Bangkok Future Leader Internship Program

Video and Photos

City view
City view
Chill with the team
Chill with the team
Songkran
Songkran
Fun with the team
Fun with the team
Thailand Internship Program Students Enjoying The Festival
Thailand Internship Program Students Enjoying The Festival

About

As one of the most visited city in the world, Thailand’s capital Bangkok is often called as the ‘City of Angels’ or Krungthep in Thai. It is the hub for most of the commercial and economical activities of the Kingdom of Thailand. From temples to palace, all the way over the some of Asia’s largest shopping centers and the largest outdoor market of Asia (Chatuchak), aside of the sightseeing and shopping, Bangkok has developed into a magnet for food lovers of all origins with its world-renowned street foods vendors.

Three Core Pillars:
Personal Growth
Career Building
Wellbeing Abroad

Highlights
  • Experience Thailand: The land of Smiles and the land of the Free. Thailand has always remained free and independent unlike the other SE Asian countries. In Thai the name means land of the free, which is also called as the land of smiles.
  • Bangkok: Gateway to South-East Asia in the ASEAN community. As a Bangkok intern, you will gain experience in the gateway to South-East Asia and future pillar of the ASEAN community. Through a Thailand internship, you will be part of ASEAN.
  • Reputation as a key Commercial center in South-East Asia. Through an internship in Thailand, you will experience first hand a city that has many accolades attached to its brand, boosting the Kingdom reputation as a key regional and global hub.
  • Enrichment through soft skills acquisition. Gaining work experience through a Thailand Internship will help you build your resume however the soft skills acquisition is as equally important, as those skills will be within you for life!
  • ravel hot spot in South East Asia. All of our interns in Thailand are personally and professionally benefiting from our Thailand internship program to experience The City of Angels with its funky markets, upmarket malls and a riverside full of surprise.

Questions & Answers

Reviews

9.25 Rating
based on 12 reviews
  • Growth 8.7
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.6
  • Housing 9.3
  • Safety 9.5
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Pol
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Absolutely life-changing experience

I have been thinking about what to write for a while now and I still don't know where to start. Me living in Thailand for almost five months on my own?? You tell me that in 2018 and I wouldn't have believed you!

But yet here I am, back home after having interned in Bangkok for 20 weeks from October 1 to February 14. In this day and age where having a degree does not separate you from your peers and jobs available for recent graduates are scarce and usually underpaid I knew I had to find a way to somehow make my CV stand out from the rest. I'm not going to lie. The thought of leaving my comfort zone was scary. I've been lucky enough to travel to many places from a young age but I did so with my family or friends by my side. Honestly, I just didn't think I was ready, though I didn't tell anyone that.

However, I felt like that was something I needed to do. I wanted to do something out of the ordinary and I kept a positive attitude at all times. I was prepared to live the experience of a lifetime so I embraced the challenge. In the end, I must say, I did not feel like I was overcoming any sort of challenge whatsoever. P.I (aka Aaron) picked me up at the airport, helped me settle in, and gave me many tips about navigating through the city and Thai culture. I was even more excited to get started!!!

What I am most grateful for is definitely having had the opportunity to intern for a leading international PR & Comms agency, where I made tons of friends from all over the world and gave me the headstart to my career I was looking for. Spain has been in total lockdown for over a month due to the COVID-19 pandemic but I am starting a new job in finance next Monday!!! We as a country are preparing for an upcoming economic crisis and this 22-year old just got a full-time job in one of the most renowned Spanish companies. THANK YOU!!

I'm sure I'll still leave some things out but I want to stress how happy I was in Bangkok and how easy it was for me to feel welcomed into Thailand. I used every weekend to walk around the city and I ate street food daily. P.I and my coworkers even taught me some basic Thai sentences which made the locals comfortable around me. I think I can still order some Thai food as of late April lol!! Btw, in addition to Bangkok, I visited Phuket, Krabi, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (I visited to Petronas Twin Towers on Christmas Day!!!)

I will cherish all the memories I made in Thailand forever. My favorite with P.I is definitely going to the nationally-televised Muay-Thai fight. I still get goosebumps. That was epic!!!

Thailand, I will for sure be back at some point.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Not being able to withdraw money with my credit card when I had no money left
I asked a coworker to do that for me. My family sent her the required amount onto her account. Thank you Pim!!
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Ryuma
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My journey from Japan

Thank you NEXSTEP for the incredible service and support you provided me throughout my program. The knowledge, networks, job skills and overall experience I gained have not only increased my confidence as I prepare to enter the workforce, but are actually paying off in the first couple of interviews.

I want to thank the people and professional friends I made in Thailand for hosting me and opening my eyes to the incredible businesses, startups, and networking opportunities available in Bangkok, which was super developed, entertaining and fun to live and work in.

I also appreciated how close it was to several other of the most amazing countries I have visited including Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Indonesia.

If you have the chance I recommend studying and doing a professional internship abroad with NEXSTEP in Bangkok, Thailand. This has been the most memorable experience of my life. I am sad that it will soon come to an end. All I can say is Bangkok, you’re the best, thanks for the journey of a lifetime. I’ll be back again soon.

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Tracey
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

This internship was such an amazing experience - I learned a lot about myself and grew mentally as well. My time in Thailand helped me recapture a sense of adventure that being stuck in Austin, TX shut me out of. I learned a lot about a culture that I had never expected to know so much about and it made me realize how much in the world is going on and I don’t even realize it. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who feels like their stuck and is itching to try something new and break out of their shell. On this trip I met so many cool people, kind Thai souls that let me into part of their lives, my company’s employees that pushed me to do more, and the students on the program with me, they are truly friends that turned into family! But to be honest the best thing I experienced on this trip was the food - it changed my entire perspective on food in general and my tastebuds are happier so.

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Candice
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An incredible summer adventure

After going on an exchange program in Bangkok, I have been actively pursuing ways to come back to Thailand again and again. This internship program made me felt at home in Thailand. I really enjoyed this program especially the people, the culture and social practices in Thailand. First of all, this program matched me with the perfect internship company in the education field. It allowed me to learn from the best professionals in the education field and expanding my social network. Through my internship, I was able to participate in incredible workshops in the chosen field and meet lots of awesome people.

The program also came with weekly networking and career developing events. These were valuable opportunities to get to hear from leading professionals in different areas. I got a chance to socialise with other interns from the globe too, which is always a plus. Another highlight would be cultural excursion. The internship team took us to different parts of Bangkok. Students were able to explore the beauty of this city and appreciate its history.

The internship team was very friendly. They are always there for any help and support even after the end of the internship.

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Kasun
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Next Step Impact

The Next Step team in Bangkok, Thailand was incredible! PA and Jason were extremely helpful and always showed an effort to help and excel. They always seemed to show an understanding hand in even the most difficult scenarios. This proved to be crucial in prospering in a country like Thailand, for conditions can get very tough and challenging. Thankfully however, the Next Step team provided all the tools and resources to alleviate all said conditions. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a personal development experience to go through this program. Not only did the program leaving highly satisfied, but I left with friends and cherished memories. From words of appreciation and help to gestures of empathy and kindness, this program provides the complete package.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Seek discomfort. Cherish the journey, not the destination. Trust the moment, live in the moment.
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Tina
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Thai internship expereience

The staff in Next Step Connection is really passionate and helpful. The whole program is comprehensive and supportive. I don't need to worry about the housing and day trips problem, as NSC help us to manage them well. All in all, it's great and worth to join. Besides, the startup culture is really different compared with the corporate. For those who would like to have your own business and never travel to thailand before, this program is exactly tailor-made for you and me, which kill two birds with one stone. When you prepare the application, you can select which industry and department you would like to join, NSC will help you arrange an interview with the related companies and provide you the basic information of the posts. The whole application process is easy and smooth.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't need to worry much on the external stuff, for example, food, housing, etc. NSC will help you settle everything. Yet it's better to prepare your positive and inclusive attitude to learn from your boss and the indigenous.
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Vincent
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

2 months in Bangkok

Bangkok was an amazing experience. I had a great boss that catered unique projects to my skillset, because of this, I was able to learn a lot on the job. It was an awesome and unique experience, where I was challenged in various areas. I was able to complete complex tasks rather than clerical duties. For example, I was tasked with a research project regarding the implementation of blockchain in various industries, such as insurance and music. I studied its potential effects and how it will affect their financials. After this, I made financial models to value what the projects and companies would be worth today, such as a DCF model and NPV-IRR models.

On top of that, I was able to explore Bangkok and Thailand with Nexstep. We went to a lot of different places and ate a lot of good food - places I probably wouldn't have gone to on my own, but I am so glad I was able to travel to these places. Such as Ayutthaya and various small restaurants around Bangkok.

Bangkok is such a special place with incredible people. Everyone was nice and friendly, and all the food was delicious!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Exotic fruits - mangosteen and lychee. They are not very popular or feasible in America.
Riley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome Experience

NSC did a great job in coordinating my experience while abroad in addition to connecting me to local companies from which I could choose to work from. This experience was the best of my life and it could not have been so great if it weren't for NSC. The staff did a great job of finding an interneship within their field, coordinating living arrangements at an excellent location, providing activities for our group to participate in throughout the summer, and addressing the needs of anyone in the program. Being a public health major, I was connected with a medical tourism company located in Bangkok. The majority of the staff spoke English and were very accommodating, so I was able to transition seamlessly into the workplace. I gained a great deal of experience throughout the program, and I would recommend them to anyone traveling abroad.