Examples of work-integrated learning courses

Discover some of the courses we offer with a work-integrated learning component, such as an internship, placement, or project.

Browse a sample of undergraduate and postgraduate placements and projects, and find out who to contact for more information.

The placements and projects are grouped under their related areas or faculties. Use the list below as a general guide—it’s not a complete list, and courses and contact details may be subject to change.

If your interests or work area don’t match the options listed here, contact wil@vuw.ac.nz or get in touch with the relevant school or faculty to discuss your needs.

Technology and science

Undergraduate internships or placements

Postgraduate internships or placements

Industry Alliance Programme

The Industry Alliance Programme supports a number of internships, placements, and projects in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering. The key contact for this programme—and for work-integrated learning in both faculties—is Industry Engagement Manager, Conrad Spohr.

Email conrad.spohr@vuw.ac.nz.

Business and government

Undergraduate practicums

Undergraduate consultancy and capstone projects

Postgraduate consultancy and capstone projects

Professional Programmes Office

The Professional Programmes Office supports a number of work-integrated learning projects at the Wellington School of Business and Government. The key contact for work-integrated learning in the PPO and WSBG is Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator Nicole Green.

Email nicole.green@vuw.ac.nz.

Humanities and education

Undergraduate internships

Postgraduate placements

The Early Childhood undergraduate degree and the Primary and Secondary Teaching postgraduate diplomas all have professional placements as part of their degree requirements.  Find out the more about these specific courses here.

Find out more about the WFHSS Internship at the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.




Practical placements are incorporated throughout undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Nursing and Midwifery.

Find contact details for all the schools within the Faculty of Health.

Design innovation and architecture


The School of Architecture website has information about undergraduate and postgraduate study in Architectural Studies, Building Science, and Urban and Regional Planning. A number of courses offered by the School have a work-integrated learning component.