Work with us

Work With Us

Programmes with Impact

Employability is essential for every student, and our programmes provide targeted support where it’s needed most. That includes international students, ethnic minorities, caregivers, students with disabilities and those from lower-income backgrounds. Working with Pagoda means introducing your students to over 1,000 internship opportunities around the world.  

Whether you’re looking for accredited summer programmes, short study tours, embedded modules or online internships, we can build a programme to fit your curriculum. Your courses will gain an international element and you’ll get exceptional student outcomes across the board.

In 2022, our participants came from 56 countries

61% were from a low-income background*

95% would recommend us to a friend

*Low-income background defined as the number of students enrolled on our programmes that meet our university partners’ widening participation criteria. This includes means testing, first-generation scholars and other areas of eligibility.

Our Programmes

Our 6-12 week internships give students genuine experience working for a global organisation.

Offer climate education to every student with our award-winning carbon-conscious study tours.

Our 6-12 week online internships prepare students to join a modern, digital workforce.

Our Partnerships

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Conferences

27/06/23 WHEN Conference
28-30/06/23 WACE World Conference
12-13/07/23 BUTEX Summer Forum
05-06/09/23 ASET Annual Conference
04-05/10/23 BETT Asia
26-29/11/23 CBIE 2023 Annual Conference
12/01/24 The IC Collective: Reigniting International: Enabling Recruitment and Enhancing the Student Experience
20/02/24 UUKi Global Mobility Conference 2024
06/03/24 APAIE 2024 Conference
10-13/06/24 THE Global Sustainable Development Congress 2024

Free Toolkit

Looking for the fine print?
Our partner toolkit covers everything you need to know about our programmes.
T&Cs, quality policies, safeguarding information, insurance documents and more.
You want it? You got it.

The Benefits

We’re more than just an internships provider. We’re a strategic partner, aligning our programmes to help you achieve your institutional and academic goals.

Improve Graduate Outcomes

Boost students’ critical thinking, communication, leadership, digital and intercultural fluency, teamwork, career development and professionalism.

Widen Participation

Provide internships for all your students, regardless of their background. In 2022, 61% of participants came from a low-income background.

Manage Risk

International student numbers are volatile. Scale your online and in-person internship provisions to match changing yearly targets and enrolments.

Increase Student Satisfaction

87% of our participants said their experience had a ‘Strong Positive Impact or Positive Impact’ on their overall university experience (2022).

Create New Partnerships

Access 600+ host companies and our global network of 50+ education institutions around the world, working together towards a common goal.

Differentiate Your Courses

Incorporate work experience,  industry projects, intercultural fluency, networking, leadership skills, climate education and more into your courses.

Embed in the Curriculum

Provide internships as an extracurricular activity, summer opportunity or embed them into your courses and curriculum as credit-bearing modules.

Measure Student Success

86% of participants agreed their programme had a positive impact on their career readiness (2022). Gather your own insights with fully customisable feedback forms.

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Support & Structure

Meet the Team

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Managing Director

Jamie Bettles

"I started Pagoda to give as many people as possible the opportunity to experience another culture, shape their career and make meaningful connections across the world.”
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Regional Partnerships Director

Paul Bailey

Paul oversees our APAC university and institutional partnerships. Contact him to learn more about our programmes and pricing.
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Director of Academic Strategy

Prof. Abigail Gregory MBE

Abigail brings academic integrity and strategic alignment to our partnership development. Contact her to explore how our programmes can help address challenges at your institution.

Testimonials

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Leo Smith
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
“Pagoda Projects has been a supplier for #DMUglobal since 2014. Pagoda’s role in sourcing internships and providing all the necessary support ensured that our students had the opportunity to work in exciting, international environments whilst expanding their cultural horizons. Their expertise, passion, and professionalism have ensured a successful cooperation that we look forward to developing in the future.”
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Steve Hutt
BRITISH COUNCIL CHINA
“Pagoda Projects are our current partners in delivering internships for UK students in China. They have helped British students under the Generation UK programme gain valuable cross-cultural business skills through placements across a range of industries and locations, and provided excellent pastoral care and support for all participants they have worked with.”
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Chris Gale
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
“It’s genuinely a pleasure working with Pagoda Projects, your service levels really do set the standard across the sector, from our experience. Students never have anything other than positive things to say about the team, and the internships are of a consistently high standard. Long may our partnership continue!”
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Sally Rodrick
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
“The students gain valuable industry experience throughout their internship, in an international context. Pagoda Projects are timely, efficient and organised . They are supportive of our administrative processes and make the entire process very easy for the students and the university.”
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Steven MacDonald
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
“We have been working with Pagoda Projects as a preferred partner since 2017. The support and services provided by them are top rate and as a result the University is collaborating with them on a number of Australian Government funded projects. Recently many of our students participated in a New Colombo Plan project in China, where Pagoda Projects provided students with valuable international work experience.”
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Paul Rowe
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
“Working with Pagoda is an extremely collaborative experience. The core programmes are obviously about providing an amazing, value-added student experience but the team also put a lot of their efforts in listening to partners and making the collaboration as straightforward as possible. Our students have loved their placements and gained life-changing experiences which will benefit them well beyond their graduation. Pagoda Projects are fantastic and it’s easy to see why their products and projects are multi-award winning.”
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Prof. Bill Russell
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
“Pagoda Projects is spectacular in terms of the care and enthusiasm they exude for looking after our students while on their internships and giving them a series of truly life broadening experiences is magnificent. Jamie Bettles (Managing Director) is special in that he set up Pagoda with a vision that true understanding of cultural differences comes from immersing oneself in a local culture in an everyday work environment – i.e. internships. And this leads to greater tolerance and generosity to different ways of life. Jamie lives by this ethos and it is reflected in all the Pagoda team."

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