Online Internships

Get the skills and experience to join a global, digital workforce

This is way more than work experience – this is life experience. Develop your skills, build a professional network and take a giant step closer to your dream career with an online internship. 

Funded programme, to be eligible, students must:

  • Currently be enrolled at the University of Auckland (can not have finished your final year by the time the internship begins)
  • Be an undergraduate or postgraduate student
  • Be available full or part-time from 27th November 2023 for the full agreed duration and the following hours: 
    • 8-10 week duration: 20–40 hours per week
    • 10-12 week duration: 10 hours or more per week
Our mission is to develop your industry experience, employability skills and increase your cultural understanding, working for a global company.

What's Included?



An 8-12 week (unpaid) online internship, working remotely for a company of your choice.

Cultural Mentor

Develop your intercultural fluency skills from home with a cultural mentor from one of our amazing overseas destinations.


Access weekly check-ins, careers coaching and sector-leading support with the touch of a button through the Pagoda Portal.

Skills Courses

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

Live Events

Join our live virtual events and networking sessions designed to improve your working style, cultural understanding and share industry insights.

Careers Advice

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

Alumni Network

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

Programme Dates

Start Date: 27th November 2023
Duration: 8-12 Weeks

You will complete an 8-12 week internship with a global host company, choosing from a variety of roles and sectors. Each online internship is (Monday-Friday) although the working hours each week may differ slightly between duration and host companies.

This programme benefits from UoA funding for eligible students, meaning students are only required to pay a non-refundable $210 NZD contribution when confirming your place on the programme.

NOTE: All remote locations are possible, but Asia preferred due to timezones.

DEADLINE TO APPLY – 10th September 2023

Application Process

Pagoda will be accepting applications until 10th September 2023. We will provide confirmation of acceptance onto the programme once approved by your university.

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.


You’ve confirmed your internship – congratulations! Next you’ll gain access to the Pagoda Portal to start your onboarding and we’ll organise live sessions and events to ensure our sector-leading support is with you from day one.

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 Components

An internship is the best way to gain exposure in your chosen field. And our online programmes will provide you with the key industry, digital and communication skills you need to succeed in any remote workplace. You’ll attend meetings remotely, work with industry-specific software, and use what you’ve learnt at university to make decisions that have a real impact.

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.

The Online Skills Courses

Our online skills courses focus on Employability, Digital Competency and Intercultural Fluency. They’ll provide you with the skills and agility needed for a global and ever-changing workplace. Upon completion, you’ll receive a certificate to keep, post on LinkedIn and show to future employers.

Intercultural Fluency

This course provides an understanding of the importance of adaptability when dealing with intercultural communication in the workplace and society. We focus on the foundations of intercultural understanding and will develop your cultural fluency, exploring relevant case studies.

Digital Competency

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.

Employability Skills

This course equips you with the tools to identify your current skill set and gain an understanding of the skills needed to enhance career readiness. Self-awareness exercises will build confidence for students looking to apply their skills to different specifications when applying for jobs in the future.

Workplace Basics

This course provides an understanding of the skills required to succeed in a remote workplace. We focus on key skills such as productivity, time management, communication and the use of digital platforms, and the importance of being adaptable when working in a global, professional environment.

A unique way to share cultures

As part of this programme, you’ll be paired with a cultural mentor from one of our amazing in-country destinations. Your mentor will check in regularly and provide current topics for you both to discuss. This improves your intercultural awareness and cross-communication skills, which are integral for working in a global organisation. 

Maximising your exposure to different cultures will make you feel comfortable when collaborating with future colleagues and external partners. It will also bridge barriers and connect you with other students or graduates around the world.

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

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.

Applications Closed