Are you interested in hosting Pūhoro tauira for a summer internship? Pūhoro and the Ministry for Primary industries are calling for projects to host Pūhoro scholars for 10 weeks between November and February.
Pūhoro STEMM Academy together with the Ministry for Primary Industries invite you to register your interest to host opportunities for Pūhoro scholars. Pūhoro is a complete STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) continuum for young Māori that supports engagement from secondary school through tertiary education and into employment. Pūhoro seeks to increase and improve Māori STEM engagement that will lead to improved diversity and mātauranga Māori expertise across the STEM landscape.
Programmes like Pūhoro are critically important. We face more complex challenges than ever before, and the solutions are more than likely to require STEM expertise. Almost all future jobs will require some STEM knowledge. Māori are estimated to be 30% of the workforce by 2030, but currently represent less than 2% of the scientific workforce. It is more important than ever to ensure Māori have opportunities to develop STEM skills.
The Ministry for Primary Industries seeks to enhance the capability, diversity and capacity of the advisory system, to ensure landowners have access to the right information and the right people to make better informed decisions about their agribusiness. This partnership is an opportunity to grow the number and diversity of people entering the Primary Industry Advisory Services.
All Pūhoro scholars who are engaged or will be engaged in full time study at any tertiary institution in subjects related to the Primary Industries are eligible for this opportunity.
The Summer Scholarship programme starts on Monday 23rd November 2022 and concludes on Thursday 2nd February 2023.
During the experience Pūhoro scholars are expected to:
· Contribute between 300 – 350 hours over a 10 week period
· Attend all scholarship events
· Attend all weekly mentoring sessions (Wednesday 1pm each week)
· Prepare a two page written report
· Submit a poster for the Pō Whakanui poster presentation, and
· Comply with agreed host requirements.
Host and Supervisors are expected to:
· Host a minimum of two scholars per host organisation (some exceptions may apply)
· Have a regime for the protection of mātauranga Māori if project has a research focus
· If applicable, support IP provisions for Pūhoro scholars
· Ensure supervisor attendance at Supervisor Wānanga and Pō Whakanui.
We are looking for a range of opportunities in the following areas:
ENGINEERING * FOOD INNOVATION * ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES * AGRI SCIENCE * LAND MANAGEMENT * MĀTAURANGA MĀORI * AGRITECH * ECONOMICS * HORTICULTURE * SCIENCE COMMUNICATION * ECOLOGICAL SCIENCES * CONSUMER SCIENCE * BUSINESS / COMMERCE * POLICY
Scholar Noho: Monday 21st November 2022 – Wednesday 23rd November 2022, Palmerston North
Supervisor Wānanga: Wednesday 23rd November 2022, Palmerston North
Pō Whakanui: Thursday 2nd February 2023, Palmerston North
Scholar Stipend: The scholarship stipend is fully funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries
Pō Whakanui Fee: $80 per person
Please indicate the number of Pō Whakanui tickets you would like in the EOI form. Ticket prices are GST exclusive.
Register your Interest in hosting a Pūhoro scholar here