Maxim Institute internships exist because we believe that “ideas have consequences.” We provide young people with an opportunity to think deeply about the philosophies and issues that shape our country as a whole, and them as individuals.
Our internships also create an opportunity to apply that thinking in practical placements, working alongside our staff on our projects. All of this takes place in a residential setting, as interns live together nearby our offices. The experience allows them to develop theoretical, professional and inter-personal skills, honing both their minds and their character. Interns are selected on the basis of their intellectual potential, their character, and their desire to live lives of influence and service.
The summer internship programme is full-time and based in Hillsborough, Auckland. The programme runs from mid-November to mid-February. Mornings are spent in lectures or study and afternoons are spent working in practical placements. In the evenings, time is spent reflecting on the material being covered and sharing meals together. Twice a week, a discussion evening is held with Residential Hosts or other guests.
As well as being a formative experience, the internships are also a lot of fun. They offer a unique opportunity to spend time learning and living with a close group of peers.