Looking for summer work with a difference?
Have we got the job for you! Auckland Council is on the
hunt for 14 student rangers to join the regional parks team
for a three-month paid internship this
Applications open Friday 9 August for students who
have recently graduated or are currently studying
conservation, environmental management, landscaping,
recreation, tourism or other relevant areas who want to gain
valuable on-the-job experience in Auckland’s most
“The internship is the perfect summer
job for students who are environmentally aware with a love
of the outdoors,” says Auckland Council’s Regional Parks
Manager Rachel Kelleher.
For full details visit OurAuckland.
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