Interested in applying your skills in a practical way?

PACE Studenta

Learn it, Live It!  

Apply now for a PACE Internship Course next semester! 


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: 
  1. A bespoke internship with a community or industry organisation, for either 70 or 140 hours.  
  2. Compulsory lectures once a week that help you develop your professional skills and identity.  
  3. 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 applies 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:  
  1. PACE295 – must have 90 points already 
  2. PACE395 – must have 140 points already 
  3. PACE495 – must be studying at the postgraduate level  

Still not sure? Have a look at some of the neat projects we are currently looking to fill:  

Social Media/marketing 
Can do Catering  Social media and basic marketing. 
Backpackers group  Social media and marketing, more remote based. 
Teltrac  Producing videos, internal trainings and external stories for projects. 
Aviva  Communication and support along with fundraising event and social media. 
Cholmondeley Childrens Centre  Social media content development, capturing stories, creating Cholmondeley care magazine, photography. Based in Governors Bay. 
Workplace Wellbeing  Planning setting up and running social media strategy. Creating challenges for schools and groups. Promotional videos and animation. Remote Work. 
Skyzer  New software and needing help with launch campaign. Audience research, copywriting, market trends, communications. Remote work. 
SPSS Group (R80 Rugby, XLR8 Fitness, R80 Sports)  Joining the sales and marketing team in the area of graphic design, social media content creation / management and the creation of group marketing collateral generation. Looking at sports teamwear apparel design, graphic design skills needed. 


Disability Leadership Canterbury Waitaha for Everybody Trust  Assisting with networking meetings, provide support to workshops, collating learnings, assist with submissions. 
Primary Sport Canterbury  Interviewing and creating stories about the organisation to showcase on their website. 


Youth work/Community 
Epic Sports  Getting involved with programs and helping run them with the kids. 
Cholmondeley Childrens Centre  Youth roles working in the centre with the children. Based in Governors Bay. 
Recreate  Helping on programmes for young people with disabilities.
Bee Awesome  Helping with teaching, looking at environmental education, creating resources, incorporating Te Reo. 


Underground/Overground Archaeology  Historical research and continuing the creation of a database on one of the sites. 
STAR newspaper  Supporting the digital content team to go through Christchurch star newspaper archives, sorting photos, and increasing visibility of collection to public. 
Cheviot Museum  Cataloguing and archiving, documenting, and researching objects. Need to be able to head out to the museum.


Computer Science/Website Development 
JASI Swim Team  Website development. Remote work 
Community Law  Investigate digital delivery options for the legal education services we provide to community groups. To see what options are available for delivering pre-recorded and live-streamed education material and help to identify which would best suit our needs and the needs of our clients. We would like them to review, price and compare the existing digital platforms to help us identify whether we are better to self-host or use an existing service. 
Rolleston Warriors Rugby League Club  Website Creation and linking to social media 

Ready to sign up – or need more info? 

Get in touch with us via or visit 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 soft 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!