Trip Details

Do you have a passion for journalism or writing? Are you looking for international writing experience? Perfectly designed for 2nd year bachelor students and above to work as interns gaining a wealth of experience while contributing to a local newspaper, the program ensures you have plenty of practical tasks that are both meaningful and purposeful. Writing English newspaper reports for a local Thai newspaper, you will directly contribute to the content. Being practical and project-based, the role will also immerse you in the Thai culture and lifestyle. You will be required to produce exciting news articles about events, developments and anything else of interest in the local area. Coordinated by an English speaking local journalist, the program will ensure you are guided, supervised and assessed in your progression as a journalistic writer. Additionally, you will be introduced to the Thai culture and customs, having the added benefit of being directly involved in the local lifestyle. Your first week will be introductory to your new location, involving activities such as traditional Thai cooking lessons, visits to local places of interest and learning some useful Thai words and phrases. As well as learning about Thailand, your interactions with other participants will enable you to gain knowledge of the wider world through intercultural exchanges.

As a participant, you can be sure that you will be looked after whilst on the program. Coordinators will meet you on your arrival making sure you are safely transferred to your accommodation where 24 hour support will be available for the duration of your stay. Your guaranteed internship will be within a professional working environment . Your working environment will be mainly English-speaking with a local language where possible. Working on the project will give you opportunities to develop highly professional skills in the field of journalism. A coordinator qualified in journalism will guide you throughout your stay and ensure your work is purposeful and meaningful to your chosen field, working from the personal learning goals and competencies assessment that you’ll complete before you begin. In addition, you’ll have regular feedback and advice on how to move your development forward.

 

Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.

Trip Itinerary

As the program is dependent on where you are assigned, an exact schedule of your internship will be given to you at your placement. However, you can expect to work between 25-30 hours each week, from Monday to Friday. Occasionally, you may be asked to work weekends.

** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

Thailand

Population: Approx. 67 million
Capital: Bangkok
Language: Thai
Currency: Baht (THB)
Time zone: ICT (UTC +7)

From trekking in the beautiful mountains of the north to enjoying the glorious beaches in the south and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that is Bangkok, Thailand is certainly not a country that lacks variety.

Whilst it really is at the heart of Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, its cultural identity remains very unique. As the only country in Southeast Asia to avoid European powers, the Thai are proud to refer to themselves as ‘The Land of the Free’ and many tourists might also know it as ‘The Land of Smiles’ due to its friendly people.

Thailand is not only a famous holiday and gap year travel destination, but one of the most exciting countries in the world. Gap year travel to Thailand enables you to experience the excitement of city life as well as the serenity of some of the most spectacular remote islands and countryside areas.  By booking your gap year holiday to Thailand with TRU, you will be able to get a unique view of this amazing country that is difficult to replicate on your own.  We have a fabulous selection of gap year adventures in Thailand from Gibbon encounters and Elephant Sanctuary work to Clayhouse building and volunteering programs.

With our range of ongoing programs, you can even compose your schedule the way you like it. With this flexibility it enables you to say when you are on site and when you spend time with the new friends you have made from all over the world.  Have a look at our latest volunteering and gap year travel to Thailand below or give us a call to find out more about our exciting gap year programs in Thailand.

You can take this opportunity to mix and match projects tailor to your preference. Why pick one when you can pick several.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa