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Internships for Khon Kaen, Thailand

New Summer 2021 Health Internship Program

USAC is excited to announce our newest experiential learning option in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Beginning in Summer 2021, students participating in the Health Internship Program will combine a structured work or research experience with complementary courses designed to provide valuable insights into health-related fields and the language and culture of Thailand.

For more details about the program, please visit the Health Internship Program webpage.

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:

Business

English-Language Instruction

Health and Wellness

NGO and Social Services

Research - Health Sciences

Research - Humanities and Social Sciences

Research - Sciences

Business

A local chamber of commerce working to develop cooperative networks with the government and private sector at the provincial, regional, and national level.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist with the promotion of commerce in Khon Kaen

  • Develop English content for marketing and public relations

  • Conduct research and assist with projects

Requirements

  • Preferred major in business or marketing

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

English-Language Instruction

Municipal elementary schools serving grades 1-6 and secondary schools serving grades 7-12

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist with in class instruction
  • Lead conversation lessons with students
  • Assist in curriculum development and lesson planning, including checking and updating grammar and advising on the practical usage of English vocabulary and phrases
  • Develop English language lessons with different types of activities appropriate to the age and language proficiency of students.

Requirements

  • Preferred major in English teaching and/or education

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester

Health and Wellness

A center specializing in the treatment of pediatric cancers with a focus on palliative care and support.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Work as an assistant to director of the center
  • Assist for planning art therapy activities for young patients
  • Help prepare art, music, and basic English language lessons

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Summer, Semester

NGO and Social Services

An NGO focused on improving the health and quality of life of vulnerable populations in Thailand through coordination with government agencies, the private sector, and civil society groups.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Work on public health campaigns focusing on teen pregnancy, teen mental health, drug addiction, and education and healthcare for children
  • Research NGO projects regarding health support provision highlighting successes and failures
  • Assist the information team
  • Develop educational and promotional materials

Requirements

  • Preferred major in health sciences or social sciences who has basic knowledge about HIV-AIDs

Formats/Terms

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

NGO and Social Services

An international health NGO formed by Japanese doctors and nurses to provide medical support and to promote the health of refugee communities in

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Work as a project assistant in promoting better access to healthcare to vulnerable populations in the lower Mekong region

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Research - Health Sciences

A medical research team working in microbiology, biochemistry, and biomedical engineering among others.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist the research team at a medical research unit

  • Shadow relevant units at hospital setting facilities on and off campus

  • Conduct relevant research activities as assigned by lab supervisor

  • Practice lab techniques

Requirements

  • Previous lab experience

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Summer, Semester

Research - Health Sciences

A university research and teaching unit promoting high quality research and innovations while working to create a network of training and academic services that preserve Thai culture through the development and preservation of Thai traditional medicine.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Observe and participate in pharmacy operations
  • Assist professors in preparing learning materials on Thai herbs and traditional Thai medicine
  • Develop an understanding of Thai culture and its approach to the use of medicine
  • Develop effective communication​ techniques in​ a community pharmacy​

Requirements

  • Preferred major in biochemistry, biology, botany, agriculture, or ecology

Formats/Terms

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

Research - Health Sciences

A medical research team in working to develop herbal therapies based on traditional Thai medical practice and knowledge.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist the research team at an herbal medical research unit

  • Develop an understanding of Thai culture and traditional Thai medicine

  • Prepare lab setting for classes, assist graduate students in assigned lab classes, and clean lab equipment and facility

  • Conduct relevant research activities as assigned by lab supervisor

  • Practice lab techniques

Requirements

  • Previous lab experience

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Summer, Semester

Research - Humanities and Social Sciences

A university research and teaching unit working to improve the decentralized management capacity of local government officials throughout the country and to serve as a repository of knowledge on government innovation and collaboration.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in ongoing research projects related to rural development, poverty and inequality, social innovation, and public administration.
  • Assist in collecting research data and relevant academic research materials
  • Conduct supervised field research
  • Proofreading, managing documentation, and administrative tasks

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

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

Research - Humanities and Social Sciences

A university research and teaching unit offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in English, Business English, and International English.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on relevant topics in English literature

  • Proofread English documents

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Research - Humanities and Social Sciences

A university research and teaching unit working to develop new methodologies of English-language instruction and learning.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Research English-language instruction pedagogy and curriculum development
  • Proofread English language learning materials
  • Develop new English learning materials for the center’s English curriculum
  • Assist in teaching various levels of English in courses offered by the center

Requirements

  • Preferred major in Linguistics or Education

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester

Research - Humanities and Social Sciences

A research project that aims to develop the teaching and learning potential of teachers so that they are able to design a flexible learning curriculum as well as to use modern technologies to develop advanced learning competence of secondary school students.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Help develop online materials to support the Smart Learning Project
  • Conduct research
  • Proofread English language research documents

Requirements

  • Preferred major in Linguistics or Education

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Research - Sciences

A research and teaching unit offering a comprehensive curriculum in agricultural sciences with a wide range of research groups and laboratories focusing on agronomy and agricultural development in Northeast Thailand.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Observe and participate in agricultural research projects, particularly in agronomy
  • Assist in collecting research data in sugarcane production and other research projects

Requirements

  • Preferred major in agricultural sciences, biology, or environmental sciences

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Summer, Semester
  • Virtual: 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: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 50 students

Semester: 50 students

Instruction

English

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