Asia Internship Program (AIP)


Asia Internship Program is the first fully integrated internship provider in the Asian region, that connects ambitious young professionals and students with organizations. Our internship program is completely customizable and tailored to your skill sets, expectations, and career goals. AIP is partnered with global companies, dynamic NGOs, and rapidly growing start-ups, which will provide your future career with amazing opportunities. We offer internship opportunities in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, and Vietnam.

AIP prides itself on providing you with the most meaningful international internship experience possible. We put an emphasis on combining your professional development with a complete cultural immersion in your host country. Since AIP’s foundation, we have placed over 750 candidates across all of our destinations with a 96% placement rate. We look forward to assisting you in your aspirations of doing an internship in Asia.


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My dream summer internship in Thailand

I have always been fascinated with Asian culture from a very young age. My family and I used to frequently travel all around Asia when I was younger and it amazed me how countries could differ so much from each other. One country that has always had a special place in my heart though was Thailand, which is why I decided to pursue an internship there.

I’ve frequently been to Thailand so to be able to do an internship there was amazing. In my part-time, I actually write travel blogs and I really wanted to write about my time and experience here in Thailand as an intern. I decided to do a 4-month journalism internship as I really aspire to be a travel journalist.

The experience of working at a news company really opened my eyes. I was lucky enough to be able to write articles about travel and lifestyle, which is something I am so deeply passionate about. I got to travel around Bangkok to cover news, interview people and really immerse myself in the local culture by trying all sorts of things.

I wanna thank AIP for not just giving me a great opportunity but also the hands-on experience that I know will be extremely beneficial for my future career. I know that this experience has led me one step closer to pursuing my dream. I also want to thank my colleagues and supervisor for being the perfect role models!

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Spain… What an experience it was!

Before anything, let me tell you about my first week. I had to ask the AIP staff to change my accommodation because I couldn’t stand the hood I was in. I mean accommodation was heaven sent, it was relatively close to the public transport and there was a nice local grocery store and neighbors were nice but they littered. I tried my best to not think about them but I just couldn’t couldn’t bear the sight of them. Please don’t come at me in the replies.

So they did that for me. I was moved to a new location. This time it was slightly further than my previous accommodation but I was satisfied with how the room and the surrounding areas looked. The internship itself was an awesome experience. In the marketing department of where I was at, people were so open to my suggestions and ideas. Maybe it was the demographics of the people I was collaborating with, we all got along very well and I was so relieved. What made me fall in love with this is the feeling I get when I see my ideas come to life. It was just a wholesome feeling for me. The office environment was so pristine too so that’s a big plus.

I recommend using AIP service. They were fast to respond to me and the staff were understanding! I am glad that they made my internship experience so special. PS now my family wants to go to Spain haha.

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Grazie mille Italia!

I’ve been to Italy many times in the past, I’ve sort of considered it to be my second home because of how familiar everything is. Italy is one of my favourite places and I would one day love to live there. So I thought the best way to get that experience is by doing an internship, that way I get an idea of what its like.

When I arrived in Italy, I felt like I was sort of home again. I love the country so much that I even learned how to speak Italian so I was really excited to use it. I did an engineering internship for 4 months and it was a great experience. My company really involved me so I learned a lot throughout my 4 months. It went so well that my supervisor recommended me to industry experts in Italy!

One of the best parts was of course the cuisine. Being a big foodie, you can imagine how someone like me would go crazy in Italy. So when I came back my parents were a little shocked, to say the least! Definitely put on a few kilos but I’m sure I’m not the only one.

My 4 months in Italy were very insightful and extremely rewarding. Not only did I get an idea of what it is like to work in one of my favourite countries, but the future looks promising. Grazie mille AIP for helping me secure a great place to intern, grazie mille to my wonderful colleagues and supervisor and of course grazie Italia! Ci si vede di nuovo!

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A lifelong dream finally completed!

I am absolutely obsessed with South Korea. From binge-watching K-drama to listening to K-pop and Korean being my favourite cuisine, you can only imagine how excited I was by being able to intern in South Korea!

I was so excited that I barely slept on my long-haul flight to Seoul. When I got there my jaw dropped. It felt like I was dreaming as it took me so long to realize that I was actually in South Korea, the place that’s been on top of my bucket list forever!

Heads up guys, if you think Korean food is good in your country, be prepared to be blown away! If you’re coming here on a diet, then forget about it cause Korean food is absolutely fantastic!

I did my internship at a great marketing company in the heart of Seoul and it was fabulous! I had wonderful colleagues as well with who I’ve become really good friends. My office wasn’t even far from my accommodation so if I had to burn the previous night’s dinner and the weather was good I would sometimes walk to work!

I’ve had a truly wonderful time in South Korea and I was absolutely gutted to leave after 6 beautiful months. Thank you, AIP for making my dreams come true of finally being able to go to South Korea. Special shoutout to my work colleagues and I can’t wait to come back in the near future!

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A gem of a country!

When people think of Vietnam, a lot of them think about the sad history. Yet, while I am a firm believer in never forgetting the past, we really should celebrate Vietnam for its true beauty!

Vietnam has always intrigued me because of its history, it’s one of the reasons why I wanted to visit it. When I arrived I got distracted by how hectic Ho Chi Minh City was at first but that is not my point. I saw just how friendly and happy people were so that kind of hit me, how such a beautiful country could have such a dark past.

But enough about history, I want to share with all of you my time in Vietnam. So I did a 4 month internship at a Non-profit company and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. The internship challenged me but it also made me grow so much both professionally and personally. It made me understand the bigger picture and how not everyone is as privileged and lucky.

The internship was extremely rewarding because I felt like I was able to make a difference somehow. The whole 4 months, I truly believe that I have grown a lot and I am so happy that I did it. Thank you, AIP for making this possible and a special thank you to my colleagues who have inspired me to be better!


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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Albert Lafont

Albert Lafont is from Paris, and graduated of the equivalent of Bachelor of Economics in Paris Sud University. After living all his life in the capital city of France, Albert decided to experience Thailand and the exciting Southeast Asia after watching a very attractive documentary about this country.

Why did you decide to intern abroad with ​the Asia Internship Programme?

I watched a documentary (in French) about doing business in Thailand and after realizing how hard it is to find an internship by myself in this country, I’ve searched for providers. Asia Internship Porgramme was the cheapest of them while remaining serious and professional.

Describe your most meaningful souvenir and why you love it?

My best souvenir in Thailand was during Songkran Festival where people throw water on everyone walking by in the street. The ambiance was amazing, joy was everywhere, and whatever your social status is or where you come from you feel completely a full part of it.

Not to mention, were were invited for dinner by random people who also offered me a towel to dry my clothes. This was a priceless experience and it exemplifies the welcoming reputation of Thailand.

Recall a time when your education and experience didn't prepare you for a situation abroad:

I have never learned, neither at school nor in my parents education, to deal with such different cultures such as the Buddhist one. Indeed, dealing with colleagues who never dare to say no or don’t speak their mind at all is harder that I’ve imagined.

What did ​the Asia Internship Programme do for you and what did you need to do on your own?

Basically, I was really delighted that they found a tailor-made placement for me as it’s the hardest part of this kind of international trip. They also arranged all the interviews and helped me to enhance my resume to increase my chances of employment.

Despite their wise advices, I still had to obtain the Visa by myself but it was done within a few working days.

Describe a goal you set and how you went about accomplishing it.

My goal was to get in touch with as many things as possible in a small company as I have an entrepreneurial mindset and I like being adaptable and being able to multi-task.

For example, I asked my supervisor in the company every time I wanted to try something different by saying HOW I believe I can improve the process. I realized that if we think about solutions before and we convince our Manager, there are all chances to change positions and responsibilities as many times as we want and can.

Did you run into a language barrier? Did you ever think you knew more/less of the language?

Fortunately, our team was very international. But out of the office, it’s a real barrier indeed when we want to order food or make Thai friends. 95% of them don’t speak a word of English.

I’ve learned some words of Thai for those purposes, but there is still a need to communicate more to local people for me and sadly I don’t think it’s going to happen in a near future.

Tell us about an experience you had that you could not have had at home.

Riding elephants in Ayuthaya -- I simply cannot imagine that in Paris.

How has this experience impacted your future?

It was really enriching for me in a personal point of view as I’ve traveled a lot during my weekends and free time in very different environments compared to Europe.

Doing an internship abroad wasn’t a part of my studies as I’m already graduated, but professionally I feel it’s a big plus for a future employment to have an experience abroad, especially in an emerging market in this region of the world where companies are more and more likely to invest.

What was the best place you visited outside of your intern abroad city?

Koh Samui and its incredible beaches, wild spots and Full Moon Party!

Do you think your program changed you as a person?

Absolutely, it has completely changed my vision of Southeast Asia, which I didn’t see as a so developed, exciting and modern region until I’ve landed in Bangkok.

I feel more mature and ready for the job market since my internship experience, getting on the way more confidence, ideas and connections. Nevertheless, I simply feel that I grew up much faster than in my home country.

Do you feel you got a chance to see the city from a local's perspective?

I’ve tried to live like locals and to go in less touristic places to get this feeling. However, as long as we don’t live with them it’s hard to know what being Thai everyday means but at least I’ve got a good sample of it.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Prompairoj Ken Jayaphorn

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President and Co-Founder

Ken is a Thai-German national with a very multicultural background. In late 2013, Ken co-founded AIP. Ken is also the youngest Director to serve on the Board of Directors of the Singapore-Thai Chamber of Commerce.

What is your favorite travel memory?

When I was young, my mother used to take my siblings and I to Hong Kong to visit our grandfather. We would go there about a few times a year. The trips were not exactly the exciting type but they were very enjoyable. My grandfather would tell his stories which were very inspiring, to say the least. He told us stories of how he fled from Germany during the World War and traveled around Asia. He also told us about the different businesses he started and how he ended where he was. Until this day, every time I think of HK, it gives me the nostalgic feel where all the memories come rushing back which is rather pleasant.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

It’s definitely been a hell of a ride since day one. AIP was the first business I’ve started, and you can imagine I’ve learnt a lot from the experience. I’ve grown so much and have become a completely different person from who I was five years ago.

I think the most useful skills I’ve developed so far would be people skills. It is something that you don’t normally develop in classrooms but would come over time as you interact with more people. Working in AIP allowed me to really network and meet people from around the world – whether it is our partner companies around Asia, universities around the world, and candidates from over 70 nationalities. Everyone came from different background with different cultures, and it always fascinates me how much you can learn from people.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

Over the years of working at AIP, I’ve heard so many stories from past students, and most of them are overwhelmingly positive. I can’t pick one because all of them are very special. It gives us such motivation when we hear from our alumni so I’ll share a little of different stories we’ve heard so far.

Many got their dream jobs whether it’s in MNCs, startups, or NGOs. Some started their own startups. Quite a number of people eventually landed jobs in their host companies after their internships and became very close friends with our team. They also become the point of contacts for us, which is perfect as they are able to help guide the new interns through their experiences.

Work apart, there was even a couple who met while doing our program and got married a couple of years later. It’s amazing to see how many memories we build for our interns and to see that most of them were able to get a lot more out of the experience than what they’ve set out to achieve before arriving in each of our destinations.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I’ve also wanted to experience a day in a life of being an intern in all of our programs but if I had to pick just one, it would definitely be Japan. My mother was born and raised in Tokyo, so growing up, I was exposed to the Japanese culture to quite an extent.

I love almost every bit of it whether it is the food, tradition, language, and other little things. I’ve also visited Japan a few times when I was young and later when we started to offer Japan as a destination. However, I never got the chance to stay in Japan long enough to be able to really immerse myself into the culture and community. This will also be a perfect opportunity to improve my Japanese, which I always try to pick up a little whenever I can.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I believe we connect with our interns more than any other programs out there. Our team really tries to connect with our interns on a personal level, and I think we can see the proof in the reviews that we received from our alumni.

From the start of the process during the initial interviews, we dig down on our applicants’ interests and career goals to find out how we can secure the best internships for them. When they are on ground, we help them connect with other interns and host events so they are not alone in a new country.

We understand that their experience outside of the internship is as important as their internship itself. It’s always very rewarding when our interns tell us how meaningful their internships were and how much their experience abroad will play major role in their future development. I’m proud of our team every single day because of this.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Absolutely, it is our team. We have such an awesome team that everyone works so well together. It took a while to fine-tune the way we work with one another and to have the high level of morale in the team that we have today.

Our team is very multicultural consisting of people from all around the world, and we love the diversity that we have in the office. I can see that this type of environment is not for everyone. You have to be very open-minded, service-orientated, and organized to be working at AIP. We’ve had many people come and go because we demand a high level of dedication, and for many people, it can be too much.

The people that we have now are the best not because of their past qualifications or their degree, but because of their enthusiasm, motivation, and ambition to make AIP a success.

Most of our team members started with us as interns and some had quite a few internship experiences so they fully understand the struggle and issues our program participants go through in all the stages and can help them accordingly.

I couldn’t ask for a better team to be working with. They are THE reason why we’ve been able to grow so rapidly in such a short time and still maintain a high customer service level.