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Overview of Internship Programs in Thailand

The World Endeavors Intern in Thailand is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience while being immersed in this distinctive country and culture. Thailand earned its reputation as one of the premier tourist destinations in the world through its gorgeous landscape, beautiful culture, relaxed lifestyle, and the truly warm-hearted nature of its people. Students and graduates who choose to do an internship in this Southeast Asian destination have the opportunity to build their resume through a meaningful work experience in a growing market.

World Endeavors offers internships in a wide range of professional fields in Thailand, and our advisors are proud of their ability to find great opportunities in unique and highly specialized fields.

WHY DO AN INTERNSHIP IN THAILAND

Thailand’s rapidly expanding economy spans industries such as tourism, technology, manufacturing, and agriculture, presenting an array of internship opportunities. By interning in Thailand, you’ll gain practical experience within a dynamic and globally connected business environment. This exposure will enhance your skills, broaden your industry knowledge, and provide a unique perspective on navigating international markets, making you more competitive in today’s global job market.

Throughout your internship, you can engage with local customs, explore historic temples, and savor authentic Thai cuisine. Your interactions with locals will foster cross-cultural understanding and intercultural communication skills, enriching your worldview. Thailand’s vibrant festivals and diverse communities offer opportunities to deepen your cultural immersion, making your internship a transformative experience.

THAILAND INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

Here are just a few of the best things about interning in Thailand:

  • Thailand’s growing economy and international connections provide valuable hands-on experience, allowing you to develop practical skills and gain insights into diverse business practices.
  • Immerse yourself in Thai traditions, explore ancient temples, and participate in local festivals to deepen your understanding of the country’s history and values.
  • From pristine beaches in Phuket and Krabi to lush jungles in Chiang Mai and the tranquil waters of Phi Phi Islands, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including snorkeling, trekking, and island hopping.
  • Interning in Thailand allows you to build a network of international contacts, collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds and cultures.

Our Thailand Internship Programs

Browse all of our internship programs in Thailand below. If you can’t find a suitable internship, check out our main program finder to continue your search for internships beyond Thailand.

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Human Resources Internship in Thailand

In Thailand, Human Resources interns work closely with HR professionals, providing valuable support in tasks such as reporting, evaluations, interviews, orientations, record-keeping, and other administrative tasks.

Human Resources Internship in Thailand

In Thailand, Human Resources interns work closely with HR professionals, providing valuable support in tasks such as reporting, evaluations, interviews, orientations, record-keeping, and other administrative tasks.

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Youth Development Internship in Thailand

Within the framework of Thailand, Youth Development interns support experienced educators in a range of projects, including the development and execution of interactive workshops, mentoring and coaching sports teams, organizing youth plays, and coordinating family night activities to bring the community together.

Youth Development Internship in Thailand

Within the framework of Thailand, Youth Development interns support experienced educators in a range of projects, including the development and execution of interactive workshops, mentoring and coaching sports teams, organizing youth plays, and coordinating family night activities to bring the community together.

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Wine Internship in Thailand

Wine interns in Thailand are privileged to be part of the vineyards and wine companies, contributing to a plethora of activities. From production to marketing, interns gain valuable insights into the wine industry while also immersing themselves in the unique wine and cultural traditions of the region.

Wine Internship in Thailand

Wine interns in Thailand are privileged to be part of the vineyards and wine companies, contributing to a plethora of activities. From production to marketing, interns gain valuable insights into the wine industry while also immersing themselves in the unique wine and cultural traditions of the region. This enriching experience allows them to develop a genuine passion for the wines produced in that particular part of the world.

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Visual Arts Internship in Thailand

The work of Visual Arts interns in Thailand extends beyond the confines of the galleries and museums. Through their efforts, they foster connections between artists, patrons, and the wider community, promoting the appreciation and understanding of visual arts.

Visual Arts Internship in Thailand

The work of Visual Arts interns in Thailand extends beyond the confines of the galleries and museums. Through their efforts, they foster connections between artists, patrons, and the wider community, promoting the appreciation and understanding of visual arts.

Location

About Bangkok

Bangkok is a city unlike any other. As one of the largest metropolitan areas in Asia, Bangkok is a bustling, thriving city that pulses with the everyday energy of millions of people who call it home and the equally large population of international visitors. To live in Bangkok is to truly be at the heart of the action and to get a sense of the world coming together to work, play, and exchange ideas.

Dates & costs

Internships are available year-round, with flexible start dates and durations. Public holidays and seasonal work availability may impact certain start dates in some locations.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight

Note: generally, the minimum program duration for interning in Thailand is 2 months. Contact World Endeavors if you would like to go for a shorter duration.

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors interns should be 18 years or older and should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • It is recommended to have a background in your desired internship field, but not absolutely required. Internship placement opportunities increase with experience or relevant coursework.

Housing

World Endeavors interns in Thailand live with local host families in shared or single rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. For some internship placements, interns will live in a single or shared apartment. Utilities and meals are not included in apartment accommodations. Housing is located in close proximity to public transportation, which, in Bangkok, includes buses, subways, boats, and even an elevated Skytrain.

First Month: $3,190 | Each Additional Month: $1,290

Why Intern Abroad?

Embarking on an internship abroad is a transformative experience that blends professional growth with cultural immersion. It opens doors to a world of opportunities, offering a unique blend of personal development and global perspective.

Global Networking Opportunities

Interning abroad exposes you to an extensive network of professionals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. By working alongside international colleagues, you can forge valuable connections that extend beyond borders. This network not only enhances your career prospects but also opens doors to future collaborations and global opportunities.

Cross-Cultural Competence

Interning abroad nurtures cross-cultural competence, a skill highly valued in today’s interconnected world. By immersing yourself in a different cultural setting, you develop a heightened sensitivity to diverse perspectives, communication styles, and work practices. This adaptability and cultural intelligence enable you to thrive in multicultural work environments throughout your career.

Enhanced Language Proficiency

Interning abroad presents an ideal opportunity to improve your language skills. By working and interacting in a foreign language, you can sharpen your linguistic abilities and gain confidence in communicating effectively across language barriers. This increased language proficiency not only enhances your resume but also opens doors to international job opportunities.

Personal Growth and Independence

Interning abroad pushes you out of your comfort zone, encouraging personal growth and independence. By navigating new cities, customs, and challenges on your own, you develop resilience, self-reliance, and problem-solving skills. This transformative experience equips you with the confidence to adapt to new situations and take on future professional endeavors with a sense of fearlessness.

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN THAILAND

Thailand offers a wealth of activities to enjoy during your spare time, providing a blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and relaxation. Here are some exciting things to do:

  • Visit Temples and Historical Sites: Immerse yourself in the country’s rich history and architectural marvels.
  • Indulge in Thai Cuisine: Experience the vibrant mix of sweet, sour, spicy, and savory flavors that make Thai food so renowned globally.
  • Relax with Thai Massages and Wellness: Treat yourself to traditional Thai massages and wellness treatments, which are deeply rooted in Thai culture. Visit spa resorts and wellness retreats to rejuvenate both your body and mind.
  • Visit Elephant Sanctuaries: Experience ethical elephant interactions at reputable sanctuaries, where you can feed, bathe, and learn about these majestic animals while supporting responsible tourism practices.

How to choose the best Internship program

Choosing your internship program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

Explore a New Career

Interning abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your professional and personal interests, and help define your career path. Peruse our internship fields and past examples to find the best fit.

Choose Your Dream Destination

Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

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Academic Credit

Do you want to earn academic credit for your international internship? Nearly half of World Endeavors participants earn credit while interning abroad. Many students are required to participate in an internship to fulfill a requirement for their degree program. World Endeavors works closely with students and their academic advisors to ensure that our program meets those requirements. If you don’t fall into that category there is another exciting option for you. Through our collaboration with University of California Berkeley, students can earn UC Berkeley credit by taking one of two online courses while interning abroad.

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Thailand FAQs

When is the Rainy Season in Thailand?

The rainy season in Thailand typically starts in May and ends in October. The heaviest rains are usually during September, but there can be some rain throughout the rainy season.

Is Thailand a Tropical Island?

No, Thailand is not an island. It is in Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. It is connected to the mainland by land bridges, but it does have more than 3,000 islands off its coastline. Thailand is tropical, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Thailand has warm temperatures and high humidity, ideal for tropical plants and animals.

Is Thailand Cheap?

Thailand is considered to be a budget-friendly destination. The cost of living is relatively low, and many goods and services are inexpensive compared to other countries. The country’s diverse landscape and vibrant culture make it an excellent option for travelers looking to explore without spending too much.

What Should You Bring to Thailand?

It’s important to bring appropriate clothing for the climate; lightweight, breathable fabrics are best. Additionally, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent are essential for protection from the sun and bugs.

Is Thailand Safe to Travel to?

Thailand is generally considered safe for travel. However, travelers should know health advisories, follow good hygiene practices, and use mosquito repellent. Respecting local customs and laws is also essential, and precautions against scams and petty theft are advised in tourist areas. Staying informed about travel advisories and seeking reliable information from recent travelers can ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

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