Corporate Funded Remote Internships

Our mission is to build the biggest & most inclusive global work experience programme! We’re therefore delighted to offer a programme with no cost to our University or Governmental partners and for students wanting to take part.

Programme Overview

Benefits of a Remote Internship

DEVELOP YOUR SECTOR, TIME & PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE WITHOUT ANY COST

LEARN CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS

  • Register below for our free for students, remote internship programme!
  • Complete the perfect remote internship with one of our host companies based around the world.
  • 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!
  • Be paired with a cultural mentor from one of our amazing overseas destinations for 2 months and be 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.
  • On-board on to the Pagoda Projects App and have full support throughout your programme from a member of the Pagoda team.
  • Internships which are 3-months or longer will be paid at local graduate salary rate from the destination in which the host company is based.
  • Enjoy all the benefits of being a Pagoda Alumni member with dedicated Linkedin / Facebook groups & know about Pagoda Job opportunities first!

PROGRAMME FEE & ELIGIBILITY

What programme fee?!

Our programme is completely FREE for students and recent graduates, with no specific eligibility criteria!

We’re simply looking for motivated candidates looking to gain experience in their desired sector and are available for a minimum of 8-weeks.

Please note, if offered a place on the programme, all participants will need to place a refundable £200 deposit in order to secure their place. This deposit will be returned after the programme finish date and more details can be found on the Programme Agreement.

PROGRAMME DATES

Our programme is fully flexible to meet the needs of our corporate partners and applicants!

There’s no set start dates with our corporate partners having positions available throughout the year. There’s also no fixed requirement for your working hours, as this is all agreed directly with the potential host company depending on your availability and the projects needing to be completed at the time of your application.

The minimum duration for a role is 8-weeks, with every duration available beyond this to full year-long and accredited placements.

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1

Complete the application form below to start the process and add your profile to our application database. Pagoda will contact each applicant to run through the criteria stated, outline next steps and answer any questions.

STEP 2

Once the application has been submitted and the finer details of what you’re looking for have been discussed, a member of the team will look to match you to a suitable position as soon as possible. Once we find a position that meets all the criteria you’re looking for, we’ll contact the company with your application and see if they’re keen on interviewing you for the position.

STEP 3

Throughout the interview, the host company would be able to clarify all the details of the internship, provide an outline of the project they have in mind for the role and what they’re looking for from the candidates. If successful, the host company will confirm they’re happy to accept you and we’ll work with you and the company to finalise your start date and other programme details.

STEP 4

Once an internship has been confirmed, we’ll invite the successful applicants to the Pagoda Projects App and provide the instructions for the on-boarding process to our digitally delivered programme. Once you’ve completed a few short further steps, the internship can begin!

You’ll be provided more details on the events we deliver that you’ll have access to throughout the academic year and other exciting programme options for you to consider all through the App.

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

This course is designed to equip all students and recent graduates with the basic skills needed when entering the workplace. There will be a large focus on understanding how to adapt from in-person to remote work in regards to productivity and time management, communication and the use of digital platforms. The course will also provide learners with the skills needed to identify their current skillset, recognise the skills they’re lacking, and provide actionable examples of how to improve these and meet employer’s demands.

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

  • Have recognised the best methods of creating an organised and creative environment to manage tasks and time efficiently using CRM software, scheduling and other methods.
  • Have a clear understanding of how to communicate effectively within a professional team and have the basic skills to lead a digital meeting.
  • Have identified their strengths and gained an understanding of how to exercise these to the best standard, as well as weaknesses and the most effective actions to improve on these.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

There’s no official deadline to apply!

As we are recruiting students and graduates throughout the year, simply register your interest below and a member of the Pagoda Projects team will send more details on how to complete the full application.

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