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Internship in Thailand

  • The world’s best price, guaranteed. Starts at $155
  • Pay program fees directly to host families and projects
  • Safety is our #1 priority along with services of experienced staffs
  • Choose From A Wide Variety of Internship Programs ... one that is right for you

Helping Abroad now provides a wide selection of internship programs with unbeatable prices for you to complete your internship program as well as travel to this beautiful nation. Helping Abroad works in collaboration with local Thai organizations and communities providing internship opportunities with programs related to disadvantaged children, rural school teaching, health, English teaching, elephant conservation and community development project.

Known as “The Land of Smiles”, Thailand is an exotic mix of modern and traditional values and unique culture and tradition. Also a very popular tourist destination, Thailand’s growing economy and development makes it an ideal place to do your internship and experience its fascinating culture and beautiful scenic attractions. Whether it is the white sand beaches of Pattaya or the bustling market places of Bangkok, Thailand has been one of the world’s favorite destinations to visit.

To get a head-start on your Thailand internship program, take a few moments to contact us by email for more information, including travel dates, fees and more. We look forward to hearing from you.

Fees and Dates

Helping abroad offers the most affordable Thailand Internship program. Except our registration fee of $299, our fees start as low as $250. In our unique programs, you will pay your money directly to host families or the project itself. Click on the link below for detailed information about internship fees in Thailand.

http://www.helpingabroad.org/volunteer-in-thailand/index.php#pf

Internship Programs

Disadvantaged Children Internship in Thailand

intern with a child

In Thailand, there are various child care centers that cater to the needs of families that cannot afford childcare, which is quite expensive and unaffordable. Helping Abroad provides internship opportunities to those who want to get an experience working in child care centers in Thailand.

As an intern, their foremost responsibility is to give care and support to the children and educate them. They will have to look after the children and help them in their personal growth through education, extracurricular activities and value education. They will also be able to perform administrative duties and help out in the smooth functioning of the program. Fundraising activities, teaching, administrative work, extracurricular activities, planning trips and excursions will all be part of the intern’s duties.

Interns will be learning a lot, getting a broader insight on how such childcare centers work and gain an invaluable experience in working in them as well as contributing towards its growth. Those with particular interest in social work, child care, pediatrics and community development are strongly recommended to apply. Along with the experience of working in such projects, the interns will also have a wonderful opportunity to travel to this holiday destination and have a wonderful time as well.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

There are no specific qualifications needed to intern in this program in Thailand. However, interns are expected to be flexible and patient, as well as have much passion and love for children. Interns must also respect the rules and regulations of the center, be resourceful, and must not hesitate to become involved in different activities.

Teaching English Internship in Thailand

students from teaching internship posing

With the growth of tourism, trade, commerce and globalization, English is becoming an increasingly important subject to learn in Thailand. Often, a good ability to read and write in English will mean they can secure seats in good universities and ultimately, get well paid jobs. Helping Abroad offers teaching English internship programs in Thailand, where interns will have an opportunity to get their internship experience by teaching English to children who lack the resources to study in good schools.

Interns will be responsible for teaching basic English to the students; teaching them grammar and helping them improve their conversational skills as per their school syllabus. They can also support recreational and artistic activities focused on educational learning or help teachers with classroom activities.

Interns will have a great opportunity to learn about teaching and learning, and will contribute a great deal despite their career options in the future as this internship experience will make your resume truly stand out. They will also be able to travel to this beautiful nation and immerse into local culture and visit its popular tourist destinations.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

There are no specific qualifications needed to join our internship project in Thailand besides fluency in English. Interns are required to have strong English fluency, both written and verbal, although no previous teaching experience is required. They should have a love for teaching, English and conversation.

Teaching Internship in Monasteries in Thailand

intern with a monk during class

Monasteries or Buddhist Temples, also known as Wats have served as educational institutions for young children of Thailand for many centuries. Helping Abroad now offers internship programs to teach in monasteries to young Buddhist monks dedicating their time and energy who devote themselves in this religion.

Interns will be teaching English to young Buddhist monks and helping them improve their Basic English and conversational skills. They will also be involved in helping them out with extracurricular activities and recreational activities helping them to grow inside and outside the monastery as well.

The internship will allow interns to practice their English teaching skills, and help them improve and learn by teaching in an environment that is different than interns are used to. The internship is a good learning opportunity and a great start for those seeking to make a career out of teaching and education. It is an entirely unique project that will boost your CV in many ways than one as you will be living in a monastery and soaking in the beautiful philosophy of Buddhism while serving as an intern.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

Interns should have strong English fluency, both written and verbal, although no previous teaching experience is required. They should have a love for teaching, English and conversation. Interns are expected to be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient, and strive to be good role models for the students.

Medical Internship in Thailand

Intern applying medicine to a wounded child

The Medical Internship Project in Thailand enables young medical students to gain day to day experience of working in hospitals and clinics providing medical service to the locals of Thai communities. Helping Abroad works with local organizations that help provide affordable health facilities where aspiring individuals pursuing medical profession can enroll as an intern and gain the much needed practical experience on the field.

Interns, according to their qualification, will work with the local staff and doctors in hospitals and clinics providing basic medical attention to patients. Due to the increased risks involved and raised medical regulations, interns cannot treat patients or become involved in surgery during the project. However, they can assist with general check-ups and examinations of patients, measurement of blood pressure, temperature, height and weight of patients. Interns can also carry out simple duties like treating minor injuries or wounds, counseling patients and assisting hospital administration.

By shadowing local doctors, interns can learn mostly from observation. They get to be involved in medical service in impoverished communities, working alongside local organizations. The healthcare understanding and practical experience from this project will undoubtedly be valuable and eye-opening.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

Applicants interested to join this program must possess healthcare certification, such as: ID as a medical student, EMT, paramedic certification, nursing, physical therapy, midwifery or physician’s credentials. Interns are required to present an official copy of the credentials. Depending on placement and host institution, additional application materials may be required.

Elephant Conservation Internship in Thailand

Surin, known as the elephant province of Thailand, is where elephants are used for tourist attraction and as a tool to carry heavy loads which generates income for elephant owners. But when the elephants grow older, the owners cannot take care of them as elephants are voracious eaters and maintenance costs are very high. So they are sold off to new owners who make them stand out in the hot sun in urban areas to beg money for elephant’s survival. Helping Abroad partners with the local Nonprofit organizations that work for animal welfare offering internship opportunities where elephant conservation is the primary objective of the program.

Interns will be placed on the outskirts of the Surin Province, where they will be involved in various activities like feeding elephants and riding elephants and taking them for baths in the nearby river. Interns can also support with administration tasks and organizations, teaching locals about the importance of animal rights and conservation or fundraising and researching further resources.

This internship is a treat for animal lovers and those who are looking to a career in conservation. Interns get hands on experience with animal care which is a unique experience. They will have a unique opportunity to interact with the elephants where they will be responsible for its well being during their time as an intern.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

There are no specific qualifications needed for an internship in the elephant conservation project in Thailand. However, interns should have a deep love for animals, possess a hard-working attitude and a respect for the local staff and community members. Please note that this project requires interns to spend much of their time outdoors.

Supervision and Field Support

The interns in the internship project in Thailand will be guided and supervised by an experienced and qualified supervisor. Usually the head of the project will be mentoring the interns throughout the internship duration, guiding them professionally towards the completion of the project. Depending on the qualification and time allotted for the project, interns may be required to pay an additional supervision fee of $25-$50 per week to the supervisor.

College credit for internship project in Thailand

Please note that Helping Abroad does not provide college credits for internship project. Our local office or your supervisor can give you a letter verifying the duration and project of your internship. If you need college credit for your internship, please contact your own university or college. You can also talk to your professor.

Room and Food

Mostly, interns in Thailand will be staying in a home base at safe and clean neighborhood with easy accessibility to internet cafes, supermarkets, restaurants and bus stops. There are several bedrooms (which may be shared with same-gender interns) and community areas. There are shared kitchens, a television and shared bathrooms, which have running water and “western-style” toilets.

Interns placed in Surin will stay in a volunteer house with twin shared bedrooms and a communal living room, kitchen and bathrooms. These houses are located in safe neighborhoods with close proximity to local amenities, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, etc. In addition, the houses are close to our in-country staff office.

Interns will be provided with meals three times a day (local food). Vegetarian meals can be arranged if interns mention this during application. However, other snacks and drinks outside the meal times will not be included. Food is NOT included in projects in SURIN. There are many restaurants and cafes nearby that serve very inexpensive food. This is a great way to get the authentic taste the Thai cuisine.

Free Time

The Internship does not require interns to get involved in work 24/7. They will have free time in their hands during the evenings and during weekends, which they can use for interacting with other interns and visiting local areas nearby. There are lots of places to visit and do in this holiday destination where our staff will be more than happy to help you choose the right programs.