Annually, AgResearch offers development opportunities for students whose studies focus on the agriculture or agri-food sectors.

AgResearch Summer Intern Programme

AgResearch has offered summer internships for third and fourth year tertiary students for many years. They are not solely in science, but also in science support teams (e.g.: Information Technology, Marketing and Communications.)

Taking place over the summer vacation period, these internships expose students to the demands that come with their chosen science and/or business area. Participants will be tasked with completing specific science or business projects under the mentorship of a science/business area leader.


These internships are a paid placement for a duration of 10 weeks, 40 hours per week.

Applications for our summer internship programme are open now until 27 August. Internships offered change yearly.

Te Puāwaitanga Internship

Applications open now!

Te Puāwaitanga summer internships enable Māori students to participate in projects involving kaupapa Māori or mātauranga Māori.

Check out what some of our past interns thought of their experience in this video, along with some of our team talking about what te Puāwaitanga hopes to offer and create for the future.

Key Contact

For further information about Te Puāwaitanga, please contact Louise Hennessey below.

AgResearch Māori Education Trust Scholarships

AgResearch has partnered with the Māori Education Trust to offer five scholarships for 2023.

Each scholarship offers successful candidates $5,000 that can be put towards tertiary fees and/or living expenses.

To apply, applicants must be tertiary students (Under-grad or Post-grad) studying areas of science and kaupapa Māori research related to agriculture and/or agri-food.

Applications for are currently closed. Please check back in February/March 2024. Following interviews, the scholarships will be awarded in June.  Please apply via the Māori Education Trust Portal.  All queries can be directed to the Māori Education Trust.

Get in touch with our team

Contact us

Send an email to one of our team or check out our facilities located across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Send another enquiry

Something went wrong and the form could not be submitted. Please try again later.