Three partners are needed for a community internship:
- The 'host' for the internship is a non-profit community organisation, hapū or iwi organisation that wants to improve what it does and grow stronger. It is the host organisation that requests the grant, with the agreement of the other two parties.
- The 'intern' is a skilled, experienced person who leaves their own workplace to work for the host organisation during the internship. They earn their usual salary during this time.
- The 'home agency' is the intern’s usual workplace before and after the internship. A home agency may be a business, iwi authority, government department, local authority or non-profit community group.