Intern in Bangkok

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OPEN Fall 2022
OPEN for Summer 2022
OPEN Semester 2022
OPEN Spring 2022

Build your resume and make amazing memories in bustling Bangkok.

Intern abroad in bustling Bangkok for the ultimate in professional and personal development! Between its vibrant culture and diverse range of industries, Bangkok provides an intriguing setting for interns. This comprehensive program will set you up with everything you’ll need for a successful internship and a rewarding experience, from a custom internship placement to housing, support, and group cultural activities.


What to Expect:

  • Language: English
  • Average Courseload: N/A
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5

Highlights:

  • Enjoy an internship placement customized according to your background and interests in a variety of fields
  • Live in a modern, serviced apartment in central Bangkok
  • Participate in group activities and excursions with other interns and students
  • Learn some traditional Thai cooking techniques
  • Choose from multiple start dates and duration options

Internship Placements

Biology and Ecology internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample Biology and Ecology placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Intern with Animal Conservation and Forestry Non-Profits

Support the efforts of these valuable organization as they work to protect and care for animals in Thailand. You may help by feeding and caring for a wide variety of animals including gibbons, bears, elephants, birds, and reptiles. If you are more interested in the behind the scenes efforts, you can contribute with fundraising and report writing in the office.

Business & Economics internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample Business & Economics placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Business Internships

Bangkok is an international business hub with small and large local businesses, international businesses, and an increasing number of entrepreneurial startups. You’ll have ample opportunities to apply and hone your business skills in a multicultural environment.

Engineering internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample Engineering placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Software Engineering Intern

Gain valuable professional experience working with application development. Assist with the development of a wide range of application and software for government as well as business clients.

Entrepreneurship internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample Entrepreneurship placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Intern at Local Start-Ups

Bangkok is an Asian hub for startups. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of a team working on app development, marketing, sales, and other business functions.

Environment & Sustainability internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample Environment & Sustainability placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Intern with Animal Conservation and Forestry Non-Profits

Support the efforts of these valuable organization as they work to protect and care for animals in Thailand. You may help by feeding and caring for a wide variety of animals including gibbons, bears, elephants, birds, and reptiles. If you are more interested in the behind the scenes efforts, you can contribute with fundraising and report writing in the office.

Finance internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample Finance placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Finance & Accounting Intern at a Local Business

Generate management reports and financial analyses, coordinate budgets, create projections and cost analyses, and identify key insights on business initiatives, as well as administrative support.

Health internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample Health placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Health Intern with Mobile Health Unit

Intern with medical professionals as they visit households in Thailand. You’ll be part of a group that provides public health education, basic medical procedures, vaccinations, and disease prevention. While mostly shadowing, you will have the opportunity to work directly with doctors, nurses, and some patients.

Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Hotel Guest Relations Intern

Interns will work directly with guests in person and over the phone assisting with customer service, reservations, and special executive registration. Tasks may include assisting with reservations, reception, tours for potential guests, and providing excellent customer service for diverse guests requests and concerns.

IT and Computer Systems internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample IT and Computer Systems placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Software Engineering Intern

Gain valuable professional experience working with application development. Assist with the development of a wide range of application and software for government as well as business clients.

International Business internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample International Business placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Business Internships

Bangkok is an international business hub with small and large local businesses, international businesses, and an increasing number of entrepreneurial startups. You’ll have ample opportunities to apply and hone your business skills in a multicultural environment.

Marketing Advertising & PR internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample Marketing Advertising & PR placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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NGO Fundraising & Support Intern

Thailand has a large field of NGOs and nonprofits. Interns can support them with outreach, fundraising, and marketing work. Interns can support fundraising proposals, as well as website and social media content, while learning about the operations and programs of various NGOs.

NGOs and Non-Profit internships available in Thailand

Below are a few sample NGOs and Non-Profit placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with NGOs and Non-Profit internships
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NGO Fundraising & Support Intern

Thailand has a large field of NGOs and nonprofits. Interns can support them with outreach, fundraising, and marketing work. Interns can support fundraising proposals, as well as website and social media content, while learning about the operations and programs of various NGOs.

Program Details

Intern for Credit

Want credit for your internship? We can do that for you!

Coursework

You will participate in the Intern Abroad online course, developed and facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Engel, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Experiential Learning, who has been teaching culture and career-oriented courses online for more than 10 years.  To learn more about how this course will help you enhance your employability, take a look at the course overview.

Credit

A respected New Hampshire university, Plymouth State University is CIS Abroad’s accrediting partner for internship programs. Plymouth State University is a NEASC accredited institution with over 20 years of experience awarding internship credit both domestically and internationally. Plymouth State University has been nationally recognized for its commitment to the environment and for innovative programs that are making an impact both regionally and globally.

Learn more about interning for credit through Plymouth State University here.

Micro-credential

All participants in this program are eligible to earn a Working Across Cultures Micro-credential at no extra charge! Make sure you opt in at the beginning of the course.

Why Life in Bangkok

How to sum up the thrilling city of Bangkok? Home to serene spiritual temples and pulsing nightlife, Bangkok is in a class of its own! Nearly 10 million people live in Thailand’s capital, which is a dynamic city synonymous with the exotic. Bangkok is also a dominating force in Asian finance and business. Moreover, it has global influences on politics, culture, fashion, and entertainment.

There’s a shroud of mystery over Bangkok that lures nearly 11 million visitors each year. Hop in a tuk-tuk (a three-wheeled motorized cart) and zip in and out of traffic as you visit the Grand Palace, the Vimanmek Palace Complex, and the thousands of temples around the city. Discover and embrace the amazing international cuisine, bustling street markets, and extraordinary energy around you. Your study abroad program is located in the city of Salaya, with easy access by bus, private van, skytrain, or taxi into the heart of Bangkok.

Thanks to Bangkok’s proximity to the equator, you’ll enjoy warm weather year round. Take a break from the city to visit the many jungles, beaches, artisan villages, and cultural/historical sites in Thailand. Indulge yourself with a Thai massage, ride an elephant, take a cooking class, or learn the martial art of Thai boxing. Whether you’re exploring the cuisine, the tropical beaches on the coast, or the animated markets, Thailand will be an unforgettable study abroad experience!

Live La Vida Local

  • Chinatown

    Yaowarat, one of the biggest Chinatowns in the world, experience amazing street food, narrow alleys packed with shops of all kinds, great snack and a unique cultural experience. Don’t forget to check on the 12 ton golden buddha at Wat Traimit, it was lost for almost 200 years.

  • Siam BTS

    Some of the biggest malls in Asia, see penguins, lamborghinis, watch an IMAX or go ice skating all in one of the busiest and most up-market parts of Bangkok.

  • Asiatique

    Take a boat down the river and enjoy Thai and other seafood along the waterfront in a beautiful setting.

  • Chatujak Weekend Market

    One of the biggest markets in Bangkok, more than you can see in a single day, a great place to find unique and beautiful Thai goods, presents, clothes and other souvenirs

  • Kanchanaburi

    Take a day trip to this small town to see the famous death railway from world war 2, and camp at the beautiful Erawan park,close to a seven level water fall.

  • Street Food

    Don’t forget to try some of the many kinds of amazing street food, this is one of the must do experiences for you stay in Thailand, sample the noodles, pat thai, curries, fresh fruit, homemade ice cream and so much more.

Housing in Bangkok

Location

Participants will live in single rooms in apartments shared with other CIS Abroad participants or other international students and interns. Apartments are typically located in Bangkok’s city center, within 30-60 minutes commute. The location may vary based on the location of your internship placement – we’re always looking to make your commute shorter!

Meals

Meals are not provided, but mouth-watering street food is plentiful (and cheap), so eat your fill!

Inclusions and Amenities

  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Cleaning Service
  • CommutePublic Transportation
  • Desk
  • LaundryOn-site
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi

What's Included

Inclusions

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Orientation in Bangkok
  • Multiple excursions depending on the length of your program
  • Internship placement and support
  • Housing
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Airport pickup service
  • On-site support
  • La Vida Local cultural program

Welcome & Orientation

Upon arrival you’ll take part in the CISabroad orientation program. You’ll learn the “do’s and don’ts” of living in Thailand. Where to go out, how to stay safe, where to shops are how to get around. In the afternoon you will participate in the Thai Cultural values training, where staff will cover the differences in working and communication style between Thailand and the West.

Farewell & Re-Entry Program

At the end of the program we will all get together for one last epic meal and talk about your adventures and experiences. Our staff will also share some precious tips on going back home feeling like a champ! Your study abroad experience is something to be cherished and shared with your family and friends back home.

Program Excursions

While participating on a CIS Abroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Bangkok City Tour

Bangkok City Tour

Visit the beautiful Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most holy temple where you will be dazzled by gold and jade. Ride a riverboat down Thailand’s “River of Life,” the Chao Praya, and glimpse the lifestyles of people who live in this so-called “Venice of the East.” Finally, visit Wat Pho, “Temple of The Reclining Buddha,” a 50-meter long, 200-year-old buddha.

Thai Cooking Class

Thai Cooking Class

During this excursion you will learn all about Thai fruits, vegetable, and herbs, visit the market and learn about the different ingredients and then make 5 dishes of your own from scratch.

Site Director

Travel Tip:

Looking for a cool and exciting way to explore Bangkok? The whole city used to be based around canals, so jumping on a boat gives you a way to get out of the traffic and experience the real Bangkok.

Travel Tip:

Looking for a cool and exciting way to explore Bangkok? The whole city used to be based around canals, so jumping on a boat gives you a way to get out of the traffic and experience the real Bangkok.

About:

David was born in the UK and moved to the US when he was 16 and completed high school and University in Colorado. As an avid traveler, his first thought on graduation was to travel to Asia. He volunteered and lived with a family in Kathmandu for 2 months before traveling to Thailand. He quickly fell in love with the country and for the last 12 years has worked as a teacher, as a development officer in NGOs, and has worked with volunteers and study abroad programs for the last seven years. He has an MA in Asia Pacific Studies and is fluent in Thai. He loves his work because it allows him to share his love of Thailand and its people with participants and at the same time support the great things that people all over Thailand are doing every day.

Your Support Staff

CIS Abroad Advising & Support
Travel Tip:

You’ll be supported every step of the way!

Global Advising

Our advising team will help match you with a program that fits your academic and personal needs. Once you have selected your program our advisor will help you complete your Online Application.

Program Enrollment

Once you’ve started your application and submitted the $90 deposit, you’ll be assigned a program enrollment coordinator who will guide you through the enrollment process to get you abroad!

Alexandra Woolner
Travel Tip:

Expect the unexpected! Sometimes culture shock is stronger in countries where you expect things to be more similar to your home country and environment. Traveling abroad is an excellent way to learn more about your own culture, habits, style, and adaptability.

COVID-19 Plan

We believe that study abroad is still possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, but certain policies and procedures will need to be in place to ensure every student can be safe and healthy during their semester abroad.

Learn more about CIS Abroad’s Risk Management Team’s three step process for operating  our programs around the world and important program refund policies.

Read more below for information related to this program:

On-Site Program Modifications

We want your time abroad to be an experience of a lifetime. We also know that it is a unique time to be going abroad. Below is some helpful information to you so you can make the best decision for your finances, academic career, and personal health and safety.

Our Financial Commitment

CIS Abroad is working with international partners to create refund and withdrawal policies that limit the financial impact on students and families should COVID-19 change a student’s plan to travel. See our refund policy page for more information.
To insure yourself from additional loss, such as the loss of airfare, or any other non-recoverable loss after your program begins, we recommend purchasing trip protection insurance, aka CFAR/IFAR insurance.

Our Academic Commitment

CIS Abroad has carefully selected programs where there is minimal to no academic risk.*

If a student must quarantine or miss classes due to sickness, remote academics are guaranteed. These may be synchronous or asynchronous, i.e, live or recorded.

If a city or country goes on lockdown due to sickness, remote academics are guaranteed. These may be synchronous or asynchronous, i.e. live or recorded.

* If a student cannot travel to their destination due to COVID-19 restrictions, remote academics are guaranteed on select programs and in certain courses. If accessing remote academics from the US are important to you, please contact our advising team to learn more about which program locations or courses are right for you.

Our Health & Safety Commitment

CIS Abroad has developed a site-specific risk management plan for every location so that health and safety protocols are monitored, managed and communicated throughout the semester. We have developed a COVID Care Package included in our program fee to make traveling and living in a host country easier on students, especially those first few weeks on-site:

  • COVID compliant airport pick-up and transfer to housing.
  • Access to quarantine housing upon entry, if quarantine is required when entering the country; this housing may incur additional charges.
  • Information and assistance on meal delivery, if quarantine is required when entering the country.
  • COVID-safe classrooms and campus facilities as well as access to masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies according to country and location specific standards.
  • Vaccine requirements for all participants to ensure COVID-safe program excursions and guaranteed housing with vaccinated students.
  • Access to accommodation if isolation is necessary due to positive COVID test or exposure; this housing may incur additional charges.
  • Access to COVID testing; this testing may be an additional charge.
  • Medical and accident insurance that covers COVID-related illness (except for on programs operating in the USA).
  • Cultural activities and reflection that emphasize safe, local exploration geared to the specific context of being abroad at this special time.

*if quarantine is required upon entry, we will let you know 60 days before a program starts, or as soon as the information is known to CIS Abroad. Your program coordinator will keep you updated as to any changes in dates, arrival, local restrictions and costs. If it is required, this may entail an earlier departure date and an additional housing and meal cost.

We recognize not every student, family, or university will allow travel this year, despite the risk mitigation outlined above. Should students apply for 2021 programs, and then choose to defer to a future program, we would be happy to move that student’s application to a program with a later start date. We are committed to providing our innovative virtual programs to meet your internationalization goals.

Excursions

We plan to show you the best of what your location has to offer this term; great culture, great food, and interesting people. On the Excursions tab, you can see the day or overnight trips we usually offer. It is too soon to know if we can offer those same experiences or if we’ll stay a little closer to our program base. Just know that great experiences await you.

Add-Ons

Add to your program for no extra fee!

As an intern, you have the opportunity to earn a micro-credential from CIS Abroad! Having a highly visible addition to your resume or LinkedIn profile can help you stand out from other job seekers. It’s a fast-track way to identify demonstrated skills that make YOU a more valuable contributor to an organization.

Learn more about the Working Across Cultures micro-credential.

HOW TO SIGN UP
If you’re interested in earning this micro-credential, please message your instructor by the beginning of the second week of your internship.

Dates & Prices

ADVISOR TIP: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Application Deadline: Nov 1
  • Arrival: January 7
  • Departure: March 5 | April 2
  • Price: $4,790 - $5,490
  • Application Deadline: Feb 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: May 8 (Estimated)
  • Departure: June 6 | July 4 (Estimated)
  • Price: $5,030 - $5,770 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Mar 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: June 5 (Estimated)
  • Departure: July 4 | August 1 (Estimated)
  • Price: $5,030 - $5,770 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: May 15 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: September 4 (Estimated)
  • Departure: October 31 | November 28 (Estimated)
  • Price: $5,030 - $5,770 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Jun 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: September 25 (Estimated)
  • Departure: November 21 | December 19 (Estimated)
  • Price: $5,030 - $5,770 (Estimated)
Additional Information:

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.