Ho Chi Minh City is perhaps the most exciting destination in Southeast Asia! Bursting with cafes, craft breweries, street food, markets and mopeds, the city itself is full of colour and energy.


The Pagoda Projects Internship in Ho Chi Minh City aims to give you an insight into the working world in Asia via an internship that matches your studies and interests with support from Pagoda Projects staff to explore the best of what Vietnam has to offer. The outcomes of the programme are improving your competencies in Critical Thinking/Problem Solving; Oral/Written Communications; Teamwork/Collaboration; Digital Technology; Leadership; Professionalism/Work Ethic; Career Management; & Global/Intercultural Fluency.

Internships are available in multiple fields and here are some examples.

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website or by viewing the Ho Chi Minh City Internship Information Session online.

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.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ's short-term experience eligibility criteria.

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The program fee is $4,595 plus a $300 program deposit. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website

Pagoda Projects are proud to have partnered with The University of Queensland University to deliver exciting internship opportunities for students with the choice of either a $400 discount or 15 hours of language classes for FREE! You also have the opportunity to apply for additional grants (see below). There is no need to commit until you’re happy with the internship we arrange for you.  Apply Now to find out more!


Housing is included in the program fee.

Some Faculties allow students to receive credit towards their UQ program for internships or other non-study activities. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, you must contact your Faculty/School directly for more information regarding your eligibility:

Contact your faculty:

Please note: If you are granted permission to receive credit for your participation in an internship program:

  • You may be responsible for paying UQ tuition fees in addition to the internship program fee
  • You may be eligible for funding provided through the OS-Help loan scheme

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have closed.

Program Dates

Start: 28 November 2019
End: 26 January 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Credit: Not-for-credit only
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.​