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

Toitū Te Whenua Scholarships

AgResearch and Pūhoro are proud to announce the inaugural Toitū te Whenua scholarships are now open for applications.

The scholarships aim to support and foster rangatahi in agricultural and related science fields by removing financial barriers. Toitū te Whenua scholarships recognise the importance of building a pipeline of Māori talent in STEMM and will ensure the recipients are connected into industry through our employment pathways.

AgResearch and Pūhoro's partnership is built on a commitment to diversify the STEMM workforce and create more opportunities for rangatahi Māori to pursue and excel in STEMM careers. 

Applications are open now for undergraduates and post-graduates studying:

  • Agriculture
  • Land use management
  • Environmental science
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Genetics (plant and animal)
  • Social science
  • Plant science
  • Food science (protein, metabolomics, chemistry)
  • Data science
  • Mātauranga Māori

Applications for the Toitū Te Whenua scholarships are now open, closing 11 May 2024.

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 open later in the year. Internships offered change yearly.

Te Puāwaitanga Internship

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.

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