(214) 390-7947 (Overseas Callers)

Toll-Free: 1-800-675-2504 (US/Canada)

01273 93 0514 (UK ), (02) 8006 6640 (Australia)

Internship Thailand

Have you always wanted to explore the enthralling landscapes and culture of Thailand while partaking in a valuable internship program? Do you want to help provide healthcare to those who would otherwise not get it? Do you want to explore your future career path by embarking on an internship program?

When you join IFRE to embark on an internship in Thailand, you will have the opportunity to discover your own vibrant and spiritual self while serving communities less fortunate than your own. This amazing country and its kind inhabitants will give you so much more than just an abroad experience; you will learn invaluable lessons that will stick with you for the rest of your life. Devoting time to working or living abroad can also really help develop skills you will need for your future career, as well as expand your global network.

In Thailand, IFRE offers amazing, affording, and safe internship programs that are sure to meet your needs and interest. Some of these opportunities include teaching English to Buddhist monks, working in Thai healthcare, and teaching English to school children. Even if you can’t find an international student internship program in Thailand that looks like the right fit for you, contact us and we will work with you to find the perfect internship.

IFRE invites you to experience Thailand’s culture and tradition as you intern abroad in one of our unique abroad opportunities. Please keep reading or contact us for more information.

Take a minute to complete the form and we will be in touch.

Popular Thailand Internship Opportunities

IFRE offers a variety of incredible opportunities for interns and volunteers. Find an internshipthat meets your needs and interests by browsing through some of our most popular Thailand programs below.

Teaching English internships are highly rewarding! In this project, interns will teach English to the students of primary and lower secondary schools for five days a week - Monday to Friday. Thai English students possess a unique passion for learning. As our world economy become cozier, the need for English fluency increases every day as English is truly the language of economic opportunity!

Primary and secondary schools in Thailand are struggling to meet the growing need for English education. In Thailand, the primary schools provide education to the children between the ages of 5-12 years, grades 1-6. The class sizes range from 10-40 students, depending upon the size of the community as well as the quality of the school. Secondary schools are located in larger communities, towns or cities.

These schools are comprised of children/young adults between the ages of 12-19 and are usually quite large, with a student populations ranging from 1000-4000 in each. Most schools are co-ed and have a foreign language department in which English is included.

English is the main language offered, yet some of these schools offer French, German and Italian as well. In addition to teaching, as an international student interning in Thailand you will also encourage the students to take part in extracurricular activities and possibly organize sports activities for the students too.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

Interns wishing to teach English in Thailand must have a mastery of English language and thorough speaking fluency. Though no teaching experience or skill is needed, it is beneficial to have taught or trained others. Interns are expected to be flexible, patient and possess a passion and love for children.

An Interns’ Responsibilities

After joining Internship Thailand, you will teach English to primary and lower secondary students’ schools for five (5) days a week, Monday to Friday. Additionally, interns will also support extracurricular activities and organize sport-related activities. Interns will teach practical, conversational English skills in an interactive way with stories telling, playing games, performing plays, etc.

You will also teach specific vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. A supervisor at each school will be assigned to help develop teaching lessons and provide guidance during the project. Interns working in secondary schools can also possibly teach other languages in addition to English.

There are sometimes approximately 10 teachers in the foreign language department, but only 1-2 teachers may actually speak English properly. Others simply translate stories and teach English grammar components and sentence structure. This lack of conversational English skills makes fluent interns a highly valued !

The presence of native, English-speaking international interns participating in this Thailand internship program will create an environment where the children will correctly learn and speak English with ease. In Thailand teachers are highly respected and revered.

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer fulfilling teaching volunteer program in Thailand.

Program Fees & Date for Student Internship, Thailand

Internship programs start every Monday, although we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

Since 2003, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer and intern abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to intern internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured; we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly program fee is paid in the host country directly to your service project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.

The program fee for internship and volunteering is basically same in Thailand. However, unlike volunteers, interns often work closely with guided supervision from a local project director, and a small weekly supervision fee ($25-50/ week) may be incurred in addition to volunteer program fees.

Learn more about our highly affordable volunteer program fees in Thailand.

Take a minute to complete the form and we will be in touch.

Accommodations & Food

accommodation project

IFRE manages living accommodations , provides meals and supervision for interns for the entirety of their stay in Thailand. You will stay in our very safe and comfortable volunteer house throughout your interning period.

Our volunteer house is very safe, clean, sparsely furnished but it will meet all your needs as an IFRE intern. It is a perfect situation for interns to live safely and comfortably while making many new friends and sharing experience every day.

Most intern projects in Thailand are located within 1-10 KM of your accommodation so you may walk or ride a local bus to your project. In the evening, you can relax, eat dinner, explore local areas or simply share experience with other interns.

Our field staff visits interns regularly and always happy to help our interns in any way needed. Interns will receive two meals a day, consisting of breakfast and dinner.

Click this link to learn more about our accommodation in Thailand.

Take a minute to complete the form and we will be in touch.

Field Support and Supervision

Once your Thailand internship opportunity begins, our local staff members stay in constant touch with you. However, if you are staying far from the Bangkok office, our staff will visit interns every 2-4 weeks (if possible) and you are always welcome at the office.

We recommend that the you stop by the office once a week, if you are staying/working in the local area, to give feedback on their home stay and project. Many minor issues can be avoided with a just little extra communication before they develop into major issues.

Your project will have local staff members in addition to our in-country coordination staff. If your project is located a great distance from our offices, then our local staff communicates by either email and/or phone.

We are available for you at the local office via email and phone for your entire trip. It’s our job to make sure that you are safe and healthy during your Thailand internship program.

Academic Credit

You can earn academic credit for most internship projects. The best way to receive academic credit is by pre-arranging the project with your college/university. It is up to you to communicate with faculty/academic advisors regarding college credit for internship work PRIOR to applying to IFRE.

Your college/university may require additional information prior to approval and may require students to submit pre/post research or other requirements.

Free Time

You will have free time for the duration of your internship opportunity in Thailand, weekends and the Language and Culture program. While IFRE does not arrange activities during this time off, our local staff, members and coordinators can provide priceless assistance in making appropriate arrangements for travel in Thailand. It’s the time for self-discovery and learning. It’s time to explore this foreign culture and exotic land. It’s definitely time for exploration!

There is a Tourist Office in Ayutthaya that also offers information and recommendations that previous Thailand summer and term interns have found useful. You can take excursions to major tourist areas such as Bangkok. In Ayutthaya City there are old-world charm and an experience that feels very “Thai”. You can see the Grand Palace, many temples and monasteries. This area grants easy access to Bangkok using the nearby local bus (tuktuk) station, which is only 2 km away, and is easily accessible by walking.

If you’d like to learn more about what you can do on your free time and weekend, visit this link.

Take a minute to complete the form and we will be in touch.

FAQs: Internship Thailand

Arrival and Departure

Please make travel plans to arrive at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, and then send us your flight information.

You will need to consult your country coordinator before departing your home country so that we can ensure we have your correct and most up to date flight information. If there is a delay or if you miss your flight for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible.

Once you arrive to Bangkok, an IFRE representative will pick you up. We do not offer drop off service.


Please make sure you have secured a tourist visa before traveling to Thailand for your international student internship.

Depending on your nationality, a ‘visa on arrival’ may be available. You should also be aware that Thailand will allow you to extend your visa if you wish to stay in the country longer than anticipated.

To read more about Thailand intern visa requirements:

Thai Embassy- Visa on arrival

Thai Embassy- Thailand Tourist Visa


The CDC recommends receiving the following vaccinations before traveling to your internship opportunity in Thailand:

Cholera, Rabies, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Yellow Fever, Malaria

Please CDC Thailand for more detail information.

How can I apply?

IFRE internship Thailand applications are straightforward; go to the program website, fill out the online application , and then submit it to us.

We will follow up with you within 24-hours of your application submittal.

Why go with IFRE Volunteers?

IFRE Volunteers is a non-profit organization changing the world one individual at a time. Established in 2006 and trusted by 22,000 people, IFRE is well experienced in providing the highest quality internships (safe, fun, comfortable) at the most affordable price. In fact, our tax-deductible fees are the most affordable prices in the world. IFRE also connects you with an amazing team of field support while your participating in your Thailand internship. Heart-warming community members will treat you as if you are family and make you feel like your host country will forever be your home away from home.

To learn more about why you should intern with IFRE Volunteers, please follow this link .

Our Volunteer Abroad Programs

IFRE offers best affordable volunteer opportunities across 20 countries around the world. If you are interested in our highly impactful and rewarding volunteering opportunities in India, Sri Lanka Nepal, China , Cambodia, Bali , Ghana , Kenya , South Africa , Tanzania , Uganda , Zimbabwe , Costa Rica , Ecuador , Peru , Guatemala , Argentina , and Brazil

Check out A Complete Volunteer Abroad Guide : Everything You Need To Know to learn more about what is volunteering abroad. If you want to know how to volunteer abroad for free, go through our Volunteer Abroad for Free article. If you are a college student and searching for meaningful summer volunteering programs, check out our popular articles Community Service Trips For College Students and Summer Volunteer Programs For College Students .

Take a minute to complete the form and we will be in touch.

Top destinations