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*UA Internship: New Zealand
All, New Zealand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer
Fact Sheet:
Schools & Colleges: Arts and Sciences, Commerce and Business Administration, Communication and Information Sciences, Engineering, Graduate, Honors
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Type: Internship Abroad Program: Internship
Credit Hours: 3 Program Cost: $5750
Program Description:


logoUA Internship: New Zealand

Dates: Students may choose from one of two terms for this Summer internship program: May 24-July 22, 2017 or June 21-August 19, 2017

You never know what you might find in New Zealand. Come and intern while earning 3 hours of UA credit over the summer with high-quality, customized internship placements designed to enhance your resume and professional development. International internships provide unique opportunities to develop personally and professionally through high-quality global internship experiences. Full-time, structured, unpaid study abroad internships are available in a wide variety of career fields.

Placements are available for students in the following colleges: Arts & Sciences, Communications & Information Sciences, Culverhouse School of Commerce, Engineering.

Note: This UA internship program is run in conjunction with ISA, one of our affiliate study abroad program providers. ISA will work with students directly to find the internship and handle on-site logistics while abroad.


The UA Internship: New Zealand program is offered at several locations throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

With warm, peaceful islands in the north, majestic, rugged mountains in the south, and any number of variations in between, New Zealand is a country not quite like any other. The nation is comprised of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island, as well as several smaller islands, all of which are home to singular wildlife, varied cultures, and friendly people. The striking landscapes that have inspired filmmakers have also captured the imaginations of tourist, backpackers, adventure seekers, and students.

While Europeans did not arrive in New Zealand until the middle of the nineteenth century, the country has been home to the Polynesian Maori people for over 1,000 years. When the British arrived in 1840, the Maori chieftains agreed to the terms of the Treaty of Waitangi, which allowed them to retain territorial rights while giving Queen Victoria sovereignty. Despite strained relationships historically between the United Kingdom and the Maori people, Maori culture retains a significant presence alongside British, Pacific Island, and other international influences within the country.

Studying in New Zealand offers you opportunities to explore beautiful landscapes, enjoy the friendly hospitality of the New Zealanders, or "Kiwis," as they call themselves, and experience a unique country and culture. ISA programs in several cities on both islands give students the chance to discover new adventures and challenges in one of the world's most unique countries.

New Zealand is situated in the Oceania region in the South Pacific. It is separated from Australia to the northwest by the Tasman Sea. Along with the North Island and the South Island, the country also includes Stewart Island off the southern coast and the Chatham Islands to the east.

Much like its landscape, New Zealand's climate varies from place to place. The northernmost part of the North Island, the Bay of Islands and Northland regions, enjoy a sub-tropical climate, remaining warm most of the year, while the southern parts of the South Island experience cooler temperatures. The many geographical features, including mountain ranges, volcanoes, and areas of intense geothermal activity play a part in the climate as well. Most of the country has a wet climate given to quick, unexpected changes, referred to as a maritime climate. The unpredictability of the weather throughout the country causes travelers to prepare for various different conditions in all regions of the country.

In the warmest months, December and January, temperatures tend to stay between 68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit (20-30 degrees Celsius). Conversely, in July and August, temperatures may drop as low as 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius). Rainfall tends to be concentrated in the western part of the country due to the placement of the mountain ranges, which tend to stall weather patterns moving across the country from the Tasman Sea. (Source: ISA)



Undergraduate Courses

**Arts & Sciences courses will be added soon!!

Culverhouse College of Commerce
     MKT 492-801: Marketing
     MGT 492-801: Management Internship, 3.00 hrs
     FI 492-801: Finance Internship, 3.00 hrs
     AC 492-801: Accounting Internship, 3.00 hrs
     EC 492-801: Economics Internship, 3.00 hrs
College of Engineering
    GES 410-801: Engineering Internship, 3.00 hrs
College of Communication & Information Sciences
     COM 490-801: Field Experience in Communication Studies, 3.00 hrs
     JN 382-801: Journalism Internship, 3.00 hrs
(Find information about Journalism Internship requirements at
     TCF 387-801: Telecommunications & Film Internship, 3.00 hrs
(Find information about Telecommunications and Film Internship requirements at
     APR 381-801: Advertising & Public Relations Practicum, 3.00 hrs
NOTE:  C&IS students who wish to obtain credit for one of the four courses listed above must meet with the department chair listed and complete any and all pre-requisites prior to being accepted into the program abroad.
Graduate Courses

Culverhouse College of Commerce
     MKT 592-801: Marketing Internship, 3.00 hrs
     MGT 592-801: Management Internship, 3.00 hrs
     FI 592-801: Finance Internship, 3.00 hrs
     AC 592-801: Accounting Internship, 3.00 hrs
     EC 592-801: Economics Internship, 3.00 hrs

*Other colleges: TBD


Meet with the designated individual in your college/department in order to successfully complete the Internship Department Approval Form after applying.

Arts & Sciences: TBD (Coming soon!)

Culverhouse College of Commerce:
Accounting: Becca Hayes,
Economics & Finance: Rebecca "RJ" Thurman,
Health Care Analytics: Marilyn Whitman,
Management: James King,
Marketing: David Mothersbaugh,
Operations Management & Management Information Systems: Heather Davis,

College of Engineering: Dr. Ken Fridley –
College of Communication and Information Sciences: 
Communication Studies: Dr. Beth Bennett –
Journalism: Dan Meissner –
Telecommunications and Film: Dr. Michael Bruce –
Advertising & Public Relations: Dr. Joe Phelps –


Housing for this program will vary by location.


Cost: $5750

What's included:
Customized placement
Pre-departure advising & support
Bridging Cultures program
24/7 on-site support
International medical insurance
Immigration visa support
Airport reception
Professional Development toolbox
Cultural Activities


Check out the "Financing Your Study Abroad" page on the UA Education Abroad website for information regarding financial aid, scholarships and other financial matters.


This is a customized internship program. We understand that you want to get the most out of your internship. We take into account your career aspirations, interests, and skills.  Magazines, travel agencies, and finance institutions await you!

Note: Students who apply and are approved by UA to participate in the UA Internship in New Zealand program must also complete an application for our partner provider, ISA, as they assist in internship placement and logistics.  The application for ISA is found here:

**The University of Alabama reserves the right to modify the program or its costs as necessitated by changes in the international economic situation or to cancel the program if necessary. 

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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