Hauraki Greenland Scholarship

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Value of Award: $5,000 pa
No. of awards: Two
Tenure: 2 years

The scholarship comprises summer internships over two consecutive years. The first summer internship will be with the Research and Evaluation team within The Ministry of Justice | Te Tāhū o te Ture. This will take place in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, starting late November 2020. The second internship will take place the following summer either with a community organization or another government agency. The location will be decided with the successful applicant, based on their goals and interests. The internships will take place from the end of November to mid-February each summer, so you will need to be available during that period. Specific dates will be announced closer to the time and in line with the tertiary semesters.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must have completed at least one year of a tertiary education programme and remain enrolled, and be able to demonstrate: • critical thinking about a broad range of social, cultural and economic issues, and how they intersect • a strong sense of social justice, demonstrated through advocacy and/or activism • a commitment to Te Tirohanga Māori • participation and engagement in your community, non-governmental organisations or similar • political awareness. The Ministry of Justice | Te Tāhū o te Ture is committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment. We accept applications from eligible tauira of any age, but the roles given to interns will be at entry level and are not intended for people with extensive prior experience in public service departments. If you have family responsibilities, high needs, health issues, live rurally or are experiencing any other barriers that make you hesitant about considering this opportunity, please still apply. We’ll ensure you are assessed only on the skills and behaviours you can demonstrate, and we will support your application as best we can. Flexible working is an important part of helping make the Ministry of Justice a great place to be and enabling our people to succeed. Flexible arrangements can be considered for this internship.

General Information:

How do students apply?
To apply, please submit a personal statement in whichever format suits you. It could be a video, an essay, presentation slides, or something similar. Your personal statement should address the eligibility criteria above, and answer one of the following questions: • what does a fair and equitable Aotearoa New Zealand look like to you? • what does a society that lives by tino rangatiratanga look like to you? • in what ways do you think understanding Te Tiriti o Waitangi could influence social policy in Aotearoa New Zealand? • why do you think Māori feature disproportionately in social statistics such as high rates of incarceration, morbidity, unemployment, and homelessness? • which inequalities (gender, ethnicity, education, income etc.) deserve the greatest attention? • what kind of society would you be proud to be a public servant in? Send your personal statement to: research@justice.govt.nz If you have any questions about applying, please also contact research@justice.govt.nz

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