Student Projects

If you are a student looking to do a project or practicum, please get in touch with us. 
We would be excited to discuss how we could work together. 

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Ingrid Mulder 

Masters in Advanced Nutrition Practice

As part of my Masters in Advanced Nutrition Practice, I took part in a 400 hour placement over 6 months at OraTaiao. I have a keen interest in sustainable, healthy, and equitable diets, so working within OraTaiao’s Food Working Group was perfect. I undertook research to produce publishable pieces and supported the advocacy work of the organisation. My favourite part was attending meetings with other NGOs and Governmental groups. I learned how advocacy works and widened my understanding of healthy and sustainable policy. I felt constantly supported and inspired by the other OraTaiao members and executive board. I would recommend partaking in a placement with OraTaiao to be immersed, challenged, and energised by the people working hard for climate change action.




Hayleigh Frost

Masters in Public Health

In 2022, I completed a student placement with OraTaiao as part of my Masters in Public Health. I had a keen interest in climate change and reducing health inequities and was eager to learn more about the co-health benefits of sustainability and population health. I helped advocate and write submissions to the Auckland Council, created an Active Transport Policy Statement for OraTaiao, had the opportunity to attend meetings and meet a number of people who have a keen interest in improving human health through sustainable action and policy. Undertaking a virtual placement also gave me the flexibility around placement hours with other study and work commitments, meet more people across New Zealand and aided professional development. If you want to meet and work with people who are passionate about climate change and health, challenge you and be a part of positive change, then OraTaiao is the perfect student placement.