in-person Internships

Get genuine experience working for a global organisation

This is way more than work experience – this is life experience. Develop your skills, meet new people and take a giant step closer to your dream career with an internship. 

You will complete an 8-week full-time internship with a host company in one of our amazing destinations, choosing from a variety of roles and sectors. 

You’ll spend 4 weeks working remotely and 4 weeks in-country, where you’ll be provided with accommodation, on-site support and an unforgettable international experience.

What's Included?

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Internship

An 8-week (unpaid) internship with a company of your choice, spending 4 weeks working remotely and 4 weeks overseas.
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Accommodation

A private room inclusive of all bills and wifi, located on good transport links and living with other students on the programme
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Orientation

Airport pickups, accommodation transfers, welcome packs and detailed orientations to help you feel settled in your new country.
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Support

Weekly check-ins, careers coaching, sector-leading support and 24/7 on-site emergency assistance from our friendly team.
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Skills Courses

Access to Pagoda’s online language classes and skills courses focused on improving employability, cultural fluency and digital skills.
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Activities

Organised events, trips, dinners, weekend activities and online networking sessions throughout the programme.
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Careers Advice

Personal coaching chats, one-on-one mentoring and careers coaching calls with our international employability experts.
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Alumni Network

Access to our global community of 5000+ previous interns who regularly share news, graduate job openings and event invitations.

Application Process

Summer 2024 programme

The application process is as easy as 1,2,3…

1. SUBMIT YOUR 2-MIN APPLICATION

Record a quick video or complete a phone interview (your choice!) so we can assess your application as part of our selection process. Once submitted, we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.

2. INTERNSHIP SELECTION

If selected, our friendly team will be in contact to discuss your preferences, find the most suitable options and coach you through the interviewing process with your chosen host companies. All internships are listed on our website.

3. ONBOARDING

You’ve confirmed your internship – congratulations! Next we’ll be in touch about booking flights and sorting your student visa (if necessary). You’ll gain access to the Pagoda Portal to start your onboarding and we’ll organise a live information session with you to answer any questions.

Pagoda Portal

All programmes are managed on the Pagoda Portal - a digital hub for our student community. This is where you can track your progress, register for events, access skills courses, network with other interns and request additional support.

About Pagoda Projects

Pagoda Projects is a leading provider of internships and sustainable global experiences. We work with universities and companies around the world to provide quality internships that enhance students’ international employability.

Programme Details

An internship is the best way to gain exposure in your chosen field – but this is way more than work experience. Our in-person programmes provide you with the opportunity to make a real difference within your chosen company. You’ll work on industry projects and use what you’ve learnt at university to make decisions that have a real impact.

Outside of your internship, you’ll continue your professional development through skills courses, careers coaching and organised talks with industry professionals. Our team will support you to achieve your full potential and organise events, activities and dinners to make you feel at home. 

And you won’t be alone! You’ll get to know other students on the programme and spend your free time exploring the city, living and working like a local.

Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

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.

Furnished Apartment Accommodation

Our expert in-country teams will source and manage your accommodation, in line with our accommodation quality policy. Our furnished apartments are all located on good transport links and in a secure area of the cities where Pagoda delivers programmes.

 

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.

Our internships are designed to improve your industry skills and knowledge in eight key areas.

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Average competency improvements for our in-person internships 2022/23.

We work with hundreds of fantastic companies around the world, from big crypto consultancies to sustainability start-ups, who are ready and waiting to share their knowledge and show you the ropes. Your internship supervisor will oversee your placement and offer professional support throughout the programme, alongside Pagoda’s friendly in-country team. 

Our team will go to great lengths to source opportunities that match your personal preferences. You can review each position and company individually to decide which internships you’d like to apply for. We’ll help you with your CV, cover letter and organise interviews to set you up properly for success.

Destinations

Final destination options to be confirmed once application window opens.

Programme Testimonials

Register Your Interest

Summer 2024 programme. Complete the form below ASAP, places are limited!