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Internships for Chiang Mai, Thailand

USAC internships abroad are a great way to enhance your educational experience. Participating in a structured work or research experience with an international organization, whether in-person or virtually, will help you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience while expanding your professional network and immersing yourself in the workplace culture of Thailand.

Beginning in Fall 2021, a $985 internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application process see the USAC internship page.

Virtual internships are offered through USAC’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about the program, see the Global Perspectives virtual internship page.

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed

Placements available in the following fields:

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

English-Language Instruction

International Relations

Journalism and Communications

Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

An NGO providing support to survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse and working to ensure the safety, protection, and justice for children through partnerships with government policy makers, law enforcement, the justice system, NGO partners, and the Thai school system.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Developing a digital marketing and outreach plan
  • Assist in designing, updating, and developing content for the English-language website and Facebook page
  • Working together with the NGO to help raise awareness and support for abused minors

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

A public service organization operating on a sustainable social enterprise model working to create a positive transformational social impact for the community by providing advocacy, training, consulting, information resources and academic services for policymakers, practitioners, funders, and the academic community in ASEAN.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Developing informational material on the center
  • Developing multi-media stories on individual development projects
  • Help redesign the center's website
  • Developing new web content
  • Creating a newsletter to disseminate the center's activities

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

A mental and physical wellness provider and training center that equips clients with practical tools to naturally restore lasting balance and wellness to body and nervous systems.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Develop a digital marketing strategy
  • Asist in website development
  • Create content for social media marketing

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

A health and wellness company working with traditional Thai herbalists and Western doctors to tailor the most ideal balance of organic adaptogenic and nootropic herbal supplements.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Managing social media presence
  • Website editing and building using wordpress and Woocommerce
  • Making PDF herbal life hack documents, digital brochures, and pamphlets.

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Engineering

An engineering research and teaching unit focusing on computer, industrial, mechanical, environmental, mining and petroleum, electrical, and civil engineering.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in an innovative STEM learning project
  • Research STEM education pedagogy
  • Contribute to STEM-related learning projects such as the development of a GOGO board

Requirements

  • Preferred major in science, engineering, technology, or education

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

English-Language Instruction

Municipal elementary schools serving grades 1-6 and secondary schools serving grades 7-9

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Setting up equipment and helping to prepare the classroom for lessons, tidying up afterwards and helping with displays.
  • Listening to students read and speak.
  • Providing support to children who need additional help with their work.
  • Providing one-to-one and small group support to children who need it.
  • Assist lead teachers in creating lesson plans
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as grading and record-keeping.

Requirements

  • Preferred major in English teaching and/or education

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester

English-Language Instruction

A Buddhist university composed of four academic faculties as well as a teacher training program providing education at the undergraduate and graduate level to monks and lay students.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Working with professors in lesson planning and class activities
  • Reinforce lessons presented by teachers
  • Helping students develop independent learning skills, manage their own learning, and prioritize their time
  • Organizing class discussion
  • Assisting with English language activities

Requirements

  • Preferred major in English teaching and/or education

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

English-Language Instruction

A school providing comprehensive educational and vocational training for blind youth.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Teaching assistant at the kindergarten and primary levels
  • Assisting with English language activities
  • Working with school teachers in lesson planning
  • Participating in activities and trips organized by the school

Requirements

  • Preferred major in English teaching and/or education

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

English-Language Instruction

A language center established in 1952 under the patronage of His Majesty the King to promote mutual understanding between the people of Thailand and the United States through instruction in their respective languages, customs and traditions.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assisting school teachers with class activities

  • Organizing English-language activities for students at the middle secondary school level

Requirements

  • Preferred major in English teaching and/or education

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

English-Language Instruction

An NGO that provides education at the kindergarten and elementary levels to disadvantaged children and youth with a curriculum that promotes student learning through a project-based approach in both Thai and English.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in English language instruction for primary school grades 1-6
  • Assist in curriculum development and lesson planning
  • Organize and deliver English-language lessons

Requirements

  • Preferred major in English teaching and/or education

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Semester

English-Language Instruction

A research and teaching unit that provides higher and vocational education through a number of English-language degree programs in literature, writing, etc. and seeks to produce research and innovation for academic excellence and as a benefit to society as a whole.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist language instructors and professors
  • Tutoring Thai undergrad English language majors

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Semester

English-Language Instruction

A teaching unit offering a program for students to work as English teachers in primary and secondary schools in Thailand. There are a wide range of English teaching courses involving compulsory skills in language learning.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist language instructors and professors
  • Tutoring Thai undergrad English language majors

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Health and Wellness

A health and wellness company working with traditional Thai herbalists and Western doctors to tailor the most ideal balance of organic adaptogenic and nootropic herbal supplements.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist staff with herbal medicine and wellness research

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

International Relations

A provincial office assisting the governor of Chiang Mai with issues related to diplomatic relationships and international affairs.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Working with a Thai officer in Foreign Affairs section.
  • Providing information and documents for the Governor's office
  • Assist the foreign affairs team at international meetings or seminars

Requirements

  • Preferred major in political science or other social sciences

  • Proficiency in Thai

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Summer, Semester

Journalism and Communications

A research unit promoting the integration of and cooperation between government and the education sector to help increase the capabilities of Thai entrepreneurs and start-ups promoting rural development in the northern 17 provinces.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in project development and management
  • Research local projects and initiatives
  • Communicate project updates

Requirements

  • Preferred major in journalism, digital marketing, or media and communication

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Summer, Semester

Journalism and Communications

An English-language magazine offering both print and web publications providing useful news and updates on local culture and events to expatriates residing in Chiang Mai and Thailand as a whole.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Conduct content research on local topics
  • Develop web content for individual projects
  • Work with the digital marketing team in developing and maintaining the website and social media channels

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Summer, Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

A national park ranger team working to protect the wildlife and plants in the parks as well in addition to conservation outreach and maintenance duties.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist the park ranger team

  • Research and share best practices of nature conservation in the U.S.
  • Lead student interpretive hikes and assist with community outreach
  • Assist in editing English-language information at the park office and throughout the park

Requirements

  • Preferred major in forestry, environmental sciences, ecology, agriculture, or social sciences

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Summer, Semester

Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

A team of ecologists and research students whose mission is to carry out research to develop efficient methods to restore tropical forest ecosystems for biodiversity conservation, environmental protection, and carbon storage. The unit also has an education and outreach team that provides environmental education and technical training.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Participating in fieldwork with the research team
  • Assist in community outreach activities in local schools.
  • Conduct research and present findings
  • Assist with special projects

Requirements

  • Preferred major in environmental sciences, ecology, and biology

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Summer, Semester

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring/Spring Accelerated: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 50 students

Semester: 60 students

Instruction

English

Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa Information