Cardiff Metropolitan University – Remote Internships

Pagoda Projects are excited to offer of our Remote Internships Programme for students from Cardiff Metropolitan University for summer 2021! 

 Our mission remains focussed on increasing cultural understanding, developing employability skills and helping our participants to gain valuable work experience.

Programme Overview

DEVELOP YOUR SECTOR, TIME & PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME

LEARN CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS

  • Browse over 100 remote internship listings and find your perfect position.
  • Chat with our experienced placement team, undertake interviews and secure your position.
  • Be paired with a cultural mentor from one of our amazing overseas destinations and provided the platform to discuss interesting topics selected by Pagoda.
  • Gain access to our weekly live virtual events all themed on improving skills, cultural understanding, and interesting insight to a variety of industries.
  • Complete the digitally delivered Pagoda Skills Courses focusing on improving your employability, cultural fluency and digital skills, to prepare you for the post-pandemic, remote working world!
  • Become part of the global network of students and graduates completing various Pagoda programs from around the world.
  • Dedicated check in service and staff on-hand at the touch of a button through the Pagoda Projects APP to assist you throughout the internship.
  • Enjoy all the benefits of being a Pagoda Alumni member with dedicated Linkedin / Facebook groups & know about Pagoda Job opportunities first!
  • Set programme fee of £1,495, only payable when you’ve secured your internship and regardless of the duration you choose!

FUNDING

You could potentially reduce the programme fee by £1,000 to just £495! But how? Well…

As part of our partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University, Pagoda Projects are offering a £500 bursary towards the programme fee for the first 20 students who secure their remote internship for next summer!

Along with the Pagoda Projects bursary, eligible students from CMet will also be able to apply for University funding of an additional £500 through the Cardiff Met GO Global Bursary!

More details on how to apply and eligibility can be found here. You can also email the lovely team at Cardiff Met for more information on gobursary@cardiffmet.ac.uk

PROGRAMME DATES

SUMMER 2021 DATES – TBC 

All the remote internships we’re offering for the summer are full time positions, Monday-Friday each week for the duration of the 8 or 12-week programme. Exact number of working hours each week will differ slightly between the different host companies to choose from and you choose what duration is best for you.

Due to an extensive event calendar being organised and along with the cultural mentor aspect of the programme, the programme dates will be fixed as to when you can start your internship. Get in touch if you have any questions relating to the dates of the programme.

DEADLINE TO APPLY – 1st March 2021

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

Look through our range of internships from around the world – you’ll find supervisors and companies which are truly innovative, able to provide remote support and guidance and want to ensure you have a great internship.

STEP 2

Go through our placement process with an experienced member of the team. You’ll be communicating directly with our host companies from around the world and undertake online interviews to secure your position as a remote intern.

STEP 3

You’ve confirmed your internship – congratulations! Start your on-boarding, training and gain access to your own personalised management account for your remote internship. Pagoda Projects will also grant you access to a range of online resources, be holding exclusive online events and ensuring our award-winning support is with you from day one of your remote internship.

INTERNSHIPS

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  • Destination

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EVENTS

DURING THE PROGRAMME WE WILL BE HOSTING LOTS OF EVENTS TO IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS & GAIN EXPERIENCE

THE COURSES

What are the skills courses?

Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of student and recent graduate’ current skillset with the fundamental elements needed to improve their ‘work readiness’ for a post-pandemic business world.

The skills series includes courses focusing on Intercultural Fluency, Employability and Digital Competency. We believe this framework provides the learner with the agility needed for a global and ever-changing workplace, preparing them with the knowledge to communicate effectively within an international work-group or team, tackle the job market with awareness, preparation and confidence and have a strong understanding of the importance of ‘digital’ once they enter the workplace.

As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a certificate is provided following each completed course.

Why are they important?

Based on the Universities UK – Higher Education in England: Provision, Skills and Graduates Survey, ‘for both graduates of all levels and subject areas, skills and competencies came first (82.4% reported this to be a formal or important requirement), followed by relevant work experience (66.7%)’ when asked what mattered most when entering the labour market and attaining a job. Similarly, 87% of employers listed attitudes and aptitudes for work more important than relevant work experience, degree result and degree subject when hiring a graduate.

This coherence between student and employer views supports our framework in being able to provide learners with accessible skills courses that can be integrated into professional internships; this would allow them to achieve both the first and second most important values when attaining employment. For non-placement learners, these courses may be integrated into course projects or their own self-development actions, allowing the learner to practice their new skills in real-time.

COURSE DETAILS

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This course is designed to provide an understanding of the importance of adaptability when dealing with intercultural communication in both the workplace and society. There will be a focus on the foundations of intercultural understanding and developing the individual’s cultural fluency, as well as various case studies focusing on Greater China, Mexico and Vietnam.

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have created a written article examining the culture of a specific country
  • Have self-assessed their knowledge of intercultural communication and how they can improve management of these
  • Understand how to adapt this knowledge into the real working world through business-scenario case studies

This course aims to improve employability skills through self-awareness, skills awareness and enhancing career readiness. This course will equip the individual with the tools to identify their current skillset, understand those that need developing and transfer their skills to different job specifications using personal examples to showcase these. The aim of this course is to build confidence when applying for the next career step as well as provide a broader set of skills and attributes to ensure success throughout their working life.

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have an improved CV and understand how to tailor this to different applications
  • Have created a basic template for a cover letter linked to their skillset and examples which can later be adapted
  • Be more self-aware and understand the skills that need to be developed

This course introduces the fundamentals of digital networking, digital marketing, and digital presentations skills. This course will introduce LinkedIn features and making the most of the LinkedIn profile, key differences and benefits between a variety of social media platforms, basic knowledge of SEO and SEM and techniques to improve public speaking skills in a digital context.

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile and know how best to use this to their advantage
  • Have learned the digital marketing basics and will be aware of how to adapt content and SEO techniques to specific goals
  • Have mastered public speaking and digital presentations and will be aware of online resources that provide practice of these

CULTURAL MENTORS

A UNIQUE WAY TO SHARE CULTURES

As part of the Remote Internship Programme interns will be partnered with a ‘Cultural Mentor’, who will help them to increase their intercultural awareness. This cultural exposure will not only assist the intern during their internship and collaborating with colleagues and external partners, but will also bridge barriers and connect students and graduates from all corners of the globe.

– Be paired with a Cultural Mentor based on common interests/areas of study to schedule one audio or video call each week.

– Provided with a theme (e.g. festivals/traditions, food music/arts etc.) to discuss and share knowledge and experiences in relation to home country culture

– Produce a weekly Cultural Blog sharing what they have learnt with inclusions of videos, pictures etc.

– Interact with the Cultural Mentor and Intern Community in online events and discussions

APPLY NOW

DON’T FORGET TO APPLY BEFORE THE DEADLINE – 1st March 2021


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