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.

Summer internships 2019-2020

NZGBC is offering three paid internship roles for period of 3 months between November to March. Applicants must be eligible for Future Thinker membership to apply. Applications are open from July. Job descriptions and application criteria will be posted in July.

Technical internships – two roles within our technical teams, working on projects for Green Star, Homestar, NABERSNZ and/ or HomeFit. These roles are suitable for people with backgrounds such as urban planning, architecture, engineering, QS, construction management, or a strong interest in the sustainable built environment.

Marketing internship – one role for a passionate communications or marketing student within the marketing, membership and events team. This is a varied role that could have you working on articles, digital marketing, newsletters or membership.

Previous interns – where are they now?

Ritva Vilppola – Sustainability Consultant at WSP ANZ, Brisbane

Carlin Osborne – Graduate Building Services Engineer, WSP-Opus, Wellington

Nina Pu – QS, McConnell Dowell, Auckland

Nicola Beer – Marketing Assistant, Pomona Group Ltd, Auckland