Location
  • Vietnam
    • Hanoi
    • Danang
Industry
Business Computer Science Film Marketing Media Relations

Program Details

Compensation
N/A
Housing
Host Family
Language
English
Weekly Hours
0

Pricing

Price Details
What Your Fee Includes:

The Registration Fee
All Written Materials required for your program
The Airport pick up on arrival and transport to your hotel (first night)
An orientation pack in English to prepare and assist you to settle in
Accommodation and meals with the host family as detailed above
Transport to and from you place of work
Advice and assistance with any local public transport as well as your weekend excursions
Constant assistance and advise during your stay, by way of 24-hour support from your on-site coordinator
What Your Fee Excludes:

The cost of your Visa and the Visa itself
Your flight from your hometown to Hanoi
Your personal Travel and Health insurance
The transfer trip back from Hanoi to the airport (estimate US$10 for this)
Your personal vaccinations (highly recommended)
Any gifts or souvenirs you may wish to purchase during you stay
Any personal expenses you need to make
The fees for out of Hanoi trips taken in your leisure and free time
Any otherservices not mentioned herein
Nov 10, 2016
Sep 24, 2016

About Program

As a Graphic Designer, you already have the skills we want. Now pair that with a remote fantastical location in Vietnam and you have a dream job. Choose from Hanoi, Lang Son, Mai Chau, and Da Nang for your Graphic Design Internship position.

Our enterprise is devoted to all that encompasses a sustainable and eco-friendly experience. The local businesses in Vietnam need help in promoting to the many travelers from across the world. Via our social media presence, we help them grow their local businesses so that they can sustain themselves going forward. From Facebook to Pin Interest and from YouTube to Instagram, including Trip Advisor and Twitter, we run regular campaigns where your skills as a Graphic Designer will be very useful.

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David
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Experience

I really could not have asked for more from my two week trip to Vietnam for this internship. Everything was organised by Vina Volunteer Service from helping me with my visa to collecting me from the airport upon arrival which made me feel safe and relaxed about travelling to such an unfamiliar destination. The place I had chosen to visit was Mai Chau in Northern Vietnam where I was hoping to make a difference to local businesses and use my skills to help some of the members of the local community. As soon as I arrived, I was awestruck by the beauty of Mai Chau and it’s phenomenally green mountains and surroundings. Once I had found my bags, I was greeted by the friendly locals and shown to my accommodation where I was welcomed by a wonderful lady named Xuan. Every problem seemed too small for her, and Xuan insisted on making me meals and guiding me around the local area to show me the market and farm land before I began work for the day.

When I started work the next day I began getting to know the locals and what it was like living in a village like Mai Chau. Although their equipment was a little different to what I was used to, I was able to use my skills as a designer to help develop some interesting publications to promote Mai Chau and the area. Every day was a fantastic experience and the prospect of working with these people made me excited to go to work again the following day.

My work as graphic designer included designing creative blog templates, updating the Facebook page and website to entice more tourists and promote Mai Chau, and also work closely with the creative director on several marketing and sales projects that really helped me develop my skills as a graphic designer. The most exciting part of the internship was sketching and developing my own designs for a banner campaign which is now in the process of being printed. Initially I was very nervous about speaking in front of people and pitching my ideas for the campaigns but the creative director was so helpful and supportive that I have become so confident and relaxed when speaking in public about my work. Whilst we were working, I also got to hear a lot of interesting stories about the history of the White Thai people and their traditions including the origin of their group and the Vietnamese customs which I looked into a little more in depth at the local Thai museum.

My favourite experience of Mai Chau was the campfire celebrations where I witnessed the traditional ‘Xoe-Hoa’ dances and experienced authentic home cooked Thai cuisine which was some of the best food I have ever tasted. The Thai people are so warm and friendly that they made me feel like I was at home right away and an honorary member of their community. From the staff working in Mai Chau to the organisers at Vina Volunteer Service I really could find no fault in the trip they provided me with and I would absolutely recommend this internship to any designers who want to gain a unique experience that will help you stand out to prospective employers when applying for positions in the future.

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