What is a professional Internship?

A professional Internship is a custom-designed period of training of between 4 weeks and 1 year, organized in Phuket and some other cities in Thailand (on demand). The internships are primarily within international hotels chains and 4/5 star hotels. Boutique hotels are also available on request.

Each internship is custom-designed which means the interns are able to choose their start date, duration and the exact experience they wish to gain from the placement. Internships Thailand will then explore its huge database to find the hotel to meet these requirements.

The Hotel will provide the intern with:

  • Accommodation;
  • All meals during the internship;
  • Airport pickup(pickup only) upon arrival;
  • Transport from accommodation (if outside hotel);
  • Special accommodation rates for family and friends at the hotel;
  • Special rates on food and beverages at the hotel for family and friends.

Some hotels may offer interns a share of the service charge given to service employees but this will depend on the hotel and cannot be guaranteed.

Most internships are unpaid. However in some cases Internships Thailand may be able to negotiate on the intern's behalf for the hotel to also pay the interns some stipends...

This is only done upon request and is not guaranteed i.e. interns (at the time of application) must be prepared to complete an internship without any monetary stipends. Additional charges for this service apply (see the Fees & Inclusions tab).



Why should you do an Internship?

  • Enhance practical skills in the hospitality industry.
  • Develop knowledge of the industry in Thailand.
  • Discover yourself and learn what it is like to be independent!
  • Have a head-start when returning back to your home country.
  • Gain international experience all while discovering a unique country.
  • Receive a great reference from a well recognized organization.
  • It's more or less FREE – you will recoup the program fee through free accommodation and board during the internship.
  • Make valuable future contacts within the industry.
  • Learn what it's like to work in the industry before getting your first full time job.


Why participate?

Participating in a professional internship is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain practical skills in the hospitality industry.
  • Develop knowledge of the industry in Thailand.
  • Interns can discover themselves and learn what it is like to be independent!
  • Interns gain a head-start when returning back to their country.
  • Gain international experience all while discovering a unique country.
  • Receive a great reference from a well recognised organization.
  • It's more or less FREE - interns will recoup the program fee through free accommodation and board during the internship.
  • Make valuable future contacts within the industry.
  • Learn what it's like to work in the industry before getting your first full time job.


What should my profile be?

Any Hospitality, Travel or Tourism graduates and undergraduates looking to build on their studies, internationalize their CV with overseas professional experience, gain knowledge while traveling to a foreign country or gain academic credit. An internship can appeal to anyone who is looking for personal and professional development whilst enjoying the uniqueness of Thailand.

General criteria for acceptance are:

  • Ability to perform required tasks physically;
  • Related study and / or practical experience in the field;
  • Holder of the correct visa and adhere to relevant visa regulations with regards to work conditions;
  • Abide by the Internships Thailand program terms and conditions;
  • Adequate level of English. This equates to IELTS score of 5 or an 'upper intermediate' level of conversational English. Please note there is no formal requirement to pass the IELTS. This is merely an indication of required level.


What types of Internships are available?

  • F&B Intern (Trainee and Management Trainee);
  • Sales & Marketing Intern (Management Trainee);
  • Front Office Intern (Management Trainee);
  • Kitchen Intern (Trainee and Management Trainee);
  • Marketing trainees (Tour and Travel operators);