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Job Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in working for the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in New Zealand!

The U.S. Mission in New Zealand provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

What does it take to work at the U.S. Mission in New Zealand?

Applicants are encouraged to review the Eight Qualities of Overseas Employees (PDF 64KB). These qualities are essential characteristics for being a successful staff member of the U.S. Embassy.

To view a current list of all available positions at the U.S. Mission in New Zealand and to apply online, please visit our ERA site.

All applications must be submitted through ERA (Electronic Recruitment Application) to be considered. More on the ERA process can be found here.

Current Job Openings

U.S. Embassy Wellington

There are no current job opportunities.



U.S. Consulate Auckland

Community Liaison Office Coordinator (Open to all Eligible Family Members Only)

The CLO is responsible for developing and managing a program based on community demographics and post-specific needs. Development and implementation of the program has direct impact on post morale and affects overall work performance, productivity, retention, community spirit, and individual and family well-being in a foreign environment. The CLO develops evaluation criteria and conducts periodic surveys to assess program efficacy. Based on analysis of formal and informal surveys, the CLO develops and implements a long-range program plan that outlines goals to maintain and enhance morale at post.

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Applications close November 1st, 2021.

Internship Opportunities

The U.S Mission in New Zealand offers Internships at the U.S Embassy in Wellington and the Consulate General in Auckland. Our placements are unpaid work arrangements providing valuable educational experience in various areas of work, including: Political, Economic, Public Affairs, Human Resources and more.

Student Eligibility Criteria:

  • To qualify, you must be enrolled at least part-time as a university student studying a relevant field. You must also be at least 18 years of age and a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  • Applicants must provide written permission from the educational institution at which they are currently enrolled, and must provide certified transcripts to verify their good academic standing.
  • The expected number of hours for the internship is 15-25 per week, with a specific schedule to be determined based on mutual agreement between the selected student and the Embassy. The planned duration of the internship is 10-12 weeks.
  • Students must pass a medical exam and a U.S. non-sensitive security clearance.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed if and when available positions become available.

To be eligible for consideration for an Intern position, please submit the below to the Embassy’s Human Resources Office at wellington.hr@state.gov.

  1. Your Resume/CV;
  2. A “Statement of Interest”;
  3. A Gratuitous Service Agreement;
  4. Written permission from your educational institution;
  5. Official transcripts (illustrating good academic standing).