Up to 150 senior information and communication technology undergraduates will be able to find paid work experience this summer through a new internship prgramme from TechNZ. TechNZ – the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology business investment programme – will pay $16 an hour as a stipend for the interns, a sum the companies can top up. Participating companies have agreed to provide supervision of the students’ work.
The internships are being provided under TechNZ’s capability funding programme. Around 150 ICT companies have agreed to take part ranging from some of New Zealand’s biggest, including Tait Electronics and Orion Healthcare, down to small firms with three or four staff.