Thailand overview

Thailand Internship

The Kingdom of Thailand is an extraordinary country exhibiting amazing landscapes, magnificent Buddhist temples, and breathtaking beaches. Thailand offers a rich amount of history and culture but is also a rapidly growing modern country with a beautiful skyline alongside the Chao Phraya River. With a Thailand internship through AIP, you will get to experience all of these incredible sights!

Furthermore, an international internship in Thailand on your CV will be highly valued by future employers, which will set you apart from other candidates. You will also have the opportunity to expand your professional network by meeting industry professionals from all across the region. An experience of a lifetime awaits you!

Currently, for our Thailand internship, we are offering 3 programs:

  • Bangkok Internship
  • Chiang Mai Internship
  • Phuket Internship

Thailand’s economy is rapidly emerging with new businesses and startups, which makes this up and coming Southeast Asian hub a hotbed to pursue an internship. Hospitality & Tourism is a major industry in Thailand due to the fact that it is one of the top tourist destinations across the globe. Other industry sectors that are currently booming in Thailand are Business Development, Engineering, and Journalism.

Being partnered with a wide range of companies in numerous industry fields, AIP offers Thailand internships that can guide you on the path to success in your future professional career. Whether you’re interested in a summer internship in Thailand or any other time during the year, we can customize your ideal start date. In addition, we accept applications all year round and there are no application fees!

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Thailand internship locations

Internship in Bangkok

Bangkok Overview

Bangkok, known simply as Krung Thep in Thai, is Thailand’s capital city situated on the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand. 

With a population of over 8 million (2010), Bangkok is Thailand’s cultural and commercial center; it is also regarded as Thailand’s prime city - the only cosmopolitan city in a country of small towns and villages.

The city is quite popularly known for its cultural landmarks and street life, among many other things.

Internship Opportunities in Bangkok

Expectedly, Bangkok is the economic center of Thailand, and a regional force in business, finance, healthcare, and other sectors such as arts and fashion, tourism, etc.

Many of Thailand’s largest companies (including PTT, a Fortune Global 500 company), major commercial banks and financial institutions, and the regional headquarters of several multinational companies are located right within the city.

In fact, there is no shortage of internship opportunities for a student or young professional in Thailand.

The manufacturing sector is the second-largest contributor to Bangkok’s economy, with several notable companies in the city into the production of building materials and textiles; and others into food processing, and electronic equipment assembly. 

As the city that hosts the chief port of Thailand, Bangkok’s Import & Export industry is a thriving one.

The port of Bangkok handles the greater percentage of the country’s imports and export and is an international hub for transport. 

Bangkok Attractions

A few of the Attractions Bangkok has in store for you include numerous temples that represent classic Thai architecture, the National Museum where Bronze Age art relics and royal objects are on display, Thompson’s Thai House containing the nation’s largest collection of 17th-century Thai religious paintings, magnificent collections of Dvaravati and Khmer sculpture, beautiful Thai and Chinese pottery, etc.

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internship in Bangkok.

Internship in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Overview

In the mountainous regions of northern Thailand is a city called Chiang Mai, also spelled Chiengmai (meaning “New City”), the capital of Chiang Mai Province, and the third largest city in the whole of Thailand. 

Situated on the Ping River which happens to be a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River, Chiang Mai is home to less than a million inhabitants, and is northern Thailand’s economic, cultural, educational, and religious center. 

Internship Opportunities in Chiang Mai

Due to its cultural history, topography, and climate, Chiang Mai is a popular tourist location; and, according to Thailand’s Tourist Authority, the city recorded 14.1 million visitors in 2013 alone.

As such, the Hospitality and Tourism industry in Chiang Mai is quite big, with numerous hotels and other hospitality establishments located within the city. In fact, the city is estimated to have about 32,000-40,000 hotel rooms in total. [1] If you are a young professional or student interested in an Asia internship in the Hospitality and Tourism industry, then Chiang Mai is the place to be as there are lots of opportunities for you here. 

When it comes to manufacturing, Chiang Mai has several notable companies, such as Ceramicraft Co., Ltd which manufactures ceramic products such as vases, bowls, candle holders, etc.; L.T.C.C Limited, manufacturers and exporters of toys and wooden games; and Double A4, manufacturers of A4 copy paper. 

Chiang Mai Attractions

As a notable tourist location, Chiang Mai does not disappoint when it comes to attractions. Hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, the Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Center, the Chiang Mai National Museum, the Tribal Museum, the Bank of Thailand Museum, and the Chiang Mai Zoo, are just a few of them. 

Internship in Phuket

Phuket Overview

Off the west coast of Thailand and in the Andaman Sea lies Phuket, one of the southern provinces of Thailand.

It consists of the mountainous and rainforested island of Phuket (the county’s largest island) with Phuket City as its capital, and 32 other less significant coastal islands.

Phuket city is located in the southeastern region of the island, has a population of about 400,000 (2015), and has been one of Thailand’s major seaports and commercial hubs.

Internship Opportunities in Phuket

As a city harboring one of Thailand’s major seaports, Phuket city’s Import & Export industry is booming, and exciting internship opportunities are available for you here through our Asia Internship Program.

The city’s harbor is mainly involved in the exportation of tin, rubber, fish products, lumber, and charcoal to Malaysia, Singapore, and Myanmar; and in the import of manufactured goods and rice.

Just like Chiang Mai, Phuket is a notable tourist location with a vibrant Hotel & Tourism industry; in fact, the sandy beaches on the island’s west coast have been developed as tourist locations as far back as the 1980s, and tourism is one of the two pillars on which the city’s economy has rested in recent times. 

The Real Estate industry in Phuket has also likely seen some growth as, more recently, Phuket has been under vigorous development, with numerous new hotels, apartments, and houses being constructed. 

Phuket Attractions

Phuket boasts of some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, several high-end resorts by the seaside, busy markets, restaurants, spas, bars, nightclubs, and discos for the fun-loving intern.

There are also other attractions such as the Two Heroines Monument, Thalang National Museum, Phuket Aquarium, Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World, and the Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Conservation Center.

Internship experience in Thailand

Internship Program Thailand

As soon as you step off the plane at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, you will instantly recognize that you have entered The Land of Smiles. You will immediately notice that local Thais are extremely welcoming, friendly, and hospitable. The lifestyle in Thailand for an international intern can be quite exhilarating with the hustle and bustle in the streets of Bangkok but is also very relaxing with plenty of convenient services always nearby. Your internship in the Kingdom of Siam will allow you to experience first-hand what it is like to work and live in this culturally diverse nation.

During free time away from your internship, you will be able to explore all of the incredible sights that Thailand has to offer. You can’t visit this beautiful country without going island hopping on a long-tail boat in the southern islands, taking in the sights of cultural landmarks like The Grand Palace in Bangkok, or climbing the Doi Inthanon Mountain (the highest point in Thailand). And we can’t forget about the delicious Thai cuisine, which is famous for its incredibly unique flavors. We highly suggest exploring the different street food vendors that cook homestyle Thai dishes. There’s nothing like experiencing a country’s food scene when you eat as a local would.
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Thailand accommodation

  • Fully furnished accommodation
  • Free Hi-Speed Wifi access
  • Close proximity to the workplace
  • Walking distance to public transportation
  • 24-hour security surveillance
  • Local & international restaurants nearby
The photos of the accommodations are just examples and may vary based on location, availability, and time of the year.

Thailand accommodation

  • Fully furnished accommodation
  • Free Hi-Speed Wifi access
  • Close proximity to the workplace
  • Walking distance to public transportation
  • 24-hour security surveillance
  • Local & international restaurants nearby
The photos of the accommodations are just examples and may vary based on location, availability, and time of the year.

Visa information

Generally, an internship in The Kingdom of Thailand is classified as an Education visa.

Most students who enter Thailand to do an internship are under a Non-Immigrant ED Visa (Student Visa). The requirement is that you must be studying at a university, anywhere in the world. It would help if the internship is a requirement for your degree.

Under a Non-Immigrant ED Visa, you will initially receive a 90-day visa, and if your internship is longer than 3 months, you must leave the country to apply for a new visa. Depending on your nationality, it may be necessary for you to return to your home country/country of residence to re-apply.

To participate in an unpaid internship, it is not required to have a work permit.

Apply online and our staff can help you further in regards to your visa eligibility for Thailand.

Note: Immigration laws are updated frequently, so the above text may be subject to change.

Our process

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    1. Apply

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    2. Interview

    During your interview, one of our AIP representatives will ask you questions about your background, past work experiences, internship preferences and goals.

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    3. Pay Deposit

    If you are officially accepted into AIP, you will be asked to confirm your spot in our program with a deposit fee.

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    4. Placement

    Our experienced placement team will match you with your ideal host company and arrange an online interview for you with them.

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    5. Final Payment

    Once your internship has been accepted by yourself and the host company, you will be invoiced for the final payment which will officially confirm your placement.

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    6. Prepare

    After your payment confirmation: For remote internships: We will put you in contact with your host company so that you can start to work right away on your internship. For all the other AIP programs: We will assist you in the visa application process, as well as arranging airport pickup and accommodation (if applicable).

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