In-Person Internships

Get genuine experience working for a global organisation

An internship is a fantastic way to gain exposure in your chosen field. Develop key skills, meet new people and experience a different culture, living and working like a local.

About the programme

  • Twelve-week full-time internships in your chosen field and destination. You’ll spend eight weeks in-country, where you’ll be provided with accommodation, on-site support and an unforgettable international experience, then four weeks working remotely with the same company
  • Over 1,000+ internships with host companies in 45+ sectors
  • Intern in-person in Madrid, Lisbon, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi or Bangkok
  • Accommodation, airport transfers and 24/7 emergency support 
  • Internships tend to be unpaid due to visa requirements
  • Although Pagoda have excellent sector coverage, some specific sectors may only be available in some of the in-person destinations or online
  • Internship places are subject to a competitive application process
  • Funding available to help cover programme fees
  • Durham College students from the Child and Youth Care program or Social Service Worker program eligible to apply

You Will


Gain professional experience

for your CV with an international organisation

Apply your knowledge

to your chosen industry and develop core skills

Get support

from Pagoda’s in-country staff with weekly check-ins through Pagoda’s digital portal


Attend online networking events and webinars with industry experts

Skills Courses

Complete four digital skills courses designed to boost employability


with other students on the programme at group dinners and activities

Application Process

Summer 2024 programme. Lisbon – 27th May – 16th August 2024
Bangkok, Hanoi, HCMC, and Madrid – 3rd June – 23rd August 2024
Leave your details below to be notified when the application window opens.

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


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


Final destination options to be confirmed once application window opens.

Programme Testimonials

Register Your Interest

Summer 2024 programme. 

Lisbon – 27th May – 16th August 2024

Bangkok, Hanoi, HCMC, and Madrid – 3rd June – 23rd August 2024

Leave your details below to be notified when the application window opens.