Te Oranganui
Summer Internship


Te Oranganui has been providing health and social services within the Whanganui region for the past 25 years.

The organisation strives to build a capable skilled workforce however attracting a qualified workforce has often been difficult.  The organisation has never had a permanent Doctor  who is a descendant of the Iwi that the organisation serves.  These Iwi are Te Atihaunui a Paparangi, Ngā Rauru and Ngā Wairiki/Ngāti Apa.  In an effort to change this, two years ago Te Oranganui established the Te Manawanui Pauro scholarship in the hope of one day attracting one of these students back to be a Doctor in our Medical Centre. 

In 2015 as an effort to try and build a stronger relationship between the recipient and the organisation this scholarship was offered in two parts as a summer internship and a lump sum payment.  The successful applicant was offered an opportunity to undertake 5 weeks paid work in Te Oranganui Medical Centre over the summer break.  

In addition to this Te Oranganui offers, for the forth year running, three other Summer Internships.  These provide an opportunity for uri currently engaged in study to spend time in Te Oranganui in the hope they may one day return to work with their iwi organisation.  These interns will be offered 5 weeks paid work within one of the following sectors: Mental Health & Addictions, Disability Support, Whānau & Community, Te Oranganui Medical Centre and Healthy Families.  The practice of Te Oranganui is guided by Whānau Ora outcomes, which the successful applicants will need to be aware of.

Te Oranganui is pleased to announce the following Summer Internship positions available for the Nov 2018 - Feb 2019 summer break;

Te Manawanui Pauro Memorial                     For those studying a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree                                                                 Internship $3,000 + Study Grant $1,500

Dennis Wharetini Ratana Memorial               For those studying a Bachelor of Health, Māori Health, Social Work or a                                                                      Health related degree Internship $3,000

Ngarini Phillips Memorial                             For those studying a Health related qualification at a Bachelor level                                                                          Internship $3,000

Niko Tangaroa Memorial                              For those studying towards a Bachelor or post-graduate qualification in                                                                    the area of Mental Health and Addictions Internship $3,000


Whanganui Campus
57 Campbell Street, 
Tel (06) 349 0007