Internships

2024 applications open now

Your career reimagined with ZURU

ZURU’s Summer Internship Program is an opportunity to accelerate your career in a fast-paced environment unlike any other. We’re looking for individuals who radiate positivity and drive, demonstrate humility, have big ideas, who want to help us reimagine tomorrow. Join us in creating our future in a number of different areas – you’ll gain invaluable experience and a deep understanding of what it takes to make it in the competitive world of FMCG & Toys, all while working on exciting global projects that truly make an impact.

The sky is the limit in terms of opportunities for growth and development at ZURU. In your first week of the 12-week internship, you will take a crash course in all things business development – ZURU style. We believe these frameworks are the ultimate foundation to success at ZURU, and what better way to learn than from the entrepreneur who started it all, Nick Mowbray.

At ZURU, we celebrate mistakes and encourage questions, providing a fail-fast environment that fosters growth and learning. As our commitment to continuous improvement, we also provide you with a wide range of support and development opportunities throughout the internship including:

  • Regular weekly touchpoints with your intern cohort to share wins and learnings of the week (and talk weekend plans of course!).
  • Pairing you with a mentor to guide and support you throughout your internship.
  • Weekly workshops with our globally renowned business leaders to broaden your understanding of the context in which ZURU operates.
  • Completing meaningful work from day one, our interns are treated as part of the team and will embark on projects that drive tangible business outcomes.
  • Training to develop your personal brand.
  • Opportunities to work cross-functionally and outside of the scope of your placement team.

Success at ZURU goes far beyond your GPA.

We look for interns who:

  • Are in the penultimate or final year of their tertiary study (any discipline welcome) and are willing to be based in Auckland full-time from November – February.
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic and have a proven track record of going above and beyond in all that they do – whether it’s participating in extracurricular clubs, balancing work and study, or becoming an expert in something just for fun!
  • Are curious and willing to get stuck into anything and everything with a continuous improvement mindset and a perspective that challenges that status quo.
  • Approach novel tasks and challenges with humility and enthusiasm
  • Resonate with our ZURU DNA:
    • Collaboration – we operate with a “we not I” mentality and sharing our learnings cross-functionally is what propels us forward and makes us better every day.
    • Overprepare – and Win – we put in the work, hard and early.
    • Good Humans Only – with our team of A players, we foster a culture of meritocracy. People at ZURU are all round ‘Good Humans’.
    • Shift the Needle – we hustle and persist to get things done, either winning or learning along the way.
    • Compounding Improvement – we aim for 2% improvement each week in all that we do. Always challenging, always doing, always improving to stray away from complacency.
    • Radical Candour – always constructively dissatisfied, we rely on feedback loops and debate hard for the best outcome.
As part of ZURU’s Internship Program, you’re entitled to benefits such as:

  • 24/7 access to our private onsite gym and group fitness sessions (think boxing, pilates, yoga!)
  • Mentorship from some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and business minds including CEO & Founder Nick Mowbray
  • Invitations to join ZURU’s social sports teams, books clubs, and other team initiatives
  • Regular social events – monthly birthday celebrations, Christmas parties, team events & furry office friends (BYO dog or rabbit)
  • Working with a team of A-players devoted to learning, growing, and having fun while doing it!
  • Sneak peeks into new product lines and brands – you could be the next ingestible beauty-tester!

Our internship is not your typical corporate experience. With real-world, on-the-tools experience working on exciting global projects that truly have an impact, our interns come away with priceless skills that will give them a real head start in their careers.

Key Dates for our 24/25 Internships

  • Applications open 26 February 2024
  • Applications close 24 March 2024
  • Successful applicants will be phone screened throughout March and early April
  • Finalist candidates will be invited take part in the our Assessment Centres in late April/early May 2024 at the ZURU Auckland HQ
  • Offers will be finalised by end of May 2024
  • In September 2024 our confirmed intern cohort will be invited to join us in office
  • Late November 2024 – the internship program begins!

Are there opportunities for permanent graduate roles at ZURU?

Our intake of interns is limited, with potential opportunities for permanent graduate positions arising for exceptional interns.

You can keep an eye on our careers page as we do advertise for entry-level positions from time to time.

For any other questions please email workwithus@zuru.com.

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