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!

Programme Dates are as follows: 

Lisbon – 27/05/2024 till 19/07/2024

Madrid, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok – 03/06/2024 till 27/07/2024

Manchester – 10/06/2024 till 04/08/2024

York – 16/06/2024 till 10/08/2024

What's Included?



An 8-week (unpaid) internship in either Lisbon, Madrid, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Bangkok Manchester or York with a company of your choice, spending the full 8 weeks overseas.


A private room inclusive of all bills and wifi, located on good transport links and living with other students on the programme. (Overseas Only)


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


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

Skills Courses

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


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

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.


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. If you select an in-person internship in either York or Manchester, you’ll need to fund and source your own accomodation. 

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.

Application Process

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

Programme Testimonials

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