AIP

Asia Internship Program (AIP)

About

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.

Founded
2011
Headquarters

5th Floor C-5, 153/3 Goldenland Building Soi Mahadlek Luang 1,

Ratchadamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok
Bangkok 10330
Thailand

Reviews

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Gilly
10/10

After studying Chinese for four year in Uni I felt like I ought to talk to someone else in Chinese other than with my professor and classmates. I am very interested in business and hope to open my own jewelry e-commerce store next May after graduation. I would be sourcing my pieces from China so what better place to practice my Chinese than Shanghai? I was sent a guide for life in China by AIP and read that Skype was blocked in China which made me a little bit scared but I had the time to figure out the alternatives and teach my Mom how to use them haha. But other than re-learning social platforms I LOVED China, the people were so friendly (although I wasn’t keen on posing for pictures everywhere I went) and I liked the food a lot! I was fortunate enough to be able to fly to Beijing after my internship and see part of the Great Wall, I know it’s the obvious touristy thing to do I wanted to tick something off my bucket list. I can’t say I noticed a huge improvement in my Chinese language skills but I did gain more confidence from speaking with my colleagues with I sorely needed. My colleagues were super nice, and I feel like I learned a lot about startups! I had a great time in China and I am really glad I decided to go through this program.

How can this program be improved?
I think this program could have a few more language learning facilities as a lot of people I met wanted to learn Chinese and were there for that reason!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Ger
10/10

As part of my University studies I was required to take part in a co-op module where we would intern or work abroad for 6 months. I wasn’t really excited about the prospect of interning at home in Ireland so I decided to look overseas and stumbled upon AIP’s website. I outlined my University requirements in my interview with them and paid a deposit to solidify my place in the program and made an updated CV. A few weeks after this I was sent information about a company and had an interview scheduled with them. The interview went ok, I stutter a little bit when I am feeling nervous and stumble over my words but it mustn't have been too bad because I was accepted and I sent off the documentation to my University for approval. Moving to Thailand must have been one of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve ever done, I was so anxious the night before not going crossed my mind but of course in the end my common sense prevailed and I boarded the plane. Thailand is unlike anywhere I’ve been before and I was a bit overwhelmed my first few weeks here but I loved it! The food, the people, my work, and best of all, the travel - my favorite spots being Chiang Mai and Koh Lanta! I’m so glad I took the plunge and did something a bit out of my comfort zone, I definitely recommend AIP.

How can this program be improved?
I think I could have benefited form a bit of coaching before the company interview.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Matt
9/10

AIP does a good job with their services. I really enjoyed my time with the company they connected me with. The internship provided me with what I was looking for, international work experience in an international company in Tokyo. I chose to go to Japan for two reasons; firstly, Japan is one of the world’s leading countries in IT. Secondly, the Japanese work culture is one that is unique. Incredibly disciplined and focused in nature, entwining myself with the same discipline, I believe, would only be of benefit to me and my own work ethics.

AIP’s best feature, in my opinion, was their 24/7 emergency availability. With AIP’s guidance, I was able to get to know a little bit of the culture before arriving which made transitioning a lot easier. Their guidebook and welcome pack were definitely useful for someone new to the country. It was also great knowing they were always contactable for any troubles I may have whilst abroad.

How can this program be improved?
omething they could improve on would be the locations of their AIP accommodations in the city. With accommodation, AIP chooses which accommodations we will be staying at depending on the location of our internship. However, I still found my apartment quite far from the office. It would’ve been a lot more convenient if it were somewhat closer.
Yes, I recommend this program
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James
9/10

I wanted to look into interning abroad as I had been stuck in an entry level job that wasn’t really motivational for me. I had graduated a few months back and wanted to get out of the rut I had found myself stuck in. I did 4 month at a digital marketing internship in Singapore, the people in my host company were lovely and while 4 months is actually pretty short I was actually learning something for once!

SIngapore itself is a lovely city and there is so much to visit and see there. I think I got a really good insight into life there be it eating in food courts or hanging out in the Botanical Gardens - which are really stunning btw. My only travel regret is I did not manage my own finances properly and I could not travel to Japan which I would have loved to have done.

One of the nice things about the accommodation is that the interns are all living close by which made it easier to meet in our free time and make new friends. I met some really nice people through this program and that is one of the things that I really took away with me from this experience.

Overall I really loved the Singapore program and have zero regrets doing it, Singapore is a brilliant city and the host company was fantastic, I am so grateful I am in a position that allows such adventure.

I think it’s worth mentioning that being being open to everything thrown your way will make your time abroad so much more enjoyable. If other interns invite you to a pool party, go! If AIP organises a trip in the city, go! And just being easy going in general. Inevitably the language barrier will make life more difficult than it would at home, just deal! It’s normal. I tried to follow this and while I didn’t succeed all the time I never regretted it when I did! Overall an amazing experience with AIP!

How can this program be improved?
I found it hard to get out of my comfort zone the first month, it would be good if AIP could organised something that really forces it's participants to immerse themselves into the culture of whatever country they might be moving to.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Helen
10/10

Singapore is one of the most brilliant and developed countries that I have ever visited, I have previously done an internship in London I very much prefer the atmosphere of Singapore. One of the best things about Singapore for me is it’s global reputation in the financial industry which I’m really hoping makes my CV look more polished. Finance runs in the family dating back to both of my Grandparents (Farfar and Farmor), especially my granddad who worked as an accountant and my parents who actually met working in the same bank. I never saw myself in any other field other than finance since I was very young. The main financial hubs in Europe are London and Zürich, I have already completed an internship in London and wanted some experience outside of Europe on my CV. Asia’s two financial hubs are Hong Kong and Singapore, I was unable to go to Hong Kong as I was not eligible for a visa longer than 90 days but I was eligible for a longer visa in Singapore! In Singapore I was part of a father-and-son founded Financial SME, amazingly they both used to work in J.P. Morgan Chase and a few years ago they decided to start their own business that will reduce the cost and issues of international bank transactions, they were also such nice guys to work with! With PayPal and other payment Gateways being very accessible over the internet, and with cryptocurrency in its boom period but my internship host company had a completely new way of looking at these sectors! I really believe that I learned a lot during my internship and that the experience I received over the 5 months was invaluable. Of course with learning and valuable experience comes a heavy workload and stress which wasn’t the best at the time but I was glad for is as soon as the clock striked 5 and I could go home. I am very grateful to AIP for my time spent in Singapore, particularly the help with the housing and arrival and of course a big thank you to my employers that took such good care of me in their office.

How can this program be improved?
While I did get some great information about the visa during and after the initial interview it would be nice to somehow check eligibility before application so that people can be as fully informed as possible.
Yes, I recommend this program

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