Summer Kaitiaki Wanted for Best Work Environment at Tāmaki Makaurau

Auckland Council is looking for 20 summer rangers to join the regional parks team for a paid three-month internship this summer.

Applications are now open to students who have recently graduated or are currently studying conservation, environmental management, landscaping, recreation, tourism or other relevant fields who wish to gain valuable work experience in the most beautiful Auckland office.

“This is the perfect summer job for students who consider our parks our largest taonga and love helping people connect with nature,” said Scott De Silva, board regional parks director. Auckland.

“Summer is the busiest time of year for our regional parks with an influx of visitors and vacationers, so summer rangers play a key role in supporting our team and helping people make the most of the make the most of Auckland’s beautiful Regional Park.”

But the role isn’t just about being a good kaitiaki (goalkeeper). Candidates should also have good people skills, as day-to-day interaction with park visitors is a key part of their role.

No two days are the same with summer rangers helping with customer service, educating visitors, controlling weeds and pests, managing kauri dieback, nursery work, agriculture, track maintenance and machine handling.

“It helps summer rangers gain invaluable knowledge in a wide variety of tasks. The skills summer rangers learn through the internship program will last them a lifetime,” says Scott.

It’s the perfect way to launch your ranger career.

“We have had many summer rangers who have completed their internship and come back as full time rangers at the end of the internship.”

Apply now

Visit for more information and to apply.

Applications close on Sunday August 21, 2022, so register quickly!

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