Internship and volunteer opportunities

NZGBC Future Thinkers helps connect young professionals and students with the green building community.

New Zealand Green Building Council runs a summer internship programme and from time to time has volunteer opportunities.

Preference for these roles is given to NZGBC Future Thinkers members. You can join NZGBC Future Thinkers here.

Many NZGBC member companies offer additional support to new entrants with short term volunteer or intern roles. NZGBC Future Thinker is a good way to demonstrate your interest in sustainability in buildings

Two Great Internship Opportunities – Your Chance To Help Transform The Built Environment

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) was developed by the property and construction sector of New Zealand to verify the quality of buildings and reduce impacts. All homes and buildings in Aotearoa green and sustainable, making healthier, happier New Zealanders. The NZGBC are looking for enthusiastic, motivated interns to come and help us transform New Zealand’s buildings. This is a great opportunity to receive training, learn about the construction and property industry and access the NZGBC knowledge sharing and networking events.

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 the warmth and health of New Zealand's housing. The two roles are based in Auckland in our Queen Street office and are for three months over the summer period. Start and end dates can be flexible for the right candidates.

Come and get involved - View the job description here and then send your CV and cover letter prior to 30 September 2020 to

Previous interns – where are they now?

Ritva Vilppola – Sustainability Consultant at WSP ANZ, Brisbane

Carlin Osborne – Graduate Building Services Engineer, eCubed, Wellington

Nina Pu – QS, McConnell Dowell, Auckland

Nicola Beer – Marketing Assistant, Pomona Group Ltd, Auckland

Eleanor West - Technical Coordinator, NZGBC