Marketing Internship in Thailand

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  • Overview

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    This is a unique opportunity exclusively offered by Greenheart Travel to work with an organization that provides teaching, education, homestay and internship programs across Asia. Possible internship duties include marketing, writing, event planning, and logistics for the organization and for its non-profit animal rescue affiliate. The program is created to enable participants to have a wide range of rewarding cross-cultural experiences while building valuable professional experience.

    Program at a Glance:

    • 12-week professional development internship in Hua Hin, Thailand
    • Earn academic credit*
    • Work on real, impactful business projects
    • 300+ internship hours
    • Self-guided internship
    • Professional Letter of Recommendation
    • Thai cultural training and excursions

    *Applicants are responsible for checking with their university internship office or adviser about receiving credit for this internship. This program meets all requirements for 4 internship credits at DePaul University with an online internship course.

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  • Program Dates

    Summer 2023 Start Dates: 

    May 27, 2024 – Open

    June 24, 2024 – Open

    July 22, 2024 – Open

  • Available Positions

    Interns are hired on a rolling basis and there are a limited number of spots available so it is important to apply early to secure a spot in your preferred department

    There are three available positions for this internship. Each position requires, along with day-to-day responsibilities, you to develop and execute your own project based on a SWOT analysis of the company and SMART goals that will be established in the first few weeks with the help of your supervisor. You will create a proposal for your project, present it to the management team and complete the project before the end of your internship.

    During your initial interview, you will have the chance to specify which position you are interested in. Below are some more details on the positions.

    Program Coordination and Management

    For those interested in program coordination, international travel and hospitality, working with the programs department will enhance your organizational, program coordination, and time management skills in an international business setting. Internship responsibilities may include:

    • Aid in coordinating logistics for English teachers coming to Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, Japan and Cambodia (airport pick-up, visa assistance, orientation activities, etc.)
    • Analyze data on student feedback forms and develop reports for meetings with upper management
    • Assist in coordination and logistics or group activities for TESOL courses, English camps and other international programs

    Marketing Coordination and Management

    Marketing is an essential element of any business in the modern age. We will guide you on best practices, provide training on website development, SEO, and social media management, as well as provide ample opportunity to expand your creative side in multiple projects that serve to help us promote our programs across the world. Internship responsibilities may include:

    • Develop new marketing materials and generate new marketing campaigns
    • Create new and maintain existing website content and blogs
    • Grow web presence through various social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
    • Document group excursions and events on social media

    NGO Coordination and Management

    The opportunity to make a real difference while enhancing your professional skill set is available as an intern at Rescue P.A.W.S., our non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of stray animals in Hua Hin, Thailand, or For Future Foundation, our organization that is committed to providing English education to those that do not have access to it. This is the perfect opportunity to work with an international NGO, learning how to manage and market for causes close to your heart. Internship responsibilities may include:

    • Assist the directors with various marketing and management projects
    • Develop promotional and program-related materials
    • Aid in the coordination of adoptions as well as educational and other events
    • Assist with the monthly newsletter
    • Create new and maintain existing content the website and blog
    • Grow web presence through various social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
    • Take photos and videos of activities
    • Research and develop a fundraising campaign
    • Increase exposure within the local and international community

    *due to the fact that Rescue Paws interns will be working closely with animals in the community, it is highly suggested that interns receive the rabies vaccine prior to their arrival in Thailand

  • Eligibility

      • No previous experience required
      • Applicants should be highly motivated and should take the internship seriously
      • An adventurous attitude and strong flexibility are a must
      • Fluent English Speaker
      • Ages 19-30

  • Costs

    Program Fee: $1680

    Packaged into the Price:

    • Guaranteed internship placement in Thailand with a stipend of 1250 Thai Baht (THB) per week
    • Accommodation during your internship (based on double occupancy)
    • Airport pickup and transfer to hotel in Bangkok (BKK)
    • Hotel accommodation for the arrival night in Bangkok (double occupancy)
    • Transportation from Bangkok to Hua Hin
    • Mentor throughout your internship
    • Thai Cultural Foundation Course
    • Orientation excursions, including a Muay Thai lesson, a Buddhist Temple, and Beach Barbecue
    • International Medical and Accident Insurance for the duration of your internship
    • Letter of Recommendation upon successful completion of your internship
    • Volunteer opportunities with Rescue Paws
    • Greenheart Club membership
    • Greenheart Atlas Program 

    Our Support and Services: 

    • Visa Assistance in applying for the visa ahead of arrival, including visa paperwork and extensive directions and support.
    • Extensive pre-departure advice and support from your program manager! Your program manager will be with you from your first inquiry, all the way through preparing to leave and your arrival in Thailand.
    • Online webinar logistical orientation before you leave
    • Highly experienced team of 20+ in-country support staff members
    • 24 hour in-country and emergency support for duration of the program, including 24 hour emergency phone numbers to reach a program manager at any time.
    • Opportunity to apply for a Greenheart Grant to give back to your community at home or abroad

    Additional Expenses You’ll Need to Cover (Estimates):

    • Airfare to Bangkok ($800)
    • Visa fee or any costs associated with obtaining documents required for the visa ($100)
    • Vaccinations (we recommend Rescue Paws interns get the rabies vaccine)
    • Background check ($30-$50)
    • Meals and daily transportation in Thailand ($5-$7/day)
    • Utilities at your accommodation (electricity and water)

    Payment Details:

    • $300 Application fee due to register for the program
      • Refunded if you are not accepted 
    • $300 Commitment Payment due after acceptance 
      • Confirms your spot on a start date 
    • Remaining Balance Due 6 Weeks Prior to Start Date:

    Wondering where exactly your program fee goes? Here is a breakdown.



  • Internship Details

    This internship will be so much more than fetching coffee and doing clerical work. All internships include:

    • 100+ internship hours
    • Mentor supervision and guidance
    • Practical, hands-on professional work experience in several fields
    • Professional letter of recommendation

    Develop Resume-Building Personal and Professional Skills

    With a career focused experience abroad, you’ll be able to highlight the following skills and traits in your cover letters, on your resume, and during job interviews:

    • Leadership
    • Maturity
    • Resourcefulness and resilience
    • Open-mindedness and curiosity
    • Intercultural communication skills
    • Cultural sensitivity, tolerance and global awareness
    • Demonstrated  independence, self-discipline, flexibility,
    • Desire to seek challenges and embrace change
    • Adaptation and Coping Skills
    • Writing skills
    • Ability to deal with stress or ambiguity

  • Why Greenheart Travel

    There are advantages of applying for this program through us:

    • 33 years of experience with cultural exchange programs
    • Friendly, responsive, and professional support from your program manager!
    • We make our program fees as inclusive as possible. We include things like extensive medical insurance for the duration of the program, airport pickup, and extensive pre-departure and on-program support, so you’re not on your own for any part of your adventure
    • Our alumni recommend us! Reviews // Reviews
    • Exclusive access to the Greenheart Atlas, our interactive program that will guide you through your cultural immersion experience before, during, and after your program
    • Hands on support and personal attention every step of the way
    • 24/7 emergency phone number to reach a staff member at any time
    • Pre-departure “Culture Shock and Adjustment” Webinar before you leave
    • Discounts for future Greenheart Travel programs
    • We are a non-profit, mission based organization
    • Continued support throughout your program

    We also have some unique offerings to our Greenheart Travel participants and alumni!

    1. Greenheart Grants: Greenheart Grants are funds awarded to Greenheart Travel participants to use for community development projects in their host or home country. A Greenheart Grant is the opportunity to create, improve, or maintain an impactful, community-focused project abroad or at home. Grant funds could be applied to supporting women’s cooperatives, schools, community centers, or health clinics, for example. Grant winners will be featured on our website, social media, and blog. You can see our past winners on our blog here.
    2. Greenheart Alumni Program: We created the Greenheart Travel Alumni Program to provide resources and a community to support alumni in their advancement as global leaders, and a way to celebrate and reward our participants for being ambitious, inspiring catalysts of cultural exchange!
    3. Greenheart Global Leaders Conference: Each August Greenheart offers full ride scholarships to over 40 alumni to attend our annual conference in Washington, DC. Participants even get a chance to advocate for cultural exchange in a presentation to the US Department of State. You can see more about what GGLC is and what you could do at the conference here.

    Read more about why people are choosing Greenheart Travel: Why Choose Greenheart Travel? 

  • FAQs

    Can I talk with alumni or current participants from the program in Thailand?

    Of course! Please join our Facebook community specifically for our future, past and present Thailand interns, or check out our reviews on GoOverseas!

    How does the stipend work?

    You will receive a weekly meal stipend during your time in Thailand. This will be paid out in weekly installments which comes out to about $39 a week. This doesn’t seem like much, but will be enough to cover your meals for the week. The cost of living in Thailand is very low. For example:

    1250 Thai Baht (THB) ~ $39 USD
    1 Thai meal (not Western food) = 50-80 THB
    3 meals a day for 7 days (at 65 THB/meal) = 1170 THB

    What will my day-to-day activities look like?

    You will be expected to work Monday-Friday for about 9 hours with an hour long lunch break in the afternoon. Nights and weekends will be your free time to go to the beach, shop, explore or anything else you want to do! You will also be in Thailand with a group of our teachers and will assist in their arrival.

    Can I get school credit?

    You will have to check with you universities’ requirements to gain credit for an internship, but it’s definitely possible! Don’t hesitate to reach out if your school has extra requirements, we are happy to make adjustments.

    When should I apply?

    We recommend applying at least 2 months in advance. However, we are accepting interns on a rolling basis so all positions may be filled by the deadline. Applying early for this program is important to secure a spot in your preferred department.

    Can I apply with a friend?

    Of course! If you and your friend are accepted onto the program, you can request to room together.

    Do I have to find my own housing?

    Nope! Your accommodation is included in the program fee. It will be a hostel room shared with another intern of the same gender. Your accommodation will be within walking distance of work.

    Will I have time to travel?

    Nights and weekends will be your free time to explore Hua Hin. However, if you’d like to see more of Thailand, we highly suggest planning time after your internship ends to take a longer vacation to see more!

    Do I have to be able to speak Thai?

    It is not required that you know Thai before arriving. You will have basic Thai language lessons during the teachers’ orientation. It will definitely help to know a few key phrases before getting on the plane. There are many apps you can use to learn these everyday phrases.

    Can I apply for more than one position?

    If you can’t decide on a specific intern position, you are more than welcome to indicate you are open to both. During your interview, you will further discuss which position will be best for you as you will ultimately need to decide on one.

    Will I teach English during my internship?

    No. We work with this same organization to place our teachers in public Thai schools, but this internship is a professional development program aimed at giving our interns experience in a multicultural and international company. If you are interested in teaching English in Thailand, take a look at that program on our website.

    Will I need a visa?

    You will need to apply for a 90-day Non-Immigrant O visa before arriving in Thailand. Once you are accepted into the program, your program manager will assist you in this process.

    Will I receive any cultural training?

    Yes! Part of the teachers’ orientation that you participate in is Thai culture and history lessons to learn how to navigate your new surroundings.

    Why do I have to pay for a job?

    The program cost covers things like support from your program manager, the support of 20+ staff in Thailand upon arrival, insurance, orientation and excursions, accommodation during your entire internship, airport pickup, transfers, administrative costs of placement and support, etc. Program staff will be available to answer any questions before and after arrival, and you’ll have access to 24/7 support if needed while in Thailand. Read more here.

    Is Thailand safe?

    Thailand is a very safe country. In fact, most of our participants report feeling safer in Thailand than they do back in their home countries. Just like in any country, you should exercise some caution: be aware of your surroundings, keep an eye on your belongings, don’t walk alone late at night, etc.

    Will I have insurance in Thailand?

    You will be covered by comprehensive international medical and accident insurance through Greenheart Travel for your program as part of your program fee. This will cover you for most medical expenses you could incur, like prescriptions, ER visits, doctor visits, dental accidents, and hospitalizations. If you want to extend your coverage to travel after your program, we’ll provide the link to purchase additional coverage.

    I identify as LGBTQ+. How will I be supported?

    It is hard to generalize Thai people as a whole, but each year Greenheart Travel sends many LGBTQ travelers to Thailand. As a country, Thailand is generally a very accepting and open-minded country when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights.

    Our staff and XploreAsia staff are also very welcoming and accepting of all gender identities. 

    Please read more here.

    Are flights included?

    No, flights are not included in the fee, and you are responsible for arranging your own flights/transportation to Bangkok, Thailand.  You may book your flights once you’re accepted onto the program, and we will let you know when you can do so!

    Will I have access to the internet?

    Yes, on a day-to-day basis you will have very strong internet provided at the office. You will have access to the wifi at your accommodation for free as well, but it might not be as fast.

    Data plans for your cell phone are available for about 800 THB ($20 USD) per month so you will have access to data on your phone as well.

    Will I have access to a phone?

    We’ll help you get set up with a plan during orientation. You can bring your own phone to use in Thailand, as long as it is unlocked and able to use a new SIM card. If you aren’t bringing your own phone, you can purchase one in Thailand for about $20 USD. Plans are pre-paid and very inexpensive. Calls to the US costs about 30 cents per minute on the cell phone plans, but we recommend using FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangouts with wifi (which is free!).

    We recommend obtaining a Thai carrier during orientation (we will help with this) and temporarily suspending your plan that you have back home. US-based plans like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc. are VERY expensive to use in Thailand.

  • Application Process

    1. Start Your Application HereYou will be sent more information as well as the link to our application portal to begin your formal application.

    2. Submit Basic Program Information: The first step in our application portal will be basic things like your chosen start date, etc.

    3. Submit your Application Fee: A $300 fee is required in order to apply for the program. This is subtracted from your total program fee. If we are unable to accept you following your interview (very unlikely!) we will refund your application fee in full.

    4. Complete Application & Documents: Provide more detailed information about yourself in Part 2 of the application. In this section, you’ll tell us more information like your work history, motivations for joining the program, travel history, and emergency contacts. You will also submit your documents (below) within your portal account.

    5. Skype Interview: Once you have submitted your online application and paid your application fee, you will be asked to schedule a video interview with a Greenheart Travel representative.

    6. You’re Accepted! Woohoo! We are usually able to accept people within 1-2 weeks of their interviews.

    7. Commitment Payment: Once you are accepted to the program, you will need to submit a $300 commitment payment within 14 days to confirm your spot on the program. Once you submit your commitment payment you will unlock the acceptance portion of your portal, which includes things like pre-departure videos, travel and arrival information, the Greenheart Travel Atlas, and more.

    9. Book your flights, and get ready for your adventure to Thailand! Your remaining program balance is due in full 60 days before you leave.

    The above process can take as little as 1 week to complete, so it’s up to you how quickly you’re able to complete each step.

    Getting Academic Credit for your Internship

    It is not required for participants to earn credit during this program. However, it can be a great way to fulfill a university internship or credit requirements! Here are a few tips:

    • Plan ahead! Be sure to check with your internship office to inquire about whether this internship program can qualify for academic credit at your school
    • If it does, you’ll need to ask about the steps necessary to obtain credit. This often means getting approval and enrolling in an internship course or writing reflection papers.
    • In some cases, we will be able to work with you in order for the internship to meet your university’s requirements – just ask!
    • If you cannot get credit for your internship, we’d still love to have you for this invaluable internship program!
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