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. The city of Bangkok, the site for the World Endeavors Intern in Thailand program, offers a wide range of internship options, from environmental conservation to international business to architecture. On weekends and holidays, interns can take advantage of affordable travel to explore the many attractions Thailand has to offer.
For those interested in Southeast Asian culture, this is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience while being immersed in this distinctive country.
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.
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.
Though some internships may be located outside the city, World Endeavors offers internships in Bangkok in the following fields:
Advertising interns work with creative teams in agencies as well as company advertising departments, learning about local and global markets as well as business strategy.
Agricultural Sciences interns work to analyze the impact of farming practices and help to employ new, more sustainable, and cost-effective models.
Architecture and Landscape Architecture interns work in architectural firms and assist professionals with a wide range of projects at various stages of design and construction.
Coaching and Sports Management interns help with marketing and promotion efforts, plan events, and manage facilities for athletic teams as well as learn about the business side of sports.
Culinary Arts interns work side by side with professionals in the kitchens of fine restaurants, gaining firsthand experience with the culture and cuisine of their host country.
Education interns assist local educators in primary and secondary schools and other institutions to promote learning in the classroom and in the local community.
Engineering interns work on public and private projects in a range of fields learning how to create effective, real-world solutions that benefit society.
Environmental Conservation interns work on a wide range of projects to protect habitats, study soil, air and water quality, define environmental policies, and promote conservation through community education.
Fashion interns work in companies and design houses assisting with design, styling, production, marketing, merchandising, and business.
Government interns work in political parties, city or regional councils, or independent organizations involved with government policy, gaining experience in researching political issues, preparing documents and reports, polling constituents, and assisting with special events and meetings.
Healthcare interns assist health professionals in a range of projects from public health initiatives to medical research or healthcare administration.
Hospitality management and tourism interns work in reception and management at internationally recognized hotels, as well as in marketing and communications for local hotels and resorts.
Human Resources interns assist professionals in human resources departments with reporting and evaluations, interviewing, orientations, record-keeping, and other administrative tasks.
Information Technology interns work in technology companies and in the IT departments of corporations on various projects and initiatives such as network management, hardware and software support, systems management, and new technology implementations.
Interior Design interns assist design professionals in architecture and design firms as well as in property and construction companies by researching materials and products, working with suppliers, gathering spatial and other site information, preparing presentations for clients, and a number of other activities.
International Business interns are placed in a range of businesses spanning a wide array of industries with both local and global markets.
International Relations interns work for organizations engaged with issues of global importance, such as human rights, globalization, humanitarian action, and international economic development; they gain experience with research, grants, reporting, and policy.
Journalism interns work with journalists to liaise with the public and research stories, write articles, and/or report on local events for magazines, newspapers, or other print or digital media companies.
Marketing interns work in advertising agencies or in the marketing departments of a wide variety of companies, planning and managing campaigns, analyzing market information, assisting with websites and social media, and interfacing with clients.
Media Studies interns work at radio and television stations, film production companies, newspapers, magazines, advertising or public relations agencies, and other print or digital media companies gaining professional experience in a wide range of job duties and picking up a host of valuable practical skills.
Museum and Cultural Management interns work with professionals in museums and at historical sites, gaining hands-on experience in a variety of activities, such as research, curation, archiving, analysis, restoration, and administration.
Nonprofit Management interns may prepare and write grants, research and report on issues, engage with supporters, or assist with promotions for fundraising or community outreach events.
Nutrition interns assist health and nutrition professionals with activities that may include campaigns to promote proper diets, food preparation, market research, and food safety.
Occupational Therapy interns work in children’s hospitals, programs for children with special needs, or care facilities.
Performing Arts interns may assist actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff or back-office management with the preparation, management, and promotion of drama, music, or dance productions.
Physical Therapy interns work in the offices of physical therapists and sports trainers, learning about patient care as well as the business and administrative aspects of their field.
Public Health interns work with public health officials in government agencies and nonprofit organizations on projects focused on disease and injury prevention, assessment of community health requirements, addressing environmental challenges, and creating public policy.
Public Relations interns work in PR agencies or in company PR departments learning about strategic communication, brand management, and market perceptions.
Veterinary Sciences interns assist veterinarians as they work with domestic livestock or exotic animals, gaining experience with the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of animals and learning how these professionals engage with the local community.
Visual Arts interns work in galleries and museums planning and maintaining exhibits, creating and distributing publicity materials, coordinating special events, communicating with artists, and organizing art auctions.
World Endeavors interns in Thailand live with local host families in shared or single rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. In some cases, interns may have the option to live in a single or shared apartment. Housing is located in close proximity to public transportation, which, in Bangkok, includes buses, subways, boats, and even an elevated Skytrain.
Internships are available year-round, and each placement is customized for the participant. This means World Endeavors interns can choose the start date and duration of their internship as well as the field. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to intern in a specific location or in a specific field.
When you are ready to start planning your internship, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing consideration unique to this internship destination or your internship field.
Please 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.
|Program Name||First Month||Each Additional Month|
|Intern In Thailand||$2,990||$1,390|
- Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
- Individualized internship placement guaranteed in your selected fields
- Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing coaching
- Local Onsite Coordinator and 24/7 support
- Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
- Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months with year-round start dates
- Academic credit coordination
- Thai language instruction: 6 hours
- Airport reception and welcome
- Host family accommodations with 2 meals per day
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Cell phone rental
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip airfare to Thailand
- Additional meals
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted at least 16 weeks in advance of the intended program start date. If your intended start date is under 16 weeks away, contact World Endeavors for more information.