Sports Management Internship in Thailand
Passionate about sport and sports development? As a sports management intern, you will be part of a program working with local schools to inspire children through sports development. Based at local schools in Singburi, sport is used as a vehicle for creating opportunities to develop social, physical, mental and academic skills. As an intern, you will be expected to plan and deliver sporting sessions, train and supervise the volunteer coaching team, and introduce new sports into the curriculum aiding the continuous development. Additionally, you will work on marketing the program and managing its presence on the internet.
Aiming to enhance the current sports provision at the school, the multi sports coaching project gives the children extra opportunities to be involved in sports. This is in addition to the current curricular provision of one hour per week. Giving more than just sports training, the aim is to improve children’s overall health, stamina, emotional well-being and to introduce lifelong skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, decision making and problem solving.
Children are also given essential healthcare instruction and lessons on equality. In short, your work at the project will help start children on a journey to success. Your role as an intern will take on the overall management of the Multi Sports Coaching Project. This will give you a chance to gain invaluable experience in many professional skills.
We also give the children lessons on personal health care and other important issues such as gender equality. All elements of the program take place on the sports field in a fun and interactive way!As an intern, you will be responsible for helping the local team in developing, organizing, supervising and executing the Multi-Sports Coaching Project. Below are some areas you may be involved with during this internship.
You can expect to be involved in:
- Team management
- Training and instructing the sport coaching team
- Safeguard and bring forward the philosophy behind the program (healthcare & development)
- Sports sessions
- Organisational management.
- Sports curriculum development
- Introducing new sports
- Social Media (Facebook etc)
- Marketing (local and global awareness of the program, generate promotional materials such as photos etc)
Aims & Objectives
Use sport to develop children socially, physically, mentally and academically.
The aims and objectives for the intern are; to be involved with all aspects of a meaningful social sports program and to gain valuable work experience through a lot of responsibility and a big variety in work tasks. Furthermore, we expect that the intern during the internship further improves the sports program.
During the sports sessions, our goal is to give the children more than just sports training. We use direct sports coaching to improve the health of the children, their stamina, emotional well-being and to develop their life skills; teamwork, leadership, decision making and communication.Your first week will be used to immerse you into the local culture, acclimatising you to its customs and language. As part of this, you will also be taken on excursions to local places of interest. For a full itinerary of this week, see the Siam Culture Week program.
Largely depending on the timetable of the partner school, your detailed schedule will be arranged by you and coordinators when you are on the program. You can expect to be carrying out up to 2 training sessions during the school day, followed by an extra 2 hours of extra curricular activities from 15:30. This session is where the children have a chance to explore a wider variety of sports and be inspired. Three meals a day are included: breakfast and dinner at the accommodation and lunch at the school. In addition to the activities included in the sample schedule below, interns will also be expected to manage the online presence, leading marketing and social media publicity.
At the accommodation centre, you will have breakfast before travelling to the school with the sport coaching team. Once on site, you will brief the team on the project, specifying details about the curriculum and plans for lessons. As well as sharing information, this is a great opportunity to get to know the new participants on the project. Following your introduction, the team will begin their work to prepare and deliver the sessions.
Tuesday to Friday
Each morning you will travel with the sports coaching team to the project location after breakfast. On arriving at the school, you will organise and supervise the team of sports coaches in the delivery of the training sessions.
This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
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.
Accommodation & Food
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 houses have a communal area where you can eat, relax, meet fellow volunteers or use the free Wifi.
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.)
For volunteers and Interns who desire more comfort and privacy, families, couples and more elderly participants, we recommend upgrading to a comfort room. These rooms are more luxurious, uniquely designed and located apart from the two standard participant residences and so are noticeably quieter.
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.
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 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!
Activities & Events
Visit the night market in Tha Kham. Taste all types of Thai food, stock up on inexpensive clothing or just soak in the atmosphere of this small town!
This is free time for most participants and we offer a trip into Singburi. You can choose to use the swimming pool, go for a Thai massage or take advantage of a trip to a shopping centre.
You will have the option to attend a Thai BBQ at a local restaurant. This is a fantastic opportunity to socialise with all the other participants, eat great food and enjoy some music.
There is a trip to a shopping mall (including a large Tesco Lotus), where you can buy any essentials, snacks, western food (pizza shops, KFC, ice cream parlour, coffee shops etc)
Sights & Surroundings
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.
From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):
- Akha Village Chiang Rai
- Hua Hin
- Kaeng Krachan
- Mae Sot
- Suphan Buri
- Train Track Northern Thailand
- Trunk to the South
- Udon Thani
- Wang Nam Khiao
Trip Country Info
Population: Approx. 67 million
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
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Departures/ drop offs
- Travel insurance