University of Auckland Remote Internships – Summer 2021

Pagoda Projects are excited to offer a funded Remote Internship Programme for University of Auckland students for Summer 2021/22! 

 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

Programme Overview

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: 22nd November 2021

8-10 Weeks – END DATE: 14th January 2022 / 28th January 2022
12-16 Weeks – END DATE: 11th February 2022 / 11th March 2022

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: 31st August 2021

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 $100 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

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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

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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 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 31st AUGUST 2021