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All our Veterinary Internships are based in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Wellington is located at the south-western tip of the North Island.

We are able to provide internships for both 1st & 2nd year and final year DVM and VT students. The internships are available all year round and among them can accommodate up to 20 students at a time.

Students will be required to commit to a minimum of 6 weeks for their internship, but the hosting organisations would prefer that students are able to participate for 8 – 12 weeks. The primary types of animals that students will work with at this internship are Domestic.

The Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals have been given details of the experience that you require by Purdue University (as listed here) and have confirmed that they will be able to provide those experience elements for you.

Your internship will be arranged with a veterinary clinic or hospital most suited to the experience that you’re looking for and the type of organisation that you prefer to work with.

We will liaise with you regarding your preferences, and once we have settled on a practice that will suit both you and the hosting clinic, you’ll receive full information on all aspects of that practice, including facilities, personnel, location, etc.


Internships with Accommodation included:
Most interns stay in shared apartments. You will have your own bedroom and either your own bathroom or a shared bathroom with a small number of people (2-4) and shared kitchen facilities. There is also a shared communal area such as a TV or Pool room. Internet is always available. Centrally located and near public transport.

Internships without Accommodation, i.e. you arrange your own accommodation:
Accommodation forms a major cost of the placements in New Zealand and the accommodation provided above is very good. However, students can choose to arrange their own accommodation in order to keep their costs down.

Our investigation has shown hostel accommodation (sharing dormitory rooms) to range from £10 to £16 per night ($13 to $21). Thus a mid-range hostel for a 6-week placement would cost the student $840 for their accommodation for that period, but would be a total saving of $1,125 over the “with accommodation” option over the 6-week period. However, these costs were correct at time of writing and can fluctuate owing to Exchange Rates fluctuations.


All our internships are priced in Pounds Sterling, but prices in US Dollars are given below, at the current exchange rate. As mentioned, these can fluctuate (they've recently decreased by a few hundred US Dollars because of the weak Pound Sterling!)

Internship Pricing With Accommodation:

  • 6 Weeks: £2,995.00 / $3,985
  • 8 Weeks: £3,395.00 / $4,515
  • 10 Weeks: £3,795.00 / $5,050
  • 12 Weeks: £4,195.00 / $5,575

Internships Without Accommodation:

  • 6 Weeks: £1,695.00 / $2,255
  • 8 Weeks: £1,795.00 / $2,385
  • 10 Weeks: £1,895.00 / $2,520
  • 12 Weeks: £1,995.00 / $2,650

What is included:
• Arranging the internship
• Full pre-departure support and assistance
• Payment Protection insurance
• In-country Orientation
• Accommodation (depending on whether choosing the with or without accommodation option)
• Meeting students at the nearest Airport to the project.
• Transfer to your accommodation
• Local in-country team support and backup
• 24-hr emergency support
• Certificate of Completion

What's not included:
• Flights

• Insurance
• Cost of Visas
• Food
• Accommodation (depending on whether choosing the with or without accommodation option)
• Daily transport to and from your project
• Return transfer to the airport.

Summary of approximate extra costs relating to the internship:

Flights: A return from IND to Wellington International: $1,684.09 Return.
Due to the location of Purdue University its advised that you fly from Indianapolis to Los Angeles and then have your connection flight to Wellington.
A connexion flight from IND to LAX would be: $318.61
LAX to Wellington: $1,365.48

Food: We suggest around $60 per week for food.

Transportation: around $100 per 4 weeks for travel within the main Wellington area.


People who are not citizens of New Zealand or Australia are not eligible to undertake an internship on a visitor visa. This means they have the following options:

Working Holiday Visa:
People from countries that have a Working Holiday Visa scheme with New Zealand. This included USA citizens. See
This is the basic you need to get this visa:
o be at least 18 and not more than 30 years old
o hold a return ticket,
o have a minimum of NZ$4,200 available funds to meet your living costs while you’re here.
o You will also need to meet their health requirements for temporary entry to New Zealand.

For more information regarding USA citizens applying for a Working Holiday Visa please see:

Estimated Price for this Visa: NZD$ 208

Student and Trainee Visa (WE1):
Also those who are required to undertake an internship as part of their course from an institute in their HOME country (like you) are eligible for a Student and Trainee Visa (WE1). See and


For any questions relating to the work content of the Internships, please contact:
Linnea Miland-Aarstad
on +44 (0)1903 502595 or email



Photos of Example Accommodation provided when choosing the "With Accommodation" option

Photos of New Zealand