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Magazine and Multi Media Internship

Gain valuable professional experience on the frontlines of Northern Thailand’s English-language publishing industry. Our interns work in a modern office rooted in Chiang Mai’s trendiest district. You’ll work side by side with a contingent of 40 Thai and international employees covering local news, Thailand events and stories from Southeast Asia.

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Interning at a Magazine in Thailand – A day in the life

Chiang Mai’s laid-back, international atmosphere makes it a top choice for expatriates in Southeast Asia. With the base of foreign professionals, teachers and NGO employees comes a robust demand for English-language news and entertainment. For up-and-coming professionals, this spells unexpected internship possibilities.

Through an exclusive arrangement, Friends For Asia places qualified applicants in internship positions with Northern Thailand’s most successful English-language entertainment magazine. It’s released once a month and includes everything from announcements concerning local events to in-depth features relevant to the whole of Southeast Asia.

The periodical also has its own web-based needs and services, and the project isn’t just for writers. Internship opportunities are available in the following areas.

  • Editorial writing
  • Print and design
  • Photography
  • Web Design
  • Multimedia design

The main office is staffed by a mix of Western and Thai employees. As the magazine caters directly to Northern Thailand’s international community, all of the employees speak excellent English. The average workday lasts from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Depending on how long your internship lasts, you may find yourself working a weekend or staffing the magazine’s monthly party.

Magazine Intern Tasks

Due to the deadline-oriented nature of the magazine’s work, only highly motivated, fluent English speakers will be considered for this project. Furthermore, you’ll be expected to have a working understanding of the specific area to which you’re applying. Only one intern will be accepted into each position at a time, but there’s a potential for crossover when availability and the intern’s background permit.

Intern Building Experience

It’s no secret that publishing is a hard field to break into, and many employers expect their prospective employees to have a modicum of experience before even considering them for a position. Chiang Mai is an unabashedly “live-able” city, and many of its foreign residents didn’t intend to put roots down. For the average traveler, the chance to spend four or more weeks here soaking up the atmosphere and culture is hard to turn down. Add the opportunity to build experience directly relevant to the publishing industry, and it’s all but impossible for an aspiring writer or photographer to pass on this one.

Furthermore, the magazine is helmed by an open-minded managing editor with an eye for talent. If you’re an ambitious self-starter, you stand to glean a great deal from this project and may even have the opportunity to spearhead your own project. Interns who deliver high-quality, engaging material also have the potential to be published.

Magazine Intern Fees

Participation in the Magazine Intern Project requires a minimum of four weeks. This four week project minimum starts at $1399 for four weeks. Each additional week is $249.

Project Fee Includes

  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information
  • Visa paperwork (for projects over 8 weeks)
  • FFA Volunteer Insurance
  • Airport pick up
  • Accommodation during orientation and entire project time
  • Breakfast every morning
  • Lunch every work day
  • 2 day Orientation (including half day city tour, cultural dinner and show)
  • Onsite Coordinator
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Written record of internship completion (for interns that successfully complete their project).

Project Fee Does Not Include

  • Travel to/from Home and Chiang Mai (airfare, train tickets, etc.)
  • Thailand visa costs (if applicable)
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Cost of transportation to and from Project site and and accommodation (roughly $2 per day)
  • Lunches on weekends.
  • Dinner

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Magazine/Multimedia Internship Start Dates for 2014-2015

  • August 04, 2014
  • August 18, 2014
  • September 01, 2014
  • September 15, 2014
  • October 06, 2014
  • October 20, 2014
  • November 03, 2014
  • November 17, 2014
  • December 01, 2014
  • December 15, 2014
  • January 05, 2015
  • January 19, 2015
  • February 02, 2015
  • February 16, 2015
  • March 02, 2015
  • March 16, 2015
  • No Project Start Dates in April, 2015
  • May 04, 2015
  • May 18, 2015
  • June 01, 2015
  • June 15, 2015
  • July 06, 2015
  • July 20, 2015
  • August 03, 2015
  • August 17, 2015
  • September 07, 2015
  • September 21, 2015
  • October 05, 2015
  • October 19, 2015
  • November 02, 2015
  • November 16, 2015
  • December 07, 2015
  • December 21, 2015