New Zealand INTERN


This information is provided for planning purposes only.  New Zealand exchange rates fluctuate; health insurance varies according to age; air fares change; payments from farms can be more; time worked might be more.

New Zealand taxes will be subtracted from these salary amounts. 

We remind all applicants that the main goal of going abroad should be to gain experience, not to earn money.  


Cost Timing TOTALS in US$

Initial intake evaluation

  • Discussion about goals, program choices
  • CV assistance, documentation review
  • Oral interview & oral English test
  • Confirmation with NZ program that they are interested in working with you
$0 when considering program $0
Global Cow fee $600 when starting process $600
NZ program fee



after farm is found, when accepting farm $778
Visa fees (paid to NZ Embassy; non-refundable) NZ$583.50 (US $362) within 1-2 weeks of accepting farm $362
Health insurance US $100/month montly by credit card, or paid in full before traveling $1,200
Flight  US$2,500 before traveling $2,500
TOTAL initial fees (prior to arrival) $4,840




Payment received in-country

     40 hs/week and 48 weeks

NZ$ 22.50/hr

(US$ 14/hr)

during time in NZ NZ$43,200


estimated, deducted from salary

different with each placement


during program


Food (estimated) NZ$600/month during program -NZ$7,200
At end of first year (before taxes are deducted), you could have a positive amount of: