Intern in Vietnam this summer!

  • By Sithikorn (Win) Kittivatcharapong
  • on 28 Apr 2020
  • Categories : Culture, Destinations, Events, Life Experiences, Tips Advices, Travel, Opinion, Welcome Guide, Health & Fitness


Vietnam “The Land of the Blue Dragon”

Vietnam is a hidden gem in South East Asia that a lot of people tend to overlook. Full of magical tourist attractions and ecstatic startups & companies, Vietnam is the perfect destination for an internship experience abroad this coming summer. Not only will you have the chance, and opportunity, to explore a distinct culture, you’ll get to experience it as well.

An internship in Vietnam is an excellent addition to your resume. Vietnam’s lifestyle is both casual, and professional, at the same time.

Vietnam’s Most Popular Industries

Technology is a huge driving force in Southeast Asia and Vietnam’s many successful industries are driven by the advancements of technology. A lot of multinational electronics companies have roots in Vietnam, meaning they have huge bases in the country. Tech giants such as Samsung or Panasonic, dominate the technology market and Vietnam is able to get a lot of benefits from this because the demand for workforce is very high. Keep in mind, this gives all interns a high chance to intern for a multinational company!

With a continuously growing economy, Vietnam’s construction industry has been growing ferociously. You’ll notice that the country’s, “construction boom”, has resulted in a number of high rise apartments and ample office space, especially in bigger cities like Ho Chi Minh City. The Vietnamese government has fully supported the construction industry. Anyone with a civil engineering, construction, or project management background should definitely look into this!

It is really no surprise that tourism in Vietnam contributes so much to its economic development.Tourists around the world have flown to Vietnam to observe and be part of its unique culture and witness the country’s beauty. Ho Chi Minh and Ha Long Bay have been top tourist destinations for quite some time now.

Vietnam’s public health industry has also been increasingly popular as of late. With very thorough and detailed rules & regulations, Vietnam has done an amazing job in dealing with the COVID-19 virus. As of today, Vietnam only has a total of 270 cases in the whole country. That is very impressive. How has Vietnam dealt with the pandemic? Well, they’ve successfully flattened out the COVID-19 curve through; mass mobilization of the health care system, public employees, and a strong security system. All this combined with an energetic and creative public education campaign.

Vietnam’s Most Popular Attractions

“It’s Photastic!”, is a very common expression that people around the world say when they’ve tried Pho, Vietnam’s most popular noodles. Pho is really the pride and joy of Vietnamese Cuisine. It’s delicious, very affordable, and can be found anywhere. They’re soft and are very easy to digest along with the dish’s warm broth. Be sure to try Pho when you are in Vietnam. It's delicious! 

So, why is it worth it to check out Ha Long Bay? Located in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay’s magnificence can’t be explained by words. It’s natural clear blue waters and green forested lands are every nature enthusiast’s dream. It’s very easy to get to Ha Long Bay, with a travel time of only four hours. Ha Long Bay also consists of many beautiful beaches that are perfect for a day trip to relax and enjoy the beach, with the most elegant being Bai Chay. Ha Long Bay is a perfect getaway from stress. Spend a weekend at this wondrous paradise when you're in Vietnam. 

Da Nang is another popular destination and should be on your bucket list of, “places to visit in Vietnam.” Da Nang is Vietnam’s third largest city and there are a variety of things to do, such as snorkeling or jet skiing. A notable mention is Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, which also nests in the heart of Da Nang. Up for an adventure? Visit Da Nang and let us know what you think about it. 

Remote Internship Opportunities

Work from home is something that is implemented all around the world and with the advancements in technology and communication tools, you can finish up as much work at home, and at your own comfort. Vietnam is home to a variety of startups and companies. A remote internship with Vietnamese based companies can definitely spice up your resume, or even land you your next job. But, what are some of the perks of a remote internship?

  1. Forget about commuting to the office! A remote internship allows you to work from home.
  2. Even though you’re at home, you’ll get the opportunity to work with various individuals, hence, you’ll have the chance to make valuable connections.
  3. You’ll be in contact with other interns around the world. By the end of your remote internship, you’ll be able to get professional references from a lot of people.
  4. Remote internships are very unique and it is certainly a good addition to your CV.
  5. Effective and efficient communication skills are essential! You’ll have the opportunity to use, and familiarize yourself with high-tech digital tools and applications.

All employers in Vietnam treat internships as a real job and you should too! Just because you are working remotely, doesn’t mean that you should take this lightly. Get ready to report to your supervisor, or manager, by the end of each day or week. Always remember, the key to a successful remote internship is organization and communication. If you communicate clearly between coworkers and your supervisor, you will know what to do. Organizing your time wisely and being able to prioritize work is also crucial.

Apply for an internship with AIP!

Vietnam offers a lot of internship opportunities that can enhance your CV/resume. Whether you’re interning remotely, or partaking in an internship experience abroad, you will definitely learn many valuable skills and lessons that will give you a good glimpse into your work life. Summer is right around the corner, apply for an internship with AIP now!

Internship in Vietnam

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Originally from Thailand, I attended an international school in Bangkok from kindergarten until senior year. I got my bachelor's degree in marketing communications from Emerson College in Boston, MA and I'm extremely passionate about (almost every) sports, digital marketing, and learning about different cultures around the world!

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