Have the best of both worlds this summer - combine invaluable real-life work experience with an extraordinary lifestyle!

Nelson Tasman is a place of surprising diversity. While people often come for the stunning natural landscapes, inspiring arts and delectable artisan produce that we are most well-known for, there is also a thriving clever business community, making its mark on the world stage. Think the world’s best-loved peanut butter, Australasia’s largest fishing port, the only place in NZ to grow hops on a commercial scale, NZ’s largest independent science organisation and many world-leading software development companies (read more here).

The Nelson Tasman Intern Programme offers you the opportunity to discover many of these businesses – giving you exposure and access to the region’s largest employers and senior staff. While the programme includes a variety of roles across a diverse range of businesses, what makes it special is that all interns will take part in a wider social and development programme. Interns will get to know and network with all the businesses taking part, develop their skills in areas such as agile methodology and business partnering, and be surrounded by a support network of their intern peers.

We promise you this is a summer not to be missed! 

The 2020/21 programme has now concluded. Please check back later in the year for information about 2021/22!


The Nelson Tasman Summer Intern Programme is organised by the Nelson Tasman Innovation Neighbourhood, a collective of businesses who in conjunction with Nelson Regional Development Agency, are about fostering clever business and innovative thinking. This includes internships and graduate employment programmes.