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TupuToa – Taiwan 2023 Funded Internships

EDUCATION NEW ZEALAND FUNDED INTERNSHIPS IN TAIWAN 2023

DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS

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

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

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

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

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

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WHAT’S INCLUDED?

MORE THAN JUST AN INTERNSHIP

Six to eight-week full time internship.
Choose your destination, sector & host company.

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

Visa processing and comprehensive travel/medical insurance as an optional extra.

Airport pickup, transfer to accommodation, welcome pack & detailed orientation.

Regular organised events, trips & activities throughout the programme.

24/7 on-site emergency and general support from the friendly Pagoda team.

Access to Pagoda’s online Skills Courses to improve your employability, cultural fluency & digital skills.

Join over 4000 previous students in the Pagoda exclusive alumni network for future employability opportunities across the globe.

FUNDING

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

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

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

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

KEY DATES

Application Deadline:

27 November 2022

Programme Dates:

6 March 2023 to 7 May 2023

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

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

Application Deadline – 27th November 2022

1

STEP

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

2

STEP

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

3

STEP

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

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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

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

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

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

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ACCOMMODATION

FURNISHED APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION

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

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

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SUPPORT

PERSONALISED SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR PAGODA EXPERIENCE

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

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

PAGODA PORTAL

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

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DESTINATIONS

BROWSE THE NEW COLOMBO PLAN FUNDED DESTINATIONS

TAIPEI

Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan, located in the north of the island, only a short metro ride away from the beach. The city is home to around 3 million people and one of the tallest buildings in the world (Taipei 101). Free wifi throughout the city, one of the best transportation systems and amazing street food… no wonder Taiwan wIns the top country in the world for best quality of life every year!

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FAQ’s

Your university and Pagoda will confirm your eligibility for the programme before any deposit or programme fee is required. Before agreeing to any overseas experience, your university will outline what contribution (if any) will be needed and what funding you will be able to access to help towards the costs of your flights and spending money.Pagoda will be following government travel advice and we will keep you updated should any restriction changes affect your programme. In the event of a programme cancelation, your deposit and any other programme financial contribution will be refunded in full**. Alternatively, you will also have the opportunity to switch to our highly rated Global Online Internship if an in-person programme is not possible.

**Please note: As flight costs are not covered by the programme funding, Pagoda would not refund flight costs in the event of a programme cancellation. Therefore, as a precaution, we strongly advise that all flights are booked as refundable.31st August 2022.You can either speak with our team or browse our website at any time, which can be filtered by destination and industry. You can submit your application for as many positions as you like, however we prefer if you focus on one preferred location. You will only complete your internship with one host company.The deposit is $200 AUD and it is a refundable sum of money which guarantees your place on our programme and covers your accommodation deposit. If your accommodation is left in the same standard as it is found, your deposit will be refunded within 6 weeks after your internship programme. See our Terms & Conditions for more details.Vaccinations will depend on which destination you decide on and what the relevant government and travel advice is at the time.

Once you have decided on your destination, Pagoda Projects will direct you to your GP for vaccine recommendations and COVID-related vaccine advice. You can also contact Pagoda for any additional information.Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire process, including the visa application. Once you have chosen a destination, we will send the steps you need to complete to apply for your visa. The visa type will depend on your chosen destination.

IMPORTANT: To avoid any complications with the visa process, your passport must be in date for more than 12 months from your programme start date, i.e. if your programme start date is December 2022, your passport expiry date cannot be any date before the 30/11/2023.Established in 2007, Pagoda Projects have over a decade’s worth of experience in successfully delivering international programmes on behalf of governmental bodies and universities worldwide.

Our internship and employability programmes have spanned over 20 destinations worldwide, and have welcomed over 4000 students and counting. We are confident in our team’s ability to deliver meaningful career developing opportunities to prepare the next generation of global graduates!All locations are depending on border controls and capacity to secure an appropriate visa. Remember that you will only be eligible for the generous New Colombo Plan funding in our Asia host locations (Taipei & Ho Chi Minh City).Destinations will be confirmed by the end of August 2022, at which point you will be given the option to officially accept your destination before proceeding further. You may also be given the option of a second destination. If you decide not to accept either destination, you can withdraw from the programme and your deposit will be refunded. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and we will explain why any certain destinations are not possible at that time.Once confirming your place on the programme you will be guided through our internship placement process. Our placement processing time, including company interviews, can take from 2 to 10 weeks.  This of course depends on the availability of both interviewer (your supervisor) and interviewee (you) as well as how quickly you are able to respond to our team.  Your internship should be confirmed between September and October 2022.Step 1: Submit an application and secure your place on the programme ASAP
Step 2: Establish your eligibility and ability to receive funding with your university, clarify outstanding costs and decide whether or not you wish to commit to the programme.
Step 3: Select an internship opportunity and complete the interview process.
Step 4: Book refundable flights, obtain relevant visa and go to your GP for vaccine advice.
Step 5: Ready to go!

Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire process. We will keep you updated regularly and provide detailed information each step of the way.Yes, many! Pagoda Projects works with many universities from all over the world. Therefore, it is highly likely that other students both from your university and other universities will be participating in the programme across the same dates as you.This depends on the programme funding you receive. You will likely be required to cover the costs of flights, accommodation, visa application fees and Covid-19 fees such as quarantine (if required). You should also budget for food, drink, social events and transport in country. You will be understand the funding available to you and outstanding costs expected of you before committing and paying any deposit.

It may be useful to refer to our blogs about budgeting in our various destinations, found here: https://pagodaprojects.com/cost-of-living

Use this link to find out the current daily exchange rates: https://www.xe.com/currency/aud-australian-dollar/Our short-term internships (8-12 weeks) are unpaid; however, our short-term internship programmes are funding driven, where the cost of Pagoda supporting you throughout the process and in-country, along with your accommodation is typically paid for on behalf of Pagoda participants. If looking for long-term (6-12 month) paid opportunities please let the staff know as we also have opportunities in Taiwan and the EUFully comprehensive travel and medical insurance is included in your Pagoda programme.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE -27TH NOVEMBER 2022

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Pagoda Projects Vietnam

TupuToa – Communities and Culture in Vietnam

TUPUTOA IN VIETNAM!

Internships, Communities and Culture in Ho Chi Minh City

This programme is funded by Education New Zealand’s Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia.

Programme Dates: 19th November 2022 – 22nd January 2023

IMPORTANT! Please read our Covid 19 Travel Policy

OVERVIEW

Ho Chi Minh City is, in our humble opinion, the most exciting destination in Southeast Asia! Bursting with cafes, craft breweries, street food, markets and mopeds, the city itself is full of colour and energy. Pagoda and TupuToa are offering an exciting employability and cultural onboarding week followed by an 8-week internship in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for Māori and Pacific youth with funding from Education New Zealand’s prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

1 week onboarding + 8 week internship in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Programme Fee:
The cost of this programme will be covered by Education New Zealand’s Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia

*Please note, a NZD $200 deposit will be requested upon booking form being signed. This is a refundable deposit to cover no-shows and/or any damage incurred to accommodation.

Dates:
+ Arrival in Vietnam: 19th November 2022
+ Onboarding Week: 21st to 27th November
+ Full-time Internships: Monday-Friday From 28th November until 20th Jan 2023
+ Depart Vietnam: 22nd Jan 2023

Throughout your time in Vietnam, you’ll be supported by Pagoda Projects’ friendly and experienced on-site team. Support will include pick-up and orientation, full onboarding week, 24-hour emergency assistance, and opportunities to join a range of additional ongoing events, trips and activities with other participants on-place.If your application is successful, you must register with https://safetravel.co.nz prior to departure. TupuToa require you to attend onboarding and induction workshops in Auckland before you leave for Vietnam.

Accommodation:

+ WIFI, Rent, bills & all management fees included
+ A fully furnished apartment: cookware, bedding all included
+ Cleaning service 2-3 times per week included
+ In safe and interesting areas with good local options

THE ITINERARY

Our onboarding week will immerse your group in the amazing Vietnamese culture, visit local attractions, take part in tours a presentations from both corporates and NGOs with a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable business practices.

You will then individually join a local organisation for an 8-week internship in a field of your choice. Pagoda Projects will work with you to find a position in a host company that will give you a quality work experience relating to your interests and aspirations. You can browse the various opportunities below.

01

REGISTER INTEREST

Register interest with TupuToa and be approved by their selection panel. Once you have been awarded the scholarship, register via the form below to provide Pagoda with your details.

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CONFIRM INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

Successful participants will be introduced to the Pagoda Projects team who will work with you to apply to the most suitable internship positions and prepare you for the programme.

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PRE-DEPARTURE PREPARATIONS

Following your internship confirmation, we will help you with your pre-departure preparations. There will be predeparture calls and an online predeparture session delivered by Pagoda Projects.

What’s Included?

+ Support before, during and after your programme
+ Full onboarding week including; Vietnamese tuition, visits to international businesses and community organisations, cultural activities and theme-specific workshops
+ Arrangement of full-time internship with one of our partner host companies
+ Flights (arranged by TupuToa)
+ Stipend of NZD $1000 (arranged by TupuToa)
+ Medical and travel insurance
+ Visa application letter and support
+ Accommodation as detailed above
+ Welcome pack including SIM-card, T-Shirt, bag, reusable bottle
+ Orientation & personal introduction to your host company
+ 24/7 emergency contact person
+ Option to join regular trips & events
+ Access to the Pagoda Projects alumni networkWhat’s not Included?

+ In-country transport (except for onboarding week)
+ Day to day living and personal expenses
+ Any vaccinations/inoculations recommended by your doctor or required by Vietnam
+ Any other costs incurred that aren’t specifically mentioned as being included in the programme
+ Optional activities and dinners
+ Any Covid related costs (i.e. quarantine if required by host location or upon return to New Zealand)

THE INTERNSHIPS

  • Company Sector

  • Destination

APPLICATION FORM

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