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Internships - relevant experience in the real world

At our vocational and higher learning colleges, students will gain relevant experience, skills, and contacts in their chosen field of study – giving them an edge when they go on to pursue a career.

While working towards a career – especially in hands-on professions such as hospitality and tourism – real-world experience is essential. An internship is a valuable way to gain local experience and on-the-job training. Internships are a great way to consolidate classroom learning by applying it in real-world situations.

Internship opportunities

Students in the following disciplines have internship opportunities during their time at UP Education.

  • Tourism & Travel – New Zealand School of Tourism

    Travel & Management Tourism Diploma, Level 5

    Students studying for a Diploma in Tourism or Travel & Management gain the final 30 credits of their qualification through a paid internship.

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  • Hospitality & Cookery - NZMA

    Diploma in Applied Hospitality Management, Level 6

    Hospitality and cookery are practical, hands-on careers – so it’s essential to have relevant experience before joining the working world.

    Diploma in Professional Cookery, Level 5

    To get into the industry, it’s important to have relevant skills and experience, so students know they can succeed in a real kitchen.

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  • Business & Management - NZMA

    Professional Retailing

    Students working towards a Diploma in Applied Management choose to specialise in Professional Retailing, Project Management, Health Management or Procurement and Supply Chain Management. If they select the Professional Retailing strand, they will complete a nine-week, full-time internship in the retail sector.

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  • Design & Multimedia

    Yoobee Colleges:School of Design

    Yoobee College students can benefit from working on real projects and seeing how professional designers function. If they are working towards a Level 7 diploma, they will have the opportunity to work with a professional mentor on an internship during their course.

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