Open Polytechnic Internship Programme 2011-2012

Posted by Open Polytechnic on 8 November 2011

The Open Polytechnic is New Zealand’s specialist provider of distance learning and is internationally recognised in its field.  We strive to support vocational lifelong learning and national development goals through innovation and excellence in open, flexible learning.

The Polytechnic is trialling a summer student intake designed to provide tertiary students with an opportunity to gain work experience on a real-time project that is relevant to their field of study, within one of the teams in our organisation.

This programme will run for 7 weeks from Monday 28 November 2011 through to Friday 27 January 2012 and invites applications for the projects listed below:


Project Details Work Area Applicant Requirements Expected Output
Analysing Learner Qualfications Strategy and Analysis A student studying towards a Bachelor of Arts or Commerce who has completed at least two years of study, who has a keen interest in business analysis. Development of appropriate processes to support learner qualification outcomes.

Analysing Product Breakdown of Learning Materials

Learning and Teaching Solutions A student who is at least in their 3rd year of study towards a qualification in business, majoring in marketing. Creation of a practical framework that can be used to break down cost components of Open Polytechnic learning materials.
Researching Employment Conditions and Benefits Across the Education Sector Human Resources A student who has completed some level 3 papers in employment law or employment relations. A report for the Open Polytechnic’s approach to employment benefits and terms and conditions of employment.
Identifying Professional Development Needs for Managers Faculty

A student who has completed their second year of studies in HR with an interest in leadership development.

A report that identifies leadership needs across various roles within the polytechnic.

To apply for one of the above internships please send your CV, cover letter and latest academic transcript to

Please note only electronic applications will be accepted.

Internship applications close at 4pm, Thursday 17 November.