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Summer of Tech partnership for IT interns

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This article was published on 17 August 2020

Callaghan Innovation partners with Summer of Tech to connect more businesses with skilled student R&D talent. 

We have teamed up with Summer of Tech to help businesses source well-trained, highly skilled students or new graduates for R&D internships. 

The R&D Experience Grant provides practical R&D experience for students and recent graduates across a range of disciplines – including science, engineering, technology, business and design.

Summer of Tech has been our partner in helping find and link up some of these students with the workplaces that fit their skills.

Registering on the Summer of Tech site is normally $500+GST, but Callaghan Innovation R&D Experience Grant recipients can now register for free. Once registered, businesses will be able to use Summer of Tech's powerful skills-based search to find an intern from 3000+ tertiary students and graduates throughout New Zealand with backgrounds in software and app development, testing, design, business analysis, data science/analytics, HR, marketing, and more.

To claim your free registration register directly at and let them know you’re an R&D Experience Grant recipient by choosing 'Callaghan Experience Grant for 2020' as a payment option. 

Summer of Tech will charge a $1000+GST success fee on intern placements if you have fewer than 50 New-Zealand based employees, and $2000+GST if you have 50 or more New Zealand-based employees. With 73% of employers choosing to keep their interns it’s a great investment in the future of your business.

If you haven’t secured your R&D Experience Grant for 2020/2021 – be quick! Applications close 30 September 2020. 

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