University of Dundee – Life Sciences Internship Programme 2022

GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME – SUMMER 2022

DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS

Pagoda Projects are excited to offer 2 fully supported in-person or online internships for the University of Dundee Life Sciences students over summer 2022!

Students taking part will have the option of different global locations, hundreds of specific internships across a variety of sectors, and full support from the Pagoda team for these funded programmes.

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

PROGRAMME DETAILS

MORE THAN JUST AN INTERNSHIP

This 8 week international internship programme can either be completed online or in-person.
Choose from 100’s of companies from an exciting range of international destinations.

Internship Start Date – 4th July 2022
Internship End Date – 26th August 2022

Application Deadline – 7th February 2022

  • Fully funded as part of your course
  • In-person internship experience in your chosen sector (unpaid overseas, stipend provided with UK internships)
  • 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 in Ho Chi Min City
  • 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 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!
  • Fully funded as part of your course
  • Browse 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!

NO PROGRAMME FEES TO PAY, THE COST OF THE PROGRAMME IS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEES!

Internships are offered subject to academic and non-academic eligibility criteria set both internally and externally. Passport holders from some countries may not be eligible to apply for this programme but we will work with you to offer alternatives during your time in Dundee.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Pagoda will be taking applications from students in early 2022, with the aim of providing confirmation and acceptances onto the programme by end of February 2022.

As travel restrictions being to ease and the viability of the programmes in each destination are confirmed, specific places will only be confirmed from March 2022.

Pagoda will keep you updated throughout the application process on the likelihood of the overseas programme going ahead. Other than a small refundable programme deposit that will be requested if offered a place on the programme, there will be no further financial commitment or flights needing to be booked until Pagoda have confirmed what options will be possible.

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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 Dundee 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.

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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.

TURING-STRIP-IMAGE

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 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 spring 2022, 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!

Example of our global internship programme

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.

CHENGDU

Chengdu is a Chinese city known for its leisure and entertainment. The city is also famous for its Sichuan Opera and of course, the Giant Panda. On a rainy day, you may enjoy their famous spicy hot pots and traditional tea houses. Also known as the “Land of Abundance”, Chengdu produces many local products, pleasant climate and a large number of scenic spots and historical sites.

MEXICO CITY

Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico. The city homes 21 million people and stretches across 200 kilometers/120 miles. What began as the Aztecs home has now grown to become one of the most productive urban areas in the world. The city has become known through its colonial architecture, spicy delicacies and a rich cultural heritage.

BERLIN

The largest and greenest city in Germany. Berlin is home to historical events such as the Berlin Wall and the largest open-air gallery in the world (Eastside Gallery). The city offers fantastic transport, a lot of bridges and pooches; as Berlin was voted the most dog-friendly city in Germany. As the city of freedom and diversity grows, there is always something new to discover in Berlin.

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!

PARIS

The capital of France, Paris is known as the “City of Lights”. Known for its iconic architecture such as the Champs-Élysées and glorious boulangeries (bakery). It’s no wonder why Paris is the second most visited city in the world. You will most certainly leave Paris with a trendy fashion sense and become fluent in the arts from visiting their famous galleries.

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.

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.

MANCHESTER

Home to half a million, Manchester is best known for its football, music and its people. With it’s many transport links including the world’s first inter-city passenger railway station, it has become easily accessible for those touring the city. Manchester has a colourful culture making it one of England’s most exciting cities.

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.

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.

Vietnam Trip Example

Mexico Trip Example

ONLINE COMPONENTS

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Pagoda Projects have developed a bespoke app which is available in the App Store and Play Store.

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

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.

4 UNIQUE ONLINE COURSES

DIGITAL COMPETENCY / CULTURAL FLUENCY / EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS / WORKPLACE BASICS

Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of student and recent graduate’ current skillset with the fundamental elements needed to improve their ‘work readiness’ 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 ‘digital’ once they enter the workplace.

As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a certificate is provided following each completed course

DURING THE PROGRAMME WE WILL BE HOSTING LOTS OF EVENTS TO IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS & GAIN EXPERIENCE

APPLY NOW

APPLICATION DEADLINE – 7TH FEBRUARY 2022

In-Person Internship

Online Internship