Internship in Thailand and Thailand Volunteer Programs Thailand

Why Thailand

Thailand is known as the land of smiles and is situated or located in South East Asia. The country is a mix of modernity and tradition. Thailand is a place that is known for its friendly people, natural beauty, beautiful beaches, historical treasures and world-class cuisine. This place has gained a well-deserved reputation throughout the world for its kind and pleasant hospitality. The friendliness of Thai people and diverse Thai culture make the visitors feel safe and make them feel like home.

 

What the program to offer?
• Opportunity to live in Thailand legally during the program.
• Opportunity to travel within Thailand and Asia
• 24-hour local support
• Learning Thai culture through a professional environment.
• Participating in a relatively affordable program
• Program supervision and guidance from a coordinator
• A certificate upon completion

 

Program Duration : 1 to 6 months

 

Start Date : Flexible program start dates throughout the year

 

Qualifications for participation
• Be between the age of 18-30 years old
• Be able to communicate in English
• Understand and embrace the culture of Thailand
• Be committed, responsive and flexible.
• Qualify for a visa to Thailand
a) For Tourist Visa: Currently studying or graduated
b) For Non-immigrant Visa Ed: Currently studying (a letter from institution and its license are needed.)
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Internship in Thailand Thailand Volunteer Program
     Internship Program offers participants to work as unpaid interns in leading companies under the international work system. They will apply current, and learn new skills and methods in their discipline. New skills learnt can be readily adapted for application in participants’ home country. Instruction will be in English, however, learning some basic Thai language skill will be required.

Full professional support will be provided throughout the course of the program. International work placements provide exposure to new work practices, products, cultures and languages. They are extremely valuable in broadening the mind and providing a sound basis for future adjustments to new placements, situations and environments. CVs that show placements in other countries are highly regarded by prospective employers.

      Thailand Volunteer Program is a cultural immersion program which also offers the opportunity to volunteer at a variety of Thai community service based organizations.

Placement at a host organization provides the International participants with the opportunity to observe and briefly experience the operations of Thai company which focuses on helping its community. Participants will practice their skills with coworkers, and grow their personal independence. This is a non-paid volunteer position for one-three months. Participants will arrive on a tourist visa. IEO’s coordinators carefully match and place each participant based on ability and individual interests. To further enhance the cultural immersion component, the participants can live in everywhere that suits for themselves. Local coordinators oversee the program will provide guidance and personal assistance to each participant.

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Application Process
Participants must submit current CV to IEO email for review. Following favorable consideration of the application the process typically follows the following steps:
1. Interview with IEO staff (via Skype or WhatsApp etc.)
2. Once selected, the program first payment will be required. Then the application and CV will be forwarded to a participating
host organization in the program.
3. The host organization will request for an interview with the participant.
4. After placement done, a letter of offer will be issued by IEO and the host organization. (IEO and the host organization may
ask for more information, relevant to the placement for example a letter for the student’s college or university attesting to their
suitability).
5. The participant accepts the position by signing the letter of offer.
6. IEO and the host organization prepare a formal contract and a letter supporting the participant’s application for a Thai visa.
7. The participant will apply for a tourist visa (less than 3 months), and apply for Non-ED visa (more than 3 months) in their
home country providing the Thai Embassy with all necessary documentation. The participant will also advise IEO of the status
of their visa application.
8. Once the visa is approved, the participant will advise IEO to arrange a commencement date and make appropriate travel
arrangements.
9. Upon arrival in Thailand and prior to commencing the program, IEO and the host organization will arrange a medical
examination and a work permit. (In case of the participant is participates the program more than 3 months)
10. For the program longer than 3 months, IEO and the host organization will apply for an extension to the participant’s visa.

Location : You will improve experiences from guaranteed quality and the highest standards establishments in Thailand, known as the Land of Smiles . Most establishments are located in tourist areas in various regions of Thailand, including central, northeastern, northern and southern regions. Also, the applicants will receive a valuable internship experience and exchange culture with Thai people. During the holidays or after the program completed, Applicants can use this time to enjoy various famous attractions in Thailand.

 

Accommodation : Some establishments may have staff accommodation for 2-4 people, depending on the room size and establishment not including water, electricity and internet costs. If establishments t do not have accommodations, the I.E.O will be responsible for finding accommodation for the applicant. Applicants must be responsible for the expenses.

 

Mandatory Orientation Day : Depending on the establishment. If the applicant passed the interview with the establishment and the visa process completed, The I.E.O will inform the orientation date to the applicants.

 

Sights & Surroundings : Thailand has many beautiful and famous tourist spots in the world. There is abundant nature as mountains, sea and waterfalls. Most people in the country are very friendly. Also, a country renowned for tourists visiting all the year as well. Thailand will be one of your precious destinations for sure.

Food Arrangements : All the meals served inside the accommodation are home-style and you can expect that they will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat will be provided as well, along with seasonal fruits for dessert.

 

While we do our best to accommodate our participants, what we provide for most meals is local cuisine. If you are a picky eater, have dietary restrictions, or if you think that you will not be satisfied with the local dishes provided, you might want to consider supplementing our menu with your own western type foods and snacks that are more to your liking. From our accommodation and you can use our bikes to ride to a few convenience stores nearby.

 

Please keep in mind that refrigerator space is limited and to prevent insect infestation open food items are not allowed in the rooms.

Name : Thailand
Population : 67 million
Capital : Bangkok
Language : Thai
Currency : Baht (THB)
Time zone : ICT (UTC +7)

 

Country Information
Thailand is one of the world’s most visited countries with well over 30 million tourists from all over the world visiting each year. As a result, the service industry is one of the most developed in the world and continues to grow. This sector is prosperous and a major employer both for Thais and for foreigners wishing to learn practices in the industry and experience the rich Thai culture. There is a wide range of placement opportunities, including in client service to culinary positions and a wide range of settings. Program participants will have the opportunity to acquire skills and develop professionalism approaches by working with experts. .

 

Climate
The majority of the country is home to a tropical savanna climate which consists of wet and dry seasons of a roughly equal length. The climate can be divided into three distinct seasons:

Dry season: November – end of February. During this period, precipitation is at its lowest but so are the temperatures. This said, ‘low temperatures’ are of course relative and the difference is not in fact very different at all in the South. It is only if you will be visiting the northern mountains that you might need to bring some warmer clothes as temperatures can fall as low as 5°C. This period is, not surprisingly, the most popular time to visit Thailand and tourism peaks around Christmas and New Year as well as Chinese New year. Flights and accommodation at this time can be more expensive.
Hot: March to June. During this time Thailand reaches its hottest temperatures (as high as 50°C).
Rainy: July – October. This is when the tropical monsoons begin to arrive, peaking in September. Although this is indeed rainy season, it doesn’t mean that it rains non-stop. Storms can clear up very quickly, but when it does rain, heavy flooding is not rare.

 

Culture
A significant feature of Thai culture is its primary religion: Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism is supported by the government and practiced by an estimated 95% of its population. Thailand not only boasts tens of thousands of beautiful temples, but you will notice that a lot of Thai people have miniature Spirit Houses on their front yards because they believe that the household spirits live in them and they make offerings to them to keep the spirits happy.

Another feature of Thai culture is the wai greeting, which is essentially a slight bow with palms pressed together in a prayer-like manner to show respect. This can be compared to the Indian namasté. Things to know about this:
• The higher the hands in relation to the face and the deeper the bow, the more respect is shown.
• It is made before formally entering/leaving a house
• It can also be made as a sign of gratitude or apology
• You do not make the greeting to those who are younger than you unless you are returning the wai.
• The gesture is normally accompanied with the phrase “sawadee (krap/ka)” (“krap” if you are male and “ka” if you are female)
• A corporate wai (made by cashiers etc) can be returned with a smile or a nod

The major festival in Thailand is Thai New Year, known as Songkran. It is celebrated on the 13th-14th April of every year. It is a
festival that concludes the dry season and involves a lot of water throwing!

 

Gastronomy
Thai cuisine is very nutritious and alongside its plentiful use of rice, it generally contains fresh vegetables and white meats like chicken and fish. Thai people love spicy food but do not fear if you do not, just say ‘mai pet’ when you order. However, the flavors are not only about the spice, as many people believe. Thai food can be slightly salty, sour and/or sweet, so there really is something to suit everyone’s palate.

 

Transportation
Transport in Thailand is very varied and there isn’t one ‘main way’ to travel. Buses dominate long distance journeys. Travel in thailand is cheap and even domestic flights are a worthwhile consideration for long distance journeys, especially with the expansion of low-cost airlines.

Taxis, tuk-tuks and vans are also common modes of transport, but tourists must be wary about being overcharged. If in doubt, always ask that the taximeter be switched on to avoid overcharging.