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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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York St John University – Summer Internships 2022

GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME – SUMMER 2022

DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS

Pagoda are delighted to be working with York St John University, to offer our fully supported overseas internship opportunities, for summer 2022!

Students taking part will have the option of completing an internship in Mexico or Vietnam, within hundreds of specific internships across a variety of sectors, and full support from the Pagoda team for these funded programmes.

Regardless of what destination, 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!

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

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

York St John University have secured government funding to help their recent graduates towards the cost of completing this Pagoda summer internship programme.

There are 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Pagoda will be taking applications below, with the aim of finalise the specifics of the programmes with the applicants over April 2022 for the upcoming summer.

Those taking part will be able to choose the destination (Mexico or Vietnam), the sector of the internship and the individual company they apply for.

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 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!

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

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.

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

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 APP

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.

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

DESTINATIONS

BROWSE THE POSSIBLE DESTINATIONS

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 Aztecs home has now grown to become one of the most productive urban areas in the world. The city has become known through its colonial architecture, spicy delicacies and a rich cultural heritage.

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

ANY QUESTIONS?

APPLY NOW

APPLICATION DEADLINE – 21ST MARCH 2022


University of Dundee – School of Business Internship Programme 2022

GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME – SUMMER 2023

DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS

Pagoda Projects are excited to offer our fully supported overseas and online internship opportunities for the University of Dundee Business School Masters students over summer 2023!

Students taking part will have the option of different global locations, hundreds of specific internships across a variety of sectors, and full support from the Pagoda team for these funded programmes.

Regardless of what destination, 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!

OVERVIEW | INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | ACCOMMODATION | SUPPORT | DIGITAL COMPONENTS | APPLY

PROGRAMME DETAILS

MORE THAN JUST AN INTERNSHIP

This 8 week international internship programme can either be completed online or in-person.
Choose from 100’s of companies from an exciting range of international destinations.

Internship Start Date – May 2023
Internship End Date – July 2023

Dates to be confirmed by December 2022

  • Fully funded as part of your course
  • In-person internship experience in your chosen sector (unpaid overseas, stipend can be provided with UK internships)
  • Apartment accommodation (outside of the UK only)
  • 24-hour in-country pastoral and emergency support from the Pagoda on-site team
  • Airport pick-up service and transfer to accommodation (outside of the UK only)
  • Visa guidance and processing fees included
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Pre-departure support from the Pagoda team
  • Free welcome pack
  • In-country orientation session
  • Complete the digitally delivered Pagoda Skills Courses focusing on improving your employability, cultural fluency, workplace basics 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 programmes from around the world, through the Pagoda app!
  • 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!
  • Fully funded as part of your course
  • Browse 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, workplace basics 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 programmes from around the world, through the Pagoda app!
  • 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!

NO PROGRAMME FEES TO PAY, THE COST OF THE PROGRAMME IS INCLUDED IN YOUR COURSE FEES!

Internships are offered subject to academic and non-academic eligibility criteria set both internally and externally. Passport holders from some countries may not be eligible to apply for this programme but we will work with you to offer alternatives during your time in Dundee.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Pagoda will be taking applications from students in autumn 2022, with the aim of providing confirmation and acceptances onto the programme by end of March 2023.

01

PRE-PLACEMENT (Semester 1)

Get to know Pagoda, the opportunities available and select the ideal programme format for you. There’s a few different aspects to consider and it’s our role at Pagoda to discuss each viable option with you in the first term of your course. Pagoda will host promotional sessions with the lovely team at Dundee so you’re able to find out more, but know a member of the Pagoda team will always be available to book in a call for more one-to-one support.

02

PLACEMENT PROCESS (Semester 1 & 2)

So you’ve opted for an internship programme with Pagoda, great choice! A member of the team will start the placement process with you and ask you to select the ideal roles you’re looking to apply for. Once a company is happy to consider you for their role, Pagoda will introduce you for a formal video interview. This is a great chance for you to ask the host company lots of questions and assess whether that role is the right one for you. Pagoda will endeavour to facilitate as many interviews as possible until you’ve found the perfect role.

03

PROGRAMME CONFIRMATION & COMMENCEMENT (Semester 3)

In-Person Programme: Pagoda will provide detailed instructions for your visa application, provide support for your flight booking and finalise your accommodation for your overseas internship. Once you’ve arrived in your host destination, our team will pick you from the airport, help you get settled into your accommodation and arrange a fun orientation within the first couple of days of your stay and before your internship starts.

Remote Programme: Start your on-boarding, training and gain access to a range of online resources and to your own personalised management account for your remote internship. Pagoda will ensure you’ve joined all the relevant groups via the Pagoda app for your programme, you’re formally introduced to your host company and have everything set up for your first day of your remote internship.

INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | ACCOMMODATION | SUPPORT | DIGITAL COMPONENTS | 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 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 soon after applying, 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!

OVERVIEW | DESTINATIONS | ACCOMMODATION | SUPPORT | DIGITAL COMPONENTS | APPLY

DESTINATIONS

BROWSE THE POSSIBLE DESTINATIONS

CHENGDU

Chengdu is a Chinese city known for its leisure and entertainment. The city is also famous for its Sichuan Opera and of course, the Giant Panda. On a rainy day, you may enjoy their famous spicy hot pots and traditional tea houses. Also known as the “Land of Abundance”, Chengdu produces many local products, pleasant climate and a large number of scenic spots and historical sites.

Please note – this option is for Chinese passport holders only. 

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.

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.

MANCHESTER

Home to half a million, Manchester is best known for its football, music and its people. With it’s many transport links including the world’s first inter-city passenger railway station, it has become easily accessible for those touring the city. Manchester has a colourful culture making it one of England’s most exciting cities.

OVERVIEW | INTERNSHIPS | ACCOMMODATION | SUPPORT | DIGITAL COMPONENTS | APPLY

ACCOMMODATION

FURNISHED APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION (outside of the UK only)

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.

OVERVIEW | INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | SUPPORT | DIGITAL COMPONENTS | APPLY

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.

ONLINE COMPONENTS

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.

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

4 UNIQUE ONLINE COURSES

DIGITAL COMPETENCY / CULTURAL FLUENCY / EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS / WORKPLACE BASICS

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

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Pagoda Projects have developed a bespoke portal 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.

OVERVIEW | INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | ACCOMMODATION | SUPPORT | APPLY

APPLY NOW

APPLICATION DEADLINE – 12TH DECEMBER 2022

Please contact the School of Business (TPGBusiness@dundee.ac.uk) for more details on how to complete a short online task and to register your interest in the Pagoda opportunity.

University of Auckland Remote Internships – Summer 2022

Pagoda Projects are excited to offer a funded Remote Internship Programme for University of Auckland students for Summer 2022/23! 

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

To be eligible, students must:

  • Currently be enrolled at the University of Auckland (can not have finished your final year by the time the internship begins)
  • Be an undergraduate or postgraduate student

DEVELOP YOUR SECTOR, TIME & PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME

LEARN CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS

NOTE: All remote locations are possible, but Asia preferred due to timezones.

  • Either an 8-10 week internship (20 – 40 hours per week) OR a 12-16 week internship (10 hours or more per week) in the sector of your choice.
  • 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 into 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!

PROGRAMME DATES

START DATE: 21st November 2022

8-10 Weeks – END DATE: 13th January 2023 / 27th January 2023
12-16 Weeks – END DATE: 10th February 2023 / 10th March 2023

All the remote internships we’re offering for the summer are part- or full-time positions, Monday-Friday each week. The 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 are fixed.

Get in touch if you have any questions relating to the dates of the programme.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 11th SEPTEMBER 2022

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

Submit your application below and register your interest

STEP 2

Pagoda will confirm programme details with you and assess your suitability. These recommendations will be provided back to your university to decide who may receive funding.

STEP 3

Once you are approved, your university will require a non-refundable $160 NZD administration fee. Then just sign our booking form and we’ll introduce you to recommended companies to consider for your internship.

INTERNSHIPS

  • Company Sector

  • Destination

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 your skillsets with a focus on ‘work readiness’ in a post-pandemic business world.

The Skills series includes courses focusing on Intercultural Fluency, Employability, Digital Competency and Workplace Basics. This framework provides the learner with the agility needed for a globalised and ever-changing workplace, preparing you with the knowledge to communicate effectively within an international team, approach the job-market with confidence and have a strong understanding of the importance of ‘digital’ technologies.

As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a certificate is awarded to you 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 will allow you to achieve the most important attributes considered by employers.

COURSE DETAILS

EXPAND A COURSE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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

By completing this course, you will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

 

 

 

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

  • Have created a written article examining the culture of a specific country
  • Have self-assessed your abilities of intercultural communication and identified areas of improvement
  • Understood how to adapt this knowledge into the working world through business-scenario case studies

This course improves employability skills through self-awareness, skills awareness and enhancing career readiness. This course will equip the individual with the tools to identify your current skillset, understand those that need developing and transfer your 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 your working life.

By completing this course, you will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

By the end of this course, you 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 your skillset and examples which can later be adapted
  • Be more self-aware and understand 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 how to make the most of your 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 completing this course, you will be working towards the following key competencies:

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

  • Have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile and know how best to use this to your 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 will equip you 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 you with the skills needed to identify your current skillset, recognise the skills you may be lacking, and provide actionable examples of how to improve these and meet employer’s demands.

By completing this course, you will be working towards the following key competencies:

By the end of this course, you 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 your 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.

CULTURAL MENTORS

A UNIQUE WAY TO SHARE CULTURES

You will be partnered with a Cultural Mentor who will help you to increase your cultural awareness.

  • As part of this you will be expected to schedule one audio or video call each week with your assigned Cultural Mentor
  • This will be based on a Pagoda-assigned  theme (e.g. festivals/traditions, food music/arts etc.) to discuss and share knowledge and experiences in relation to your respective home country cultures.
  • Note your findings as part of your weekly check-in via the ‘Cultural Journal’ including any videos, pictures or other content you may wish to share.
  • Interact with your Cultural Mentor and Intern Community in online events and discussions

APPLY NOW

DON’T FORGET TO APPLY BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF 11th SEPTEMBER


University of Dundee – CEPMLP Summer Internship Programme 2023

Pagoda Projects are excited to offer of our online and In-Person Internships Programme for CEPMLP students from the University of Dundee for summer 2023!

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

DEVELOP YOUR SECTOR, TIME & PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE EITHER REMOTELY OR IN-PERSON

LEARN CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS

  • Fully funded as part of your course
  • Browse over 500 global online 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, workplace basics 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 programmes from around the world, through the Pagoda app!
  • 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!
  • Fully funded as part of your course
  • In-person internship experience in your chosen sector in either Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Madrid, Lisbon or Manchester (unpaid overseas, stipend may be provided with UK internships)
  • Apartment accommodation (outside of the UK only)
  • 24-hour in-country pastoral and emergency support from the Pagoda on-site team
  • Airport pick-up service and transfer to accommodation (outside of the UK only)
  • Visa guidance and processing fees included
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Pre-departure support from the Pagoda team
  • Free welcome pack (incl. local SIM-card, travel card, T-shirt and introduction to the city)
  • In-country orientation session
  • Complete the digitally delivered Pagoda Skills Courses focusing on improving your employability, cultural fluency, workplace basics 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 programmes from around the world, through the Pagoda app!
  • 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!

NO PROGRAMME FEES TO PAY, THE COST OF THE PROGRAMME IS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEES!

ELIGIBILITY

Students from the following Postgraduate courses can take part in this programme. Internships are offered subject to academic and non-academic eligibility criteria set both internally and externally. Passport holders from some countries may not be eligible to apply for this programme but we will work with you to offer alternatives during your time in Dundee.

Please note, 15 places have been made available for this highly competitive and prestigious University of Dundee & Pagoda opportunity.

  • International & European Electricity Markets LLM
  • International Energy Dispute Resolution and Avoidance LLM
  • International Energy Law and Policy LLM
  • International Mineral Law and Policy LLM
    International Oil and Gas Law and Policy LLM
  • The Low Carbon Just Transition LLM
  • International Energy Commerce MSc
  • International Mineral Resources Management MSc
  • International Oil and Gas Management MSc
  • Energy Finance (China University of Petroleum-Beijing) MSc
  • International Energy Commerce and Finance MSc
  • International Energy Studies and Energy Economics MSc
  • International Energy Studies and Energy Finance MSc
  • International Energy Studies and Oil and Gas Economics MSc
  • Sustainability and Environmental Modelling MSc
  • Sustainability and Renewables MSc
  • Sustainability and the Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy MSc
  • Sustainability and Water Security MSc
  • Sustainability MSc
  • Sustainability: Climate Change and the Green Economy MSc

PROGRAMME DATES & CONFIRMATION

Application Deadline – 12th December 2023

Programme Dates (Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Lisbon, Madrid) – 29th May 2023 to 21st July 2023
Programme Dates (Online) – 5th June to 28thJuly 2023

Whether you’re completing an online or a in-person internships, all the opportunities we’re offering for are full time positions, Monday-Friday each week with the duration of the 8-weeks. The exact number of working hours each week will differ slightly between the different host companies and the role you’re able to secure.

We’ll be able to confirm with all selected participants in early March what destinations will be possible to travel to, should you have opted for an in-person programme. If you do and it’s not possible to travel, the online option will automatically be provided.

Get in touch if you have any questions relating to the dates of the programme.

HOW IT WORKS

01

PRE-PLACEMENT (Semester 1)

Get to know Pagoda, the opportunities available and select the ideal programme format for you. There’s a few different aspects to consider and it’s our role at Pagoda to discuss each viable option with you in the first term of your course. Pagoda will host promotional sessions with the lovely team at Dundee so you’re able to find out more, but know a member of the Pagoda team will always be available to book in a call for more one-to-one support.

02

PLACEMENT PROCESS (Semester 2)

So you’ve opted for an internship programme with Pagoda, great choice! A member of the team will start the placement process with you and ask you to select the ideal roles you’re looking to apply for. Once a company is happy to consider you for their role, Pagoda will introduce you for a formal video interview. This is a great chance for you to ask the host company lots of questions and assess whether that role is the right one for you. Pagoda will endeavour to facilitate as many interviews as possible until you’ve found the perfect role.

03

PROGRAMME CONFIRMATION & COMMENCEMENT (Semester 3)

In-Person Programme: Pagoda will provide detailed instructions for your visa application, provide support for your flight booking and finalise your accommodation for your overseas internship. Once you’ve arrived in your host destination, our team will pick you from the airport, help you get settled into your accommodation and arrange a fun orientation within the first couple of days of your stay and before your internship starts.

Remote Programme: Start your on-boarding, training and gain access to a range of online resources and to your own personalised management account for your remote internship. Pagoda will ensure you’ve joined all the relevant groups via the Pagoda app for your programme, you’re formally introduced to your host company and have everything set up for your first day of your remote internship.

INTERNSHIPS

BROWSE A SELECTION OF POSSIBLE INTERNSHIPS

EVENTS

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

PAGODA 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

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

EXPAND A COURSE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

 

 

 

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

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.

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

University of Dundee – Law Summer Internship Programme 2022

Pagoda Projects are excited to offer our fully supported in-person or online internships programme for students from the University of Dundee Law courses for summer 2022!

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

DEVELOP YOUR SECTOR, TIME & PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE EITHER REMOTELY OR IN-PERSON

LEARN CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS

  • Fully funded as part of your course
  • Browse 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, workplace basics 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 programmes from around the world, through the Pagoda app!
  • 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!
  • Fully funded as part of your course
  • In-person internship experience in your chosen sector (unpaid overseas, stipend provided with UK internships)
  • Apartment accommodation (outside of the UK only)
  • 24-hour in-country pastoral and emergency support from the Pagoda on-site team
  • Airport pick-up service and transfer to accommodation in Ho Chi Min City
  • Visa guidance and processing fees included
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Pre-departure support from the Pagoda team
  • Free welcome pack (incl. local SIM-card, travel card, T-shirt and introduction to the city)
  • In-country orientation session
  • Complete the digitally delivered Pagoda Skills Courses focusing on improving your employability, cultural fluency, workplace basics 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 programmes from around the world, through the Pagoda app!
  • 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!

NO PROGRAMME FEES TO PAY, THE COST OF THE PROGRAMME IS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEES!

Internships are offered subject to academic and non-academic eligibility criteria set both internally and externally. Passport holders from some countries may not be eligible to apply for this programme but we will work with you to offer alternatives during your time in Dundee.

ELIGIBILITY

Students on the following Postgraduate Law courses can take part in the programme. Internships are offered subject to academic and non-academic eligibility criteria set both internally and externally. Passport holders from some countries may not be eligible to apply for this programme but we will work with you to offer alternatives during your time in Dundee.

Please note, 15 places have been made available for this highly competitive and prestigious University of Dundee & Pagoda opportunity.

  • Business & Human Rights LLM
  • Comparative & European Private International Law (Dual Qualifying – University of Toulouse) LLM
  • Comparative & European Private International Law LLM
  • Corporate & Commercial Law LLM
  • Environmental Law LLM
  • International Commercial Law (Dual Qualifying – CY Cergy Paris University) LLM
  • International Commercial Law LLM
  • Law (General) LLM

PROGRAMME DATES & CONFIRMATION

Internship Start Date – 23rd May 2022
Internship End Date – 15th July 2022

Whether you’re completing an online or a in-person internships, all the opportunities we’re offering for are full time positions, Monday-Friday each week with the duration of the 8-weeks. The exact number of working hours each week will differ slightly between the different host companies and the role you’re able to secure.

We’ll be able to confirm with all selected participants in early March what destinations will be possible to travel to, should you have opted for an in-person programme. If you do and it’s not possible to travel, the online option will automatically be provided.

Get in touch if you have any questions relating to the dates of the programme.

HOW IT WORKS

01

PRE-PLACEMENT (Semester 1)

Get to know Pagoda, the opportunities available and select the ideal programme format for you. There’s a few different aspects to consider and it’s our role at Pagoda to discuss each viable option with you in the first term of your course. Pagoda will host promotional sessions with the lovely team at Dundee so you’re able to find out more, but know a member of the Pagoda team will always be available to book in a call for more one-to-one support.

02

PLACEMENT PROCESS (Semester 2)

So you’ve opted for an internship programme with Pagoda, great choice! A member of the team will start the placement process with you and ask you to select the ideal roles you’re looking to apply for. Once a company is happy to consider you for their role, Pagoda will introduce you for a formal video interview. This is a great chance for you to ask the host company lots of questions and assess whether that role is the right one for you. Pagoda will endeavour to facilitate as many interviews as possible until you’ve found the perfect role.

03

PROGRAMME CONFIRMATION & COMMENCEMENT (Semester 3)

In-Person Programme: Pagoda will provide detailed instructions for your visa application, provide support for your flight booking and finalise your accommodation for your overseas internship. Once you’ve arrived in your host destination, our team will pick you from the airport, help you get settled into your accommodation and arrange a fun orientation within the first couple of days of your stay and before your internship starts.

Remote Programme: Start your on-boarding, training and gain access to a range of online resources and to your own personalised management account for your remote internship. Pagoda will ensure you’ve joined all the relevant groups via the Pagoda app for your programme, you’re formally introduced to your host company and have everything set up for your first day of your remote internship.

INTERNSHIPS

BROWSE A SELECTION OF POSSIBLE INTERNSHIPS

EVENTS

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

PAGODA 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

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

EXPAND A COURSE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

 

 

 

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

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.

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

UCLan MA IBC Placements

PLACEMENT YEAR
STARTS HERE!

Welcome to our placement programme for MA Intercultural Business Communications students from UCLan. We hope that through our guided programme, you will learn vital employability skills and discover placement opportunities as part of your UCLan degree. This page outlines the basics of our programme, schedule and next steps.

When you’re ready to get started, we’d like you to complete our application form.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

During June to August, Pagoda will run 10 pre-placement sessions. 1 hour online coaching seminar per week over a 10-week period. The schedule for these session will be sent to you in May.

During August & September, we will introduce your applications to suitable companies based on your preferences and goals. If companies are interested in your application, we will introduce you to the company for a phone or video interview. Our team are on hand to support you during the application process. You will not be ‘allocated’ or ‘guaranteed’ a placement; you need to work hard and perform well during application process in order to secure a placement.

We aim to finalize your placements by October or November.

The cost of Pagoda Projects’ support throughout the process is covered in full by UCLan.

PROGRAMME STAGES

01

PRE-PLACEMENT

During June to August, you will take part in online sessions delivered by the Pagoda team. These include skills courses, webinars, Q&A sessions, interviews and coaching sessions. Click here to view the itinerary.

02

ON PLACEMENT

After a competitive application process, successful participants will complete their work placements. Our placements can take pace in person in Manchester, or completed remotely with a company based in one of our other global destinations.

03

POST-PLACEMENT

Following your placement, we gather extensive feedback and work with the UCLan team to guide you into the next phase of your graduate career journey.

DESTINATIONS

The majority of our placements are based in Manchester. We have a limited number of placements based in other UK cities and a further selection of placements in our global destinations: Greater China, Vietnam & Mexico.

A full listing of our internships can be found here. Many of the internships are not available as paid placements as part of this programme, but the listings should give you an insight into the kinds of organisations we work with.

APPLICATION FORM


Cardiff University – Online Internships 2023

Pagoda Projects are excited to offer our Remote Internships Programme for students from Cardiff University for summer 2023! 

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

DEVELOP YOUR SECTOR, TIME & PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME

LEARN CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS

  • Browse over 500 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!
  • FULLY FUNDED programme for eligible Cardiff students!

PROGRAMME DATES

Programme Dates:
Start Date: 5th June 2023
End Date: 28th July 2023

All the remote internships we’re offering for the summer are full time positions, Monday-Friday each week for the duration of the 8-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 are fixed.

Get in touch if you have any questions relating to the dates of the programme.

DEADLINE TO APPLY – 12th December 2022

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

  • Company Sector

  • Destination

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

EXPAND A COURSE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

 

 

 

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

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 completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

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.

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 DECEMBER 12TH DEADLINE


Online Internship Programme

Pagoda Projects are excited to offer of our Online Internship Programme for university partners!

 Our mission remains focussed on increasing cultural understanding, developing employability skills and being inclusive.

DEVELOP SECTOR-SPECIFIC, TIME & PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

LEARN CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS

  • Students can browse over 500 remote internship listings and find their perfect position.
  • Applicants would chat with our experienced placement team, undertake interviews and secure a position.
  • Paired with a cultural mentor from one of our amazing overseas destinations and provided the platform to discuss interesting topics suggested by Pagoda.
  • Participants gain access to our weekly live virtual events all themed on improving skills, cultural understanding, and interesting insight to a variety of industries.
  • Lifetime access to our online Pagoda Skills Courses focusing on improving employability, cultural fluency and digital skills.
  • Participants 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 participants throughout the internship.
  • Benefits of being a Pagoda Alumni member with dedicated Linkedin group & know about Pagoda Job opportunities first!

PROGRAMME DATES

Applicants can complete our Online Internship Programme throughout the year, as time that suits them best.

Students with academic commitments can complete our programme alongside these, with many of the internships being part-time and all host companies offer flexible working hours.

Please get in touch if you have any questions relating to the dates of the programme.

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1

Applicants can browse our range of internships from around the world – Our host companies are truly innovative, able to provide remote support and guidance and want to ensure the participants have a great internship.

STEP 2

Applicants are guided through our placement process with an experienced member of the team. Communicating directly with our host companies from around the world and undertake online interviews to secure their position as an online intern.

STEP 3

The internship has been chosen and confirmed! Participants begin on-boarding, training and gain access to their own personalised management account for their online internship. Pagoda Projects will also grant access to a range of online resources, be holding exclusive online events and ensuring our award-winning support is available from day one of the online internship.

INTERNSHIPS

  • Company Sector

  • Destination

EVENTS

DURING THE PROGRAMME WE WILL BE HOSTING LOTS OF EVENTS TO IMPROVE PARTICIPANTS’ SKILLS & HELP THEM GAIN HANDS-ON 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

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.

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

MORE INFO

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL INFO@PAGODAPROJECTS.COM OR COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW