Application deadline extended! 16 May 2021.

Pagoda Projects is going beyond work experience in the International Higher Education sector. We employ our own teams of professional & approachable people, across incredible destinations. We are ethical, ambitious and passionate about making unique opportunities accessible to people from all backgrounds.

What can I participate in?

Students can apply to complete a part-time or full-time remote internship across all sectors with one of our many partner companies in any of our host destinations which span China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom. There is no need to commit or pay any deposit until we find you a placement you are happy with. 

Internships in a wide range of fields are available including:

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

Further information on each section, can be found on the Pagoda Projects website.

Our program consists of a guided, remote onboarding, with the full support of our teams. Students will embark on a virtual journey into the international workplace by completing valued tasks assigned by real companies, benefiting from the guidance and real-world experience of your company supervisor to enhance your technical and soft skills.

We feel it’s important to ensure that you are exposed to the culture of your remote host company’s environment, every participant on our program is provided with a Cultural Mentor from your internship host location who you will speak with on a different topic each week for the duration of your program.

You will also be invited to join weekly live events provided by subject matter experts and industry leaders, as well as automatically gaining free access to our online courses focusing on employability and digital competencies for which you may gain additional certification. All aspects of the program are easily managed via the bespoke, Pagoda App and view where you stand on our ‘Leaderboard’ league table at any time, with the chance to win some fabulous prizes.

What are the aims, and what do they involve?

  • Meaningful work experience via a remote full-time internship, tasks are tracked via our system
  • Gain achievements by showing tasks that relate to 8 Pagoda Competencies for career readiness
  • Individual supervision and support from your assigned Pagoda Projects team member, using various digital platforms
  • Remote Placement via organic introduction to our partner companies
  • Digital workshops focused on employability skills, featuring international experts across a range of sectors
  • Cultural exchange and guidance via an assigned in-country Cultural Mentor
  • All online courses included
  • Fun and exciting opportunities to engage in interpersonal quizzes, challenges and games
  • Certificate upon completion relating to the level of achievement and
  • Post programme reflection activities and access to our alumni network for employment opportunities

What did a past student say: 'Would you recommend this experience?'

Watch a reference video from UQ students featuring Catherine and Mark!

Below refers to Winter 2020 Virtual Internship opportunity.

“Yes! I think this opportunity is an amazing way to use your time wisely in vacations and enhance your employability!” UQ B Business Management Student | Virtual Internship with a data analytics company based In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Pagoda Project Remote Internships.   

Hear from more students on their struggles and successes in completing their remote internship from home with companies across Vietnam, China, the UK and Mexico.

Eligibility and application

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

Apply to UQ  Apply to host 

Costs & Inclusions

Once you are satisfied with a placement opportunity the program fee is AUD $1,850

This cost includes: 

  • Access to over 100 remote internship listings
  • Experience placement team
  • Cultural mentor from the overseas destination
  • Weekly live virtual events 
  • Access to digitally delivered Pagoda Skills course
  • Access to a global network of students and graduates completing various Pagoda programs around the world
  • Pagoda Projects staff to assist you through your internship
  • Pagoda Alumni member benefits

Students will also be required to pay a deposit of AUD $300 which is fully refundable provided the terms of the placement agreement have been met. Deposit is only due once placement has been finalised and student have signed the booking form with Pagoda Projects.

Funding

New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grant

Eligible students are considered for one of the ten+ AUD$1,850 New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grants for Pagoda Projects Remote Internships in ChinaJapanTaiwan 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 1, 2021 will not be eligible for this grant. 

Short-term Experiences Grant

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered for a Short-term Experience Grant. 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 1, 2021 will not be eligible for this grant. 

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The 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:30 April 2021- extended 16 May 2021
Host:21 May 2021- extended 21 May 2021

Program Dates

Start: 20 June 2021
End: 25 July 2021

 

Fast Facts

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

Internship 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.

Information Sessions

Pagoda Projects Remote Internships | April 2021 | Session recording

Pagoda Projects Remote Internships | August 2020 | Session recording