Chennai: The University of Auckland recently launched a virtual micro-internship programme to support the future employability of international students both in New Zealand and those studying with the University from overseas.
According to a press note, with an aim to support students in developing their employability skills, this initiative will help students gain real-world industry experience with leading New Zealand organisations.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University held a pilot micro-internship programme for 100 students with Auckland businesses such as KPMG and Deloitte, among others, over the inter-semester break this year.
The phenomenal of this pilot, delivered in partnership with Global Talent Solutions, has led the University to scale up further by extending this opportunity to 500 students over two new rounds of the programme, it added.
Brett Berquist, Director International atThe University of Auckland said, “This programme is just one of the many approaches we have taken to support our international students impacted by Covid-19.”