Global Internship Programme
Get genuine experience working for a global organisation
Pagoda Projects are excited to offer fully supported in-person or online internships for the University of Dundee Life Sciences students over summer 2024!
Students taking part will have the option of different global locations, hundreds of specific internships across a variety of sectors, and full support from the Pagoda team for these funded programmes.
Regardless of what destination, internship and sector you choose, Pagoda will support you before, during and after the programme, source quality accommodation, assist with the required visa and be there in-country to ensure amazing summer experience!
NOTE: Programme dates and Destinations to be confirmed.
This programme is fully funded by your university.The cost of the programme is included in your course fees!
Please note visa application fees are not included. Flights and daily spending money for food and transportation are also not covered by our programme fees. However, students may apply for further funding from the university to help offset these costs.
A refundable deposit will also be invoiced to students who have been allocated a place on the programme. Deposits are refunded upon completion of the programme, deducting any cleaning fees or damage to the accommodation.
Pagoda are accepting applications now. We will provide confirmation of acceptance onto the programme throughout the year until all places are allocated.
Internships are offered subject to academic and non-academic eligibility criteria set both internally and externally. Passport holders from some countries may not be eligible to apply for this programme but we will work with you to offer alternatives during your time in Dundee.
The application process is as easy as 1,2,3…
Get to know Pagoda, the opportunities available and select the ideal programme format for you. There’s a few different aspects to consider and it’s our role at Pagoda to discuss each viable option with you in the first term of your course. Pagoda will host promotional sessions with the lovely team at Dundee so you’re able to find out more, but know a member of the Pagoda team will always be available to book in a call for more one-to-one support.
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. CONFIRMATION & COMMENCEMENT
In-Person Programme: Pagoda will provide detailed instructions for your visa application, provide support for your flight booking and finalise your accommodation for your overseas internship. Once you’ve arrived in your host destination, our team will pick you from the airport, help you get settled into your accommodation and arrange a fun orientation within the first couple of days of your stay and before your internship starts.
Remote Programme: Start your on-boarding, training and gain access to a range of online resources and to your own personalised management account for your remote internship. Pagoda will ensure you’ve joined all the relevant groups via the Pagoda app for your programme, you’re formally introduced to your host company and have everything set up for your first day of your remote internship.
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.
Manchester - UK
Home to half a million, Manchester is best known for its football, music and its people. With it’s many transport links including the world’s first inter-city passenger railway station, it has become easily accessible for those touring the city. Manchester has a colourful culture making it one of England’s most exciting cities.
Bangkok - Thailand
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, and often ranked among the world’s most visited cities. With rich buddhist tradition meeting lively nightlife, the city is home to all kinds of experiences as impressive as its internationally loved cuisine. And if you find yourself wanting a change of pace, there’s a myriad of adventures possible outside of the city, whether its waterfalls, diverse landscapes or elephant sanctuaries that take your fancy.
Madrid - Spain
Known for being one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, Madrid is the heart of the country. In the city you can find a range of cultural and historical treasures such as the Royal Palace. Also known for its renaissance and contemporary art museums, sunny blue skies and unique neighbourhoods. There is an endless amount of things to do in Madrid.
Lisbon - Portugal
Lisbon is the stunning capital of Portugal. Blending traditional heritage with modernism, Lisbon holds a rich and varied history with a buzzing nightlife. As a safe and friendly city, it’s easy to explore with so much to see. Famed for its rattling tram lines and oozing colourful architecture. Visiting Lisbon is a win all round.
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.
What funding am I eligible for?
Your university will confirm your eligibility for the programme before Pagoda finalises your place on the programme. Before agreeing to any overseas experience, your university will outline what funding you will be able to access to help towards the costs of your flights and spending money. The full programme fee will be mostly covered by your university, but you will still need to cover up to £800 towards the cost of your admission
What happens if the programme are cancelled due to COVID related restrictions?
Pagoda Projects will be following government travel advice and we will keep you updated should any restriction changes affect your programme. In the event of a programme cancelation, your deposit will be refunded in full**. Alternatively, you will also have the opportunity to switch to a remote internship if an in-person programme is not possible and your university agrees to this format.
**Please note: As flight costs are not covered by the programme funding, Pagoda would not refund flight costs in the event of a programme cancellation. Therefore, as a precaution, we strongly advise that all flights are booked as refundable.
What internships can I choose from?
Once you apply we will provide access to all of our internship listings.
What is the refundable deposit for and how much is it?
The deposit is £200 and it is a refundable sum of money which guarantees your place on our programme and covers your accommodation deposit. If your accommodation is left in the same standard as it is found, your deposit will be refunded within 6 weeks after your internship programme. See our Terms & Conditions for more details.
What vaccinations will I need to travel?
Vaccinations will depend on which destination you decide on and what the relevant government and travel advice is at the time.
Once you have decided on your destination, Pagoda Projects will direct you to your GP for vaccine recommendations and COVID-related vaccine advice. You can also contact Pagoda for any additional information.
What's Pagoda's previous experience at delivering internship programmes overseas?
Established in 2007, Pagoda Projects have over a decade’s worth of experience in successfully delivering international programmes on behalf of governmental bodies and universities worldwide.
Our internship and employability programmes have spanned over 20 destinations worldwide, and have welcomed over 5,000 students and counting. We are confident in our team’s ability to deliver meaningful career developing opportunities to prepare the next generation of global graduates!
How does the internship placement process work?
Step 1: Submit an application and secure your place on the programme.
Step 2: Select an internship opportunity and complete the interview process with specific host companies.
Step 3: Book flights, obtain relevant visa and go to your GP for vaccine advice.
Step 4: Ready to go!
Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire process. We will keep you updated regularly and provide detailed information each step of the way.
Will there be any other students on the programme and from where?
What other costs should I budget for?
Accommodation costs are covered by the programme funding. However, there are daily costs you should budget for, including food, drink, social events and transport.
It may be useful to refer to our blogs about budgeting in our various destinations, found here: https://pagodaprojects.com/cost-of-living
Use this link to find out the current daily exchange rates: https://www.xe.com/currency/gbp-british-pound/
Are the internships paid?
Our short-term internships (8-12 weeks) are unpaid; however, our short-term internship programmes are university-funded where the cost of Pagoda supporting you throughout the process and in-country, along with your accommodation is typically paid for on behalf of Pagoda participants.
What insurance will be required?
Fully comprehensive travel and medical insurance will be provided either by Pagoda or your University. This is subject to review depending on the latest government travel advice, but no student completing any Pagoda programme will be able to take part without the appropriate insurance.
What visa will I need for the programme?
Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire process, including the visa application. Once you have chosen a destination, we will send the steps you need to complete to apply for your visa. The visa type will depend on your chosen destination and the passport you hold.
IMPORTANT: To avoid any complications with the visa process, your passport must be in date for more than 12 months from your programme start date, i.e. if your programme start date is 20/06/2022, your passport expiry date cannot be any date before the 21/06/2023.