Virtual Internships in Chiang Mai is a four-credit internship opportunity. It’s critical to learn to adapt, acclimate, discover new ways to contribute, and be productive working remotely. Virtual internships combined with the internship course give you an opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills.
|Location||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
The Virtual Internship in Chiang Mai program is a four-credit internship opportunity. Virtual internships combined with the internship course give you an opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills.
You’ll work on projects from the US for an international organization while adding a global perspective to your professional work experience. You’ll apply your in-class knowledge to real-world meaningful work, gain experience working remotely, expand your skill base, earn four credits from coursework, and maximize your time.
While we’ll try to place you in your preferred location, keep in mind that our top consideration is making an appropriate match to your skills, experience, and internship goals.
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Level||3000-level course|
One 4-credit virtual internship course as well as 12–20 hours per week at your internship placement.
September 21st, 2020: Virtual internship course begins
September 28th, 2020: Virtual internship placement begins
December 16th, 2020: Virtual internship course and placement ends
The class will meet synchronously three times throughout the semester. The schedule of those classes is:
The 4-credit virtual internship course will consist of lectures, small-group discussions, readings, posting to prompts, blogs, essays, a mock interview, and a presentation. Along with the class, you’ll be assigned projects for 12–20 hours per week at your internship placement. The course will help you apply in-class knowledge to your work and understand your newly developed professional skills to articulate in professional situations.
ISDSI is an international organization working in the field of community building, education, and development. ISDSI is looking for an intern who can help with their upcoming Indigogo campaign to raise funds to make their building wheelchair accessible. ISDSI’s signature building is built out of shipping containers, and has been featured internationally as a model of sustainable architecture and “up-cycling” shipping containers. ISDSI seeks an intern with a proven track record in marketing and social media, and familiarity with Indigogo and/or other crowdsourcing platforms. The intern will work with ISDSI staff to help track and respond to alumni and other potential funders, manage social media accounts to promote and update progress on the project, and create compelling media highlighting the project.
CFCNX is Chiang Mai, Thailands premier strength and conditioning gym. Focused on functional fitness, CFCNX is also a CrossFit affiliate, and works with both local and international athletes, including hosting members of Team USA for Olympic Weightlifting. CFCNX is looking for an intern who can repost photos, help with social media stories, engage in marketing on Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms. The intern will work closely with the head coach and other coaches who will provide media and text. A strong background in photography, video editing, and social media campaigns is required.
Rx Cafe is “coffee as prescribed” — a socially engaged cafe and coffee roastary in Chiang Mai. Using a shipping container and open-air space, Rx Cafe focuses on excellent coffee, espresso, and more, and roasts beans from local Northern Thai coffee farms. Rx Cafe is seeking an intern to help with marketing, social media, and promoting their approach to socially responsible coffee production and coffee education. Rx Cafe is seeing an intern who is passionate and knowledgeable about coffee, and has a demonstrated track record in social media marketing, and the ability to work with both photos and video.
Pattara Elephant Farm is a private elephant conservation center, considered by many as the gold standard in elephant conservation and breeding. Patara is seeking an intern with experience in social media who can help communicate the challenges of elephant conservation, as well as help in their broader efforts to educate the public about elephant health care, myths around elephant tourism, and related topics. Interns should have experience with social media and the ability to be open to new ideas and communicate complex information clearly.
|Program Term||App Open Date||Deadline*|
|Fall 2020||Jul 15||Aug 15|
|Virtual Internship Course Begins||Sep 21|
|Virtual Internship Placement Begins||Sep 28|
|Course and Placement Ends||Dec 16|
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
After completing the above application, which includes submitting a cover letter and resume, your application will be reviewed.
If accepted, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which you will complete to confirm your participation in the program. If you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the online application system and submit a Cancel Request.
We encourage you to reach out early in the process if you have questions about available placements, so that our advisers can help guide you to the location that works best for your skills, experience, and internship goals.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toRyan McCarthy or call at 612.626.9373.