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Intern with City Council, ECAN and Police – Semester 2

Looking to gain work experience while earning academic points?
Want to focus on personal and career development?
Looking to gain confidence and build networks?

A PACE Internship could be for you.

Hear from the NZ Police, Christchurch City Council and ECAN as well as current and past interns about their internship experiences.

Learn about how the PACE Internship Programme can add to your degree (15 or 30 points) and how to apply for internship opportunities.

When: Tuesday 23 March
Where: Undercroft 101
Time: 12.00pm – 12.45pm

Register here

Watch this short film or have you heard enough? Apply now! 

Any questions :


Do you love sport, chatting to fellow students and fancy yourself as a leader?

We’re looking for the next UC student rep to sit on the University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand Student Athlete Commission. This is the perfect opportunity to become recognised as a student leader in NZ sport, and ideal for networking with other student leaders and sport administrators across NZ.

What does the UTSNZ Student Athlete Commission do?

The role of the commission is to advise the UTNSZ board around student sport participation, and be a vehicle for student voice within sport.

Who will I be working with?

Each NZ university has a student rep on the commission, and the group works closely with UTSNZ staff members, and UC Rec & Sport.

What would I be required to do?

Commission members are required to:

  • Meet as a group at least four times a year via teleconference, web conference or in person at UTSNZ events
  • bring student-athlete issues and opportunities to the Student Athlete Commission on behalf of their University
  • Assist UTSNZ to canvass student-athlete views and implement projects as applicable
  • Relay and provide information about UTSNZ to their networks
  • Champion UTSNZ and its activities/events within their member organisations and communities

Want to know more, or keen to put your hand up?

Get in touch with Gary Gin, Sport Coordinator at UC Rec & Sport –


Semester 1 Internships Available

There are a number of internships available through the PACE Internship Programme for Semester 1 – applications are now open.

  • 140 hours over Semester 1 interning with a local business/organisation
  • 30 academic points
  • Apply your coursework to the real world
  • Focus on personal & career development
  • Build networks and gain confidence

Here are a few of the current opportunities available:

OrganisationInternshipPerson sought
Bishopdale PharmacyContent creation for marketing campaignA fluent writer with an interest in developing skills for engaging with consumers
Christchurch City CouncilCo-ordinating intern development programmeA pro-active student with great organisational skills from any discipline
Christchurch City CouncilDeveloping communications strategy for Eastern suburbsA community-minded communicator good at sharing information based on sound analysis
Christchurch City CouncilHistorical research in Raekura/RedcliffsSomeone with an interest in social history and communicating findings effectively
Earth Sea Sky EquipmentCommunications through social media, e-newsletters and websiteIdeally for a media and comms student adept in story-telling
Lyttelton Information CentreEvaluation of the centre’s efficacy and its publicationsAn all-rounder interested in systems, community and tourism
Enviro Hub“My garden – our ecosystem” project, ultimately creating a small public exhibitionAn environmentally-minded student keen to hone both research and presentation skills
GapfillerCreating playful urban seating enhancementsA pro-active evaluator of civic spaces, social media savvy and creative with installation ideas
Prisoners Aid & Rehabilitation SocietyAssisting with volunteer recruitment and retentionFor someone with an interest in HR
UC Communications teamLearn what it takes to work in a fast-paced comms teamFor writers and thinkers
UC National Centre for European StudiesCreating content for and organising a “Model EU” conference for kidsAn organised and mature student (includes a day in Auckland to deliver the goods)

For more information on these projects and more opportunities, or if you want to bring your own internship opportunity or idea to us, contact the PACE Team.