NPM grant Type
Opening and Closing Dates2023 Aug 14 to 2023 Sep 18
CALL FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP STUDENT APPLICATIONS
Due 18th September 2023, 5pm
The Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Māori (NPM) Futures Programme supports promising Māori students as a means to growing an expert and capable Māori researcher workforce for Aotearoa New Zealand. The programme is about growing tomorrow’s Māori research leaders who are able to set and pursue strong research directions to produce knowledge, foundational to building a flourishing future for Māori. Our internship programme is a successful and long-standing strategy that NPM uses to achieve this goal. Some of our earlier interns have pursued doctoral and post-doctoral studies; joined impactful research teams in the National Science Challenges; found academic or professional research roles in organisations like Universities and Crown Research Institutions; or founded their own research consultancies.
The New Horizons internship programme is for Māori students interested in pursuing a career in research. The award will provide assistance to Māori students enrolled at a NPM tertiary education partner entity to gain research experience and increase their research skills. The student will work under the supervision and guidance of an excellent NPM Māori researcher based at any NPM partner entity. The student will complete research activities that align to the NPM Matakitenga research programme and contribute to the mission of NPM which is to create the foundations for flourishing Māori futures. Interns will participate in the online NPM Māori Futures support programme during the tenure of their award and are actively encouraged to participate in broader NPM activities as appropriate.
The internship programme will run over 10 weeks, 4 Dec 2023 – 19 Feb 2024 summer period.
STUDENT INTERN ELIGIBILITY
The award is for pre-doctoral senior undergraduate or post graduate Māori students enrolled in 2023 at an NPM tertiary education partner entity. They can be enrolled in upper-level undergraduate (Bachelor) or post-graduate (Master) degree programmes. Students may be enrolled to complete a senior undergraduate special topic, post graduate dissertation or thesis as part of their internship. The award is intended for students who are genuinely interested in advancing their skills and capacity in Indigenous development and research. Students must be available to fully engage in the internship experience, and are not employed, completing summer school or professional development activities for more than 10 hours per week. To be eligible for this award, students must not be holding any other internship award from any source.
$7,500 NZD per award
WHAT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE?
For a full list of the available projects please download the 23-24 NPFNH Internship Projects file. Full descriptions of the opportunities available, including the supervising researcher, their institution, the project descriptor, objectives and work programme are outlined.
Internships are competitive and for this reason we ask student applicants to indicate their first, second and third choice of internship projects. Once we receive student applications, we determine the best match between advertised project and student interests. We then recommend the best match of student(s) to the supervising researcher and confirm student choices. Once confirmed, the intern is expected to begin their internship any time after the conclusion of the university exam period but no later than the week of the 4th of December 2023.
WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED?
- A completed application form including statements of interest for selected projects.
- Academic transcript that includes recent grades received in your current and/or previous degree.
- Letter of reference from an academic staff member
INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS PROVIDED
- 23-24 NPM Māori Futures Programme New Horizons Student Internship Application form-for completion and submission.
- 23-24 NPMNH Internship Projects file-for selection of projects
- 22-23 NPFNH Internship General Regulations-for your information.