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Summer Internship Programme

About the Programme.

We are looking for talented people who are passionate, innovative and possess a "can do" attitude to help us lead the way in dairy.

Our Summer Internship Programme is designed to give you a hands-on experience of Fonterra and the corporate world. We are looking for students who see the value of the opportunity that an internship can provide, so get ready to roll up your sleeves and experience all that Fonterra has to offer! Our summer internship offers opportunities in Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Accounting and Finance.

Applications for our Summer Internship Programme 2019 are now open until the 5th May

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Programme overview.

Over three months you’ll work on a key project within the business which you’ll be responsible for delivering. We’ll also help you to develop your skill set through coaching and mentoring – as well as helping you build connections with different people at Fonterra.

Our Business Internship has the potential to be a direct route into our Graduate Programme so for that reason, we screen on the same skills and competencies as our graduate applicants. To be eligible, you must be in your second to last year of study and have a valid and current work visa. The programme generally commences mid to late November and is for 12 weeks with a small amount of time off for a Christmas holiday.

Intern programme

We are excited to keep you up to date about our amazing internship opportunites on our social platforms so please follow us for updates and insights including application dates

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Applications are open!

Meet our intern - Mariana.

Over the 12 weeks of the Fonterra Internship Programme I got to work with inspirational people with different skills and backgrounds. I got to shadow leaders across different business units and learn from their unique experiences.

During the intern group project, we created a product from scratch that has the potential to hit the supermarket shelf! As well as the group project, I was responsible for delivering projects in which I had full ownership of.

My learning curve over a short period of time was substantial, I learned how to deal with ambiguity and create value to my role at the co-operative. This internship has lead me to a Graduate role with Fonterra and overall it was an amazing kick-start to my career!

Intern Mariana

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Agri-Business Programme

We’re looking for future leaders who are passionate, hungry to learn and keen to make a difference in our industry, could that be you?