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World Wide School Of English Since 1989

Study and Internship

At Worldwide School we are offering THREE different options for unpaid work experience in Auckland, New Zealand.

* Study plus Full-time Internship 

* Study and Internship

* Study and Experience.

These options are available for students who need or would like to do voluntary work experience and would like to do it in New Zealand. Students need to contact Worldwide School or their agent before enrolling so that their appropriateness for this programme can be assessed.

Study plus Full-time Internship

The Worldwide School of English Study plus Full-time Internship Programme is divided into two parts:

Depending on the English level the student must do at least 4 weeks of Intensive English language study (minimum English level should be at B2) followed by an internship of 6-24 weeks in the area of the studies and/or previous work experience.

This Internship programme is operated by a professional placement company and on a case by case basis. An applicant must first send the completed Internship Programme Application Form to Worldwide School along with some documents. This should include:

1 / Business Industry they wish to do an Internship. They should include at least 3 areas of interest.

2 / CV of applicant in Word format - including previous work experience and study. Ensure has name, phone, skype and email details.

3 / Cover Letter in Word format. Ensure has name, phone, skype and email details.

4 / Time of year they would like to come and length of English study and Internship.

5 / We also need to know their level of English, which must be at least Upper-Intermediate (Level 5 / B2) before a placement is possible.

We can send a Pretest for the student to do, please ask us.

Once we have accepted the applicant for the Programme, there will be more documents to provide (ie. Signed Programme Agreements, Passport, Visa Insurance, Pictures, References, University requirements etc.)

We will send you a checklist to make sure that you submit them all prior to the student’s interview with our partner.

It is necessary for the placement company to interview the student before a placement is confirmed. The interview will usually take place before arrival, over the phone/skype.

This is as much for the student as for the placement company. This will give the students the chance to express their interests and goals for the internship. The placement company will then tailor made a placement aligned to the candidate’s capabilities and objectives.

It is very important that our internship applicants understand that the Host Company will ask them to complete tasks not directly related to their degree. For example: a marketing graduate with typing skills may do some data entry for their company as well as assisting and observing an advertising campaign.

It is quite a large commitment for companies to accept a student because they take up time of at least one staff member and if the Intern is taking some of the workload, the programme benefits the company as well as the Intern.

As each student’s application is individually assessed, an area not included with the placement possibilities list may still be possible.

The exception is Medicine. Under New Zealand law Internships in medicine are not allowed. 

Please see the list of Internship areas we have successfully placed students recently  HERE:




Download Internship application process
Download Internship application form


Are you a New Zealand business interested in having a high value intern in your company or an education agency interested in learning more about this programme? Please contact our Internship Co-ordinator Ms Catherine Dumarquez on catherine@worldwideschool.nz

Study and Internship (SandI)

This is a Joint Programme between Worldwide School and Crown Institute as part of their tourism and hospitality partnerships. 

Students must have a minimum B1+ level of English (Off shore pretests available) to join this programme.

Minimum 4 weeks and maximum 12 weeks programme.

Study English Monday - Thursday 9am -3.30pm (20 hours per week)
Internship at a Tourism or Hospitality partner of Crown Institute Friday to Sunday (12 hours per week)

Study and Experience (SandX)

This is a Joint Programme between Worldwide School and Crown Institute as part of their tourism and hospitality partnerships. 

Students whose English level is below B1+ to join this programme.
Minimum 2 weeks and maximum 6 weeks option. (Possibility to upgrade to SandI if English improves during the course)

Study English Monday - Friday morning class only  9am -12.15pm (15 hours per week)

Experiential learning / Work Place observing Tours at a Tourism or Hospitality partner of Crown Institute in the afternoons (12 hours per week)

Please contact our Internship Co-ordinator Ms Catherine Dumarquez on catherine@worldwideschool.nz for more information.