Brunel Internship Programmes

FUNDED INTERNSHIP & STUDY TOUR PROGRAMMES – SUMMER 2023

DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS

Pagoda are delighted to be working with Brunel University London, to offer our fully supported blended internship programme OR Sustainable Global Experience™ for summer 2023!

Students taking part will have the option of completing a funded 8-week internship with a host company based in Spain or Portugal OR a 1 week sustainable study tour in either Amsterdam or Belgium.

FUNDING

Blended Internship Programme – Brunel University have secured funding to help their students towards the cost of completing this Pagoda summer internship programme. Including programme fees and accommodation. Flights & visa costs however are not included.

Sustainable Global Experience – This programme is fully funded by Brunel University (Transport, Accommodation, Programme fees etc). All you’ll need is some food and spending money for the week!

Which will you choose?

MORE THAN JUST AN INTERNSHIP

8-week full time summer internship, split into 4-weeks online and 4 in county.
Choose your destination, sector & host company.

Private accommodation, inclusive of all bills & Wi-Fi, on good transport links, sharing with other students on the programme.

Visa processing and comprehensive travel/medical insurance as an optional extra.

Airport pickup, transfer to accommodation, welcome pack & detailed orientation.

Regular organised events, trips & activities throughout the programme.

24/7 on-site emergency and general support from the friendly Pagoda team.

Access to Pagoda’s online Skills Courses to improve your employability, cultural fluency & digital skills.

Join over 4000 previous students in the Pagoda exclusive alumni network for future employability opportunities across the globe.

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WE HAVE YOUR IDEAL POSITION

100’S OF UNIQUE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

WIDE RANGE OF SECTORS

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Our team goes to great lengths to source meaningful internship opportunities for our participants, with extensive vetting of each company. Our internships are enjoyable, high quality and align with students’ academic and career goals.

Once you submit your application we will provide access to our database of available internships, you will then be able to review the full positions and company outlines, select which to apply for, interview direct with the companies and accept an offer of an internship from whichever you’re happy to complete!

Example of our internship programme in Madrid

FURNISHED APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION

The on-site Pagoda team in each destination sources and manages apartment accommodation for participants, in line with our accommodation quality policy.

You will always be provided your own private bedroom and any shared facilities will always be with Pagoda participants only. Female-only accommodation is available and provided at no additional cost, with all located on good transport links in secure area of the cities where Pagoda delivers programmes.

PERSONALISED SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR PAGODA EXPERIENCE

Our Student Support Outline gives a comprehensive guide to our support. 24/7 emergency support is included in every in-person programme.

Our local teams organise regular optional social, networking and travel activities for participants. This includes weekly dinners and weekend trips to fit around participants’ schedules. Our local knowledge helps students discover hidden gems and visit sites on a student budget.

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MADRID

Known for being one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, Madrid is the heart of the country. In the city you can find a range of cultural and historical treasures such as the Royal Palace. Also known for its renaissance and contemporary art museums, sunny blue skies and unique neighbourhoods. There is an endless amount of things to do in Madrid.

LISBON

Lisbon is the stunning capital of Portugal. Blending traditional heritage with modernism, Lisbon holds a rich and varied history with a buzzing nightlife. As a safe and friendly city, it’s easy to explore with so much to see. Famed for its rattling tram lines and oozing colourful architecture. Visiting Lisbon is a win all round.

Simply complete our online application form below to begin the process. Once you’ve applied, Pagoda will double check you’re eligible for the programme and provide more details on the next steps by email.

Our live info sessions, hosted by a Pagoda staff member and Pagoda alumnus, offer you a chance to learn:

  • What the programme is
  • How the application process works
  • What funding is available through your university
  • What other expenses you should budget for
  • Ask any questions you have before applying

The info sessions are completely non-commital and if you can’t make it you can always register and we’ll send you the recording after. The only people with cameras on will be the hosts and we’ll use the Q&A box to ask questions.

Register for Brunel Internships Online Info Sessions:

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An innovative, inclusive, environmentally sustainable global experience.

Develop key skills relevant to your future career, gain a global perspective and become Carbon Literate.

Programme Overview

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5-day Sustainable Field Trip

  • Group travel between campus & Mainland Europe
  • Carbon emissions offset by 150%
  • Tours, masterclasses & networking in either Amsterdam, Brussels and new destinations for 2023!
  • Engage with public & private sector organisations
  • Sector-specific focus, with sustainability embedded throughout
  • Hostel accommodation included
  • Full on-site support from Pagoda

Brussels Programme Review

Amsterdam Programme Review

Accredited by the Manchester-based Carbon Literacy Project, participants will receive Carbon Literacy Training and an official certificate on completion.

Carbon Literacy is defined as “an awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.”

More than 1700 organisations across the UK and internationally have empowered their teams with the award-winning Carbon Literacy training, including the NHS, the BBC, and Manchester City Council.

By incorporating Carbon Literacy Training in this programme, we aim to equip participants with a solid educational foundation and understanding of the importance of cultivating a low carbon culture, and how to action this in their day-to-day lives.

  • Join a global community through the Pagoda App
  • Carbon Literacy Training
  • Access to 4 Pagoda Online Skills Courses
  • Access to a library of specialised online events
  • Join Pagoda’s Alumni Community
  • Pagoda Completion Certificate & Digital Badges

ECO HOSTEL

  • Shared accommodation in eco-conscious hostels
  • Single sex shared dorms with shared bathroom & showers
  • Spacious and social with lots of international travellers
  • Available areas for group work
  • Located in the heart of the city

PERSONALISED SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR PAGODA EXPERIENCE

Our Student Support Outline gives a comprehensive guide to our support. 24/7 emergency support is included in every in-person programme.

Our local teams organise regular optional social, networking and travel activities for participants. This includes weekly dinners and weekend trips to fit around participants’ schedules. Our local knowledge helps students discover hidden gems and visit sites on a student budget.

BROWSE THE POSSIBLE DESTINATIONS

AMSTERDAM

A new study by British Business Energy has ranked Amsterdam as the fifth most eco-friendly city in the world for workers. In addition to the prominence of cycling and meat-free dining, Amsterdam aims to  reduce its CO2 emissions by 55% in 2030, and by 95% in 2050.
This makes the city an ideal destination to conduct our sustainable studies as part of the programme.

BRUSSELS

Brussels, is a vibrant and multicultural city located in North-West Europe and is the political, economic and culture centre of Belgium.

Even if you haven’t visited Brussels before, you no doubt know a few things about the city already: it’s the centre of European decision-making, produces world-class beer, mouth-watering chocolate and waffles. Now what you may not realise is that the city offers a unique blend of culture, international business and leisure all combined with its own distinct national flavour. Evolving from a combination of Flemish, Walloon, European and global influences, Brussels is a true melting pot.

Brussels boasts the title of the greenest capital in Europe. Just over 50% of the city is classified as green space, this is achieved by a succession of parks which wind their way through the urban landscape.

Simply complete our online application form below to begin the process. Once you’ve applied, Pagoda will double check you’re eligible for the programme and provide more details on the next steps by email.

Our live info sessions, hosted by a Pagoda staff member and SGE alumnus, offer you a chance to learn:

  • What the programme is
  • How the application process works
  • What funding is available through your university
  • What other expenses you should budget for
  • Ask any questions before applying

The info sessions are completely non-commital and if you can’t make it you can always register and we’ll send you the recording after. The only people with cameras on will be the hosts and we’ll use the Q&A box to ask questions.

Register for Brunel SGE Online Info Sessions:

FAQs

What funding am I eligible for?

Your university will confirm your eligibility for the programme before Pagoda finalises your place on the programme. Before agreeing to any overseas experience, your university will outline what funding you will be able to access to help towards the costs of your flights and spending money. The full programme fee will be covered by your university, so don’t forget to show your appreciation should you take part!

What happens if the programmes are cancelled due to COVID-related restrictions?

Pagoda Projects will be following government travel advice and we will keep you updated should any restriction changes affect your programme. In the event of a programme cancelation, your deposit will be refunded in full**. Alternatively, you will also have the opportunity to switch to a remote internship if an in-person programme is not possible and your university agrees to this format.

**Please note: As flight costs are not covered by the programme funding, Pagoda would not refund flight costs in the event of a programme cancellation. Therefore, as a precaution, we strongly advise that all flights are booked as refundable.

What are the internships can I choose from?

All Pagoda internships can be found here.

What is the refundable deposit for and how much is it?

The deposit is £200 and it is a refundable sum of money which guarantees your place on our programme and covers your accommodation deposit. If your accommodation is left in the same standard as it is found, your deposit will be refunded within 6 weeks after your internship programme. See our Terms & Conditions for more details.

What vaccinations will I need to travel?

Vaccinations will depend on which destination you decide on and what the relevant government and travel advice is at the time.

Once you have decided on your destination, Pagoda Projects will direct you to your GP for vaccine recommendations and COVID-related vaccine advice. You can also contact Pagoda for any additional information.

What's Pagoda's previous experience at delivering internship programmes overseas?

Established in 2007, Pagoda Projects have over a decade’s worth of experience in successfully delivering international programmes on behalf of governmental bodies and universities worldwide.

Our internship and employability programmes have spanned over 20 destinations worldwide, and have welcomed over 5000 students and counting. We are confident in our team’s ability to deliver meaningful career developing opportunities to prepare the next generation of global graduates!

How does the internship placement process work?

Step 1: Submit an application and secure your place on the programme.
Step 2: Select an internship opportunity and complete the interview process with specific host companies.
Step 3: Book flights, obtain relevant visa and go to your GP for vaccine advice.
Step 4: Ready to go!

Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire process. We will keep you updated regularly and provide detailed information each step of the way.

Will there be any other students on the programme and from where?

Yes, many! Pagoda Projects works with many universities from all over the world. Therefore, it is highly likely that other students both from your university and other universities will be participating in the programme across the same dates as you.

What other costs should I budget for?

Accommodation costs are covered by the programme funding. However, there are daily costs you should budget for, including food, drink, social events and transport.

It may be useful to refer to our blogs about budgeting in our various destinations, found here: https://pagodaprojects.com/cost-of-living

Use this link to find out the current daily exchange rates: https://www.xe.com/currency/gbp-british-pound/

Are the internships paid?

Our short-term internships (8-12 weeks) are unpaid; however, our short-term internship programmes are university-funded where the cost of Pagoda supporting you throughout the process and in-country, along with your accommodation is typically paid for on behalf of Pagoda participants.

What insurance will be required?

Fully comprehensive travel and medical insurance will be provided either by Pagoda or your University. This is subject to review depending on the latest government travel advice, but no student completing any Pagoda programme will be able to take part without the appropriate insurance.

What visa will I need for the programme?

Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire process, including the visa application. Once you have chosen a destination, we will send the steps you need to complete to apply for your visa. The visa type will depend on your chosen destination and the passport you hold.

IMPORTANT: To avoid any complications with the visa process, your passport must be in date for more than 12 months from your programme start date, i.e. if your programme start date is 20/06/2022, your passport expiry date cannot be any date before the 21/06/2023.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE – 28th NOVEMBER 2022

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