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Bachelor | Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Architectural Engineering, Public Health, Geography, Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

National Expedition & Internship - Disaster Risk & Emergency Management

Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Architectural Engineering, Public Health, Geography, Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Summary

National Expedition and Internship
Most summer study abroad programmes are based in a classroom.  Not ours.  You will travel through some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery, intern with a foreign organisation, and see parts of New Zealand open only to locals, all while earning 6-8 U.S. semester credits over your summer break.

The international experience you gain over these six weeks will make an impressive difference in your resume or graduate school application.  Massey University's programme, which is unlike any other in New Zealand, combines a two-week national expedition with a four-week internship.
 
Explore New Zealand Scholarships
Massey University offers scholarships to make your summer adventure even more affordable.  Information about the scholarships, itineraries, internship placements, and more is available at http://massey.ac.nz/explorenz

Disaster Risk and Emergency Management track
This track focuses on Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Public Safety, Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Public Policy, Sociology, Geography, Health Sciences, and other closely related subject areas.

You’ll explore New Zealand’s varied hazardscape, debate the pros and cons of the world’s responses to significant hazards and emergencies, and work with local experts and community groups to understand the context, consequences, and management of risks. You will gain an understanding of the intricate relationships between risk reduction/mitigation, resilience, readiness, response, and recovery.  Our subject matter experts will provide you with in-depth knowledge and real-world experiences as you travel across the North and South Islands.

Wellington is the seat of the New Zealand government and has been called the “coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet.  It serves as headquarters to a number of national organisations and the Disaster Hub, a governmental, community, and university collaboration launched by the Joint Centre for Disaster Research.  All interns are housed and cook together in a backpacker-style hostel in Wellington.

Our internship hosts serve as the backbone of the New Zealand government’s response to dealing with large scale emergencies.

  • City and district councils
  • Civil Defence Emergency Management groups
  • Critical infrastructure providers
  • Emergency Management offices
  • Fire services
  • Governmental departments
  • Hospital and health services
  • National defence forces
  • News organisations
  • Police services
  • Regional authorities

Highlights

  • Travel through some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery for two weeks
  • Invest four weeks in a foreign internship relevant to your academic and career goals
  • Transfer half a semester of credit back to your home institution
  • Study abroad during your summer break
  • Work alongside of Kiwis and see parts of New Zealand open only to locals

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Majors

Emergency Management
Homeland Security
Public Safety
Engineering
Urban and Regional Planning
Public Policy
Sociology
Geography
Health Sciences
Enrollment capacity per term 30
Scholarships available Yes

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