How do you target the right interns for your internship and project?
Writing a job advertisement is the first step of the hiring process. Using inclusive language that avoids bias will help engage your target audience. Here are some things to consider while writing your advert:
Students can be sourced through tertiary providers or through independent platforms. The following are by no means comprehensive lists.
If you are from a tertiary provider or independently provide a mechanism that makes it easy for employers to connect to the right student or graduate, please contact us using the Contact Box below to discuss having your organisation’s details listed here.
NZUniCareerHub is a platform that allows employers to advertise internships, graduate programmes, and other roles including part-time and short-term to university students. Students and recent graduates of all NZ universities (except Waikato) have access to NZUniCareerHub. As well, employers may profile their organisation on the platform. There is a small advertising fee for this service.
Employers can advertise their full time graduate roles and internships to Waikato university students and recent graduates through the My Career page. It’s a free service.
Employers may advertise their internships to AUT students on the AUT Internz dedicated website. It’s a free service.
Ara Institute of Canterbury offers a Career Hub where employers can advertise their internships and graduate roles.
Manukau Institute of Technology offer a jobs board where employers can list internships, roles for graduates and other roles. A Recruitment Consultant is available to offer assistance.
Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology has multiple campuses in Bay of Plenty and Taupo. Employers may list roles directly through a template provided on the website here
Summer of Tech provides an independent platform for employers to source students and graduates for any tech internship. This service is available to tertiary students regardless of their institution or qualification. There is a fee for employers to access this service.
Summer of Biz provides an independent platform for employers to source students and graduates for marketing and HR roles. Summer of Biz is available to tertiary students regardless of their institution or qualification. There is a fee for employers to access this service.
At Enspiral Dev Academy, graduates complete a 9-week developer programme which provides intensive practical development in a course environment.
Student Job Search is a government funded platform which is used by employers to source for professional roles, internships and casual roles.
NxtStep is a platform for employers to promote themselves and connect to students and advertise internships and gradate roles and vice versa.
Sexy Summer Jobs is a Dunedin Business Internship Programme.
Consider having a ‘Careers’ page on your organisation’s website. This can be a great way for prospective employees to find out more about you, and what it’s like to work on your team. This can mean you get more, better prepared applicants for your roles.
LinkedIn has become a popular place for recruitment. Employers can advertise roles and find candidates who match their requirements, meanwhile applicants are able to find out about companies, employees and roles in one simple location.
More and more roles are being shared through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, via digital word-of-mouth. Students will often closely follow the companies they’d most like to work for in the hope of seeing roles come up which they would like to apply for. This can be a good way to make professional yet familiar contact with students who may not find your job advertisement elsewhere.
People assumed interns would be interested in slides, and bars, and gadgets, and things, but what they were really interested in was the data, the challenging work, the global nature of the work, and being able to work on a problem that would be released and go live.
This resource was designed and compiled by interns sourced through Summer of Tech 2017.