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Want some working-world experience in your potential career industry?

Learn it, Live It!
Apply now for a PACE Internship Course in Semester 2!

What is the PACE Programme?

  • PACE stands for Professional and Community Development and offers a suite of multifaceted courses designed to grow your personal and professional skills and identity.
  • All PACE courses include:
    • A bespoke internship with a community or industry organisation, for either 70 or 140 hours.
    • Compulsory lectures once a week that help you develop your professional skills and identity.
    • Credits towards your degree, (15 or 30) yes, you heard right these courses can count towards your degree!
  • All the PACE courses are open to everyone who app This opportunity is open to ALL students of any degree! 
  • We source and set up the internship for you. We support you throughout the process to ensure you get the most out of your experience alongside an amazing organisation that suits you.
  • Entry requirements are based on the number of points you have achieved so far:
    • PACE295 – must have 90 points already
    • PACE395 – must have 140 points already
    • PACE495 – must be studying at the postgraduate level

Still not sure? Then check out what a previous student said about this course:

“Enrolling in PACE may assist with gaining some perspective on whether you are in the right field or not. It is a paper where you are taught necessary tools that you may encounter when you venture into your career. In my case, it helped with realising where I would like to be in the future! Being in the workspace and environment clarifies whether you are heading in the right direction.

Personally, PACE fuelled me with more momentum to continue with my degree and aspirations. This paper and internship gave me invaluable experiences which will enrich my academic trajectory and subsequently, my career goals!” – Kavita (PACE395 summer school student)

Ready to sign up – or need more info?

Speak to your student advisor to make sure it fits in with your workload and degree structure. Then Enrol into the course via your muUC.

Visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/work-integrated-learning/pace-internship-programme/ for more detail.

It’s never too early to get in touch!

It takes time for us to be able to source the best internship for you, so best to apply early!

The deadline to apply for Semester 2 is 31st May, so best to apply before things get busy with assignments and exams!

Give yourself a head start on your working future… APPLY NOW for semester 2!

Term 1 Career Tutorials

Haere mai, welcome to all new and returning students!

If you want to learn more about finding a job, improving your CV, and doing well in interviews, join our free Career Tutorials, right here on campus.

Open to all students, any year of study.

Register Now:

Can’t attend in person? Watch tutorials on our YouTube channel.

Useful Career Resources:

  • Stop by for our 10-minute drop-in sessions to get answers to your career questions. Mon-Fri 10 am – 12pm.
  • Don’t miss out on Employer Recruitment Presentations and Career Fairs on campus.
  • Access the latest job and internship listings exclusively for university students and graduates by logging into the NZUni Talent Jobs Board.

Ngā mihi nui,

Te Rōpū Rapuara |UC Careers