GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME – SUMMER 2022
DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS
Pagoda are delighted to be working with Durham University, to offer our fully supported overseas internship opportunities, for summer 2022!
Students taking part will have the option of hundreds of specific internships across a variety of sectors, and full support from the Pagoda team for these funded programmes.
Regardless of what internship and sector you choose, Pagoda will support you before, during and after the programme, source quality accommodation, assist with the required visa and be there in-country to ensure amazing summer experience!
MORE THAN JUST AN INTERNSHIP
8-week full time summer internship.
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.
FUNDING & ELIGIBILITY
Durham University have secured government funding to help 6 of their students towards the cost of completing this Pagoda summer internship programme.
There are several places available for those who are currently enrolled at the institution, with further funding available to help cover the cost of flights, visa and insurance for eligible students.
Before the programme, your university will be able to confirm the exact amount of funding you’re eligible for, what (if any) contribution costs to Pagoda will be needed and if there’s the additional funding to cover the flights etc.
Students must be home undergraduates not in their final year of study and must come from families who have a household income, as assessed by Student Finance England (or equivalent) of below £42,875 per annum.
Additionally, students should meet one of the following criteria:
- Have participated in the Supported Progression Scheme or Sutton Trust Summer School at Durham University
- Be from a minority ethnic group
- Your home address is in an area of low progression to higher education (e.your postcode is listed as a ‘1’ or ‘2’ in the POLAR4 column on the POLAR checking tool).
- You are a care-leaver (at any time) or an estranged student
- You have declared a disability to the University
- You have refugee status
Pagoda will be taking applications from students over winter 2021, with the aim of providing confirmation and acceptances onto the programme by by early 2022.
As travel restrictions being to ease and the viability of the programmes in each destination are confirmed, specific places will only be confirmed from March 2022.
Pagoda will keep you updated throughout the winter on the likelihood of the programme going ahead. Other than a small refundable programme deposit that will be requested if offered a place on the programme, there will be no further financial commitment or flights needing to be booked until Pagoda have confirmed what options will be possible.
Application Deadline: February 7th 2022
Apply through the link below and we will be in touch within 24 hours. You will be asked to submit a video interview or complete a phone interview (your choice!) so your application can be assessed as part of the initial selection process.
By March 2022, the travel situation will be a lot clearer and Pagoda will outline what destinations will be available for the summer. At this stage you will have the choice to confirm your place or withdraw and have your deposit refunded, should your original preference of destination not be viable.
The internship programmes begin and Pagoda will have supported you through each step of the process. You will be greeted at the airport, transferred over to your accommodation and be introduced to all the fellow students from various universities across the UK who are completing a similar programme.
WE HAVE YOUR IDEAL POSITION
1,000+ UNIQUE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
ALL SECTORS FROM MARKETING TO ENGINEERING
APPLY TO BROWSE OUR INTERNSHIP LISTINGS
Choose from over 1,000 global internship opportunities, across a wide variety of sectors, company sizes and roles.
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.
The process of securing an internship will begin in spring 2022, where you will be able to review the full position and company outline for the huge number of opportunities. You 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 global internship programme
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.
Vietnam Trip Example
Mexico Trip Example
Pagoda Projects have developed a bespoke app which is available in the App Store and Play Store.
The app’s functionality is built for communities and allows users to engage, share and communicate with each other whilst maintaining a high level of privacy.
BROWSE THE POSSIBLE DESTINATIONS
Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan, located in the north of the island, only a short metro ride away from the beach. The city is home to around 3 million people and one of the tallest buildings in the world (Taipei 101). Free wifi throughout the city, one of the best transportation systems and amazing street food… no wonder Taiwan wIns the top country in the world for best quality of life every year!
What funding am I eligible for?
Your university will confirm your eligibility for the programme before Pagoda finalises placement destinations in Spring 2022. Before agreeing to any overseas experience, your university will outline what contribution (if any) will be needed and what funding you will be able to access to help towards the costs of your flights and spending money.
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 and any other programme financial contribution 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.
When will I know the destination that I can travel to and complete a programme in?
What are the internships can I choose from?
After finalisation of destinations and placements in Spring 2022, Pagoda will circulate a list of available opportunities. From there, you will be able to choose a position from our website, which can be searched by filtering by destination and industry. You can submit your application for as many positions as you like, as long as it is in your selected destination. However, you can only choose one company to proceed your internship with after various interviews with potential host companies.
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 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.
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.
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 4000 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!
What confirmation will I have before Christmas 2021 about the summer programme?
Pagoda is looking to finalise applications by Christmas and have your place on the programme reserved. You will know which destinations are available and which one you can choose from by Spring 2022.
What happens if my original choice of destination isn’t possible?
Destinations will be confirmed by Spring 2022, at which point you will be given the option to officially accept your destination before proceeding further. You may also be given the option of a second destination. If you decide not to accept either destination, you can withdraw from the programme and your deposit will be refunded. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and we will explain why any certain destinations are not possible at that time.
When will I have my summer internship confirmed by?
You will be assigned your destination by Spring 2022 and from there you will be guided through our internship placement process. On average, our placement processing time, including company interviews, is 2-4 weeks. Therefore, your internship should be confirmed between April and May 2022.
How does the internship placement process work?
Step 1: Submit an application and secure your place on the programme by Christmas 2021.
Step 2: Placement accepted and destinations to be confirmed by Spring 2022.
Step 3: Select an internship opportunity and complete the interview process.
Step 4: Book refundable flights, obtain relevant visa and go to your GP for vaccine advice.
Step 5: 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.
Use this link to find out the current exchange rates: https://www.xe.com/currency/gbp-british-pound/
It may be useful to refer to our blogs about budgeting in China and Mexico:
https://pagodaprojects.com/china-living-budget/ – Budgeting in China
https://pagodaprojects.com/mexico-budgeting-guide – Budgeting in Mexico
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.