Phnom Penh, Cambodia
4 January to 1 February 2020
$3000 travel grants.
Habitat for Humanity Cambodia
Sa Sa Art Projects + The Vann Molyvann Project
See BE Professional Placements page for details.
Third year, Fourth year, Masters level BE students.
Note: one travel grant linked to the Sa Sa Art Projects Placement is open to Interior Architecture students only
22 November, 2019
The I-A International Professional Placement Travel Grant program supports third year, fourth year or Masters level BE students to undertake a Professional Placement in a global workplace context. The grant will fund flights and living expenses and the student will be credited for the placement under the 6UOC BENV6800 elective course, ‘Professional Placement’. The travel grant program is a collaborative initiative, developed by I-A graduating students and staff members.
Launched in 2019, the program currently runs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It pairs two BE students with two Cambodian architecture graduates from the Royal University of Fine Arts. Placements are offered by local organisations with a social focus, working in the Built Environment. In 2020, this includes community-based not-for-profit Sa Sa Art Projects in collaboration with The Vann Molyvann Project. Here students will be actively engaged in the development of an interdisciplinary exhibition on urban dynamics in South East Asian cities. The second placement is with international NGO Habitat for Humanity Cambodia, offering students a unique experience in the development of low-cost housing models.
The travel grants are supported by BE industry and government partners.
For any queries, please contact I-A Lecturer Eva Lloyd firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are three parts to the application:
Video - 2min video response to selection questions.
Create a video file with your face clearly visible and audio fully legible. The video will be a means of introducing you to the Professional Placement hosts in Cambodia. A smartphone video is all that is required. Preference will be given to candidates who provide demonstrable examples for each question and a specific interest in the work of the Placement host as a future career path.
To include in the video:
Part A: 1min
How will this Professional Placement benefit you and your future career?
Part B: 1min
How will you benefit this Professional Placement? (i.e. what professional and personal skills/attributes will you bring to the Placement host?)
Portfolio – 5 pages maximum.
Compile a portfolio communicating visual examples of your strongest design work. As possible, include examples that relate to the workplace host and project. PDF file only.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) – 2 pages maximum.
If possible, include work/personal experience that relates to the workplace host and project. PDF file only.
The travel grants will be automatically awarded to the students selected by the hosts for the Professional Placements. Applications and recruitment are managed by the host organisation who will accept/decline based on the criteria above. UNSW Bachelor of Interior Architecture will be notified of successful/unsuccessful candidates prior to commencement and will then notify students. Formal enrolment will follow.
Applications must be sent to the relevant Professional Placement hosts:
Sa Sa Art Projects + The Vann Molyvann Project:
Vuth Lyno email@example.com (artistic director Sa Sa Art Projects)
Penserey Pagna firstname.lastname@example.org (architect/director The Vann Molyvann Project)
Habitat for Humanity Cambodia
Chheng Vichea email@example.com (construction and innovation manager)
Copy in (cc) firstname.lastname@example.org (Eva Lloyd, Lecturer, Bachelor of Interior Architecture)
- Friday 8 November, 2019
Applications are open
- Friday 22 November, 2019
Applications close midnight
- Tuesday 26 November, 2019
Successful applicants notified. Must accept offer by 5pm Thursday 28 November, 2019
- 10 December, 2019
Compulsory Pre-Departure Workshop (time and location TBA)
- 4 January, 2020
Professional Placement commences
- 1 February, 2020
Professional Placement concludes
Students who are awarded a travel grant will be required to deliver promotion content both during and after the placement. This may include video/testimonial/quotes/images/reports used on marketing channels of the travel grant donors, Professional Placement hosts, UNSW, and Faculty of Built Environment.
Flights, accommodation and incidentals linked to the Professional Placement program.