Pagoda Projects develop, supports and facilitates international internships via their own in-country teams on behalf of partners in the tertiary education sector. All participants will benefit from hands-on experience, with outcomes that can be clearly articulated to future employers. Gain an insight into the culture of the destination each student opts for through support and a structured events calendar throughout the summer experience. 

What can I participate in?

Pagoda Projects offer a range of in-person internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors across Vietnam and Taiwan in the following fields:

  • Business
  • IT & Tech
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Communications
  • Management
  • Hospitality
  • HR
  • Journalism
  • Tourism
  • Marketing
  • PR
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Sales
  • Digital
  • Law
  • Logistics & Trade
  • Design
  • NGO
  • Translation 

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Pagoda Projects for visa and immigration information.

Application Instructions

All applicants must meet the UQ Internship Eligibility Criteria and any other criteria as outlined by the host organisation. Students are required to apply to both UQ and Pagoda Projects via the buttons below.

  1. Submit an application to the Internships and Global Experiences Team and
  2. Submit an application to Pagoda Projects

Students will receive access to their Internships Workflow once their application is approved by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. 

 Apply to UQ Apply to host


The program fee is AUD $5800 plus a $200 program deposit. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website

The program fee includes:

  • Remote and in-country support before, during and after programme
  • Full-time internship with one of our partner host companies
  • English-speaking supervisor
  • Pick-up and transfer to accommodation
  • Orientation session
  • Welcome Pack with SIM card and travel card
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa application letter and support
  • Private room in shared apartment
  • Welcome pack
  • Orientation
  • Introduction to company
  • 24/7 emergency contact person
  • Option to join regular trips & events
  • Access to the Pagoda alumni network


Housing is included in the program fee.


Funding is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Funding should not be a factor when developing your budget and should only be considered supplementary financial support if awarded. 

Applicants will be considered for only one grant per application round.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

Eligible students will automatically be considered for AUD$3,000 to AUD$4,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants for Pagoda Projects: Global Internships in Taiwan and Vietnam.

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline. 

This grant is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Students who are due to graduate at the end of semester 2, 2022 will not be eligible for this grant. 

Widening Participation Grant

When you submit your application for an internship, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Internships and Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 September 2022
Host: 5 September 2022 (Extended)

Program Dates

Start: 28 November 2022
End: 20 January 2023

Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: In-Person
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​