Overview

Greenheart Travel’s Tourism & Hospitality program in Thailand is an opportunity to gain real-world work experience in a thriving and competitive global hospitality industry. In our international hospitality internship program, you’ll work in one of a wide range of hotel and restaurant positions in one of Thailand’s top tourist destinations, learning the ins and outs of the operations of the dynamic high end hotel industry.

As the destination of nearly 30 million international tourists each year, Thailand is a perfect place to start a career in the hospitality industry.

Program at a Glance:

  • Guaranteed paid placement in a high end hotel
  • Hospitality internship placements in top Thailand tourist destinations
  • Internship or Management Training tracks available
  • Flexible start dates
  • Accommodation or housing stipend provided
  • 6 month and 12 month placements
  • International medical & accident insurance
  • Visa sponsorship & assistance
  • Airport pickup
  • Professional reference letter upon completion of program

*Applicants are responsible for checking with their university internship office or adviser about receiving credit for this internship.

Eligibility

You must meet the following requirements to apply:

  • Be 18-35 years old
  • Current university student or recent graduate (within the last 24 months) in Business, Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Hotel/Restaurant Management, or related field
  • Conversational English language skills required, additional languages are a plus
  • Desire to pursue a career in Hospitality
  • Be motivated and disciplined
  • Clean criminal record
  • $1,000 in savings to support yourself when you arrive

Costs

Program Fees:

  • $1,690 USD (6 months)
  • $1,880 (12 months)

Internship program start dates are customizable, and determined by your availability and the needs of the hiring company. We recommend applying at least 4 months before your desired departure date.

What’s Included:

  • Guaranteed placement in paid position in hotel, restaurant, or related company
  • Monthly stipend (Averages 10,000 Thai baht (~$300USD) per month)
  • Shared accommodation or housing stipend & assistance is provided
  • International medical & accident insurance for the duration of program
  • Vetting of host company & program offer quality
  • Visa sponsorship and assistance with visa application process
  • Pre-departure support and orientation from an experienced Greenheart Travel Program Manager
  • Airport transfer upon arrival
  • In-country support from our Thailand-based partner
  • Assistance with medical checkup required for visa upon arrival
  • Visa paperwork assistance
  • 24-hour emergency support and service
  • Professional reference letter upon completion of program

What’s not included in the program fee?

  • Visa application fees (about $80 USD) and costs of gathering and mailing documents
  • International airfare
  • Meals (housing may be provided, depending on employer)
  • Return transfers
  • Personal expenses

Does your hospitality program have specific internship requirements? Let us know what the requirements are, and we will work with you to build a program that matches your needs!

Jobs and Salary

Our placements are arranged with well-established, renowned international tourism and hospitality companies, including luxury 4-5* hotels & resorts and fine dining restaurants.

Depending on your career goals and experience level, we offer both Hospitality Practical Training Programs and Hospitality Management Training.

During your application process, you’ll complete our placement preference form, where you’ll tell us what sort of work and setting you’re looking for. We will then connect you directly with the hiring managers at our partner companies, and you’ll interview with them via Skype.

Location

Most participants are placed in hotels and restaurants in Bangkok and Phuket, with a smaller number placed in Chiang Mai, Koh Samui Island, and other Thailand tourist destinations.

It’s important to be flexible on location in order to increase your chances of finding a job well-suited to your skills and background.

Job Types

Available positions and programs include Restaurant Manager trainee, Food Service & Bar, Sommelier, Sales & Marketing, Culinary Arts, Front Office & Guest Services, Receptionist, Revenue & Reservation, Sports, Leisure & Beach Activities, and Golf Management.

Salary and Hours

Wages will vary, but average around 10,000 Thai baht (~$300USD) per month, with housing provided. Positions without housing provided will pay slightly higher.

You can expect to work around 50 hours per week (generally 10 hours per day including 1 hour break for lunch, 5-6 days per week).

Accommodation

Many employers will provide you with shared-room accommodation. Those that don’t provide accommodation will pay slightly higher to offset your housing costs. In that case, our in-country team will assist you in finding accommodation. This will generally be simple, furnished studios costing 3000-6000 baht/month including utilities. This may be shared or solo accommodation, depending on your preferences and availability.

You may be expected to put down a security deposit of 100-300USD for your accommodation.

Application Process

  1. Online application
  2. $300 deposit (goes towards total program fee, refunded if you’re not accepted)
  3. Submit resume and passport
  4. Skype interview with our Thailand team
  5. Once accepted, 2nd $300 commitment deposit is due
  6. Placement matching process begins
  7. Skype interviews with potential employers
  8. Remainder of program fee due 7 days after job offer

Program deposits are non-refundable if you withdraw or cancel your program.