Internship and volunteer opportunities

NZGBC helps facilitate internships and volunteer positions for our student members at organisations with an interest in building sustainability.

We have a diverse range of member companies in different sectors. Our members are all organisations working in some way to improve the sustainability of the built environment. So, for students also interested in and/ or studying aspects of building sustainability, experience at an NZGBC member company can be a good fit.

How can we help?

We maintain a database of member companies that are specifically interested in applications from potential interns or volunteers who are NZGBC student members.

If you are an NZGBC student member looking for such a position, please email us with your programme of study and/ or specialist area.

We will pass you the appropriate contact details at member companies seeking students with your skill set.

Not a student member?

Volunteer placements are offered only to students who are members of NZGBC. Become a NZGBC student member

Member organisations

NZGBC members work in all areas of the property and construction sector. Browse our member directory.

Current vacancies

NABERSNZ Internship

Short term opportunity for final year Mechanical Engineering and Building Science students

It might be a few hours but it could change your life. We are seeking students to undertake NABERSNZ feasibility reports with corporate clients. The role includes training that will put you ahead of your peers:

  • NABERSNZ Assessor training and exam valued at $3,000 (time spent in training will be unpaid)
  • Access to NZGBC knowledge sharing and networking events during the engagement period
  • Site safety training
  • Valuable work experience within NZGBC
  • Opportunities to make key connections within the industry

Previous interns have found this role opened doors to excellent job opportunities.

Applications by 30 September Job Description

Technical Internship at NZGBC

The NZGBC is seeking two enthusiastic, motivated interns to come and help us transform New Zealand’s buildings. This is a great opportunity to receive training and learn about the construction and property industry and access the knowledge sharing and networking events that NZGBC holds with our construction and property 500 members.

You will be responsible for supporting the successful operation of the NZGBC’s building environmental rating tools, and other NZGBC activities. The work is dynamic. It is likely to include considering the sustainability of new buildings, new tools to delivering healthier existing buildings and projects on world leading tools to improve warm and health of New Zealand's housing. The role is at our Auckland office.

To register your interest please send your CV and cover letter to

Applications by 4pm 29 September for summer position November to February

Applications by 4pm 30 March for winter position May to July