The Winternz Programme offers internships in the USA and NZ to give exceptional talent from a diverse range of disciplines the opportunity to experience overseas markets and work with some of the most innovative organisations. The WinterNZ programme was founded and is led by Kea World Class New Zealand winner Craig Elliott and supported by Nuwanthie Samarakone and the New Zealand ICE team. ICE is the delivery partner for the programme and ensures that the process is straight forward by supporting both the talent and the organisations every step of the way. This ranges from promoting the programme and the participating companies in order to attract and select high quality talent to meet their needs to assisting the talent with settling in. Winternz provides year-long availability, global mobility, affordability and flexibility to meet the needs of organisations and connect them with eager, high quality talent. This cultural exchange plays a significant part in strengthening the global IT community and building brand awareness in overseas markets for the participating companies


Applications are currently closed.

Craig Elliot

Nuwanthie Samarakone

David Downs

Candace Kinser

Scott Nolan

  • My experience of the programme itself - absolutely awesome. I was given a challenging project and that taught me alot. Besides working, we made trips across the US and also did activities such as hiking, camping and snowboarding.

    James, Software Engineering Student - University of Auckland
  • I'm so excited for the journey ahead and ready to embrace all the challenges! This opportunity is a dream come true and can't wait to start my I.T career!

    Information Technology Graduate - University of Auckland