Projects Abroad | Media & Journalism

Thailand: Photography & Journalism Internship

Bangkok, Thailand

Description

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Duration: Minimum 2 months, maximum 12 months commitment

Cost: from $940 USD / €850 EUR. See Costs tab for further details

Start Dates: Project is on-going and you can join at any time, subject to availability 

Benefits:

  • Gain valuable hands-on skills in exciting multi-cultural Bangkok.
  • Serious journalism internship focused on the Asian creative industries market.
  • Additional advantages including Thai language training, top quality accommodation, access to exclusive business networking events and many more.
  • Ideal for those studying photography, journalism and media professionals.
  • Keywords: photography, photojournalism, serious internship, work placement, communication

Introduction

This journalism internship is a great opportunity for anyone thinking of becoming a photojournalist or students of photography and journalism. The creative arts industry is blossoming in Southeast Asia, making it a very exciting place to kick-start your creative career. This placement offers you the chance to take your first steps towards a fruitful career in this highly competitive industry. You will be learning from highly experienced mentors and colleagues.

The photography & journalism internship placement will be at a company where you can develop your photography and writing skills. One of the companies hosting interns is a leading PR- agency in Bangkok, serving a customer base of numerous prestigious corporations.

Your placement also includes Thai language classes. A basic knowledge of the local language will not only help you during your internship, it will also allow you to fully immerse in the new culture and facilitate the interaction with locals. Furthermore, you will be granted access to exclusive business networking events, allowing you to make valuable connection in the local business community.

Daily Life

Your placement will start with a 1-week Thai language course. This will prepare you with the necessary skills and phrases you will be using during your placement and prepare you for life in Thailand.

During your internship, you will be fully responsible for preparing the photo material used for campaigns. You will determine the desired images and picture compositions, select subjects and equipment, review sets of photographs to select the best work and edit pictures using Photoshop. Moreover, you will be in charge of writing professional articles as well as creative writings. In doing so, you will be encouraged to use your creativity and granted freedom to apply your personal style.

You will be working in close collaboration with the company’s sales team. As such, you will have the chance to get to know the whole content production process, including everything from customer acquisition, to develop and pitch ideas as well as creating and publishing articles.

You will be part of a team of professionals and work in close collaboration with your host company’s customers. Responding to individual requests and managing the customer relationship will make another substantial part of your internship position.

An internship as a photographer in Bangkok is a unique experience. Bangkok is a huge metropolis where old beautiful sights like temples and palaces meet impressive western architecture. Bangkok never sleeps and there are loads of activities day and night with many possibilities to capture the beauty of the city during your photography internship.

Even though Bangkok is an amazing city, you will definitely enjoy leaving the city once in a while for a nice weekend at the beach, or discover local life in the north of Thailand. The combination of big-city-life in Bangkok and peace and quietness in the rural areas makes it the ideal destination for an unforgettable internship experience with countless subjects to be explored for aspiring journalists.

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Travel & Accom.

Upon arrival in Bangkok you will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodations. These are high standard accommodations, usually including fitness centres and a pool to cool off after a full day on the programme.

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Requirements

  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum 3 months commitment
  • Photography and/or writing skills
  • Relevant academic background
  • Determination, self-motivation and ability to work in a team environment
  • Fluency in English
  • Travel & Medical insurance
  • Necessary vaccinations
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Costs

Placement Package Standard Package
Duration USD* EUR USD ($) EUR (€)
2 months $940 € 850 $3,125 € 2,840
3 months $940 € 850 $3,910 € 3,540
4 months $1,130 € 1,020 $5,160 € 4,670
5 months $1,250 € 1,130 $6,100 € 5,520
6 months $1,320 € 1,200 $6,940 € 6,280

*Price are fixed in USD ($) so there could be some fluctuations due to the current currencies exchange rates.
**Prices exclude 7% VAT
*** 5% bank transfer fee added to all transactions.
**** Places are confirmed with a $390 deposit.

What’s included:

Placement Package includes;

  • Customized internship placement
  • 24/7 in-country emergency assistance
  • Visa Assistance
  • Discounts on language lessons & Networking events
  • Certification of Achievement from your host company

Standard package includes;

  • Everything in the Placement Package, plus;
  • Accommodation (Including water,internet & electricity)
  • Airport pick-up at arrival
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your apartment to your workplace on your first day
  • Resume enhancement for your future career
  • Preloaded BTS or MRT card (for public transport)
  • Domestic SIM card
What’s Not included:

Food, flights, visas, vaccinations and insurance are not included. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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