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UCLan – Summer Blended Internships 2023

GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME – SUMMER 2023

DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS

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

Students taking part will be completing an 8-week internship with a host company based in Ho Chi Minh City, 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 Vietnam internship experience!

Programme Start Date – 26th June 2023

Programme End Date – 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 The University of Central Lancashire for eligible students. All students will be required to self-fund the remaining £500 GBP programme fee.

However, £480 in Turing funding will be available to eligible students to offset these costs. WP and disadvantaged students may be eligible for additional funding up to £1015.

Finally, 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 our 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: 9th January 2023

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.

02

PROGRAMME CONFIRMATION

If selected, a member of the Pagoda team will be in touch with the good news!

If we have the capacity in your preferred internship sector, your place will be confirmed and you can begin the final stages of arranging the specific internship placement 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 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 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.

INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | ACCOMMODATION | SUPPORT | APPLY

INTERNSHIPS

WE HAVE YOUR IDEAL POSITION

1,000+ UNIQUE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

40+ SECTORS FROM MARKETING TO ENGINEERING

BROWSE OUR INTERNSHIP LISTINGS HERE

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!

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

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.

WHAT’S INCLUDED | INTERNSHIPS | 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.

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

FAQ’S

This programme is partially-funded through The University of Central Lancashire for eligible students. All students will be required to self-fund the remaining £500 GBP programme fee.

However, £480 in Turing funding will be available to eligible students to offset these costs. WP and disadvantaged students may be eligible for additional funding up to £1015.

Finally, 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

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 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 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?

APPLY NOW

FIRST APPLICATION DEADLINE – 9TH JANUARY 2023

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UCLan MA International Relations – Internship Programme 2023

Pagoda Projects are excited to offer of our Remote or In-Person Internships Programme for students from UCLan’s MA International Relations course 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

ONLINE PROGRAMME

  • Fully funded as part of your course
  • Browse over 500 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!

IN-PERSON PROGRAMME

  • Fully funded as part of your course and through government funding
  • In-person internship experience in your chosen sector in either Bangkok, Madrid, Lisbon, Manchester or Ho Chi Minh City (unpaid overseas, stipend may be provided in UK)
  • 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 portal.
  • 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 UCLAN’S COURSE FEES!

PROGRAMME DATES

Programme Dates (Bangkok, Lisbon, Madrid, Ho Chi Minh City)  Р29th May 2023 to 21st July 2023

Programme Dates (Online, Manchester) – 5th June 2023 to 28th July 2023

¬†All the internships 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.

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 UCLan 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.

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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

  • 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‚Äô current skillset with the fundamental elements needed to improve their ‚Äėwork readiness‚Äô 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 ‚Äėdigital‚Äô 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 ‚Äď Higher Education in England: Provision, Skills and Graduates Survey, ‚Äėfor 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%)‚Äô 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

APPLICATION DEADLINE – 16TH DECEMEBER 2022

DON’T WORRY IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND LATER ON IN THE PROCESS, SIMPLY APPLY FOR ONE OF THE OPTIONS AND A MEMBER OF THE PAGODA TEAM WILL BE IN TOUCH TO DISCUSS EACH OPTION WITH YOU.

GOT A QUESTION?

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.

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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.

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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