroughly enjoying exploring a new country and his interactions with colleagues.

Barnett, New Zealand’s top scholar in Year 13 English in 2013, says they have found the tones of Vietnamese a bit of challenge.  “Adjusting to the language is a gradual process. The different tones make learning phrases very difficult – to our ear, what we are saying sounds perfectly accurate, to the locals it’s incomprehensible. As a result, we have been limited to the most basic of phrases but most people’s English is pretty good, so we get by.”

 

Lucy Hamnett

Hamnett has just completed her fourth year of study at the University of Otago, with a double major in accounting and international business, and will continue her studies as a postgraduate in 2016. She is working in KPMG’s auditing team, reviewing financial statements and proofreading. She will soon be going out to see clients for other auditing tasks.

She has been surprised by the sheer size of the city. “With approximately 10 million people, that’s 2.5 times the size of New Zealand. The city is divided into 18 districts and each one has something different to offer. I have figured out that shops are conveniently clustered… They don’t call it Tailoring Street for nothing! 

“I am finding myself always busy, whether it is in the office, trying new restaurants on lunch hour with people from the office, or exploring the city after work.”

The office environment is less hierarchal than she had expected. “I have felt welcomed by colleagues of all ranks and even had lunch with a partner and sang karaoke with my boss at our department meeting and dinner.”

In the weekends, Hamnett and Barnett have been enjoying the chance to travel, including to the mountain town of Da Lat, to Phu Quoc Island and Nha Trang beach.

]“Most of all, I’m looking forward to being amongst the crowds on the streets and counting down to welcome the New Year Vietnamese style,” Hamnett says.

Asia New Zealand Foundation business programme director James Penn said the foundation appreciated the ongoing support from its business partners.  “Professional development opportunities for young people are a key pillar of our business programme.”

Over the summer months, other New Zealand students and graduates will be undertaking internships at BECA in Indonesia; at Gung Ho! Pizza and at Digital Jungle in China; at Kyushu Railway in Japan; and at Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan.

BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS IN ASIA

Asia NZ Internships

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is New Zealand's leading non-government authority on Asia. We are a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, set up in 1994 to build New Zealanders' knowledge and understanding of Asia. We rely on a mix of public, philanthropic and corporate funding.

The Foundation works in partnership with influential individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Asia to provide high-level forums, culture events, international collaborations, school programmes and professional development opportunities. Our activities span more than 20 countries in Asia and are delivered through various programmes.

The Foundation’s business internship programme delivers professional development opportunities for New Zealand university students who want to develop a career that involves the Asian region. The aim of the programme is to give students and graduates exposure to business environments in Asia so that they can bring back the knowledge and skills required by New Zealand’s companies active in international markets.

New internship hosts are regularly added to the line-up of our partner organisations in Asia. We currently offer internships for New Zealanders studying Commerce, Engineering, Computer Science, and Law backgrounds. The Foundation encourages students for whom the Asian region is relevant to their career aspirations to apply for an internship that will enhance your resume by signalling to employers that you are switched on to the fact that Asia is becoming increasingly important to New Zealand’s future. 

 

Current Internships: 

Business & Commerce Students: 

1. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan - OPEN NOW

Engineering Students: 

1. Industrial Technology Research Institute -  OPEN NOW - 31st of May
2. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan OPEN NOW

Accounting Students: 

1. KPMG Internship - Vietnam - OPEN NOW

Marketing & Sales Students: 

-

Tourism Students: 

 1. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan - OPEN NOW

The Asia New Zealand Foundation offers various business internships in different sectors and countries. To view a full list of these, click the following link: http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/action-asia-business/grants-and-internships

What Our Past Interns Have To Say

Seamus Barnett and Lucy Hamnett are spending three months in KPMG’s office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Asia New Zealand Foundation internships. The internship is one of eight the Foundation offers to students and graduates to help build the long-term capabilities of New Zealand companies to engage in the region.

 

Asia NZ Internships

 

Seamus Barnett

Barnett grew up in Dannevirke and was head prefect of Palmerston North Boys’ High School in 2013. He has just completed the second year of his conjoint commerce and law degrees at the University of Auckland and is undertaking his internship in KPMG Vietnam’s tax and international services team.

“My work has been straightforward thus far, providing basic tax advice for individuals and proof-reading documents being sent to larger clients.”

He initially found Ho Chi Minh’s noise and population overwhelming but has adapted and is thoroughly enjoying exploring a new country and his interactions with colleagues.

Barnett, New Zealand’s top scholar in Year 13 English in 2013, says they have found the tones of Vietnamese a bit of challenge.  “Adjusting to the language is a gradual process. The different tones make learning phrases very difficult – to our ear, what we are saying sounds perfectly accurate, to the locals it’s incomprehensible. As a result, we have been limited to the most basic of phrases but most people’s English is pretty good, so we get by.”

 

Lucy Hamnett

Hamnett has just completed her fourth year of study at the University of Otago, with a double major in accounting and international business, and will continue her studies as a postgraduate in 2016. She is working in KPMG’s auditing team, reviewing financial statements and proofreading. She will soon be going out to see clients for other auditing tasks.

She has been surprised by the sheer size of the city. “With approximately 10 million people, that’s 2.5 times the size of New Zealand. The city is divided into 18 districts and each one has something different to offer. I have figured out that shops are conveniently clustered… They don’t call it Tailoring Street for nothing! 

“I am finding myself always busy, whether it is in the office, trying new restaurants on lunch hour with people from the office, or exploring the city after work.”

The office environment is less hierarchal than she had expected. “I have felt welcomed by colleagues of all ranks and even had lunch with a partner and sang karaoke with my boss at our department meeting and dinner.”

In the weekends, Hamnett and Barnett have been enjoying the chance to travel, including to the mountain town of Da Lat, to Phu Quoc Island and Nha Trang beach.

]“Most of all, I’m looking forward to being amongst the crowds on the streets and counting down to welcome the New Year Vietnamese style,” Hamnett says.

Asia New Zealand Foundation business programme director James Penn said the foundation appreciated the ongoing support from its business partners.  “Professional development opportunities for young people are a key pillar of our business programme.”

Over the summer months, other New Zealand students and graduates will be undertaking internships at BECA in Indonesia; at Gung Ho! Pizza and at Digital Jungle in China; at Kyushu Railway in Japan; and at Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan.

Orient EuroPharma internship, Taiwan

This internship is for a senior commerce or science students interested in learning about sales and marketing at a Taiwanese company that imports food ingredients from New Zealand.

The internship is for three months and will start at the end of November 2017 and continue into February 2018. Successful candidates will be placed at Orient Europharma’s head office in Taipei, where they will be given meaningful work in a sales and marketing role. The intern will be assigned a manager to act as a mentoring supervisor.

Commerce students who are confident, mature and interested in developing a career marketing New Zealand’s primary sector products in Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chinese language ability is not required as the intern would be communicating with staff and external contacts who speak English. The intern's main task will be to provide support to sales and marketing team by communicating directly with distributors in the Asia-Pacific region. Other administrative tasks may also be required of the them.

This opportunity is a new internship. The Foundation is looking to recruit one intern for 2017. 

Find out more about this role here: http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/orient-europharma-internship-taiwan
Apply for the role here: http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/opportunity-business-internships-asia  

Applications close: Monday 26 June

 

Retail Management Group internship, Taiwan


This internship is for a senior marketing, ICT and information technology students interested in learning about web development, design and marketing in North East Asia. In addition to its New Zealand base, the host, Retail Management Group Ltd (RMG), owns and operates two offices in China and Taiwan. 

About the internship

The internship is for three to six months depending on the successful applicants’ preference and will run between the months of July and December 2017. 

Successful candidates will be placed at RMG’s head office in Taipei, where they will be given meaningful work in website development technical role or a design and marketing role. The intern will be assigned a manager who will act as a mentoring supervisor.

Commerce students who are confident, mature and interested in developing a career involving the Asian region are strongly encouraged to apply. While obviously useful, Chinese language ability will not be required as the intern would be communicating in English with their manager and other colleagues.

This opportunity is a new internship. The Foundation is looking to recruit one or two interns in 2017.

Shortlisted applicants will have an opportunity to meet a representative of RMG at the interview stage of the selection process.

 

Find out more here: http://www.asianz.org.nz/bulletin/retail-management-group-internship-taiwan  
Apply for the role here: http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/opportunity-business-internships-asia  

Applications close: Monday 29th May 2017

Asia NZ Foundation offers various business internships in different sectors and countries. To view a full list of these, click the following link: http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/action-asia-business/grants-and-internships

To find our more visit the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s website.

BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS IN ASIA

Asia NZ Internships

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is New Zealand's leading non-government authority on Asia. We are a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, set up in 1994 to build New Zealanders' knowledge and understanding of Asia. We rely on a mix of public, philanthropic and corporate funding.

The Foundation works in partnership with influential individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Asia to provide high-level forums, culture events, international collaborations, school programmes and professional development opportunities. Our activities span more than 20 countries in Asia and are delivered through various programmes.

The Foundation’s business internship programme delivers professional development opportunities for New Zealand university students who want to develop a career that involves the Asian region. The aim of the programme is to give students and graduates exposure to business environments in Asia so that they can bring back the knowledge and skills required by New Zealand’s companies active in international markets.

New internship hosts are regularly added to the line-up of our partner organisations in Asia. We currently offer internships for New Zealanders studying Commerce, Engineering, Computer Science, and Law backgrounds. The Foundation encourages students for whom the Asian region is relevant to their career aspirations to apply for an internship that will enhance your resume by signalling to employers that you are switched on to the fact that Asia is becoming increasingly important to New Zealand’s future. 

 

Current Internships: 

Business & Commerce Students: 

1. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan - OPEN NOW
2. Orient EuroPharma internship, Taiwan - OPEN NOW - 26 June 2017

Engineering Students: 

1. Industrial Technology Research Institute -  OPEN NOW - 31st of May
2. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan OPEN NOW
3. Retail Management Group Internship - Taiwan - OPEN NOW - 29th of May

Accounting Students: 

1. KPMG Internship - Vietnam - OPEN NOW

Marketing & Sales Students: 

1. Retail Management Group Internship - Taiwan - OPEN NOW - 29th of May

Tourism Students: 

 1. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan - OPEN NOW

The Asia New Zealand Foundation offers various business internships in different sectors and countries. To view a full list of these, click the following link: http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/action-asia-business/grants-and-internships

ITRI internship for science, engineering and IT students in Taiwan

This 12-week internship offers third and fourth-year science, IT and engineering students an opportunity to intern at the research and development (R&D) campus of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Applications close 31 May. 

The ITRI internship attracts interns from top universities from around the world and is designed to give you an experience of working in an R&D environment in Asia.

While in Taiwan, programme participants will be connected with other interns doing internships organised by the Foundation in Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Upon their return to New Zealand, interns will be encouraged to participate in the Foundation’s Asia-focused professional development opportunities. 

 

What's covered?

The Asia New Zealand Foundation covers return airfares and provides a stipend to cover living expenses and accommodation costs in Taiwan.

Interns stay in dormitories on the ITRI campus, which offers a variety of dining and recreational facilities. 

The intern will need to contribute around NZ$500 of their own funds to cover expenses. ITRI provides the accommodation free of charge and a subsidised dining hall.

 

Terms and conditions

Successful applicants will be required to agree to the standard terms and conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

 

Reporting Requirements 

Foundation grantees are expected provide reports on their experience, and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to New Zealand, and to remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia.

Interns are required to write a 600 word article (with photos) on their internship (to be submitted during or no longer than a month after returning from the internship) that will appear on the Foundation’s website. Within a month of returning to New Zealand, the Foundation requires the intern to complete a 3-page narrative report about the internship.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or have New Zealand permanent resident status
  • due to complete a STEM qualification by 2018
  • an enrolled student when you return from the internship - i.e. returning to continue studying at university in 2018
  • prepared to share information on the internship at business forums and other events on your return to New Zealand.
  • able to demonstrate a strong interest in developing a career involving New Zealand and the Asian region
  • willing to participate in Foundation activities following the internship such as panel discussion, roundtables and school talks.

 

Knowledge of Chinese language, while useful, is not a prerequisite for this internship as English is widely spoken at ITRI.

 

Kyushu Railway Company Internship - Japan

Through our internship with Kyushu Railway Company (KRC), Japanese-speakers with a Bachelor’s degree in either engineering, commerce, or tourism can learn about the operations of a Japanese railway company.

The next internship will take place over six weeks between mid-January and late February 2018. The aim is to give advanced-level, Japanese-speaking graduates an opportunity to gain an inside view of a Japanese railway companies operations, and the chance to polish their language skills.

The internship is observational, and provides opportunities to interview and discuss the company's operations with a variety of managers. The internship culminates with a presentation to senior management. The KRC will tailor a programme that fits the academic background and aspirations of the intern.

 This programme has been running for seven years and has been highly successful. To date, all participants had, prior to the internship, spent sufficient time living in Japan to develop advanced Japanese speaking skills.

Your Japanese will improve greatly in the course of the internship, but reasonable fluency at the outset is required to gain the most from this rare opportunity.

For more information including how to apply please visit the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s website:

http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/kyushu-railway-company-internship-japan-0

 

Retail Management Group internship, Taiwan


This internship is for a senior marketing, ICT and information technology students interested in learning about web development, design and marketing in North East Asia. In addition to its New Zealand base, the host, Retail Management Group Ltd (RMG), owns and operates two offices in China and Taiwan. 

About the internship

The internship is for three to six months depending on the successful applicants’ preference and will run between the months of July and December 2017. 

Successful candidates will be placed at RMG’s head office in Taipei, where they will be given meaningful work in website development technical role or a design and marketing role. The intern will be assigned a manager who will act as a mentoring supervisor.

Commerce students who are confident, mature and interested in developing a career involving the Asian region are strongly encouraged to apply. While obviously useful, Chinese language ability will not be required as the intern would be communicating in English with their manager and other colleagues.

This opportunity is a new internship. The Foundation is looking to recruit one or two interns in 2017.

Shortlisted applicants will have an opportunity to meet a representative of RMG at the interview stage of the selection process.

 

Find out more here: http://www.asianz.org.nz/bulletin/retail-management-group-internship-taiwan  
Apply for the role here: http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/opportunity-business-internships-asia  

Applications close: Monday 29th May 2017

 

Asia NZ Foundation offers various business internships in different sectors and countries. To view a full list of these, click the following link: http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/action-asia-business/grants-and-internships

To find our more visit the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s website

What Our Past Interns Have To Say

Seamus Barnett and Lucy Hamnett are spending three months in KPMG’s office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Asia New Zealand Foundation internships. The internship is one of eight the Foundation offers to students and graduates to help build the long-term capabilities of New Zealand companies to engage in the region.

 

Asia NZ Internships

 

Seamus Barnett

Barnett grew up in Dannevirke and was head prefect of Palmerston North Boys’ High School in 2013. He has just completed the second year of his conjoint commerce and law degrees at the University of Auckland and is undertaking his internship in KPMG Vietnam’s tax and international services team.

“My work has been straightforward thus far, providing basic tax advice for individuals and proof-reading documents being sent to larger clients.”

He initially found Ho Chi Minh’s noise and population overwhelming but has adapted and is thoroughly enjoying exploring a new country and his interactions with colleagues.

Barnett, New Zealand’s top scholar in Year 13 English in 2013, says they have found the tones of Vietnamese a bit of challenge.  “Adjusting to the language is a gradual process. The different tones make learning phrases very difficult – to our ear, what we are saying sounds perfectly accurate, to the locals it’s incomprehensible. As a result, we have been limited to the most basic of phrases but most people’s English is pretty good, so we get by.”

 

Lucy Hamnett

Hamnett has just completed her fourth year of study at the University of Otago, with a double major in accounting and international business, and will continue her studies as a postgraduate in 2016. She is working in KPMG’s auditing team, reviewing financial statements and proofreading. She will soon be going out to see clients for other auditing tasks.

She has been surprised by the sheer size of the city. “With approximately 10 million people, that’s 2.5 times the size of New Zealand. The city is divided into 18 districts and each one has something different to offer. I have figured out that shops are conveniently clustered… They don’t call it Tailoring Street for nothing! 

“I am finding myself always busy, whether it is in the office, trying new restaurants on lunch hour with people from the office, or exploring the city after work.”

The office environment is less hierarchal than she had expected. “I have felt welcomed by colleagues of all ranks and even had lunch with a partner and sang karaoke with my boss at our department meeting and dinner.”

In the weekends, Hamnett and Barnett have been enjoying the chance to travel, including to the mountain town of Da Lat, to Phu Quoc Island and Nha Trang beach.

]“Most of all, I’m looking forward to being amongst the crowds on the streets and counting down to welcome the New Year Vietnamese style,” Hamnett says.

Asia New Zealand Foundation business programme director James Penn said the foundation appreciated the ongoing support from its business partners.  “Professional development opportunities for young people are a key pillar of our business programme.”

Over the summer months, other New Zealand students and graduates will be undertaking internships at BECA in Indonesia; at Gung Ho! Pizza and at Digital Jungle in China; at Kyushu Railway in Japan; and at Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan.

INTERNSHIPS IN ASIA

Asia NZ Internships

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is New Zealand's leading non-government authority on Asia. We are a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, set up in 1994 to build New Zealanders' knowledge and understanding of Asia. We rely on a mix of public, philanthropic and corporate funding.

The Foundation works in partnership with influential individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Asia to provide high-level forums, culture events, international collaborations, school programmes and professional development opportunities. Our activities span more than 20 countries in Asia and are delivered through various programmes.

The Foundation’s business internship programme delivers professional development opportunities for New Zealand university students who want to develop a career that involves the Asian region. The aim of the programme is to give students and graduates exposure to business environments in Asia so that they can bring back the knowledge and skills required by New Zealand’s companies active in international markets.

New internship hosts are regularly added to the line-up of our partner organisations in Asia. We currently offer internships for New Zealanders studying Commerce, Engineering, Computer Science, and Law backgrounds. The Foundation encourages students for whom the Asian region is relevant to their career aspirations to apply for an internship that will enhance your resume by signalling to employers that you are switched on to the fact that Asia is becoming increasingly important to New Zealand’s future. 

 

Current Internships: 

Business & Commerce Students: 

1. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan - OPEN NOW
2. Orient EuroPharma internship, Taiwan - OPEN NOW - 26 June 2017

Engineering Students: 

1. Industrial Technology Research Institute -  OPEN NOW - 31st of May
2. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan OPEN NOW
3. Retail Management Group Internship - Taiwan - OPEN NOW - 29th of May

Accounting Students: 

1. KPMG Internship - Vietnam - OPEN NOW

Marketing & Sales Students: 

1. Retail Management Group Internship - Taiwan - OPEN NOW - 29th of May

Tourism Students: 

 1. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan - OPEN NOW

The Asia New Zealand Foundation offers various business internships in different sectors and countries. To view a full list of these, click the following link: http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/action-asia-business/grants-and-internships

What Our Past Interns Have To Say

Seamus Barnett and Lucy Hamnett are spending three months in KPMG’s office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Asia New Zealand Foundation internships. The internship is one of eight the Foundation offers to students and graduates to help build the long-term capabilities of New Zealand companies to engage in the region.

 

 

Seamus Barnett

Barnett grew up in Dannevirke and was head prefect of Palmerston North Boys’ High School in 2013. He has just completed the second year of his conjoint commerce and law degrees at the University of Auckland and is undertaking his internship in KPMG Vietnam’s tax and international services team.

“My work has been straightforward thus far, providing basic tax advice for individuals and proof-reading documents being sent to larger clients.”

He initially found Ho Chi Minh’s noise and population overwhelming but has adapted and is thoroughly enjoying exploring a new country and his interactions with colleagues.

Barnett, New Zealand’s top scholar in Year 13 English in 2013, says they have found the tones of Vietnamese a bit of challenge.  “Adjusting to the language is a gradual process. The different tones make learning phrases very difficult – to our ear, what we are saying sounds perfectly accurate, to the locals it’s incomprehensible. As a result, we have been limited to the most basic of phrases but most people’s English is pretty good, so we get by.”

 

Lucy Hamnett

Hamnett has just completed her fourth year of study at the University of Otago, with a double major in accounting and international business, and will continue her studies as a postgraduate in 2016. She is working in KPMG’s auditing team, reviewing financial statements and proofreading. She will soon be going out to see clients for other auditing tasks.

She has been surprised by the sheer size of the city. “With approximately 10 million people, that’s 2.5 times the size of New Zealand. The city is divided into 18 districts and each one has something different to offer. I have figured out that shops are conveniently clustered… They don’t call it Tailoring Street for nothing! 

“I am finding myself always busy, whether it is in the office, trying new restaurants on lunch hour with people from the office, or exploring the city after work.”

The office environment is less hierarchal than she had expected. “I have felt welcomed by colleagues of all ranks and even had lunch with a partner and sang karaoke with my boss at our department meeting and dinner.”

In the weekends, Hamnett and Barnett have been enjoying the chance to travel, including to the mountain town of Da Lat, to Phu Quoc Island and Nha Trang beach.

]“Most of all, I’m looking forward to being amongst the crowds on the streets and counting down to welcome the New Year Vietnamese style,” Hamnett says.

Asia New Zealand Foundation business programme director James Penn said the foundation appreciated the ongoing support from its business partners.  “Professional development opportunities for young people are a key pillar of our business programme.”

Over the summer months, other New Zealand students and graduates will be undertaking internships at BECA in Indonesia; at Gung Ho! Pizza and at Digital Jungle in China; at Kyushu Railway in Japan; and at Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan.

Kyushu Railway Company Internship - Japan

Through our internship with Kyushu Railway Company (KRC), Japanese-speakers with a Bachelor’s degree in either engineering, commerce, or tourism can learn about the operations of a Japanese railway company.

The next internship will take place over six weeks between mid-January and late February 2018. The aim is to give advanced-level, Japanese-speaking graduates an opportunity to gain an inside view of a Japanese railway companies operations, and the chance to polish their language skills.

The internship is observational, and provides opportunities to interview and discuss the company's operations with a variety of managers. The internship culminates with a presentation to senior management. The KRC will tailor a programme that fits the academic background and aspirations of the intern.

 This programme has been running for seven years and has been highly successful. To date, all participants had, prior to the internship, spent sufficient time living in Japan to develop advanced Japanese speaking skills.

Your Japanese will improve greatly in the course of the internship, but reasonable fluency at the outset is required to gain the most from this rare opportunity.

For more information including how to apply please visit the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s website:

http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/kyushu-railway-company-internship-japan-0

 

Orient EuroPharma internship, Taiwan

This internship is for a senior commerce or science students interested in learning about sales and marketing at a Taiwanese company that imports food ingredients from New Zealand.

The internship is for three months and will start at the end of November 2017 and continue into February 2018. Successful candidates will be placed at Orient Europharma’s head office in Taipei, where they will be given meaningful work in a sales and marketing role. The intern will be assigned a manager to act as a mentoring supervisor.

Commerce students who are confident, mature and interested in developing a career marketing New Zealand’s primary sector products in Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chinese language ability is not required as the intern would be communicating with staff and external contacts who speak English. The intern's main task will be to provide support to sales and marketing team by communicating directly with distributors in the Asia-Pacific region. Other administrative tasks may also be required of the them.

This opportunity is a new internship. The Foundation is looking to recruit one intern for 2017. 

Find out more about this role here: http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/orient-europharma-internship-taiwan
Apply for the role here: http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/opportunity-business-internships-asia  

Applications close: Monday 26 June

 

Asia NZ Foundation offers various business internships in different sectors and countries. To view a full list of these, click the following link: http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/action-asia-business/grants-and-internships

To find our more visit the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s website.

BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS IN ASIA

Asia NZ Internships

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is New Zealand's leading non-government authority on Asia. We are a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, set up in 1994 to build New Zealanders' knowledge and understanding of Asia. We rely on a mix of public, philanthropic and corporate funding.

The Foundation works in partnership with influential individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Asia to provide high-level forums, culture events, international collaborations, school programmes and professional development opportunities. Our activities span more than 20 countries in Asia and are delivered through various programmes.

The Foundation’s business internship programme delivers professional development opportunities for New Zealand university students who want to develop a career that involves the Asian region. The aim of the programme is to give students and graduates exposure to business environments in Asia so that they can bring back the knowledge and skills required by New Zealand’s companies active in international markets.

New internship hosts are regularly added to the line-up of our partner organisations in Asia. We currently offer internships for New Zealanders studying Commerce, Engineering, Computer Science, and Law backgrounds. The Foundation encourages students for whom the Asian region is relevant to their career aspirations to apply for an internship that will enhance your resume by signalling to employers that you are switched on to the fact that Asia is becoming increasingly important to New Zealand’s future. 

 

Current Internships: 

Business & Commerce Students: 

1. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan - OPEN NOW
2. Orient EuroPharma internship, Taiwan - OPEN NOW - 26 June 2017

Engineering Students: 

1. Industrial Technology Research Institute -  OPEN NOW - 31st of May
2. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan OPEN NOW
3. Retail Management Group internship, Taiwan - OPEN NOW - 29 May 2017

Accounting Students: 

1. KPMG Internship - Vietnam - OPEN NOW

Marketing & Sales Students: 

1. Orient EuroPharma internship, Taiwan - OPEN NOW - 26 June 2017
2. Retail Management Group internship, Taiwan - OPEN NOW - 29 May 2017

Tourism Students: 

 1. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan - OPEN NOW

The Asia New Zealand Foundation offers various business internships in different sectors and countries. To view a full list of these, click the following link: http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/action-asia-business/grants-and-internships

Kyushu Railway Company Internship - Japan

Through our internship with Kyushu Railway Company (KRC), Japanese-speakers with a Bachelor’s degree in either engineering, commerce, or tourism can learn about the operations of a Japanese railway company.

The next internship will take place over six weeks between mid-January and late February 2018. The aim is to give advanced-level, Japanese-speaking graduates an opportunity to gain an inside view of a Japanese railway companies operations, and the chance to polish their language skills.

The internship is observational, and provides opportunities to interview and discuss the company's operations with a variety of managers. The internship culminates with a presentation to senior management. The KRC will tailor a programme that fits the academic background and aspirations of the intern.

 This programme has been running for seven years and has been highly successful. To date, all participants had, prior to the internship, spent sufficient time living in Japan to develop advanced Japanese speaking skills.

Your Japanese will improve greatly in the course of the internship, but reasonable fluency at the outset is required to gain the most from this rare opportunity.

For more information including how to apply please visit the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s website:

http://www.asianz.org.nz/content/kyushu-railway-company-internship-japan-0

 

BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS IN ASIA

Asia NZ Internships

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is New Zealand's leading non-government authority on Asia. We are a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, set up in 1994 to build New Zealanders' knowledge and understanding of Asia. We rely on a mix of public, philanthropic and corporate funding.

The Foundation works in partnership with influential individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Asia to provide high-level forums, culture events, international collaborations, school programmes and professional development opportunities. Our activities span more than 20 countries in Asia and are delivered through various programmes.

The Foundation’s business internship programme delivers professional development opportunities for New Zealand university students who want to develop a career that involves the Asian region. The aim of the programme is to give students and graduates exposure to business environments in Asia so that they can bring back the knowledge and skills required by New Zealand’s companies active in international markets.

New internship hosts are regularly added to the line-up of our partner organisations in Asia. We currently offer internships for New Zealanders studying Commerce, Engineering, Computer Science, and Law backgrounds. The Foundation encourages students for whom the Asian region is relevant to their career aspirations to apply for an internship that will enhance your resume by signalling to employers that you are switched on to the fact that Asia is becoming increasingly important to New Zealand’s future. 

 

Current Internships: 

Business & Commerce Students: 

1. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan - OPEN NOW

Engineering Students: 

1. Industrial Technology Research Institute -  OPEN NOW - 31st of May
2. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan OPEN NOW

Accounting Students: 

1. KPMG Internship - Vietnam - OPEN NOW

Marketing & Sales Students: 

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Tourism Students: 

 1. Kyushu Railway Company - Japan - OPEN NOW

The Asia New Zealand Foundation offers various business internships in different sectors and countries. To view a full list of these, click the following link: http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/action-asia-business/grants-and-internships

What Our Past Interns Have To Say

Seamus Barnett and Lucy Hamnett are spending three months in KPMG’s office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Asia New Zealand Foundation internships. The internship is one of eight the Foundation offers to students and graduates to help build the long-term capabilities of New Zealand companies to engage in the region.

 

 

Seamus Barnett

Barnett grew up in Dannevirke and was head prefect of Palmerston North Boys’ High School in 2013. He has just completed the second year of his conjoint commerce and law degrees at the University of Auckland and is undertaking his internship in KPMG Vietnam’s tax and international services team.

“My work has been straightforward thus far, providing basic tax advice for individuals and proof-reading documents being sent to larger clients.”

He initially found Ho Chi Minh’s noise and population overwhelming but has adapted and is thoroughly enjoying exploring a new country and his interactions with colleagues.

Barnett, New Zealand’s top scholar in Year 13 English in 2013, says they have found the tones of Vietnamese a bit of challenge.  “Adjusting to the language is a gradual process. The different tones make learning phrases very difficult – to our ear, what we are saying sounds perfectly accurate, to the locals it’s incomprehensible. As a result, we have been limited to the most basic of phrases but most people’s English is pretty good, so we get by.”

 

Lucy Hamnett

Hamnett has just completed her fourth year of study at the University of Otago, with a double major in accounting and international business, and will continue her studies as a postgraduate in 2016. She is working in KPMG’s auditing team, reviewing financial statements and proofreading. She will soon be going out to see clients for other auditing tasks.

She has been surprised by the sheer size of the city. “With approximately 10 million people, that’s 2.5 times the size of New Zealand. The city is divided into 18 districts and each one has something different to offer. I have figured out that shops are conveniently clustered… They don’t call it Tailoring Street for nothing! 

“I am finding myself always busy, whether it is in the office, trying new restaurants on lunch hour with people from the office, or exploring the city after work.”

The office environment is less hierarchal than she had expected. “I have felt welcomed by colleagues of all ranks and even had lunch with a partner and sang karaoke with my boss at our department meeting and dinner.”

In the weekends, Hamnett and Barnett have been enjoying the chance to travel, including to the mountain town of Da Lat, to Phu Quoc Island and Nha Trang beach.

]“Most of all, I’m looking forward to being amongst the crowds on the streets and counting down to welcome the New Year Vietnamese style,” Hamnett says.

Asia New Zealand Foundation business programme director James Penn said the foundation appreciated the ongoing support from its business partners.  “Professional development opportunities for young people are a key pillar of our business programme.”

Over the summer months, other New Zealand students and graduates will be undertaking internships at BECA in Indonesia; at Gung Ho! Pizza and at Digital Jungle in China; at Kyushu Railway in Japan; and at Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan.

BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS IN ASIA

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is New Zealand's leading non-government authority on Asia. We are a non-partisan, non-profit organisation, set up in 1994 to build New Zealanders' knowledge and understanding of Asia. We rely on a mix of public, philanthropic and corporate funding.

The Foundation works in partnership with influential individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Asia to provide high-level forums, culture events, international collaborations, school programmes and professional development opportunities. Our activities span more than 20 countries in Asia and are delivered through various programmes.

The Foundation’s business internship programme delivers professional development opportunities for New Zealand university students who want to develop a career that involves the Asian region. The aim of the programme is to give students and graduates exposure to business environments in Asia so that they can bring back the knowledge and skills required by New Zealand’s companies active in international markets.

New internship hosts are regularly added to the line-up of our partner organisations in Asia. We currently offer internships for New Zealanders studying Commerce, Engineering, Computer Science, and Law backgrounds. The Foundation encourages students for whom the Asian region is relevant to their career aspirations to apply for an internship that will enhance your resume by signalling to employers that you are switched on to the fact that Asia is becoming increasingly important to New Zealand’s future. 

 

Current Internships: 

Business & Commcere Students: 

1. Rakuten Internship - Japan: OPEN NOW - 27th March 2016 

 

Engineering Students: 

1. Beca Internship - Indonesia: OPEN NOW until 28th November 2016 

 

Accounting Students: 

 

Marekting & Sales Students: 

 

Tourism Students: 

 

The Asia New Zealand Foundation offers various business internships in different sectors and countries. To view a full list of these, click the following link: http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/action-asia-business/grants-and-internships