The Global Education Office has partnered with World Endeavors to provide Mason students an internship experience in Bangkok, Thailand. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location. The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, a Bangkok internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in Accounting, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nonprofit Studies, Art and Visual Technology, Theater, Tourism, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Communication, Education Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Finance, and International Business.
Internships and Placement
The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Once accepted by the Global Education Office internship program, students will work closely with a World Endeavors placement officer to identify areas of interest to secure an internship for their summer abroad. Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program to their Global Education Office Program Officer. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience.
To lean more about the internship placement timeline, click here
To learn more about the internship industries offered in Bangkok, please review the Intern Field by Location Matrix.pdf
Interns in Thailand live with local host families in shared (with a person of the same gender, also there to intern abroad) or single rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Housing is located in close proximity to public transportation, which, in Bangkok, includes buses, subways, boats, and even an elevated Skytrain.
US Nationals will enter Thailand under a single-entry tourist visa. World Endeavors will provide students will necessary documentation (if required). All non-US nationals should visit the Thailand Embassy website
for information about visa regulations.