Auckland Council Environmental Student Partnership Programme

Closing date: Application status: No application required. Opening date: By nomination Closing date: By nomination
Value of Award: Up to $5,000
No. of awards: Five
Tenure: Two years.


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The Auckland City Council Environmental Student Partnership Programme offers a two year relationship with the Council within the Research and Evaluations Unit (RIMU) to combine real life work experience at the start of your PGDipSci or BSc (Hons), with support for applied research during your MSc thesis year.

We are seeking five students interested in applied marine, terrestrial or freshwater research.

Selection criteria:

  • You will need the following to apply: • Curriculum Vitae • Include course names and grades (it helps us to have brief course descriptions) • Include any relevant experience • A current first aid certificate and day skippers would be beneficial • An outline of your research interests and career aspirations (up to 1/2 page) • A letter of support from a potential supervisor to show you are intending to continue in your studies • Demonstrate a commitment to a PGDipSci or BSc (Hons) and to enrolling in an MSc thesis • You must be a full time student for your PGDipSci or BSc (hons) and a New Zealand resident to be eligible for the stipend.

General Information:

How do students apply?
You do not need to apply for this scholarship, award or prize or complete an online application form. It is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant faculty or University of Auckland committee. For more information about the awarding process for this scholarship, award or prize, download a copy of the regulations.  
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Decision makers
Auckland Council.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Additional information
What do you get out of the Auckland Council Student Partnership Programme? • A summer job that gives you valuable work experience. • The opportunity to work across different environmental specialisations in Council. • First-hand experience of environmental management and insight into application of science for management. • For your thesis year you will gain a stipend and research assistance. • Your thesis will demonstrate your ability to carry out applied research to future employees.

Who else has information about this award?
Talk to your graduate co-ordinators, lecturers or contact Jade Khin (RIMU) ( for more information about the programme.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Auckland Council

Private Bag 92300

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