Energy company will become first regional Tongan host for NZ internships

New Zealand Scholarship students from Tonga will be able to intern at the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Nuku’alofa.

This will be the first time a Tongan regional organisation has hosted PCF interns.

The closing date for applications for the Pacific Co-operation Foundation scholarships has been extended to this Friday, September 28.

The Centre was established in 2017 and is hosted by the Pacific Community.

It is part of a global network of regional sustainable energy centres and helps Pacific countries promote sustainable energy.

Programme Development Manager Linda Kaua says that having regional host agencies would help Pacific NZ Scholar students feel at ease when they returned home.

“Having host agencies from the region participating in the Summer Internship Programme will be beneficial to the interns, as it will provide them with the opportunity to apply what they have learnt in a real-life situation,” she said.

The internships are open to current New Zealand Scholarship students studying at undergraduate level.

Internships will last from November 19, 2018 until February 15, 2019.

Although most internships are unpaid, MFAT will continue to pay standard scholarship stipends for the period of the internship.

Interns will still be entitled to take Reunion Travel during the summer period, but will be expected to do so at a time that does not interfere with their internship or study responsibilities.

If you are interested, fill out the application form on the link at the bottom of this story and send them by email to internships@pcf.org.nz by no later than 5pm – Friday, September 21, 2018.

The main points

  • New Zealand Scholarship students from Tonga will be able to intern at the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Nuku’alofa.
  • This will be the first time a Tongan regional organisation has hosted PCF interns.
  • The closing date for applications for the Pacific Co-operation Foundation scholarships has been extended to this Friday, September 28.

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