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Interning at Sharesies: a Q&A with our interns


For the last few months, we’ve been joined by five incredible interns across our Dev, Operations, Design, Legal, and Marketing teams.

Five interns and a pineapple!

Before the internships wrapped up, we had a chance to chat with each intern about their experience at Sharesies this summer.

Lily Holder-McFlinn (Developer Intern)

“In the past three months, I feel like I’ve learnt almost the same amount that I’ve learnt in the past two years of university. It’s just been super fast-tracked learning!”

Lily is a Software Engineering student at Victoria University of Wellington. This summer, she worked with the Dev, Product, and Design teams to develop and release new features in Sharesies!

Joyce Mgendi (Operations and Finance Intern)

“Being a uni student, you hear stories about how being an intern is just doing coffee runs. But coming to Sharesies, the jobs they gave me were pretty major! I was trained and trusted to do the job.”

Joyce is a third-year Accounting and Finance student at AUT. As the Operations and Finance Intern, Joyce processed the daily deposits and withdrawals, and settled the funds for Sharesies investors. She also worked on a secret project that we’ll be announcing later this year!

Rachael Thompson (Design Intern)

“I saw a lot of awesome work that I haven’t been able to see anywhere else. I got to see the design team’s process—how they tackle issues and different problems that come up. It was really cool!”

Rachael is a recent Design graduate from Massey University. As part of the Design team, she worked on holiday designs for the platform, helped out at film shoots, and produced graphics for marketing.

“I’ve been able to stay true to my kaupapa of helping Māori and Pasifika increase their financial literacy and socio-economic standing.”

Kirsten (Ngāti Porou) graduated from the University of Otago, where she studied Law and Indigenous Development. Joining Sharesies through the TupuToa programme, Kirsten helped provide legal support for our upcoming projects and Marketing team.

Nathan Hawkes (Marketing Intern)

“The best part about Sharesies is the work environment, and the people you’re working with. I’ve met some really cool people along the way, and some friends that I’m sure will last a lifetime.”

Nathan graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, majoring in Marketing and Commercial Law. At Sharesies, Nathan created digital ads and promotions—and worked on a brand recognition campaign seen all over New Zealand!

Churr team, thanks heaps for joining us this summer! 🍍 If you’re keen to be a part of the Sharesies team, keep an eye out on our website for any jobs that may pop up in the future. 💖

Ok, now for the legal bit

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