But hurry, applications close 20 June.

MSI Undergraduate Internships - less than two weeks to go

There's less than two weeks to go to get your application1 in for MSI's undergraduate internships programme.

The programme allows businesses to contract an undergraduate student for up to 400 hours of work, and it is open to all businesses where R&D is at the centre of their growth strategies.

MSI have up to 200 internships places available this year with innovative New Zealand companies.

The internship programme provides funding of $16 per hour for up to 400 hours of work upon proof of the company's payment to the intern ($6400 max.). MSI will pay businesses GST on top of this funding ($7360 in total max.) This funding is paid directly to the company employing the student.

The number of interns approved per business may be capped depending on the total number of applications received. Applications close at 12pm on Wednesday 20 June 2012.


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James and Wells is the 2010 New Zealand Law Awards winner of the Intellectual Property Law Award for excellence in client service.