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

Marketing and Membership Volunteer

Are you looking for hands-on experience? This marketing and membership volunteer role will work closely with our marketing and membership managers. Role will vary but includes:

Assistance with NZGBC branding compliance

Development of marketing materials to promote NZGBC mission

Assistance with rebranding and expanding student membership, develop creative and interesting ideas to build on the momentum of student membership

Assistance with EDM's

Other projects related to NZGBC marketing

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is a not-for-profit, industry organisation dedicated to a sustainable built environment. Our vision is that New Zealanders live,work and play in healthy, efficient and productive buildings in a sustainable built environment. NZGBC achieves this through:

  • Setting standards of industry best practice, primarily through the adaptation and development of sustainability rating systems for the built environment;
  • Education and training for all areas of the building industry value chain, through
  • professional continuing education,selected green building modules and cross

    industry collaboration with other industry organisations;

  • Influencing policy through leading and demonstrating best practice, advocacy
  • through industry networks and supporting a research agenda that will influence the market; and
  • Providing access to networks, information and the latest global resources for our members to actively lead the New Zealand market.
  • No payment is available for this role but you will be offered vouchers of your choice for networking events, training or the Sustainable Housing Summit in June 2018.

    To register your interest please send your CV and cover letter to by 30th November

    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