Architecture Internships

New Zealand

Architecture internships in New Zealand involve work on the planning, design, and construction of buildings and other physical structures. They are an excellent way for budding architects and urban planners to gain practical insight into a dynamic industry and develop their skills in a real-world environment.

Typical internships may focus on the following areas: residential, commercial, landscape, interior design, projects and planning, and green design.

Placements are primarily made in Auckland but are possible in other cities when requested or when opportunities do not exist in Auckland. Placements range from 4 – 40 weeks depending on the visa you are on and any university requirements. If you require a shorter or a longer internship please make a special request in your application form. Internships may be either part time (starting at 16 hours per week) or full time (up to 40 hours per week). Remote Architecture internships are also available. We can negotiate a set number of hours per week in advance that satisfies your schedule and any University requirements. Most internship placements are Monday to Friday however some hosts may requires some assistance on evenings and weekends. If you are planning to study or work part time we can plan your internship hours around your schedule.

What’s Included?

  • Online interview

  • Placement Supervisor

  • Placement agreement

  • Orientation

  • Travel & local advice

  • Social community

  • 24-hour support service

  • Certificate of completion

Architecture Internship Tasks May Include

  • Conceptualising, designing, and developing design specifications

  • Developing and assisting with building materials, costs, and construction schedules

  • Observing client consultations

  • Helping to prepare sketches, drawings, models, and specifications

  • Assisting with contract administration responsibilities

  • Monitoring activities on construction sites to ensure compliance with specifications

  • Conducting feasibility studies and financial analyses of building projects

  • Helping with construction in a particular field, e.g. residential or commercial

  • Scanning, copying, printing, and transmitting original working drawings of current projects

  • Organising and maintaining project files

  • General office administration and support

Architecture Internship Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree in architecture

  • Aged 18 – 30

  • Upper intermediate level of English or higher

  • Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Creative with an eye for detail

  • Proficient with relevant software applications (e.g. CAD, MS Office)

  • 4 weeks minimum, 52 weeks maximum (12 – 20 weeks recommended)

  • Criminal background check

  • Able to obtain a visa to enter New Zealand

  • Available for multiple digital interviews as required

  • Completed online application form and uploaded documents

    (resume, motivation letter, references)


Click here for more information about our application and placement process

Internex provides the following additional services; 

  • Pre-departure support 
  • Flights, visa, insurance assistance 
  • 3 night Arrival Package 
  • Airport transfer 
  • Homestay accommodation 
  • Hostel accommodation 
  • Multiple placement bookings 

Additional services can be added to your booking during the application process.


“Everything at my placement is going really well. I couldn’t have asked for a better internship experience while I am abroad”

Julia, DenmarkArchitecture Internship, March 2017

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