Ngā kaiwhanake - Graduates / Students

Whakatū aronga - Kick-start a career with purpose

As a MBIE Graduate or Intern, you’ll be working on exciting, complex and challenging projects that make a real difference to the lives of New Zealanders. The size and scope of our operation means you’ll be exposed to a vast and unparalleled range of opportunities to give your career the best possible start. You’ll develop and grow together with your cohort, building networks and friendships along the way. We will ensure you’re supported and mentored, helping you to lay a solid early foundation for a thriving future.

Best of all, as a highly valued member of our 5000-strong team - you’ll be helping us to grow New Zealand for All.

MBIE offers three unique Graduate and Internship Programmes, so you can discover the perfect fit for your future.

Policy Graduate Programme 

Our graduate programme is a 16-month, Wellington-based development training programme that builds the skills and knowledge necessary to step into a career in policy. 

Procurement Programme

Our 2-year rotation programme across different government agencies equips you with practical skills and experience in procurement.

Tupu Tai Pasifika Public Sector Summer Internship Programme

Join the growing tide of Pacific peoples working in public policy in Aotearoa. Gain work experience in an 11-week internship over summer.