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Internship in Thailand

Welcome to Chiang Mai

Thanks to the geographical proximity between India and Thailand and the activities that some of our Indian partners have with Thai actors, we have also been able to develop internship opportunities in companies in the city of Chiang Mai (North-West from the country) since 2017. These internship placements are also 100% managed by our organization, without intermediate structure. The placement capacity for this destination is 10 to 15 internship positions.

Internship content is similar to internships in Jaipur. The most common sectors for placements in Chiang Mai are hanidcraft, textiles, new technologies and medias. Internship structures are often start-ups or medium-sized companies.

The duration of the internships is maximum 3 months and opportunities are unpaid.

* Fixed fees whatever the length of the Internship is

* No Admin Fees / Fees to pay after the validation of the Internship placement.

ASSISTANCE WITH DEPARTURE FORMALITIES

Documentation / Online Assistance

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

Placement corresponding to your profile and expectations / Transmission of necessary documents for the Visa

ACCOMMODATION PROPOSAL

Validation of an accommodation solution for your stay / Full information (rent, deposit, internal rules)

PICK-UP AND INTEGRATION

Pick-up at the Airport (or Bus Stand) / Transportation to your Accommodation / Introduction to your hosting structure

WELCOME PACK

Booklet / Map / Local Sim Card

INTEGRATION

Briefing on Local culture and environment / Regular Monitoring as per Intern’s need / Networking

LOCAL ASSISTANCE

Conflict Management / On-call support


Option: Emergency procedure (+59€): CEmergency pick-up and dispatch of documents DHL dispatch of Invitation Letter (3 days instead of 11)

Are not included in the Package: Rent and accommodation fees, Phone recharge, Visa Fees, Travel expenditures, Insurance

Online Application

This is the very first step of your application. Submitting your Application Form will generate your Application File and will help us to find a Corporate or Social Internship that matches at best your requirements. In that prospect, please be sure to provide accurate and up-to-date information.

Validation and Internship Proposal

If your application is validated, we will contact you within 72h to plan a Skype Interview. The purpose of the Skype Interview is to present in details our services and available opportunities and to know more about your Internship project. If the Skype Interview is successful you will receive an Internship Proposal within approximately 10 days.

Placement and Payment

If the Skype interview between you and the hosting structure is successful and the placement validated by both sides, we will send you the secured online payment request to pay fees related to the Internship Package. Validation of accommodation placement, guidance with departure formalities and transmission of documents for your Visa application will be initiated once your payment is confirmed.

Be careful to consider the necessary timing to proceed to the different steps. We invite you to apply online minimum 6 weeks (preferably 8 weeks) before the beginning of your Internship.

IMPORTANT

if you do not possess a valid passport already or if you possess a foreign passport you need to consider a bigger delay. Passport formalities can sometimes exceed 1 months, especially when touristic pics are near. Formalities length for foreign passport is in addition generally longer than for regular passport.

Average length of placement: 3 to 12 days (except if internship sector is specific)

Average duration to receive invitation letter: 8 to 14 days

Average length of Visa process: 7 to 14 days (minimum 1 month for foreign passport)

Minimum Duration for the Visa Application : 2 to 3 weeks (min. 1 month for foreign passports)

In case of a tighter timing, that is to say if you want to start your Internship in a short period of time, please contact us so we can analyse together the feasibility of your request and your project.

IMPORTANT

We aim to provide information and content in accordance with the current legislation communicated by our partners. However, the Thai Government's immigration laws can change in a very short period of time, and sometimes retroactively. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to wait for the visa and make sure that it matches the purpose and dates of your trip before making any reservation. We can not be held responsible for the financial loss related to an impossibility to use the tickets that you have taken the initiative to book before obtaining the Visa and verification of dates of validity of the stay. The information provided on the Visa application has no contractual value and may be modified at the time of filing your Visa application

Before you start the application process, please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria by checking the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a passport valid 6 months after the end of your stay or be in capacity of applying for it and receive it before your departure
  • Be citizen of a country which allow Visa for your Internship destination (check the website of your local embassy)
  • Be in a capacity to pay for package fees, Departure formalities expenditures like plane tickets, visa fees, insurance package and local expenditures like food, accommodation rent, transportation and leisure (see F.A.Q)
  • Have repatriation insurance for your stay abroad
  • Have at least intermediate level of English
  • This program is not open to Indian and Thai citizens

Other Conditions

  • Maturity, Autonomy and strong Adaptation Skills
  • Openmindedness
  • Be sincerely motivated by the discovery of foreign culture
  • Have prior experience in a relevant area or sufficient education background in required sector

What you can expect from an Internship Developed competences:

  • Adaptability skills and creativity on problem solving
  • Cultural understanding
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Level of English

This Program totally fits with candidates who wish to:

  • Have responsibility and do not want to perform basics and repetitive tasks
  • Be involved in several tasks and departments and are not looking a rigid and structured internship (entrepreneurial profiles)
  • Boost their CV with a professional experience in a big potential country
  • Improve their professional competences by challenging their skills in a new cultural environment
  • Create a professional network abroad and generate business opportunities in a growing market where western labor is often very valuable
  • Improve Business language skills in an English speaking working environment

Thailande and Chiang Mai

Cost of Living
Security
Proximity to Nature
Tourism
Cultural Experience

This country is a perfect blend of traditional Asian culture and rapid adoption of Western codes and lifestyles. It is therefore a recommended destination for a Western student who wants to become acquainted with an accessible Asian culture.

The perfect size for optimal living comfort

Visitors almost unanimously agree on the quality of life offered by Chiang Mai. The city is small enough to visit all points of interest and big enough to offer the characteristics of a dynamic city where one does not get bored. Modern shopping centers, cinemas, restaurants, bars and night clubs make Chiang Mai a popular touristic destination.

Nature and Traditions

One of the most enjoyable aspects for visitors is the accessibility of preserved natural areas, including the mountainous area on the west of the city. Follow the forest trails past the popular temples to reach hill tribe villages, incredible scenaries and the Royal Palace and its impressive gardens.

A City full of History

Although a large part of the fortifications has been deteriorated over time, the most surrounding the wall are still intact. Chiang Mai is also located on the Ping River, which historically allowed the city to benefit from a significant trade flow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent accommodation types are either flats shared with roommates or guest houses with common rooms shared with other expatriates and generally a Thai family. These solutions are the friendliest and secured ones and are as close as possible to European standard. They generally include the following services:

  • Wifi
  • Individual or Shared Room
  • Bathroom attached to the Room
  • Comon kitchen and dinning Area
  • Laundry service
  • Cleaning service
Budget

Monthly rent varies from 4,000 Baht to 10,000 Baht based on the type of room, location, size of the room and quality of infrastructure. Electricity charges are usually around 1,000 Baht without electricity use. In the summer you need to consider extra fees related to the A/C use. For a normal use of A/C (3 hours per day) the bill is around 2,000 baht. For an intensive use the bill will be higher than 3,000 Baht.

* Room types and categories that we can propose depend on availability
* Mentioned rents do not include electricity fees.

Low cost of living represents one of the enjoyable aspects of a stay in Thailand. Living in Chiang Mai usually represents half of the expenses of living in most of westerners cities. Monthly rent varies from 4,000 Baht to 10,000 Baht based on the type of room, location, size of the room and quality of infrastructure. Electricity charges are usually around 1,000 Baht without electricity use. In the summer you need to consider extra fees related to the A/C use. For a normal use of A/C (3 hours per day) the bill is around 2,000 baht. For an intensive use the bill will be higher than 3,000 Baht.

Feel free to use the following Indexes to have precise estimation of cost of living in Chiang Mai: Expatistan et Numbeo

Le faible coût de la vie est un des aspects les plus plaisants d’un séjour prolongé en Thaïlande. Les frais, notamment ceux liés au loyer, à la nourriture et au transport sont plus bas qu’en France (quasiment de moitié). Les loyers varient généralement entre 4,000 Bahts et 10,000 Bahts en fonction du type de chambre, de sa taille et de son emplacement. Les frais d’électricité sont la plupart du temps autours de 1,000 Bahts sans utilisation du climatiseur. En été, les frais seront plus élevés car les frais de climatiseur seront à prendre en compte. Pour un usage normal (3 heures par jours), comptez environ 2,000 Bahts par mois, et pour un usage intensif, 3,000 Bahts ou plus. Les frais liés à la nourriture et le transport sont généralement très abordables.

The Visa type that allow students to perform Internship up to 3 months unfortunately does not allow local companies to provide remuneration to the interns.

Yes, you will feel safe in Chiang Mai. As with our activities in Jaipur, we consider security and general atmosphere as n°1 criteria for the selection of a destination.People in Chiang Mai are usually very calm and not aggressive. Cases of violence, theft or aggression are unusual. One of the main dangers comes from road traffic density and crossing roads as rules are not often respected. Driving is also risky for the same reason.

There is almost no public transportation in Chiang Mai. There 2 main popular solutions are Sorng·taa (collective taxis), Tuk-tuk (individual 3 wheeler taxis): For Sorng·taa you need to ask them if they go in the desired direction. If yes they will get you in and they can frequently stop to take other passengers. This is the most affordable solution. Tuk-tuk is a bit more expensive than collective taxis. You will also find them almost anywhere. You can also book regular taxis.

Other tips in our FAQ

Tips for you Internship in Thailand

Maximum duration is 3 months to to situation related to Visa. We advise those who have freedom to chose duration of their internship to stay minimum 2 months to have sufficient time for adaptation phase.

As with an Internship in India, if you are autonomous and you like freedom in your work, if you can adapt to unusual situations and if you like to be involved in several fields, then an Internship in Thailand is totally adapted to your profil. Such an experience is strongly recommended if you have an entrepreneurial spirit.

For those who are looking for developping technical competences in a specific sector as financial analysis, accountability, etc... this experience can be disappointing.

You will for sure face some unknown and uncomfortable situations where frustration will arise regarding some aspects of the internship. We usually observe that students who are proactive and outgoing in term of oral communication with internship manager and colleagues maximise professionnal incomes of such an experience while those who have difficulties to handle the situations are more passive and expecting others to make the first move. Oral communication and proactivity are the biggest keys for a successful experience.

An Internship in Thailand within the first 2 years of a Bachelor program allow to quickly face another working culture. It is thus a warranty of openmindedness for the rest of your education program. But be careful to go for such an experience only when you feel ready to face a totally different living environment. If you already visit a developping country or if you feel like an adventurer then it is definitly possible to go for such an experience at the start of your studies.

When you get close to the end of your studies program it is often advised to conduct internships that are related to your upcoming professional integration. If you are targeting entrepreneurship, digital marketing, social sector or a sector that is localy reknowned (like Handicraft or IT) then your internship project in Thailand is totally accurate.