If you are pursuing Journalism or Media Studies, and wish to gain international work experience, then there can be nothing better than this internship in Thailand. Being an intern for this program, you will work alongside Thai staff in different departments in the publishing house.
We place qualified applicants in internship positions with Northern Thailand’s most successful English-language entertainment magazine. It’s released once a month and includes everything from announcements concerning local events to in-depth features relevant to the whole of Southeast Asia.
The focus of this project is not only to gain experience but also to contribute to the magazine. A brief orientation and tour of the organization will be given to new interns and guided by the professionals so that they get accustomed to the work environment and be at ease while working.
The internship project requires a minimum time commitment of 4 weeks. The staff at the media house consists of both Thai nationals as well as westerners. Most of the Thai staff is also able to communicate in English pretty well.
?Interns must be 18 years or older at the time of joining the internship. As an intern, you should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. All interns must provide additional documents such as a clean criminal background check report, Resume/CV, copy of your editorial work or published work, copy of writing samples (if available), statement of motivation and passport copy prior to joining the program.
Intern Roles & Responsibilities
Interns are allocated different tasks depending on the needs at the office. You can be assigned roles in any of the following areas:
- Multimedia Design
- Print Media Designing
Due to the deadline-oriented nature of the magazine’s work, only highly motivated, fluent English speakers will be considered for this project. Furthermore, you’ll be expected to have a working understanding of the specific area to which you’re applying.
Only one intern will be accepted into each position at a time, but there’s a potential for the crossover when availability and the intern’s background permit. The magazine is helmed by an open-minded managing editor with an eye for talent.
If you’re an ambitious self-starter, you stand to glean a great deal from this project and may even have the opportunity to spearhead your own project. Interns who deliver high-quality, engaging material also has the potential to be published.
Intern Work Schedule
Interns usually work from Monday to Friday and an average workday lasts for around 7-8 hours (The average workday lasts from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm).
However, on some occasions, interns will be required to work on the weekends as well.
Volunteering Solutions provides end to end services as far as living arrangements of the volunteers are concerned. VolSol volunteers just have to land at the placement destination and the rest is on us to arrange it for you.
Volunteers are picked up from the Chiang Mai International Airport in Chiang Mai by the coordinator or representative. Volunteers who’d be present already in Chiang Mai will be met by the staff at a designated meeting point decided beforehand. Please note that volunteers are provided pickup from the airport between 8am and 8pm only.
All volunteers are provided with a two day orientation before starting their project work. The Orientation session covers areas like, local Thai culture, greetings, locations, transportation etc. Volunteers are also given a city Tour of Chiang Mai.
Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer’s home in Chiang Mai. Accommodation is shared with other volunteers. The volunteer house accommodations are located in safe and secure neighborhoods within the Chiang Mai city. We have 3 volunteer homes in Chiang Mai and you would be staying in one of them. All three are very close to each other and have same facilities and are located in the heart of the city.
For volunteers working in the Elephant Program, accommodation is provided at the elephant camp itself (From Mon- Fri). All rooms have attached western toilets and showers. On the weekends the volunteers are welcome to stay at the home in Chiang Mai (if space available). If room is not available at the House during a weekend, volunteers will have to cover the cost of their own accommodation for those two days.
All ingredients for breakfast are provided and volunteers can cook their own breakfast. Lunch is provided at the schools and the childrens home projects on all working days.
For all Elephant Camp volunteers all meals are provided from Monday to Friday afternoon.
During your Free Time
Volunteers can take part in the Thai Cookery classes or Thai Massage course which are available all around Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai also boasts of restaurants of every international cuisine. During the weekends, you can travel to the cities of Pai , Chiang Rai or fly down to the capital city of Bangkok.
Please Note: -An application fee of £149 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment. (A 4% banking fee is charged at the time of payment) Please Note: -An application fee of €169 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment. (A 4% banking fee is charged at the time of payment)
What are you Paying for?
- 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff
- Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
- Airport Pickup in Chiang Mai
- 2 Day Orientation and Half day city tour
- Cultural dinner and show
- Food - 2 meals a day
- Certificate of completing the internship
- Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)
- 100% Financial Protection
- UK Based Support
- Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)
What's NOT included?
- Return Airport Drop
- Visa Fee
- Local Transportation