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NIWA Te Kūwaha Graduate Internship Programme


NIWA's Te Kūwaha Graduate Internship Programme has been established to help support and create tangible pathways for the next generation of Māori researchers. The purpose of the programme is to encourage Māori science graduates to consider ongoing postgraduate study and Māori-centred environmental research as a career pathway. 

Interns work across NIWA for 12-months gaining practical experience, building networks and developing a platform from which to consider their longer-term career opportunities in research. They will gain experience in freshwater, marine and estuarine science, fisheries, aquaculture, climate change and hazards, social research and mātauranga Māori, while learning how to communicate effectively with iwi/hapū/whānau and work collaboratively across disciplines.

Applications close in July, with work commencing in August.