27 Dec 2011

Dunedin intern programme grows

6:45 am on 27 December 2011

A student internship programme in Dunedin has spread into more of the city's business sectors.

Dunedin City Council's Sexy Summer Jobs programme uses a speed dating-style technique to interview students.

The programme has tripled in size in three years to match 69 interns with 37 local companies.

A council economic development adviser, Graham Strong, says the first internships were in the computer industry, but this summer they have branched out to include film, fashion, biotechnology and Maori business.