The Maxim Summer Internship is a 12-week summer internship for university students and recent graduates with an interest in Policy, Politics and Communications.
The programme comprises a combination of morning classes with experts in history, philosophy, law, politics and media; afternoons reading primary texts by some of the world’s greatest thinkers; and evenings hosting politicians or engaging in debate. There are also two field trips: a week in Wellington meeting a variety of policy makers and several days in Waitangi for the Treaty Anniversary.
“The most significant takeaway for me was a real formation and confirmation of my interest in the public square and questions of public policy. I would recommend the program to others, and am keen to support the program in the future in whatever way I can.”
Dates and Important Information
Internship Dates: Sunday, November 12, 2023 – Friday, February 16, 2024
Christmas Break: Saturday, December 23 – Sunday, January 7th
Residential: This is a residential programme. Interns will be provided accommodation adjacent to the Maxim offices.
Travel: There are two extended field trips as part of the programme. All travel, food and accommodation for these are covered by Maxim Institute.
Accommodation Fees: $3,000.00; this includes all meals and internship-related travel (personal travel to and from Cape Horn is at the Intern’s own expense).
Classes: Classes run from 9am to 12:30pm Monday to Friday
Afternoons: There will be a range of activities in the afternoon, including work on the intern project, reading and reflection and meetings with politicians, media personalities and charity workers.
Weekends: There will be some free weekends over the course of the programme; however, these are subject to change. We ask that interns prepare themselves to be available for meetings, classes or field trips on some weekends.
Evenings: There will be some free evenings over the course of the programme; however, these are subject to change. We ask interns to be available to host dinners, participate in debate nights and for a variety of other functions and outings that may take place.
Applications: Applications for the Summer 2023/24 intake are open now and will close on August 25th.