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TupuToa – Taiwan 2023 Funded Internships

EDUCATION NEW ZEALAND FUNDED INTERNSHIPS IN TAIWAN 2023

DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS

Pagoda are delighted to be working with TupuToa to offer our fully supported in-person internship opportunities in Taiwan in 2023! This programme is fully funded by Education New Zealand x Prime Minister’s Scholarship.

Students taking part have the option of a funded 8-week internship programme in Taipei – Taiwan., preceded by a one-week orientation which includes events such as a walking tour, some meals, networking, night market, Indigenous Games, and more. Accommodation is provided throughout the full 9-week experience. Internships are available across various sectors, and you will receive full support from the Pagoda team for these programmes.

There are a limited number of Education New Zealand grants available to help offset the cost of the programme. To establish what funding you can receive, please apply to Pagoda using the application at the bottom of this page by 27th November 2022 and follow the instructions carefully.

Regardless of the internship and sector you choose, Pagoda will support you before, during and after the programme, provide quality accommodation, assist with the required visa and be there in-country to ensure amazing experience!

All students will receive a two-hour language crash course during onboarding.

WHAT’S INCLUDED | INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | ACCOMMODATION | SUPPORT | APPLY

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

MORE THAN JUST AN INTERNSHIP

Six to eight-week full time 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

The TupuToa have secured funding via the Prime Minister’s Scholarship via Education New Zealand to help their students offset the cost of completing this Pagoda internship programme.

To establish your eligibility to take part in the programme and whether you can access funding, submit your application with Pagoda.

There are several places available for those who are currently enrolled at the institution, with potential further funding available to help cover the Pagoda Programme fees.

Before committing to the programme, your university and Pagoda will be able to confirm the exact amount of funding you’re eligible for and what your outstanding costs will be.

KEY DATES

Application Deadline:

27 November 2022

Programme Dates:

6 March 2023 to 7 May 2023

You are welcome to arrive and begin using your accommodation up to 3 days prior to your chosen programme commencing and stay up until the Sunday when your programme finishes.

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Pagoda’s final deadline for applications is 27 November 2022, however we highly recommend applying as soon as possible as funding and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Pagoda will be make final acceptances onto the programme in December 2022/January 2023(or when all places have been filled). You are welcome to apply as soon as possible as places are limited.

There will be a $200 AUD refundable programme deposit that will be requested if offered a place on the programme, with no further financial commitment or flights needing to be booked until your programme has been clarified.

Application Deadline – 27th November 2022

1

STEP

Apply through the link below and we will be in touch within 48 hours. You may be asked to submit a video interview or complete a phone interview so your application can be assessed as part of the initial selection process.

2

STEP

Pagoda will register your interest and explore your funding eligibility options with your university.

3

STEP

Our team will support you with pre-programme activities and tasks. Once the internship programmes begin, Pagoda will continue to support you through each step of the process. You will be greeted at the airport, transferred over to your accommodation and be introduced to your host company.

INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | ACCOMMODATION | SUPPORT | APPLY

INTERNSHIPS

WE HAVE YOUR IDEAL POSITION

1,000+ UNIQUE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ALL SECTORS FROM MARKETING TO ENGINEERING

APPLY TO BROWSE OUR INTERNSHIP LISTINGS

Choose from hundreds of internship opportunities, across a wide variety of sectors, company sizes and roles, or just get in touch to find out more from a human.

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.

You will be able to review the full position and company details before letting us know which you wish to apply for. We then ask you to set up an interview directly with the company and accept an offer of an internship when you’re happy with an offer.

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ACCOMMODATION

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.

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SUPPORT

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 regular dinners and weekend trips to fit around your internship schedules. Our local knowledge helps you to discover hidden gems and visit sites on a student budget.

PAGODA PORTAL

All participants will have access to the Pagoda Portal. This features a secure, centralised space for you to access all elements of your programme. You can communicate with our team & other students, check-in each week to reflect upon your Internship and Cultural Mentorship, gain legendary Pagoda status via gamification and the awarding of ‘Pagodas’ on the Leaderboard, view and register for upcoming events and complete our optional Skills Courses.

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DESTINATIONS

BROWSE THE NEW COLOMBO PLAN FUNDED DESTINATIONS

TAIPEI

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!

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FAQ’s

Your university and Pagoda will confirm your eligibility for the programme before any deposit or programme fee is required. 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.Pagoda 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 our highly rated Global Online Internship if an in-person programme is not possible.

**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.31st August 2022.You can either speak with our team or browse our website at any time, which can be filtered by destination and industry. You can submit your application for as many positions as you like, however we prefer if you focus on one preferred location. You will only complete your internship with one host company.The deposit is $200 AUD 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.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.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 December 2022, your passport expiry date cannot be any date before the 30/11/2023.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!All locations are depending on border controls and capacity to secure an appropriate visa. Remember that you will only be eligible for the generous New Colombo Plan funding in our Asia host locations (Taipei & Ho Chi Minh City).Destinations will be confirmed by the end of August 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.Once confirming your place on the programme you will be guided through our internship placement process. Our placement processing time, including company interviews, can take from 2 to 10 weeks.  This of course depends on the availability of both interviewer (your supervisor) and interviewee (you) as well as how quickly you are able to respond to our team.  Your internship should be confirmed between September and October 2022.Step 1: Submit an application and secure your place on the programme ASAP
Step 2: Establish your eligibility and ability to receive funding with your university, clarify outstanding costs and decide whether or not you wish to commit to the programme.
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.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.This depends on the programme funding you receive. You will likely be required to cover the costs of flights, accommodation, visa application fees and Covid-19 fees such as quarantine (if required). You should also budget for food, drink, social events and transport in country. You will be understand the funding available to you and outstanding costs expected of you before committing and paying any deposit.

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/aud-australian-dollar/Our short-term internships (8-12 weeks) are unpaid; however, our short-term internship programmes are funding driven, 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. If looking for long-term (6-12 month) paid opportunities please let the staff know as we also have opportunities in Taiwan and the EUFully comprehensive travel and medical insurance is included in your Pagoda programme.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE -27TH NOVEMBER 2022

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Prime Minister’s Scholarships – Education New Zealand

ENZ Prime Ministers Scholarships For Asia/Latin America

DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS

Pagoda are delighted to offer a range of scholarships for 6-8 week unpaid internships in Vietnam, Taiwan or Mexico or 6 month paid placements in Taiwan.

Regardless of destination, internship and sector you choose, Pagoda will support you before, during and after the program, provide quality accommodation, assist with the required visa and be there in-country to ensure an amazing experience!

WHAT’S INCLUDED | INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | APPLY

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

MORE THAN JUST AN INTERNSHIP

6-8 week full time internship OR 6 month paid placement.
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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Pagoda will support you in understanding and your application to Education New Zealand, which must be completed by August 31st 2022.

There is no financial commitment or deposit required until your successful funding application has been confirmed by Education New Zealand.

WHAT’S INCLUDED | INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | APPLY

INTERNSHIPS

WE HAVE YOUR IDEAL POSITION

1,000+ UNIQUE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ALL SECTORS FROM MARKETING TO ENGINEERING

APPLY TO BROWSE OUR INTERNSHIP LISTINGS

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.

You will be able to review the full position and company details before letting us know which you wish to apply for. We then ask you to set up an interview directly with the company and accept an offer of an internship when you’re happy with an offer.

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DESTINATIONS

BROWSE THE PRIME MINISTERS SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBLE LOCATIONS OFFERED BY PAGODA

HO CHI MINH CITY

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the capital of Vietnam. This bustling city is the business and financial hub of Vietnam. With it’s classic French architecture, sleek skyscrapers and mixture of French, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine it’s no wonder why millions of tourists visit the capital each year.

MEXICO CITY

Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico. The city homes 21 million people and stretches across 200 kilometers/120 miles. What began as the home of the Aztecs has now grown to become one of the most productive urban areas in the world. The city has become known for its colonial architecture, spicy delicacies and rich cultural heritage.

TAIPEI

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’S INCLUDED | INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | APPLY

FAQ’s

Please refer to Education New Zealand’s Scholarship GuidelinesPagoda 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 our highly rated Global Online Internship if an in-person programme is not possible.

**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.You can either speak with our team or browse our website at any time, which can be filtered by destination and industry. You can submit your application for as many positions as you like, however we prefer if you focus on one preferred location. You will only complete your internship with one host company.The deposit is $200 NZD and it is a refundable sum of money which is only required following a successful application to Education New Zealand. It 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.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.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 December 2022, your passport expiry date cannot be any date before the 30/11/2023.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!If for any reason you are unable to travel to the host location, you may be required to defer your programme as per Education New Zealand’s scholarship guidelines.Once confirming your place on the programme you will be guided through our internship placement process. Our placement processing time, including company interviews, can take from 2 to 10 weeks.  This of course depends on the availability of both interviewer (your supervisor) and interviewee (you) as well as how quickly you are able to respond to our team.  Your internship should be confirmed between September and early November 2022.Step 1: Submit an application to ENZ ASAP
Step 2: If successful, our team will work with you to confirm your internship opportunity and complete the interview process.
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.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.This depends on the programme funding you apply for and receive. The Prime Minister’s Scholarship is a prestigious award and as such, covers many of the costs associated with international mobility. However, you may also need budget for food, drink, social events and transport in country depending on your lifestyle choices! You will understand the funding available to you and outstanding costs expected of you before committing and paying any deposit.

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/aud-australian-dollar/Our short-term internships (8-12 weeks) are unpaid; however, our short-term internship programmes are funding driven, 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.

Long term (6-12 month) placements in Taipei are paid and the amount will depend on the host organisation. Please discuss with our team to find out more.Fully comprehensive travel and medical insurance can be provided either by Pagoda or sourced independently. You can inform us whether you prefer to self-source your insurance or Pagoda to arrange on your behalf. Education New Zealand has a specific insurance allowance as part of the funding application.

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Massey University – Agriculture and Sustainability in Mexico City

PARTIALLY FUNDED BY EDUCATION NEW ZEALAND’S PRIME MINISTER’S SCHOLARSHIP FOR LATIN AMERICA

AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY IN MEXICO CITY

DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS

Pagoda are delighted to be working with Massey University as an approved internship provider of Education New Zealand to facilitate a partially-funded and fully-supported Mexico City Programme.

Key Dates:

  • 30th Sept 2022 – Application Deadline for both the Pagoda Application AND the Massey Application
  • 3rd January 2023 – Arrival in Mexico City
  • 4th January – 17th February 2023 – Programme Takes Place
  • 19th February – All students have departed for New Zealand Return

Students taking part will embark on a structured onboarding filled with engaging activities and high-profile guest speakers, designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Mexico City and contemporary bilateral considerations between Mexico and New Zealand. Following the introductory programme, students will embark on full-time internships of approximately six weeks. Internships will be arranged with successful applicants in advance.

The theme of the programme is agriculture and sustainability and therefore we encourage those with a keen and demonstrable interest in this area to apply. Whilst internships can cover a variety of sectors and aren’t dependent on fields of study, preference will be given to those majoring in the following or similar disciplines: dairy, fishery, food & beverages, environmental services, farming, food production, international trade & development, international relations, renewables & environment, and sustainable agriculture.

The programme includes quality accommodation, assistance with the required visa and full in-country staff support from Pagoda to ensure you only have to focus on making the most of this fantastic opportunity!

WHAT’S INCLUDED | INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | ACCOMMODATION | SUPPORT | APPLY

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

MORE THAN JUST AN INTERNSHIP

6-week full time summer internship following comprehensive onboarding activities

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

Massey University have secured government funding from Education New Zealand via the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America (PMSLA) to help their students towards the cost of completing this Pagoda summer internship programme.

There are 20 places available for those who are currently enrolled at Massey, with funding available to help cover the cost of the programme, accommodation, flights, visa and insurance.

Before the programme, your university will be able to confirm the exact amount of funding you’re eligible for, and what (if any) contribution costs will be needed. All confirmed participants will be required to pay a refundable $200 NZD deposit to Pagoda Projects upon accepting the award, which will be returned following successful completion of the programme in line with our participant terms and conditions.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Pagoda will be accepting applications from July until the application deadline of October 9th.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be enrolled at Massey University for the full duration of the programme
  • Fulfil the eligibility criteria of Education New Zealand and key considerations:
    • At the time of your application, you must: A. be a New Zealand citizen, or B. have permanent residence status; and C. be ordinarily resident in New Zealand (i.e., at the time of your application, you had resided in New Zealand for at least 12 of the previous 24 months).
    • If you have already been awarded a PMSA/LA Scholarship as a member of a group programme, you may apply for a second PMSA/LA Scholarship as an individual (and vice versa).
    • You are only eligible for a maximum of two awards in total (for previous PM Scholarship recipients, please disclose details upon application).
    • The maximum PMSA/LA Scholarship funding that you are eligible to be awarded, whether as an individual, as part of a group programme, or both, is for 72 weeks over 24 months of active study time. For example, if a student is awarded a PMSA/PMSLA Scholarship as part of a group programme which is funded for 10 weeks, the same student is eligible to apply for a PMSA/LA Scholarship as an individual and could receive up to 62 weeks funding for the individual programme.
    • You may hold other scholarships, awards or grants in addition to your Scholarship, provided that is permitted under the terms of the other award/s.
    • You cannot apply for additional PMSA/LA Scholarship funding to extend your Programme after your Offer of Scholarship has been made.

Applicants will be required to submit a video recording of 3-5 minutes with instructions and guidelines provided. The pre-recorded video format has been chosen to give applicants the chance to record themselves on their own terms, removing the pressure of live interviews whilst letting them practice important skills. As part of the video, please disclose if you belong to any of the below equity groups.

  • Māori and Pacific applicants who are identified as such by their community;
  • Applicants who have a long-term medical condition or disability which impacts their study;
  • Applicants who can demonstrate financial disadvantage, through receipt of means-tested support;
  • Applicants who are typically based in a regional area and/or have relocated to study;
  • Applicants who are current or former refugees;
  • Applicants who identify as LGBTQI+;
  • Applicants who are the first in their immediate family (partner, parent, grandparent, children, siblings) to attend university; or
  • Applicants who are from a non-English speaking background, namely a language other than English is spoken at home.

Questions are framed to elicit a merit-based application process that also draws upon personal circumstances, thus enabling the selection panel to also consider not only who is the ‘best’ candidate, but who will benefit most from the experience.

  1. Tell us about any previous work experience you have and the skills you have that make you a good candidate for this programme?
  2. How do you think this experience will benefit your future career?
  3. What type of internship role are you looking for, what responsibilities are you expecting to have on place and what skills are you looking to practice during the internship?
  4. If successful, what potential challenges do you think you could face during your programme?
  5. Why do you think you should be awarded the scholarship?

The interview guidelines and scoring matrix can be accessed here for full visibility.

Our recommendations will be provided to your University with successful applicants provided with an offer in mid-September, and the final outcomes announced on or before the 30th of September. Upon accepting the award, participants will be required to sign a booking form and pay a refundable $200 NZD deposit to Pagoda.

Applicant scoring and shortlist recommendations will be completed by Pagoda Projects’ staff who have experience conducting equivalent exercises for the British Council’s Generation UK Programme, as well as for various University-funded programmes and previous Prime Minister’s Scholarship-funded programmes on behalf of Education New Zealand. The final decision on successful funding awardees will be made by representatives of Massey University.

1

STEP

Apply to Pagoda via the application below AND the Massey application by September 30th. We will then follow up with instructions. You will be asked to submit a video interview so your application can be assessed as part of the initial selection process.

2

STEP

If there are any follow up questions or clarifications, our team will be in touch, otherwise please sit tight until awardees are notified of their successful outcome by the end of October 2022.

3

STEP

Successful participants will be provided with detailed predeparture instructions and guided through the process to make sure everyone is ready to embark onto this fantastic, prestigious programme.

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INTERNSHIPS

WE HAVE YOUR IDEAL POSITION

Successful applicants will be guided through various 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.

Let us know your interests, and successful candidates will receive individualized guidance from our teams.

SOME POTENTIAL INTERNSHIPS:

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Position Code: MXBS68

Organisation Description:

This association is a non-profit civil society organisation that works to promote the prevention and control of water, air and soil pollution, and the preservation and restoration of the ecological balance, while encouraging the participation of the population in actions that improve their own subsistence conditions for the benefit of the community and its natural environment.

This association is looking to encourage the development of society in harmony with the natural environment through information and environmental education channels, to promote in all sectors the protection of ecosystems, the efficient use of natural resources and respect for living beings.

Role:

Sustainable Tourism Manager

Internship Description:

Possible tasks and projects include:

  • Ecotourism Event Planning and Costing
  • Event strategies creation
  • Execution and monitoring of ecotourism events
  • Reporting and proposals for event improvements
  • Content capture and production

N.B. tasks and projects may vary depending on current priorities. Specific projects and responsibilities will be discussed during an interview.

Internship Requirements:

  • Teamwork skills
  • Responsibility
  • Positive attitude
  • Great communication skills
  • Office skills

Don’t exactly match these requirements? If you have the enthusiasm and want to learn – then speak to Pagoda about this position and we’ll see what is possible!

Position Code: MXBS66

Organisation Description:

This association is a non-profit civil society organization that works to promote the prevention and control of water, air and soil pollution, and the preservation and restoration of ecological balance, while encouraging the participation of the population in actions that improve their own subsistence conditions for the benefit of the community and its natural environment.

This association is looking to encourage the development of society in harmony with the natural environment through information and environmental education channels, to promote in all sectors the protection of ecosystems, the efficient use of natural resources and respect for living beings.

Role:

Sustainability Project Manager

Internship Description:

Possible tasks and projects include:

  • Support in the development of environmental education courses
  • Measurement of business impacts
  • Support in training sessions
  • Audit visits
  • Monitoring visits to Natural Protected Areas

N.B. tasks and projects may vary depending on current priorities. Specific projects and responsibilities will be discussed during an interview.

Internship Requirements:

  • Teamwork
  • Responsibility
  • Positive attitude
  • Communication skills
  • Microsoft Office skills

Don’t exactly match these requirements? If you have the enthusiasm and want to learn – then speak to Pagoda about this position and we’ll see what is possible!

Internship Reference: MXSC01

Company Description:

This company is a Mexican civil society organisation dedicated to the conservation and resilience of biodiversity and environmental services that contribute to building a just and fair society in harmony with nature.

Since its creation this company has focused on fostering behavioural changes in society to achieve better patterns of natural resource use and management, which have made it possible to address problems such as marginalisation, unemployment, migration and other challenges that threaten the communities that own priority lands for biodiversity conservation.

Internship Position:

Environmental Impact Analyst with Environmental Organisation

Internship Description:

You will have the opportunity to work side by side with a Mexican civil society organisation dedicated to the conservation and resilience of biodiversity and environmental services that contribute to building a just and equitable society in harmony with nature.
You will work with the organisation to restore and conserve Mexico’s biodiversity through three programmes: Water, Climate Change and Nature.
Your position will consist of, but not be limited to:

  • Reviewing academic literature related to relevant ecosystem assessments
  • Research ecosystem assessment case studies to determine methodology, approach and data used
  • Conduct interviews with practitioners and academics
  • Build a framework for conducting a comprehensive ecosystem assessment, based on a review of the literature and case studies, as well as interviews
  • Inventory and compile the relevant datasets set out in the framework and identify gaps
  • Support the organisation in its three programmes Water, Climate Change and Nature as required.

Internship Requirements:

  • We are looking for applicants who are studying or recently studied an environmental science related degree.
  • Interest in environmental and energy issues
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Data and information management

Position Code: MXSC02

Organisation Description:

This organisation believe that urban agriculture is a tool for profound social transformation, as well as a strategy to combat climate change, to assert our sovereignty and food security. Urban gardens provide the environmental benefits of a quality urban green area, and create microclimates and habitats for fauna and flora; They allow to close the cycle of nutrients by generating fertile soil, reducing food waste, producing nutritious vegetables and integrating the community.

Build regenerative, educational, training and social bonding models around the cultivation of food, the closing of the nutrient cycle; expanding local food production and access, to promote healthier, more participatory and sustainable communities. We aim to contribute to the development of healthy and resilient cities through the construction of comprehensive and replicable projects for the recovery and transformation of spaces through urban agriculture, sustainable trades and community outreach.

Role:

Urban Agriculture Internship

Internship Description:

Possible tasks and projects include:

  • Preparation and elaboration of hot compost.
  • Greenhouse: Germination and vegetable transplants.
  • Growing beds maintenance: organic matter, weeding and seeding.
  • Harvesting and cleaning seeds.
  • Elaboration and application of bio fertilizers and bio repellents.

N.B. tasks and projects may vary depending on current priorities. Specific projects and responsibilities will be discussed during an interview.

Internship Requirements:

Preferably candidates with studies or knowledge in:

  • agriculture
  • agroecology
  • biology
  • natural resources
  • ability/knowledge of gardening.

Other Skills:

  • Responsible
  • Proactive
  • Team-working
  • Punctual

Don’t exactly match these requirements? If you have the enthusiasm and want to learn – then speak to Pagoda about this position and we’ll see what is possible!

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ACCOMMODATION

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 with 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 a secure area of the cities where Pagoda delivers programmes.

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SUPPORT

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.

PAGODA PORTAL

Pagoda Projects have developed a bespoke Pagoda Portal which allows users to engage, share and communicate with each other whilst maintaining a high level of privacy.

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DESTINATION

MEXICO CITY

Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico. The city homes 21 million people and stretches across 200 kilometers/120 miles. What began as the home of the Aztecs has now grown to become one of the most productive urban areas in the world. The city has become known for its colonial architecture, spicy delicacies and rich cultural heritage.

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FAQ’s

Successful applicants are entitled to partial funding from the Education New Zealand’s Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America Funding to cover the cost of the programme. Your university will confirm your eligibility and associated costs with regards to taking part in the programme.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**.

Scholarship awardees can discuss positions with our team. However, you can only choose one company to proceed your internship with after a successful interview with your potential host.The deposit is $200 NZD 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.Vaccinations will depend on the relevant government and travel advice at the time.

Pagoda Projects will direct you to your GP for vaccine recommendations and COVID-related vaccine advice. We will also run a detailed pre-departure session which will cover this and other key information.Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire process, including the visa application. The visa application guidance will be covered as part of the pre-departure session.

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.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!We aim for all scholarship awardees to have their internship host companies confirmed by the end of October. The time it takes to secure a host company will depend on the engagement of the participant and availability of the respective supervisor(s) for your preferred positions.We will give preference to applicants who have a demonstrable interest in the programme theme, as well as being flexible in terms of the nature of the internship (as it isn’t always possible to find an exact match when it comes to hosts and tasks).

Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire application process to our host companies. We will keep you updated regularly and provide guidance each step of the way.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/nzd-new-zealand-dollar/ Our short-term internships (less than 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.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.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE – 30TH SEPTEMBER 2022 – FOR BOTH THE PAGODA APPLICATION AND THE MASSEY APPLICATION

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