Summer Intern - Wool Project

Posted on Aug. 16, 2023 by InternPlug

  • Canterbury, New Zealand
  • No Salary information.
  • Full time
  • Other
  • 1 Vacancy

Job Description


Who We Are

At AgResearch, our purpose is to use science to enhance the value, productivity, and profitability of New Zealand’s pastoral, agri-food, and agri-technology sector value chains to contribute to economic growth and beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand. We are committed to the knowledge system of mātauranga Māori on equal footing with Western science and existing structures, that have helped support positive change in farming practices and food production in Aotearoa. .

The Role and Opportunity

AgResearch is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated students to join us for a Summer Internship program. These are aimed at students who are currently undertaking tertiary study and will run from 20 November 2023 until 9 February 2024. This is an exciting opportunity for you to experience what your professional career at a Crown Research Institute could be like - to gain exposure to the Science community, developing skills, and creating connections that will set you up for a bright career.
It is expected that the student will spend most of their time at Massey Wellington with perhaps 2-3 weeks at Lincoln. .

The Project

This project is to explore the opportunities for combining wool and natural latex rubber with a focus on exploring design potential.
Key tasks will include, recreate samples using existing methods, explore possible design possibilities and areas of application, develop new methods to create wool latex structures/ fabrics, investigate the properties of these structures, draft a plan for future work. .

Your Ideal Background

  • Currently studying in a relevant tertiary course
  • Be able to commit to working from Nov ‘23 – Feb ‘24 (excluding our Christmas close-down period)
  • A keen attitude and motivation to work in an innovative environment
  • Demonstrates safe workplace behaviour by taking all practicable steps to ensure own and other’s safety in the workplace

Why Join Us?

You will participate in the research described above alongside our AgResearch science team members, including other students. Some of our benefits for this internship include:
  • Rate of $26/hour
  • Gain practical experience from some of the experts in your field
  • Exposure to working as part of a supportive and collaborative Crown Research Institute


How to Apply

Please apply below and include a CV and a Cover Letter detailing why you feel you would be suitable for this position.
Please contact if you have any questions or queries about the Summer Intern program.
Applications close 27 August 2023

Advertised until:
Sept. 15, 2023

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