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Internship Abroad, Study Abroad in Thailand

Intern with OpenmindProjects, what to expect


A major benefit to all.  Intern with us and you contribute to addressing meaningful social and environmental issues.  You help the local community and aid us in achieving our goals while you gain valuable work experience.


Boost your career as an intern with an NGO.  It stands out on your CV!  With OpenmindProjects you handle a variety of tasks based on your interests and skills.  You gain international, cross-cultural and social skills while learning the challenges of a non-profit.  You learn communication and networking skills and get a great reference from us.


Our resources are limited but our ambitions high, so as an intern you get lots of opportunities and freedom to help, to take initiative as well as to learn.  And you will learn a lot!  OpenmindProjects is an award-winning Thai nonprofit supporting projects in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal.


The job market prefers graduates with some work experience.  Having interned for an NGO abroad speaks volumes about you.  It tells an employer that you take initiative and are independent, dedicated and focused.


A nonprofit internship abroad, to study abroad, is an opportunity to test drive your career.  Interning with us allows you to take on several roles as a highly valued team member and develop your skills in many areas.  You use your knowledge and develop your skills on projects that make a difference.  A boost of confidence for you and a great help for us!


Internship Abroad Opportunities in Thailand and Online

Internship in Thailand for international students

Before you go

Apply and tell us about your internship ambitions.  We’ll reply with suggestions.
We send predeparture information and meet you online to discuss your internship.
We agree on your internship with you and your university, college, institution.
We help arrange for your local work and accommodation.
We send our Volunteer/Intern Handbook.
And we can have additional online meetings to introduce you to your internship.


When you arrived,during your internship,

We introduce you to your work as an intern, including to our people, your work schedule, other practical details..
We work together, discuss and plan your tasks before and during your internship.
Enjoying your free time in a foreign country and culture is important too!  We often arrange free time activities to meet people and enjoy nature and culture.


When you finished your internship

We have a debrief meeting about your work, your experience with a nonprofit NGO abroad, and help you with your Internship Report.
We submit any required documents to your university, college etc.
We provide an Internship Certificate or Letter of Reference on request.

And we’ll surely want to have a nice farewell dinner with you and want to stay in touch with you after you finished as one of our great Intern Alumni!

Your donation supports you and your internship abroad and also contributes to our support to local people as a nonprofit NGO.

Internship abroad with an NGO. What international students, interns, do, onsite or online

Internship and study abroad opportunities vary depending on your skills, interests and studies.  We discuss and agree on a program with you, your university, college or employer.


Most interns teach part-time to get a feel for our work as an education NGO, mostly teaching English, maybe IT or programming.


You can combine teaching with communications and PR, such as in social media/blogging, web design/development, special events, campaigns.  You may help, for instance, develop our online platform for local people and volunteers.  Or help with university and corporate contacts.  Fundraising and grant writing are also important for us since finding financial support is vital for a nonprofit NGO.


Once you applied and told us about yourself, we want to meet  you online!  It will allow us to discuss and formulate together a tailored internship program that matches your interests and school/university requirements.


As for teaching English, if you have a TEFL/TESL, great!  We would like you to use these skills to teach our hands-on “Learning-by-Doing” approach; that is, a practical rather than academic English!  We focus on conversation skills and online research for students to make presentations and videos to share with friends and online.  You don’t have to be a teacher or have a TEFL certificate to do this!


We have a special project for disabled students, teaching English and coding and IT to help them to future online jobs.  It is a great learning opportunity for them and for you, and a very important project for us!  You can find out more about our OpenSkill Project here.


Later this year after we’ve restarted more projects post-Covid, you can also work on support for ecotourism and local communities or join one of our Learning Camps.


Who can apply for an NGO Internship

Graduates, students and professionals can all consider interning with us to propel social change, work with what you are passionate about, gain international experience and boost your resume.


How you work, what to expect on your nonprofit internship abroad


We work together with you.  You also work independently according to your internship plan.  We appreciate initiatives, an ability to work independently and managing a different tasks, like writing blogs, social media, fundraising, teaching young students.

Work flexible hours as we agree.  We plan and schedule our work and tasks together.  One of us will be your local supervisor.


Location: Thailand and/or Online.  We agree travel, work and accommodation in advance when we meet you online to discuss your internship.


What you learn and gain on your nonprofit internship abroad

We offer tasks in various domains.  This is an opportunity for you to develop many skills and build your network.  Your work as an intern will stand out on your resume and we are here to offer the variety that will make it shine!

Put what you have learned to the test in a real setting.  You gain practical work experience for future employment endeavors, and you can add more weight to your applications thanks to our letter of reference.


NGO Internships Abroad with OpenmindProjects.

An internship abroad is an opportunity for you to use your education in real situations, discover other parts of the world, and boost your confidence!


Discuss, tailor and agree your internship with us online!

Ask yourself what you are looking for in your nonprofit internship abroad!  Tell us about yourself, your skills and your interests.


Book a call at, Monday – Friday, around noon or 6 pm (local Thai time, GMT+7)


Internship students abroad

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