Thailand 2020: Exploring the Wonders of Bangkok During Your Internship

  • By Sithikorn (Win) Kittivatcharapong
  • on 30 Jan 2020
  • Categories : Culture, Destinations, Events, Life Experiences, Tips Advices, Travel, Welcome Guide


bangkok scenic view

Located in the heart of South East Asia, “The Land of Smiles” has a reputation of welcoming everyone with open arms. Full of amazing tourist attractions, Thailand’s culture never seizes to amaze. On top of every tourists’ bucket list, Thailand’s beauty only gets better if witnessed through your own eyes. Interns will have the chance for an amazing internship in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. Being the economic center of Thailand and decked with some of the largest firms and exciting start ups, an internship in Thailand will guarantee amazing opportunities for interns. An internship in Thailand would be a kickstart to an excellent career, not to mention that there is also so much to explore in this vibrant city. 

Internships are important. Wherever you are from, an internship abroad does not only show employers that you are able to work, but are mature enough and able to live in a foreign country alone. Interns with an international background are of high demand in Thailand. Here is why an international work experience is very important.

Working in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the busiest cities in the world. The city is a combination of exquisite Thai culture, soaring skyscrapers, grand shopping malls, and tasty street food. But, what does a work day in Bangkok look like?

bangkok sky train

Most offices in Thailand have very constant work hours. An internship in Thailand starts between 9-10 am. Usually, employees and employers in Bangkok get out of work between 4:30-6 pm. A lot of startups and companies are located downtown and depending on where your internship is, it will be easy to get around due to the easy access of the skytrain or subway. The traffic in Bangkok during rush hours can be gruesome so it is only logical to take the skytrain or subway home to get to work and to go home. Skytrain stations are located throughout the city (with more opening) and in the past few years this has been a huge milestone for the mass transportation system(s) in Bangkok.

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Thailand’s Major Industries: How Do They Contribute To Thailand’s Economy?

Thailand has a growing economy that doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Manufacturing is extremely crucial to Thailand’s economy. With a lot of factories situated outside of Bangkok, manufacturing contributes a lot to Thailand’s import & export market. With that being said, manufacturing does tie in with a lot of the other industries that Thailand are known for.

Thailand is able to produce around 2 million cars per day, which makes it the largest automotive industry in all of South East Asia. There will be plenty of opportunities for interns that are passionate about mechanics, machinery, and automation. The cars manufactured in Thailand are all foreign brands, such as, BMW, Mercedes Benz, or Ford. Following closely is the electronics manufacturing industry. Used mainly for export, the electronics manufacturing industry accounts for 15% of all exported goods from Thailand.

The services sector also plays a major role in stabilizing Thailand’s economy. This sector is comprised of the finance, tourism & hospitality, banking, or health industries. Providing jobs for 37% of the labor force in Thailand, these industries play an integral role in stabilizing Thailand’s economy.

Exploring The Timeless Beauty of Thai Culture

The wonders of Bangkok are endless. Thailand’s timeless beauty is limitless and you see it in everything. An internship in Bangkok will grant interns the opportunity to absorb Thai culture but most importantly, experience it as well. A fan of elegance and delicate architecture? Bangkok’s hidden gems will put sparkles in your eyes.

Something worth mentioning about Thailand is the vast amount of beautiful temples and the grand presence of the palaces located in Bangkok. The city is extremely busy almost every hour of the day but the presence of beautiful temples, such as Wat Phra Kaew (The Temple of the Emerald Buddha), or the Grand Palace, balances out the, “busy-ness”, with absolute serenity. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience for interns. When interning in Bangkok, be sure to visit these two places.

grand palace thailand

A while ago, Mr. Jim Thompson visited Thailand during World War II and continued living there after the war ended. No one knew that he would revamp the whole silk industry in Thailand to become one of the most iconic fashion designers in Thailand, and the world. Since his disappearance in 1967, his legacy still lives on with Jim Thompson stores located all around Bangkok. Interns in Bangkok should take the opportunity to visit the Jim Thompson House Museum where you’ll be amazed by a display of first class silk and learn the history and upbringing of the Jim Thompson brand in Thailand. 

Relaxing in Bangkok: Things To Do To De-Stress

A usual day to day internship in Thailand is rather busy with work. Weekdays can be long and life can be very stressful at times. It is important to relax and unwind and there are a lot of activities in Bangkok that will allow interns to de-stress. Check out some of the things interns could do during their internship in Bangkok. 

Shopping is a huge part of Thai culture and all the shopping malls in Bangkok are nothing like you’ve seen before. Very grand, extremely big, and with hundreds of stores, interns will find whatever they need in one place. Be sure to check out shopping malls downtown (they are all accessible by the BTS), such as Icon Siam, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, Siam Paragon, Central World, Emquartier & Emporium, or MBK.

Thai cuisine is popular all around the world but local Thai food tops it all. From street food to Michelin star restaurants, Bangkok’s Yaowarat road is the prime spot for interns in Bangkok to taste Thai cuisine at its best. Along both sides of the road, there are food vendors everywhere that are open until late at night. Also, be sure to check out Yaowarat’s night market for local Thai souvenirs. When you are strolling down Yaowarat road, visit these restaurants for exceptional Thai food!

Yaowarat food

An Internship in Thailand Awaits

It is time to book your flight to Thailand. Live in the land of smiles and experience a culture like no other. Find out what makes this country one of South East Asia’s most precious gems. At the same time, spice up your resumé by interning for multinational companies and exciting start ups. Your next trip to Thailand is just a click away. Let AIP help you find your ideal internship in Bangkok by clicking below!

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About author

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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