RMIT Internships in Vietnam 2023/24 (In-Person)



Pagoda are delighted to be offering our fully supported in-person internship opportunities to RMIT for 2023/24!

This is a 10 week internship programme in Vietnam (either Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi). Regardless of destination, internship and sector, Pagoda will support you before, during and after the programme, provide quality accommodation, assist with the required visa and be there in-country to ensure an amazing experience!

All internships are full-time positions, Monday-Friday each week for a duration of 10 weeks. The exact number of contact working hours each week will differ slightly between the different host companies and the role you’re able to secure. We suggest you clarify all key details with our team before accepting an offered position. Get in touch if you have any questions relating to the programme.

You can also join Pagoda for an online info session where you can learn more about the programme and ask questions. Even if you can’t make it, simply take a minute to register and we’ll send you the recording!

  • Live Information Session: 30th May 2023 17:30 Melbourne Register Here


Applications Open24th April 2023
Live Information Session30th May 2023
Applications Close25th June 2023
Booking & Payment Deadline6th August 2023
Arrival Date*24th November 2023
Programme Begins27th November 2023
Programme End & Departure Date**4th February 2023

*Participants must arrive between 9.30am and 5.30pm

**Participants must vacate premises by 12pm Sunday of the week the internship finishes



Ten-week full time internship.
Choose your destination, sector & host company.

Private room, inclusive of all bills & Wi-Fi, on good transport links, sharing with other students on the programme.

Visa support and comprehensive travel/medical insurance (covered either by Pagoda or your university)

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.




Before committing to the programme, your university and Pagoda will work with you to clarify funding you may be eligible for any outstanding costs.

Studying in Australia? You must…

  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Be studying at Pagoda Partner University 
  • Currently be completing an undergraduate degree
  • Be able to receive university credit for this internship
  • Not be a citizen or permanent resident of the host location
  • Have not previously received a New Colombo Plan mobility grant for an in-country experience
  • Complete the separate application process required by your university prior to the deadline. NOTE These deadlines are likely to differ to Pagoda’s

Still not sure? Get in touch.


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

You are welcome to apply as soon as possible as places are limited. Your place is only confirmed once a deposit has been paid.

Application Deadline – 25th June 2023


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


Pagoda will provide university/scholarship-specific next steps where you must also register externally. You may need to meet specific eligibility criteria and/or receive credit to access funding. You will need to pay a refundable deposit/bond when committing to the programme. Terms of the deposit are in the programme agreement should you be offered a place on the programme.


Our team will support you with pre-programme activities and tasks. Once the internship programmes begin, Pagoda will continue to support you through each step of the process. You will be greeted at the airport, transferred over to your accommodation and be introduced to all the fellow students from various universities who are completing a similar programme.






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

Our team goes to great lengths to source meaningful internship opportunities for our participants, with extensive vetting of each company. Our internships are enjoyable, high quality and align with students’ academic and career goals.

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

Vietnam Testimonial

Vietnam Testimonial

Vietnam Testimonial



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.



Our Student Support Outline gives a comprehensive guide to our support. 24/7 emergency support is included in every in-person programme.

Our local teams organise regular optional social, networking and travel activities for participants. This includes regular dinners and weekend trips to fit around your internship schedules. Our local knowledge helps you to discover hidden gems and visit sites on a student budget.

Vietnam Trip Example


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




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.


Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, embodying a rich intersection of old and new. With imperial landmarks and colonial facades meeting modern invigoration, the city has the gravity of a historical and cultural centre. Recognised by Unesco as a ‘Design City’, there is a creative vibrancy to enjoy alongside the legendary street kitchens and traditional tones of the Old Quarter. And if you fancy getting away from the city, there is no shortage of rugged vistas and captivating seascapes to venture to.


What funding am I eligible for?

Your university and Pagoda will confirm your eligibility/ eligibility in principle for the programme before any deposit or programme fee is required. Before agreeing to any overseas experience, it is the responsibility of your university to outline what financial contribution (if any) will be offered and what funding you will be able to access to help towards the costs of your programme.

What happens if the programmes are cancelled due to COVID-related restrictions?

Pagoda will be following government travel advice and we will keep you updated should any restriction changes affect your programme. In the event of a programme cancelation, your deposit and any other programme financial contribution will be refunded in full**. Alternatively, you may 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.

What are the internships can I choose from?

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.

What is the refundable deposit for and how much is it?

The deposit is $200 AUD/NZD/SGD and it is a refundable sum of money which guarantees your place on our programme and covers your accommodation deposit. If your accommodation is left in the same standard as it is found, your deposit will be refunded within 6 weeks after your internship programme. See our Terms & Conditions for more details.

What vaccinations will I need to travel?

Vaccinations will depend on which destination you decide on and what the relevant government and travel advice is at the time.

Once you have decided on your destination, Pagoda Projects will direct you to your GP for vaccine recommendations and COVID-related vaccine advice. You can also contact Pagoda for any additional information.

What visa will I need for the programme?

Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire process, including the visa application. Once you have chosen a destination, we will send the steps you need to complete to apply for your visa. The visa type will depend on your chosen destination.

IMPORTANT: To avoid any complications with the visa process, your passport must be in date for more than 12 months from your programme start date, i.e. if your programme start date is December 2023, your passport expiry date cannot be any date before the 30/11/2024.

What's Pagoda's previous experience at delivering internship programmes overseas?

Established in 2007, Pagoda Projects have over a decade’s worth of experience in successfully delivering international programmes on behalf of governmental bodies and universities worldwide.

Our internship and employability programmes have spanned over 20 destinations worldwide, and have welcomed over 4000 students and counting. We are confident in our team’s ability to deliver meaningful career developing opportunities to prepare the next generation of global graduates!

What happens if my original choice of destination isn’t possible?

Internships are limited and participants host companies will be arranged on a first accepted, first served basis. Places can be competitive, so it is important to engage and respond to the team and prospective host company in good time.

In the interest of quality, we limit the number of interns in each host locations regardless of internship availability. In the event that your preferred host location is no longer available, you will be offered an alternative where possible. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and we will explain why any certain destinations are not possible at that time.

When will I have my internship confirmed?

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 up to 14 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.

How does the internship placement process work?

Step 1: Submit an application to Pagoda and your university/scholarship scheme and secure your place on the programme ASAP
Step 2: Review eligibility and funding in principle with our team and your university/ await outcome of scholarship.
Step 3: Select an internship opportunity and complete the interview process.
Step 4: Book refundable flights, obtain relevant visa and go to your GP for vaccine advice.
Step 5: Ready to go!

Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire process. We will keep you updated regularly and provide detailed information each step of the way.

Will there be any other students on the programme and from where?

Yes, many! Pagoda Projects works with many universities from all over the world. Therefore, it is highly likely that other students both from your university and other universities will be participating in the programme across the same dates as you.

What other costs should I budget for?

This depends on the programme funding you receive. You will likely be required to cover the costs of flights, accommodation, visa application fees and Covid-19 fees such as quarantine (if required). You should also budget for food, drink, social events and transport in country. You will be understand the funding available to you and outstanding costs expected of you before committing and paying any deposit.

It may be useful to refer to our blogs about budgeting in our various destinations, found here:

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Are the internships paid?

Our short-term internships (6-12 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 offset on behalf of Pagoda participants. If looking for long-term (6-12 month) paid opportunities please let the staff know as we also have opportunities in Taiwan and the EU

What insurance will be required?

Fully comprehensive travel and medical insurance will be provided either by Pagoda or your University. This is subject to review depending on the latest government travel advice, but no student completing any Pagoda programme will be able to take part without the appropriate insurance.




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