Internship Programme 2021 - Urban Design

Date: 18-Jul-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Contribute to building a world-class design-led city​.
  • Grow your career as part of a talented and dynamic Urban Design Unit, in the Plans & Places Department.
  • A career at Auckland Council offers endless possibilities to impact Auckland.


Ki te kahore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi - Without foresight or vision the people will be lost
He angitutanga mutunga kore mō te ihumanea pēnā i a koe: Endless possibilities for an intern like you at Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


The Urban Design Unit at Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland Council is one of the most creative and influential urban design and landscape teams in Tāmaki Makaurau. We are home to the Auckland Urban Design Panel, the Auckland Design Manual (ADM) and the City Centre Masterplan (CCMP), and we are recognised internationally for our ability to shape the urban design and landscape conversations in Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa.


This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented designer/planner who wants to have an internship in a fast-paced design team. You will be primarily supporting the design review and strategy & projects teams to help deliver the unit work programme.
The intern will participate in a range of work over the course of a three-month programme, providing a broad insight to design policy and design review.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Tāmaki Makaurau is facing some new and exciting challenges, offering unique opportunities to create innovative and positive change in our communities. Our internship programme is a chance for you to gain hands-on experience while making a meaningful contribution towards the future of our city.  

We offer a three-month paid summer internship programme where you will have the opportunity to participate in key projects and gain valuable experience.

You’ll get a taste of where your career could go and at the same time, you’ll be developing your skill set through real work experience and on-the job learning.

You’ll be part of Auckland Council’s internship whānau and will be supported every step of the way by a team who want you to succeed including a mentor, liaison, and the wider intern cohort.

He kōrero mōu: About you


We are looking for proactive intern to join our collaborative team in the design unit.
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your portfolio, along with a sample of your written work, such as a course paper that you have submitted. 


We welcome applications from students in the following discipline:


  • Urban Design
  • Urban Planning
  • Landscape Architecture

To apply you must:


  • Be in your penultimate year studying towards a relevant bachelor’s degree or continuing into a master’s level of study in 2022
  • Be eligible to work in New Zealand full-time during the summer period. 

To find out more about our programme including the position description for this role, please visit www.endlesspossibilities.co.nz. 

Application closes on Sunday 1 August 2021

If you are ready to create a safe, healthy and inclusive places that people can fall in love with, apply now!

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.