Location
  • Vietnam
    • Ho Chi Minh City
Length
4 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Fall J-Term Maymester Spring Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment Hotel
Weekly Hours
40
Age Min.
18
Qualifications
  • English Language Skills Required

Pricing

Starting Price
3990
Price Details
Program includes:
24/7 Support
Airport Pick-Up, First Day company Drop-off, Pre-Paid Sim Card & Travel Card
English-speaking Supervisor
Guaranteed internship in a sector of your choice
High-Quality Accommodation
Induction Day, Cultural Training, Cultural, Community, Business & Networking Events
Pre-Departure Services & Visa Processing
Welcome Package & Banquet
What's Included
Accommodation Activities SIM cards Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 04, 2023
Sep 13, 2023
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About Program

We offer award-winning internships (as featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, WSJ, BBC News) in the dizzying city of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy.

Through this global internship program, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture, cuisine, history, business and ultimately the fantastic city itself! Our programs and dedicated host-companies will ensure you acquire the most essential skills sought after by employers in some of the most exciting and thriving cities around the globe. Simply let us know the sector you wish to work in and we do the rest! The wealth of skills and knowledge you will gain during your international internship will vastly increase your career prospects and future global employability.

Academic Credit: You can receive 3, 6, or 9 academic credits for our programs through our school of record, Saint Peter’s University.

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Program Highlights

  • Includes pre-departure services, cultural, community, business and networking events
  • Accommodation provided: Clean, accessible apartment or hotel style, can be shared with up to three roommates (of the same gender). This is a great way to meet new people sharing the same experience!
  • Access to CareerBridge, our Professional Development Hub, which contains our 11 professional development courses
  • Includes visa-processing, Airport Pickup, First Day Company Drop-off, Pre-paid Sim and Travel Card
  • We guarantee placements in your professional Career Field of choice in one of our 1,000 host-companies.

Program Reviews

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  • Growth 4.8
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.6
  • Safety 4.6
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Syed
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Internship 2023

I had the incredible opportunity to intern with CRCC Asia in Ho Chi Minh City, and it was an experience I will cherish for a lifetime. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted with warmth and support from the CRCC Asia team, making me feel right at home in this vibrant city.

One of the standout features of this internship was the cultural immersion. Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling metropolis with a rich history, and CRCC Asia ensured that I not only worked on meaningful projects but also had ample opportunities to explore and appreciate the local culture. Whether it was trying delicious street food, visiting historical landmarks, or learning about Vietnamese traditions, every day was a new adventure.

The professional growth I experienced during my internship was remarkable. I was placed in a dynamic work environment where I was able to apply my skills and gain valuable industry-specific knowledge. The mentorship and guidance provided by my supervisor were instrumental in helping me develop both personally and professionally.

What truly made this internship unique was the strong sense of community among fellow interns. I made lifelong friends from around the world, and we supported each other through our challenges and successes. The cultural and social events organized by CRCC Asia allowed us to bond and create lasting memories.

For future participants, I would like to emphasize that this internship is not just about gaining work experience but also about personal growth, cultural immersion, and building a global network. Ho Chi Minh City, with its unique blend of tradition and modernity, is an ideal backdrop for such an enriching experience.

In conclusion, my internship with CRCC Asia in Ho Chi Minh City was an unforgettable journey filled with professional development, cultural exploration, and lifelong friendships. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to broaden their horizons and embark on a transformative adventure.

Pros
  • Professional Growth: The internship provides a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience in your chosen field. You'll work on meaningful projects, receive mentorship from experienced professionals, and develop skills that are highly relevant to you
  • Cultural Immersion: Ho Chi Minh City is a culturally rich and diverse environment. Participating in this internship allows you to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture, explore the city's vibrant traditions, and broaden your global perspective.
  • Networking Opportunities: The internship provides a unique platform for networking. You'll have the chance to connect with professionals in your industry, both locally and internationally. Additionally, you'll build lasting friendships with fellow interns
Cons
  • Financial Investment: Participating in an international internship can be costly. You'll need to cover expenses like program fees, accommodation, travel, and daily living costs.
  • Cultural Adjustment: Adapting to a new culture and work environment can be challenging. Language barriers, different work customs, and cultural norms may initially make you feel out of your comfort zone.
  • Limited Duration: Internship programs often have a fixed duration, which means you may need to return home after a few months. This limited time frame may make it challenging to fully immerse yourself in the culture and build long-lasting relationships.
29 people found this review helpful.
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Maria
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience ever!!!

My internship in CRCC was really great! I get to work as an intern in an international commercial law firm. For my 2 months internship, I was able to develop and work on my legal research skills, time management, legal drafting and also, cultural agility. The internship has no doubt helped me develop my professional skills and also my knowledge and understanding of a totally different culture.

Before I arrived in HCMC i was really nervous that I would not have fun and that I will be left out since I did not know anyone prior to the internship. But I was wrong since all the people were really helpful, and CRCC Asia did not fail to guide us, and help us with whatever concerns we had. I wouldn't say the internship was smooth, but the challenges definitely helped me grow as an individual.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Snails! My colleague invited me to have dinner with her and her family. They were really nice and took me out to eat in a fancy Vietnamese restaurant serving variety of food such as hotpot, spring rolls.... Here I also got to try snails which was surprisingly good! But remember to take out the lower part as that had a weird taste.
84 people found this review helpful.
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Gregory
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Vietnam Internship Program Summer 2018

This internship was one of the most exhilarating experiences I've ever undertaken. I love being busy and active and this opportunity related to that lifestyle extremely effectively.

I was up and out of the apartment everyday for 8 o'clock, in work until 5/6 o'clock and then I'd often have dinner or a social gathering with the other interns and colleagues, so I'd get back to the apartment for about 10 o'clock in the evening. Then, on the weekends, I'd have a trip booked to a particular area of Vietnam; whether it be to the Cu Chi tunnels from the Vietnam War or to Vung Tao beach for a relaxing finish to a busy week. Everyday was spent doing something meaningful.

It was a highly satisfying and rewarding experience that I couldn't recommend enough.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
One time, after work, some colleagues and I (One from America and the other from New Zealand) went to a renowned insect restaurant where we'd planned to try some creepy crawlies. We ended up ordering and eating one tarantula, two geckos and four crickets. It was... interesting to say the least. :P
81 people found this review helpful.
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Yvette
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing Experience

Interning in Vietnam with CRCC Asia changed my life. I’ve travelled a lot but this is the first time I felt at home in another country. I got placed within a media company and learnt so much so quickly. The people in Vietnam are so friendly and everything is so cheap. I did not cook once whilst I was there because it was cheaper to eat out. This experience made me realise I wanted to pursue a career in media because I loved the work so much. It gave me stronger assurance in my abilities and improved my weaker skills. I can only ever say good things about this programme and I recommend everyone take the opportunity to do it themselves. I will have fond memories of this experience for the rest of my life and I do hope to go back to Vietnam and work there again someday.

What would you improve about this program?
My only criticism is that there were a lot of pre organised things which doesn’t allow you much time to travel on the weekends
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Nathan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An experience of a life time!

Two months have passed and I still feel like I haven't covered the whole of Vietnam. Hanoi, HCMC, Dalat, Mekong, Halong, Ha Giang... it's a long list but only the cusp of what Vietnam has to offer. Places like Hoi An, Da Nang and Siem Reap still spring to mind.

Having done something every weekend, I already am getting re shock culture shock being back in New Zealand. The lack of bikes, people, street food and tall buildings will be a thing of the past. The thing I would miss the most would be the cheap, tasty vietnamese food. It's really become a part of my life during my stay here. As I write this, I want to say how grateful I am to be here and enjoy the fruits of this country.

During my two month finance internship, I have acquired skills of cultural agility and adaptability coming into a new country with new cultures and expectations. These skills I believe cannot be learned from staying in New Zealand all my life, so to be given the opportunity to work in Vietnam is something special.

What would you improve about this program?
Provide Taxi numbers of the drivers and information on places for SIM card reloads to the interns.
Have all cultural and networking nights planned on the weekday so it gives an opportunity for interns to travel during the weekend.
88 people found this review helpful.

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