UTS Remote Internships – Summer 2021

For Summer 2021, we’re offering completely FUNDED Remote Internships for UTS students!
Interested in our Future Skills Programme instead? More information available here

On this program you will increase your cultural understanding and employability skills, whilst gaining valuable work experience for future employers!

Make sure you review and complete all instructions including applying to your university for this programme as well as the application form at the bottom of this page.

Programme Overview

GET A HEAD START IN YOUR CAREER

GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME

LEARN CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS

NOTE: Only China and Vietnam opportunities may be eligible for New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding. Please follow the links to your university pages to review further information.

  • A 4 or 6-week internship in the sector of your choice (China & Vietnam only eligible for NCP funding)
  • 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 whilst having the platform to discuss interesting topics selected by Pagoda.
  • Gain access to our weekly live virtual events, all themed on improving your skills, cultural understanding as well as providing insight into a variety of industries.
  • Complete our digitally delivered courses that focus on employability, cultural fluency and digital skills. We’ll make sure you’re prepared for the remote working 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 and Facebook groups. Know about Pagoda Job opportunities before other students!
  • Refundable deposit: $300 AUD

PROGRAMME DATES

START DATE: 6th December 2021

4 Weeks – END DATE: 31st December 2021
6 Weeks – END DATE: 14th January 2022

All the remote internships we’re offering for the summer are full-time positions, Monday-Friday each week. 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: 5th November 2021

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

Submit your application below and register your interest

STEP 2

Pagoda will confirm programme details with you and check any eligibility criteria with you and your university where programme credit and/or any available funding is available

STEP 3

Once details are confirmed, Pagoda will start working on finalising an internship with you. When satisfied we will ask you to sign the booking form, pay the programme fee and deposit, then warmly welcome you into the digital world of Pagoda!

INTERNSHIPS

  • Company Sector

  • Destination

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EVENTS

TAKE PART IN NUMEROUS EVENTS THAT ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

THE COURSES

What Are The Skills Courses?

Skill courses aim to encourage the development of students, as well as recent graduates, by teaching fundamental elements that are needed to improve your ‘work readiness’ for a post-pandemic business world.

Our courses focus on Employability, Digital Competency and Intercultural Fluency. We believe this framework will provide you with the agility needed for a global and ever-changing workplace. We’ll give you the aptitude to communicate effectively within an international work-group or team so you can tackle the job market with awareness, preparation and confidence. You’ll also have an amazing understanding of ‘digital’ for once you’ve gained employment.

As qualifications have become a significant measure in terms of employability, each course provides a certificate of completion to show in your job applications.

Why Are They Important?

On a survey conducted by Universities UK which asked about what’s most important for getting a job, the survey showed that ‘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%)’. 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.

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 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.

  • You’ll schedule one audio or video call each week and exchange common interests and areas of study.
  • Pagoda will provide you with a theme (e.g. festivals/traditions, food, music/arts etc.) to discuss knowledge and experiences in relation to the home country culture.
  • You’ll produce a weekly cultural blog sharing what you have learnt with inclusions of videos, pictures etc.
  • Interact with your cultural mentor and intern community in online events and discussions.

APPLY NOW

DON’T FORGET TO APPLY BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF 5th NOVEMBER 2021