Research analysts & interns

This is where you'll find information about starting your career at Motu as a research analyst or intern. On separate pages you will find information about job vacancies at Motu (including for visiting researchers) and our scholarships.

Applications for research analyst and intern positions are now OPEN and are due on 29 March 2017.

Research analyst positions

We look for outstanding students in economics, statistics, or a related field who will have completed an Honours or Masters’ degree by time they take up employment. Applications for research analyst positions to start at the end of the 2017 academic year are now open. You can apply here.


Motu also offers different types of internships to excellent students who are interested in further study and research:

  • Summer internships
  • International internships
  • Stanford University SEEPAC Fellowship for environmental economics internship at Motu

Our internships are for researchers starting their careers to work with high calibre research and policy experts. 

Motu’s internship programme is designed to apply and extend students’ empirical skills and assist with their development as researchers. Its underlying aim is to build research capability, improving the skills of young researchers and the quality of New Zealand research. Motu interns work on research projects led by one of the Senior Fellows, and are encouraged to think critically about the public policy and research issues involved. Internships build students’ skills, as well as providing our researchers with useful research assistance. Ultimately we hope our interns will be better equipped to consider a career in research or public policy analysis.

All domestic interns at Motu receive a stipend.

Summer internships

Summer internships are paid full-time positions that usually run for 8–12 weeks between November and February. Applications for summer internships are now open, and you can apply here.