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Cardiff Met – Blended Summer Internships Programme 2023

GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME – SUMMER 2023

DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS

Pagoda are delighted to be working with Cardiff Metropolitan University, to offer our fully supported blended internship opportunities, for summer 2023!

Students taking part will have the option of completing an 8-week internship with a host company based in Spain, Portugal or Vietnam, choosing across a variety of sectors. Your programme will be split into half working remotely and the other in-country, where you’re provided accommodation, on-site support and an amazing internship experience!

Programme Dates – 26th June to 23rd August 2023

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

MORE THAN JUST AN INTERNSHIP

8-week full time, blended half/half internship, where you’ll spend 4-weeks overseas and 4-weeks completing the internship online.

 

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

Visa assistance 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 5000 previous students in the Pagoda exclusive alumni network for future employability opportunities across the globe.

 

FUNDING

This programme is partially-funded through Cardiff Metropolitan University, Turing, and Taith for eligible students. Eligible students can expect to receive over £1000 in funding. All students will be required to self-fund over the remaining £1800+ (Lisbon/Madrid) or £1300+ (Vietnam) programme fees.

WP and disadvantaged students can receive additional funding between £360-£1015 depending on their allocated destination.

In addition, a £200 GBP refundable deposit will be invoiced to students who have been allocated a place on the programme. Deposits are refunded at the successful end of the programme, deducting any cleaning fees or damage to the accommodation.

Please note that flights and daily spending money for food and transportation are not covered by these programme fees.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Pagoda will be taking applications from students from the beginning of the 2022/23 academic year, with the aim of providing confirmation and acceptances onto the programme throughout the year until all places are allocated.

Application Deadline: 12th December 2022

We encourage any student thinking about taking part to apply as the application process is very simple and easy to confirm your place!

 

 

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SUBMIT YOUR 2-MIN APPLICATION

Apply through the link below and we will be in touch within 24 hours. You will be asked to submit a video interview or complete a phone interview (your choice!) so your application can be assessed as part of the initial selection process.

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PROGRAMME CONFIRMATION

If selected, a member of the Pagoda team will be in touch with the good news and for you to confirm what destination and format you prefer.

If we have capacity in your choice, your place will be confirmed and you can begin the final stages of arranging the specific internship for the programme.

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INTERNSHIP & TRAVEL

We’ll work with each student on an individual basis to assist with the application for an internship. The students taking part can select from any internships that are listed on our website here.

Once you’ve finalised a role, Pagoda will be on hand to help with any questions before travelling and be waiting at the airport to assist with transfers to the provided accommodation.

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INTERNSHIPS

WE HAVE YOUR IDEAL POSITION

1,000+ UNIQUE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

40+ SECTORS FROM MARKETING TO ENGINEERING

BROWSE OUR INTERNSHIP LISTINGS HERE

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 early 2023, 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!

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DESTINATIONS

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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.

Online Info Sessions

If you want to learn more about the programme and/or want to ask questions, please join us for an online info session. Even if you can’t make it, sign up and we’ll send you the recording.

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.

Join Pagoda for an online info session where you can learn more about the programme and ask questions. We’ll also have a programme alumni available to talk about their experience.

Even if you can’t make it, register and we’ll send you the recording.

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.

Join Pagoda for an online info session where you can learn more about the programme and ask questions. We’ll also have a programme alumni available to talk about their experience.

Even if you can’t make it, register and we’ll send you the recording.

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ACCOMMODATION

FURNISHED APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION

The on-site Pagoda team in each destination sources and manages apartment accommodation for participants, in line with our accommodation quality policy.

You will always be provided your own private bedroom and any shared facilities will always be with Pagoda participants only. Female-only accommodation is available and provided at no additional cost, with all located on good transport links in secure area of the cities where Pagoda delivers programmes.

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SUPPORT

PERSONALISED SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR PAGODA EXPERIENCE

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

Our local teams organise regular optional social, networking and travel activities for participants. This includes 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.

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FAQ’S

Your university will confirm your eligibility for the programme before Pagoda finalises your place on the programme. Before agreeing to any overseas experience, your university will outline what funding you will be able to access to help towards the costs of your flights and spending money. The full programme fee will be covered by your university, so don’t forget to show your appreciation should you take part!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 will be refunded in full**. Alternatively, you will also have the opportunity to switch to a remote internship if an in-person programme is not possible and your university agrees to this format.

**Please note: As flight costs are not covered by the programme funding, Pagoda would not refund flight costs in the event of a programme cancellation. Therefore, as a precaution, we strongly advise that all flights are booked as refundable.All Pagoda internships can be found here.The deposit is £200 and it is a refundable sum of money which guarantees your place on our programme and covers your accommodation deposit. If your accommodation is left in the same standard as it is found, your deposit will be refunded within 6 weeks after your internship programme. See our Terms & Conditions for more details.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.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 5000 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!Step 1: Submit an application and secure your place on the programme.
Step 2: Select an internship opportunity and complete the interview process with specific host companies.
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.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/gbp-british-pound/Our short-term internships (8-12 weeks) are unpaid; however, our short-term internship programmes are university-funded where the cost of Pagoda supporting you throughout the process and in-country, along with your accommodation is typically paid for on behalf of Pagoda participants.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.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 and the passport you hold.

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.

ANY QUESTIONS?

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APPLICATION DEADLINE – 12TH DECEMBER 2022

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Cardiff Metropolitan – Sustainable Global Experience Programme 2023

SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE™

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

1 Week In Amsterdam And 1 Week Online

In collaboration with the Carbon Literacy Project, this innovative and carbon-conscious programme includes a 5-night Sustainable Field Trip in Amsterdam and a Carbon Literacy Training to improve students’ understanding of climate change and carbon emissions.

  • Sustainably travel to, and explore an exciting new country
  • Take part in an accredited CL training to become certified as Carbon Literate
  • Increase your digital, employability, cultural and workplace skills on Pagoda’s certified online skills courses
  • Enhance professional networks by joining the Pagoda Global Community and connecting with sector experts from around the globe
  • Develop a range of transferable skills through Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) including comprehension, analysis, critical thinking, research, evaluation & presentation
  • Group travel between campus & Mainland Europe
  • Carbon emissions offset by 150%
  • Tours, masterclasses & networking events
  • Engage with public & private sector organisations
  • Sector-specific focus, with sustainability embedded throughout
  • Shared hostel accommodation included
  • Full on-site support from Pagoda
  • Understand the theory of climate change and sustainable practices
  • 2 mandatory 3-hour sessions
  • Opportunity to be awarded a uniquely-coded Carbon Literacy certificate

PROGRAMME BREAKDOWN

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Pagoda will host a virtual pre-departure event where participants will have the chance to have their questions answered. A recording of the event will be provided to those unable to attend.

Accredited by the Manchester-based Carbon Literacy Project, participants will receive Carbon Literacy Training and an official certificate upon completion.

Carbon Literacy is defined as “an awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.”

The training, developed by the Carbon Literacy Project, is globally unique and was recognised as such by the UN at COP21, where it was awarded as a TAP100, one of 100 Worldwide Transformative Action Programs. It has been implemented by more than 1700 organisations worldwide, including the NHS, the BBC, and the Machester City Council.

By incorporating Carbon Literacy Training into this programme, we aim to equip students with a solid educational foundation and understanding of the importance of adopting a carbon-conscious lifestyle.

  • 5-night field trip to Amsterdam, giving participants hands-on industry experience in a global context
  • Introduction to a carbon-conscious culture
  • Any carbon generated will be offset 150% through Gold Standard offsetting projects
  • Sustainability themes weaved throughout each component of the programme
SUNDAYArrival & welcome dinner
MONDAYOrientation & project setupSustainable city tour
TUESDAYMasterclasses at sector-aligned businesses in the city/regionGroup project work and free time to explore
WEDNESDAYTours at sector-aligned businesses in the city/regionGroup project work and free time to explore
THURSDAYGroup-project presentations

Q&A with industry professionals

Networking opportunity

Farewell dinner
FRIDAYCarbon conscious tourist activityDeparture

According to the International Energy Alliance’s (IEA) 2020 Tracking Transport Report, ships, planes and road-vehicles make up almost three-quarters of global transport emissions.

Urban and high-speed trains are one of the most sustainable, long-distance transport methods. Eurostar’s high-speed trains are the most carbon-efficient option when travelling between London and neighbouring European cities.

On average, travelling on the Eurostar emits 10 times less carbon per passenger compared to a short-haul flight to the same destination.

In line with the programme’s core ethos, transportation during the programme is exclusively via public transport and walking.

To reflect the programme’s core ethos, participants will stay at high-quality hostels, which both support and demonstrate sustainable and environmental practices.

Hostels are situated in, or are in close proximity to the city centre, with excellent public transport links.

In addition to the other programme components, Pagoda will arrange for students to take part in guided tours around the best attractions the city has to offer.

All entrance fees are covered as part of the programme and the group will be fully supported and supervised throughout the activity by a friendly member of the Pagoda staff.

Participants will have their evenings free throughout the programme to explore the city and bond with their fellow teammates. A Digital Welcome Pack of the city’s (arguably) best sustainable attractions, shops and restaurants will be provided.

Pagoda’s app is built for communities and allows users to engage, share and communicate with each other whilst maintaining a high level of privacy.

Communication

Maintain communication with Pagoda before, during, and after the programme.

Skills Courses

Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of the learner’s current skillset and improve their ‘work readiness’ for a post-pandemic career.

These courses prepare the learner with the knowledge required to communicate effectively within an international working-group or team, tackle the job market with confidence and have a strong understanding of ‘digital’ implications of work. As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a certificate is provided following each completed Pagoda skills course.

Global Alumni Community

Connect with other participants and students from other programmes all around the world.

Application Deadline: 9th December 2022

Programme Dates (Field Trip): 9th July to 14th July 2023

The info sessions are completely non-commital and if you can’t make it you can always register and we’ll send you the recording after. The only people with cameras on will be the hosts and we’ll use the Q&A box to ask questions.

DESTINATION

AMSTERDAM

CAPITAL OF THE NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam is currently ranked 5th in most eco-friendly cities and has pledged to be emission-free by 2030. Home to front-running green initiatives, this city is the perfect location to explore sustainability. Wander around the Amsterdam canals, taste a stroopwafel, and try not to get hit by a bike!

FUNDING

This programme is partially-funded through Cardiff Metropolitan University for eligible students. The remaining £1000 GBP programme fees would need to be self-funded by students.

£50 GBP refundable deposit will also be invoiced to students who have been allocated a place on the programme. Deposits are refunded at the successful end of the programme, deducting any cleaning fees or damage to the accommodation.

Please note that daily spending money for food is not covered by our programme fees.