Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Internships for Chiang Mai, Thailand

Internships in Chiang Mai are offered during the summer, semester and yearlong terms. Those interested in doing a summer internship must attend both summer sessions. Summer internships are limited and only one-credit.

Internships are optional and included in your program fees. They range from 1-3 credits and are counted as part of your academic credit load, in addition to the minimum credit requirement. Interns earn credit, but no financial compensation. In addition to professional and academic experience, internships are a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, meet locals, and practice your language skills.

Internship placements in Chiang Mai include:

  • Satoi Municipality Elementary and Secondary Schools - English language teaching.
  • Chiang Mai Buddhist University - English language teaching.
  • The Northern School for the Blind - English language teaching.
  • American University Alumni Association Language Center - English language teaching.
  • National Park Office - Nature conservation.
  • Provincial Government Foreign Affairs Section 
  • CityLife Magazine - An English language publication for Northern Thailand.
  • Chiang Mai University Faculty of Engineering - Engineering research and learning innovation.
  • Chiang Mai University Faculty of Science - Forest Restoration Research Unit (FORRU) - A Chiang Mai University team who develop methods to restore tropical forest ecosystems for biodiversity conservation, environmental protection and carbon storage.
  • Metta Herbs  - A herbal products business.
  • Mu-See Shop - A local crafts business.

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed.


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Junior standing (at time of internship)
  • Foreign language proficiency (some placements)

A $200 refundable fee is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internship. Placement is not guaranteed by USAC; rather it will be determined by your application, supporting materials, and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.