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NPM 2017-2018 Summer Internships

Grant Status: 
Opening and Closing Dates: 
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 17:00 to Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 16:00



Purpose: For students interested in getting some real research experience, working with our researchers over summer. The internship programme is intended to provide experience and support for Māori students interested in pursuing research.

The Interns will work under the direction and guidance of a Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) Investigator on a research project aligned to the research themes and programme of NPM. At least Fifteen internships will be available for the period December 2017 through to the end of February 2018.

Eligibility: Māori pre-doctoral students who are genuinely interested in advancing their skills and capacity in Indigenous research. They can be upper level undergraduates, post-graduates, enrolled in a Master’s programme but they cannot already have a PhD.

Internship Stipend: $5,500 which will be paid directly to the interns in instalments.

2017 Internship Projects: There are over 20 projects available for students to select from and at least 15 internship positions available. Your input will be used to match your application for an internship to a summer research project. To assist us with the allocation of projects to applicant (your application), please rank the projects which are listed below. Use a range of scores from 1 for the one(s) you are least interested in, through to 10 for the one(s) you are most interested in. Please use 0 for those that are not applicable to you (e.g. the project is not in your region or you would be unable to do the research required for some reason).

First check out the summer internship projects on offer by downloading the list below.  This gives you the supervising researchers name, institution and contact, and the outline of the project purpose, objectives and work programme. 

Application Process

All applications for internships must be submitted using the online Application Form below. The application requires the applicants contact details, current study details, a academic referee contact details, CV, academic transcript and supporting statement (statement of your interest in and value of undertaking the internship to you).

All sections are to be clearly completed and submitted as instructed in the form before the closing date 4pm 18 October 2017.

Applicants will be informed of outcomes early November 2017.

You can download the 2017-18 summer internship projects available below.  Ensure you select and rank higher (10 favourite) the projects you are most interested in.