If you are passionate about te taiao, mātauranga Māori and conservation, this could be for you.
An opportunity to do a paid summer internship with the Department of Conservation in Rotorua is available for the summer period from 18 November – 26 February 2020.
This is not a traditional DOC role where you will be necessarily cutting tracks and building huts (though that may also be some work you do), and you do not have to be studying sciences to be considered. This is an opportunity to apply mātauranga Māori to the core DOC work with some expected deliverables:
Design a workplan based around the maramataka;
Compose a regional waiata relevant to te taiao, landmarks and species in DOC’s Central North Island work region.
You will be supported and have an opportunity to gain valuable public sector work experience, work alongside whānau, hapū and Iwi from Tauranga Moana to East Cape,
through to Whanganui, and across the Central Plateau region.
We are looking for a student who:
has a driver’s licence;
speaks and writes competently in te reo Māori;
has some knowledge of te taiao;
has a high level of integrity;
can join the dots creatively;
is physically fit – there will be a bit of time outdoors;
has a huge amount of energy and enthusiasm;
is studying at a tertiary level from any institution.
If you do not live in Rotorua, we can find ways to support you. Are you still keen?
Email your CV and a bit about yourself to Huia Lloyd, Pou Tairangahau, Regional Māori Manager, Central North Island. HLloyd@doc.govt.nz
Applications close 25 September 2019 (yes it is short, so kia horo!)