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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. 


Enrol now for PACE225: Workplace Skills and Corporate Social Responsibility (Semester 1)

Develop workplace skills as you create a project proposal for Hawkins (a national construction company) in connection with an upcoming school build in Christchurch. Interactive workshops will have you thinking about how Hawkins might achieve certain corporate social responsibility outcomes through effective community engagement.

This on-campus course is suitable for any student at any level interested in acquiring skills for the workplace as well as for those interested in developing an understanding of why corporations increasingly consider “purpose and people” as inseparable from “profit”.

To learn more about the course, and why it could be an important stepping stone for you towards future employment, you are encouraged to:

  • Attend an online Webinar: 1 – 1.20pm on Wednesday 27th January: register now
  • Attend an informal presentation: 1 – 1.30pm on Wednesday 17th February – Elsie Locke 104a
  • Drop in for a chat with Clare Murray (PACE Programme) in Elsie Locke 105.