Location: Phang Nga, Thailand
Duration: 4-12 weeks commitment
Start Dates: Weekly project starts on a Saturday.
Price: from £2,145 for 4 week. Check the Prices tab for further information.
- Includes: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, pre-departure orientation & training and all project related activities
- Does not include: Flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations
- Gain skills needed for a career in education and social impact
- Opportunity to complete courses offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States
- Access to a job portal
- Experience the beautiful beaches and national parks of Thailand in your free time
- Fully immerse in the Thai culture as you work closely on community development initiatives
Live and intern in the rural fishing village of Ban Nam Khem. Fully immerse in the local culture as you support the learning of the English language in local schools and kindergartens.
You will receive training in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), lesson planning and classroom management in order to effectivly fulfill your role as an intern. Other projects you could be involved in may include hosting relaxed English language classes; provide additional support to students as a tutor; facilitate after school activities and assist with eduction classes for adults.
You will be motivated to generate new solutions and propose new elements to improve contribution to the development of the community in Thailand.
Interns are required to complete weekly assignments and host leadership days. While on program, interns are supported by a dedicated mentor.
This internship includes three online courses which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States:
- Community Development
- Leadership Training
- Career Development
After successful completion of this internship, you will be offered two career coaching sessions as well as gain access to a job portal.
Are you looking to pursue a career in social development? Why not upgrade to a career internship.
The career upgrade offers you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by working with partner orginisations in multiple locations. This combination of having a virtual experience on top of on the ground experience are qualities that are highly sought after by employers.
Do you have an independent research topic to complete? Why not upgrade to a research internship.
Gain valuable experience and collect data for a dissertation or thesis. This program offers virtual check ins with an academic supervisor who has extensive experience and credentials in this sector. As a research intern, your main focus will be collecting or analyzing data and writing a paper.
JOB GUARANTEE: for both the Career & Academic internship, we offer a job guarantee for those who join for a minimum of 6 months with a 50% cash back guarantee (terms and conditions apply).
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Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners.
- 5 or 6am: Wake up call
- 6 – 10 am: First Survey/Work at the Turtle Center
- 12pm: Lunch
- 1pm – 4pm: Second Survey
- 6pm: Dinner
- 9pm: Bed Time
As an intern you will have weekly sessions with your mentor.
Travel & Accommodation
Accommodation & Food:
One and a half hour from Phuket airport, our base is located in Ban Nam Khem. A short walk from the beach, our base is located close to the heat of the village where you will find local markets and food vendors.
Accommodation facilities are shared dormitories and can be considered basic.
All meals are provided on project, participants take it in turns to cook for the group. Vegetarians and vegans are easily catered for.
Health & Hygiene:
The work we contribute to across the globe remains important and new measures allow our participants to continue to join our programs and continue impacting positively on their world and the communities we work with. Changes to our existing protocols have been made by our health and hygiene team to strengthen our health and hygiene protocols and ensure that international standard safeguards are in place to protect our participants, staff and host communities. Please inquire for more information on the protocols.
By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities.
These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended:
- Krabi Province
- Phuket Island & City
- Island Hopping
- Explore some of the top beaches
- Khao Lak
- Khao Sok National park
- Phang Nga Bay
- Mu Koh Chang National Park
- Koh Tao Island
- Kao Yai National Park
- Nan Province
- Chiang Mai
- Minimum age 18
- Be keen and enthusiastic to get involved in the project
- Ability to work within a team environment
- Minimum 1 week commitment
- CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
- Signed medical form
- Good English skills
- Necessary vaccinations
- Necessary flight & visas
- Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
- 4 weeks – £2,145
- 6 weeks – £2,595
- 8 weeks – £2,995
- 10 weeks – £3,495
- 12 weeks – £3,945
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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 20% deposit.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.
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We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.
We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.
Note: Map coordinates are approximate