Internships for Chiang Mai, Thailand
Qualified semester and yearlong students may apply for internships. Interns receive a maximum of three credits but no financial compensation. The schedule and number of work hours will be determined by the schedule of USAC courses. Students must send in their application forms prior to the start of the program with a precise definition of their field of interest.
Placement in an internship is not guaranteed by USAC, but determined based on the application to USAC and an interview with the internship sponsor once in Thailand. Upon your arrival, the on-site USAC staff will give you further guidance concerning internships and you should plan on finalizing your schedule upon confirmation of your internship. Please note: The internship sponsor, and not USAC, has the final say in deciding if you will be hired. Possible internship placements include the following examples:
- Chiang Mai Small Animal Hospital
- Thai Freedom House (non-government, not-for-profit, language and arts community center)
- CityLife Magazine (an English language publication for Northern Thailand)
- Baan Kingkaew Orphanage
- Forest Restoration Research Unit (FORRU) (A Chiang Mai University team who develop methods to restore tropical forest ecosystems for biodiversity conservation, environmental protection and carbon storage)
If interested, you will apply after you have been accepted into the program; consult the Internship Opportunities and Application document on Student Gateway for more information. Requirements to apply for an internship are: enrollment in the Chiang Mai program; minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and sophomore standing at the time of the internship. In certain circumstances, relevant work experience may be required. A refundable fee of $100 is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internship.