Internships with the United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNA NZ) provides individuals with an opportunity to apply their talents and to extend their experience at the interface of the United Nations, civil society, government, and international networks and organizations.
Interns' responsibilities include:
Internship topic: UNA NZ membership and improving operational processes
I am a BA student at Victoria University majoring in International Relations and History. I was drawn to the UN because of my passion for Human Rights. I have an international background, having lived in a variety of different countries over the years including Germany, Australia, Singapore and now New Zealand. I am passionate about implementing the SDGs in my local and regional communities and am excited to be working with UNANZ to build toward that.
Internship topic: ILO convention 190 and reasons for ratification
I study Law, History and Spanish at Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka and have always been passionate about engaging with issues in the international forum. Though my heritage is deeply rooted in the Asia-Pacific region, I have always wanted to learn about the expanse of culture and experience across the international community. Completing a research project for the United Nations Organization of New Zealand has allowed me to engage more deeply with societal issues at the heart of achieving our global SDGs.
Isabella Van Hooff
Internship topic: Migrant Women
My name is Isabella Van Hooff and I am a recent graduate student of Victoria University of Wellington. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science. I wanted to get involved with UNA NZ because I am a very passionate advocate for human rights. This includes, but is not limited to; women’s rights, indigenous and immigration rights and climate
change. I will be undergoing a research internship whilst at UNA NZ. The focus of my research will be on gender inequality and women migrants in New Zealand. I believe that UNA NZ will allow me to develop my knowledge on these issues, which I am very excited to be a part of.
Internship topic: TBC
I spent just over 7 years working in accounting, finance and banking and was working towards becoming a registered Chartered Accountant. In 2013 I decided to travel the world and ended up basing myself in Rome, Italy where I began to work with Italian families and children mainly supporting and caring for children whilst teaching them English. I am interested in many global issues in particular children and youth, education, gender, the environment and sustainability. I hope to gain the opportunity to collaborate, learn and develop alongside other talented individuals. I am looking for an internship opportunity that would enable me to gain some practical experience and build on my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm relating to my recent studies.
You can read past intern reports here.