The Asian region is growing at a rapid pace, and new businesses are booming. The region has huge amounts of cash flow and investment due to the economic growth in Asia. Countries in the region tend to have larger financial sectors than other nations with similar levels of income.
A finance internship in Asia is sure to bring one of the most valuable experiences you can gain. With practical hands-on engagement, along with an international environment, it will be an exceptional opportunity to advance yourself in the future.
Your internship through Asia Internship Program will be perfectly suited to match your skill-set and interests. Our extensive network of startups, SMEs and large multinational companies, provides us with the resources to find a finance internship that is best suited for you.
Past AIP Finance interns have been involved and worked on the following projects:
Note that all AIP interns are given a personal supervisor who will train, monitor and guide you throughout your international internship experience.
Internship tasks will vary from company to company, as well as intern to intern. These are only examples of tasks that were carried out from previous interns.
Depending on their internship requirements and the available internship positions in our partner companies, prospective interns may work in any of the following (or other) disciplines during their finance internship with AIP:
In a competitive industry such as finance, an international finance internship, apart from giving you the chance to apply the theories and concepts you have learnt in school, will endow you with necessary “on-the-job” skills because you will get to perform different real-world finance tasks, such as undertaking due diligence, processing credit applications, assisting with marketing audits, generating and analyzing reports, and liaising with different clients.
The skills you will acquire while performing these and other tasks can turn out to be a critical factor in making your future career successful.
Because the financial sector is a diverse one, an internship provides new entrants into the field with the opportunity to explore their interests, discover the areas where their strengths and weaknesses lie, and decide on the best finance discipline to pursue in their future finance career.
In other words, after having worked in different roles and handled different responsibilities during your internship in Asia, you will gain valuable insight and perspective that will help you narrow down your career options in the field.
An internship with AIP will also go a long way towards helping you make important professional connections and develop your network. When you build and maintain good relationships with the professionals at your internship firm, chances are they will be willing to give you glowing references for future jobs when your internship is over
As the financial industry continues to evolve as a result of globalization and other factors, companies are scrambling to acquire new finance talent, and this demand for finance professionals will remain on the increase for the foreseeable future.
Actually, employment for occupations in the financial sector is expected to grow 10 percent by 2026, with more than 773,800 new jobs introduced to the marketplace. 
Today, with the increase in the number of business investments, companies are beginning to place more focus on cash optimization. As a result, finance professionals who specialize in investments and treasury are highly sought after by such companies.
Other finance professionals in higher demand because they play vital roles in a company’s growth strategy include financial analysts who analyze a company’s financial and investment data, and also estimate future expenditures and revenues; auditors who evaluate existing internal controls, identify business and financial risks as well as assess compliance with government regulations; budget analysts who assist companies with preparing budget reports, monitoring institutional spending and organizing their finances; and controllers who prepare financial reports and statements that summarize and forecast the activity and financial position of a business.
With a 10-year projected demand growth of 15 percent (faster than average) personal financial advisors are also in high demand because many individuals rely on them to understand the health of their finances and make the right personal investment decisions.
The roles played by financial systems in any economy are too numerous to discuss in only a few paragraphs. To mention but a few, the financial institutions of a country, such as development banks, fund infrastructure industries whose capital requirements are high; this helps to fuel the economic growth of the country, which, to an extent, is dependent on the quality of its infrastructural facilities.
Again, because businesses and industries are financed by them, financial systems directly or indirectly create employment which, in turn, increases economic activity and domestic trade.
Also, given that ventures are funded or invested in mostly by financial institutions due to the risks involved in doing so, these institutions bring about an increase in venture capital which then helps to boost economic growth. In fact, no economy can thrive without a sound financial system.
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Apply online and our admissions team will get back to you within 24 hours to schedule your interview with an AIP representative.
During your interview, one of our AIP representatives will ask you questions about your background, past work experiences, internship preferences and goals.
If you are officially accepted into AIP, you will be asked to confirm your spot in our program with a deposit fee.
Our experienced placement team will match you with your ideal host company and arrange an online interview for you with them.
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.
After your payment confirmation, we will assist you in the visa application process, as well as arranging airport pickup and accommodation (if applicable).
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Joe Raymond is an American student from Dixie State University and underwent a summer finance internship in Bangkok. Hear what Joe had to say about his time in Thailand and his international internship experience.
Phil Garbarini is an American student from Cornell University who pursued a summer internship in The Kingdom. Hear what Phil had to say about his finance internship in a Thai company and his experiences living and working in The Land of Smiles.