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NPM 2020-2021 Summer Internships

Grant Status: 
Opening and Closing Dates: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 17:00 to Monday, October 12, 2020 - 16:00


NPM has at least 30 internship positions to be confirmed from 49 internship project proposals. Tauira get your applications in - review the many projects, select which interests you most and apply with your CV, transcript and a reference.

This year we include 3 special named internship awards on offer, these are inaugural Named Scholar Scholarships. Honouring three of our esteemed NPM scholars and their whānau; Professor Wharehuia Milroy (Te Reo), Professor Michael Walker (Tai Ao) and Associate Professor Mānuka Hēnare (Whai Rawa). 

Apply for an NPM Summer Internship here! Applications close 12 October!

Purpose: For students interested in gaining some real research experience, and working with senior NPM researchers over the coming 2020-2021 summer. The internship programme is intended to provide experience and support for Māori students interested in pursuing research.

Selected 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.

Given Covid-19 uncertainties and restrictions all internship projects will be able to be undertaken remotely and online as needs require.

At least thirty internships will be available for the period December 2020 through to the end of February 2021.

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

Internship Stipend: 

  • NPM Summer Internship Programme - $6000 which will be paid directly to the interns in instalments.
  • Named Internship Scholarships - $6500 which will be paid directly to the interns in instalments

2020-2021 Internship Projects: 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 project(s) you are least interested in, through to 10 for the project(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. 

STUDENTS - Please ensure you are genuinely interested in the projects selected (applied for) and you have any required prerequisites.

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.

Applicants will be informed of outcomes early November 2020.

You are able to download the 2020-2021 summer internship projects available below.  Ensure you select and rank higher (10 favourite, 1 least) the projects you are most interested in.