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Overseas applicants

We accept applications from outside New Zealand; however, you will probably need a permit to work in New Zealand. This generally applies if you're not a New Zealand citizen.

Environment Canterbury is an accredited employer with Immigration NZ, which means we can provide information to assist with visa applications if the role meets the immigration criteria. For more information about New Zealand's visa requirements, visit Immigration NZ.

Summer student roles

We offer several summer student roles each year; however, the exact number of positions varies depending on the needs of the organisation.

We advertise all summer student positions on this site from mid-August to early September. All applications should be made online via this website. All applicants should be available to work from mid-November through to mid-end February.


If you choose to join one of the unions that are party to our collective employment agreements, your terms and conditions of employment may constitute either of the following, depending on the exact nature of your role:

Code of Conduct

A Code of Conduct has been developed to guide you through the standards of behaviour that are expected of our staff. It sets out our expectations based on four key principles that you are fair, impartial, responsible and trustworthy.