University of Dundee – Life Sciences Internship Programme 2023

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GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME – SUMMER 2023

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 2023!

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.

Overseas Internship Dates – 29th May to 21st July 2023
Online + Manchester Internship Dates – 5th June to 28th July 2023

Application Deadline – 12th December 2022

Join Pagoda for an online info session where you can learn more about the programme and ask questions. Even if you can’t make it, register and we’ll send you the recording!

  • Fully funded as part of your course
  • In-person internship experience in your chosen sector (unpaid overseas, stipend may be 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 (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 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 winter 2022, with the aim of finalising booking onto the programme by end of March 2023.

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 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!

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.

BANGKOK

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, and often ranked among the world’s most visited cities. With rich buddhist tradition meeting lively nightlife, the city is home to all kinds of experiences as impressive as its internationally loved cuisine. And if you find yourself wanting a change of pace, there’s a myriad of adventures possible outside of the city, whether its waterfalls, diverse landscapes or elephant sanctuaries that take your fancy.

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 – 12th DECEMBER 2022

In-Person Internship

Online Internship