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Māori Summer Internships 2021-22

Do you have tauira Māori in their 3rd or final year at University or Wānanga looking to grow their skills and career pathways in Māori informed and mātauranga Māori led research?

Manaaki Whenua, New Zealand’s Crown Research Institute for our land and environment, has three paid summer internships in Palmerston North for senior tauira Māori on offer this summer to help inspire, motivate and enable a career pathway into soil and environmental sciences, sensor technologies, advanced modelling, statistics and geospatial research, and integrated applied science and technology.

The internships on offer are:

Geospatial intern

Whakapapa, Whenua, Whanau – applying Manaaki Whenua geospatial data, tools and products to environmental challenges faced at home (personal, whanau, marae, hapū or iwi focus).

Ideal tauira would have interests in environmental science, kaupapa Māori and/or technology, planning and analysis and/or be able to apply a te ao Māori perspective to interpret scientific or technical information.

Environmental data intern

Bringing a te ao Māori perspective to MWLR’s spatial data and information delivery – web design, infographics and data visualization.

Ideal tauira would have interests in working with environmental data (particularly spatial data), visualisation and design, graphic or IT/data focus, with programming skills being an advantage. This would also suit a tauira who is able to apply a te ao Māori perspective to interpret scientific or technical information.

Mapping & modelling intern

Sensor technology, digital soils mapping and advanced statistics and spatial modelling.

Ideal tauira would have an interest in working with sensor technologies, laboratory work and analysing soil samples; geospatial modelling; and/or be able to apply a te ao Māori perspective to digital environmental data.

Each intern will be mentored through a kaupapa Māori-led programme plan and work along experienced MWLR scientists.

All projects will be located at Manaaki Whenua Palmerston North site (within Massey University Campus).

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