Gain international work experience during a professional development internship in Hua Hin.
This is a unique opportunity exclusively offered by Greenheart Travel to work with an organization which provides teach, 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:
*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.
|Start Dates||Deadlines||Contract End Date||Availability|
|August 19, 2019||June 19, 2019-extended||November 2019||1 spot left (Xplore Asia)|
|September 30, 2019||July 30, 2019||December 2019||1 spot left (Xplore Asia)|
|October 28, 2019||August 28, 2019||January 2020||1 spot left (Xplore Asia)|
|November 25, 2019||September 25, 2019||February 2020||Open|
|December 30, 2019||October 30, 2019||March 2020||Open|
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 two available positions for this internship, one with Xplore Asia and one with Rescue Paws. Both positions will require that each intern, along with your day-to-day responsibilities, will also 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 a position with either Xplore Asia or Rescue Paws. Below are some more details on these positions.
Intern for Xplore Asia
This position is working primarily with Xplore Asia, our partner in Thailand responsible for placing our English teachers. You will have the opportunity to experience working with the Marketing, Program Management and Placement teams, but you will ultimately be assigned a full time position within one of these teams for the majority of your internship based on qualifications and experience. Here are other duties you may encounter during your time in Thailand, depending on your position:
Intern for Rescue Paws
This position is working primarily with Rescue Paws, a non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of stray animals in Hua Hin. During the first few weeks of your internship with Rescue Paws, you will become familiar with the organization from the ground up by assisting in the animal care along with the volunteers which will include tasks like: dog feeding runs*, kennel maintenance, working with local community to educate on proper animal care and assistance with veterinarian services. Once you have a firm grasp on the organization, you will move your focus towards your project and other day-to-day responsibilities which may include:
*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
Does not include: Flights, Visa Costs, Meals, Utilities, Incidentals, Vaccines
You’ll be interning in the Xplore Asia office in Hua Hin, Thailand. Xplore Asia is our partner organization in Thailand and we work with them directly to place our English teachers in Thailand. Xplore Asia works with other US, South African, Canadian, and UK companies sending English teachers to Thailand, Myanmar, China, Vietnam, and South Korea. Along with their teacher placement programs, they also arrange volunteer and homestay opportunities. In 2013, Xplore Asia opened a dog rescue called Rescue Paws, a non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of stray animals in Hua Hin, Thailand. This internship will be so much more than fetching coffee and doing clerical work. All internships include:
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:
There are advantages of applying for this program through us:
We also have some unique offerings to our Greenheart Travel participants and alumni!
Read more about why people are choosing Greenheart Travel: Why Choose Greenheart Travel?
Can I talk with alumni or current participants from the program in Thailand?
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 and will participate in their orientation week.
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 sex. 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 see other parts of the country.
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 apply for 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 B 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.
1. Start Your Application Here: Greenheart Travel Application. This first step includes things like your name, address and chosen start date and should take around 10-15 minutes to complete. Once complete, you will receive a link to a digital Terms and Conditions form.
2. Sign the Terms & Conditions (Approximately 10 Minutes): These are our basic policies like cancellation policies, deferral policies, etc.
3. Submit your deposit (Approximately 5 minutes): A $300 deposit 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 deposit in full.
4. Secondary Application Form (Approximately 30 Minutes): Provide more detailed information about yourself in Part 2 of the application. Links to this part will be emailed to you. In this section, you’ll tell us more information like your work history, motivations for joining the program, travel history, and emergency contacts.
5. Submitting Your Documents: Submit your required documents (below) at the link provided.
6. Skype Interview (Approximately 10-15 Minutes): Once you have submitted your online application and paid your application deposit, you will be asked to schedule a video interview with a Greenheart Travel representative.
7. You’re accepted! Woohoo! We are usually able to accept people within a 1-2 weeks of their interviews.
8. Commitment Deposit: Once you are accepted to the program, you will need to submit a $300 commitment deposit within 14 days to confirm your spot on the program.
9. Book your flights, and get ready for your adventure to Thailand!
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.
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:
Have questions or want to talk to the program manager, Zoe? Set up a time to have a phone call below.