INTERNSHIP: TOURISM DEVELOPMENT 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 700€ for 4 weeks (minimum duration) Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : G/THA/ITD2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREENWAY / GREENLION THAILAND
Our Tourist Development internship is practical and project based. Our main goal is to develop a region to make it more attractive for tourists, both local and international. This unique experience will enable you to utilize your theoretical knowledge and training, previously gained by long hours in a classroom, in practice in the field. Our internship provides study affiliated and international work experience, practical skills training, knowledge accumulation and teamwork skills while at the same time making a worthwhile contribution to the community. Your work will be coordinated by an Englishspeaking local with an established background in tourism. The coordinator will guide, supervise and assess you. Moreover, the coordinator will help out with the language barriers that may exist among local partners. This internship is open for participants from a wide variety of studies. Naturally, it is very worthwhile for those with studies affiliated to tourism. Nevertheless, it is also suitable for those with an economical background as an assessment on the feasibility of the plans is always needed. People with sociological or anthropological studies are always welcome to assess the impact that our work could have on the local community and social environment. Furthermore, our project is also suitable as a subject for research papers, thesis and dissertation. Internships are set up to serve the needs of the participants as well as those of the host. Our primary objectives are: to help you gain as much experience possible in your study field through practical work and the second is to help you create work that will be valuable and beneficial to the organization as well as the local community. All in all, our internships are designed in a way where everyone gets benefited and only meaningful work is done! Not only will we guide you during your internship, but we will also introduce you into the local culture and customs. After all, you will be spending quite some time here and it is important to know about your surroundings! During the first week, you will take part in an introduction/culture program where you will learn about the local culture, language and customs through activities such as cooking lessons, local handcraft making and excursions to iconic places. Our programs are designed to immerse you as much as possible with local people and culture and to encourage cultural exchange between teammates to let you fully integrate you in your new surroundings.
Your new home will be one of our 3 ‘Eco Houses’ near Singburi, central Thailand: Lemon House, Twin House and Brown House. They are all located riverside (River Noi – Little River) in the village of Tha Kham and depending on which house you are staying at, is about 8-15km from Singburi (10-15 minutes by car). The 3 houses sleep from 30 to 72 people. All rooms in these houses have 2 bunk beds and are shared on a single gender and maximum of 4 person per room. All rooms have a private western style toilet and cold showers (refreshing in the heat of Singburi). All doors and windows are fitted with mosquito screens and there are 2 fans in every room. Although not directly on site, there are laundry facilities offered by locals which many of our participants take advantage of (this will probably cost you 5? per item, otherwise you can easily wash your clothes by hand.) All houses have a communal area where you can eat, relax, meet fellow participants or use the free Wifi. All the meals served inside the accommodation are vegetarian friendly and will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice dishes and fruits. Water, coffee and tea are available all day long. No alcohol is permitted in any of our accommodations, but we are located within walking distance of a local shop and there is even a makeshift bar provided by the friendly locals in front of the accommodation.
You will be located in the outskirts of Singburi, an interesting town 142 km north of Bangkok. Singburi was founded under the reign of King Rama V through the consolidation of 3 small towns located on the bank of The Chao Phraya River. The three small towns, Sing Buri, In Buri and Phrom Buri, were then established as a single town on the west of the Chao Phraya River in 1895. Your new home is set close to the village of Tha Kham, an extremely rural area that will give you the chance to experience the Thailand that very few get to see. There are ATMs and shops in the local village which, depending on the accommodation you will be staying at, is located between 5 minutes by bicycle to 20 minutes by by foot. There are restaurants and small local stores within walking distance of each of the accommodations. Equally, Singburi has plenty to offer and there will be trips throughout the week into this city where you can find shopping malls, markets, restaurants and even a swimming pool! Locally, Singburi itself has plenty to offer in terms of sites and attractions, ranging from its many Buddhist temples. There is also a swimming pool, two shopping centres and many markets. You can also choose to travel to Bangkok during weekends. It takes 2.5-3 hours either by mini-van or bus from Singburi . We provide detailed information about this each week.
Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Saturdays or Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 700€ for 4 weeks (minimum duration). Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Reception at the airport at the arrival. BKK (Suvarnabhumi International Airport): Great, we can pick you up from there. DMK (Don Mueang Airport): Please take the free shuttle to Suvarnabhumi airport and go to our meeting point at Entrance. – The intern should be able to speak, read and write proficiently in English -The internship period lasts a minimum of 4 weeks (1 month) and a maximum of 26 weeks (6 months). – A minimum of 25 hours should be allocated for the internship per week – An established background in an affiliated field of study. For example: a second year Bachelor student What we need: A copy of the passport from the applicant – A copy of the latest resumé/ CV of the applicant – Internship requirements from the educational institution (if applicable) – Proof of qualifications Additional equipment: Laptop