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Internship in Vietnam

ABROADER’S FLAGSHIP PROGRAM - INTERNSHIP IN VIETNAM

Go beyond the traditional classrooms to immerse yourself in the real professional world that is constantly changing towards globalization. Discover your strengths, sharpen your skills, acquire different perspectives, and make the first step in building your network through an on-site internship in Vietnam to pave the path to your global career today.

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Have questions about the internship sectors?

Our internship in Vietnam program is offered in almost all industries, from business to healthcare to non-profit work, including both traditional and emerging fields that are relevant to your major of study or personal interest. Curious about airplane engineering and want to learn more about it? We can find you a fit. Interested in marine conservation? We also have you covered. With our network of more than 200 quality host organizations in Vietnam in various industries, you can rest assured that we will be able to find you the internship of your dreams.

INTERNSHIP FIELDS

Click here to browse your dream internship in Vietnam as well as know what steps to take and how much it costs to enroll yourself in a program.

Programs’ Highlights

  • Internship placements offered in almost all majors and industries 

  • Full customization to best meet your needs, preferences, and skillset 

  • Affordable program fee that can be customized to best meet your financial status, especially no payment required until you are 100% happy to sign up for your desired program. 

  • Hands-on experience essential to building a global career and your personal growth 

  • Immerse in the local culture through Vietnamese lessons, cooking classes, city tours, and trips to a world's top destination (Halong Bay/ Mekong Delta/Hoi An Ancient ) – All included in the program

  • Experience life abroad authentically - More than traveling, live like a local in your program’s location and get to know the city with the locals!

  • Travel Vietnam or hop around Southeast Asia on the weekend (Bangkok or Bali is just 2 hours flight away)

  • Join our networks of international students to discover Vietnam together 

  • Opportunity to contribute to the development of the local community where your program is at (i.e: sharing good practices in your home country, interacting and helping your local buddies, your host families, and your co-workers, using locally-made products or services, etc).

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What do we mean by full customization? 

Here at ABROADER, we truly value diversity and the uniqueness that each program participant has to offer. Understanding that you are a unique individual with distinctive personalities,  interests, styles of learning and skills motivates and eventually allows us to design tailor-made education abroad programs that meet your preferences and help you grow. This full customization covers various aspects and components of our programs, from program type, location, dates and fees to type of housing.   

"Vietnam, from my experience, is a very work-oriented and relationship-oriented country. You must come prepared to work a lot, learn a lot, and you absolutely must not try to apply the logic or expectation that you would have in the West. This will do little to nothing to help you and will hinder your ability to learn. Come here with the mindset of a student, not an authoritative figure. There is much to learn in Vietnam that will be very valuable to you wherever you work or live, and it is important that you come to Vietnam with an open and unexpecting mind, so that when you go home you will have been able to learn, enjoy and apply your experiences to your future in a positive way."

JACK SHERPA University of Oregon, USA

Hospitality & Tourism Internship

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What is included?

Our full-package program guarantees fully-supported, locally-immersive experiences and includes:

  • Internship placement

  • Visa application

  • Accommodation rent for the length of your internship program - Type: Twin-sharing/ Studio Apartment/ Homestay (excluding electricity)

  • Pre-departure guide

  • Airport transfer (pick-up & see-off)

  • On-site orientations

  • Local SIM card

  • City tour & social and cultural activities

  • Excursion to top destinations in Vietnam (Ha Long Bay or Mekong Delta)

  • Local buddy arrangement

  • 24/7 onsite support from ABROADER staff

  • On-going & Final program evaluation

  • Welcome & Farewell meals

  • Certification upon completing the program

* Accommodation

The standard option is a studio room. Basic facilities will be provided, including an air-conditioner, a bathroom with a water heater, Wi-Fi, bedding, a mini fridge and a kitchen. Electricity is not included. The electricity bill is typically US$100–150 per month depending on your usage. Students' electricity bills will be charged directly to them at the end of the month and when they check out.

* Visa

The Visa application fee is included in our program fee. The quoted fee is for standard passport holders, including those from the US, Canada, the EU, Australia, Singapore. For other citizenships, visa fees may change depending on the home country and duration.

Eligibility:

  • Be currently enrolled at a college/ university or have at least graduated from high school
  • Have an appropriate academic background related to the program(s) applying
  • Have GPAs above 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent
  • Be proficient in English
  • Have an updated resume & (unofficial) academic transcript

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Interested in taking an internship in Vietnam and want to know what steps to take? 

Check out our overall procedure at abroader.org/howitworks or email our Program Advisors at apply@abroader.org for assistance with any specific questions you have!


I really enjoyed my internship itself, but ABROADER is what made my experience complete. I felt a lot more connected to the Vietnamese culture even though I was working remotely. They are very interactive, engaging, and supportive. I made great connections that I hope to keep even after my time internship ends. Honestly, I expected to focus more on my internship than the cultural component with ABROADER, but their excitement is contagious and they love to engage with everyone. It would have been a very different experience without ABROADER guiding and facilitating along the way.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?

You get out what you put in. This was a remote study abroad internship, but because I, the local buddies, and ABROADER put in such great efforts, I do not feel like I missed out on much. I decided to participate last minute, and could never have expected how great and fulfilling this experience was.


Elizabeth Haley

Remote Environment Internship ,SUNY Geneseo

The study tour was a great was to experience Vietnam. The academic industry visits provided insights into how the manufacturing industry operates in SE Asia, relevant to our engineering course on Control Systems. Then many cultural experiences helped out understanding of the Vietnamese people and how the modern country has been shaped through the conflicts of the 20th century. Visiting the Mekong Delta was a highlight of the trip, living at a homestead and preparing/cooking a tradition Vietnamese meal was amazing. Overall the local buddies that helped us on our trip were amazing, providing us an insight into Vietnam through the eyes of other young adults.

Nicholas Zander

Electrical Engineering and Computing Study Tour ,University of Newcastle, Australia

Vietnam, from my experience, is a very work-oriented and relationship-oriented country. You must come prepared to work a lot, learn a lot, and you absolutely must not try to apply the logic or expectation that you would have in the West. This will do little to nothing to help you and will hinder your ability to learn. Come here with the mindset of a student, not an authoritative figure. There is much to learn in Vietnam that will be very valuable to you wherever you work or live, and it is important that you come to Vietnam with an open and unexpecting mind, so that when you go home you will have been able to learn, enjoy and apply your experiences to your future in a positive way. Come to Vietnam with the ability to motivate and add value to people’s lives. Set an example for people, and remember that you are at all times representing you country, university and culture, so make an impression that will stand out as a positive one. Make friends as much as possible and when you can try to study the language as much as possible, even if it is just the language that relates to your job. Doing these two basic things will make living and working here quite enjoyable.

Jack Sherpa

Hospitality & Tourism Internship ,University of Oregon, USA

The local buddies were amazing!! Such a wonderful experience!! I would recommend to everyone, even if you don’t know anyone else. Was such a great time meeting new people and exploring a culture that was so welcoming. Due to the local buddies we got to experience the local side of Vietnam and all the places the average tourist won’t get to see. I also know my class mates at lot better. I have made connections with industry professionals that will stay with me after I graduate. Loved it!!!!!!!!!!

Baillie Wheatly

Electrical Engineering and Computing Study Tour ,University of Newcastle, Australia

The study tour was a fantastic program full of cultural and fun experiences in both Vietnam and Singapore. Before the trip both of these places had been on my travel list, so when the opportunity for this trip came up I couldn't say no and I'm so glad that I did it. The buddies, the people I travelled with and the organisers made the trip even better. Industries in both countries were super helpful and our visits to these factories was one of the highlights. Networking with these companies, the food, cultural exposure, the people and the organisers made it a beautiful way to study our university course!! The most unfamiliar food that I tried was definitely chicken feet! Sugar cane drinks were also unusual but they tasted awesome! Thank you!!!!

Jared Haysman

Electrical Engineering and Computing Study Tour ,University of Newcastle, Australia

During my environmental engineering internship at my host company, I have learned a great deal of practical knowledge and skills that I hadn’t been taught in schools before, in particular my design skills have been improved a lot. My supervisor and coworkers gave me very helpful support and guidance which is what I expected to have in an internship, although I wish I was more freedom to explore and do independent work. Adding to the experience, I got to go on a field trip to Hai Duong in 2 weeks while I was an intern. It was a valuable experience for me because I was able to travel and see the different practices in a smaller city of Hai Duong compared to Hanoi, I of course made new friends and had a little peak into the local life of people outside the busy capital.

Geogre Wilson

Environmental Engineering Internship ,Durham University, England

Having an Internship program away from home is not an easy decision because you have to think of so many aspects like entering a new culture, encountering language differences, living in a new environment and so many other things. At first, I was very nervous because it was my first time in Vietnam, but ABROADER made me feel that I made a right decision to come for an internship here. They will not let you feel away from your home as they will treat you not just like a student intern but as a part of the ABROADER family. I never felt alone as they are always there to guide and support me during my internship despite of the culture differences. The very good news is I am starting to learn and immerse myself into the Vietnamese life with the help of not only my on-site program coordinator but also my lovely Vietnamese co-workers in Ha Long Bay. My program started with an orientation on my internship in Vietnam at ABROADER’s office, during which they also taught me some basic Vietnamese language that is very helpful while I am here. Afterwards, we had a welcome dinner where I tried different Vietnamese dishes which I immediately fell in love with. They were all very “ngon” which means delicious in Vietnamese :) . The next day we had a day of city tour with my local buddy – Ngan where she showed me around tourists spots in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and French Quarter. During the tour, Ngan also brought me to local restaurants to enjoy traditional Vietnamese foods and drinks like Egg coffee which I like best. To make it even better, she took me to a place near Hoan Kiem Lake where I got to discover the most delicious ice cream I have ever tasted in my life.

Marvin M. Napi

Hospitality - Cruise Management Internship ,Mariners' Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, Philippines

An Internship that Brought a lot of Happiness During a Tough Time My internship through ABROADER was truly a worthwhile experience. Not only did I genuinely enjoy the work I did for my host organization, but having ABROADER's support and community really enhanced my remote internship. Having weekly culture sessions and buddy chats, and getting to talk regularly to the ABROADER staff and local buddies, made me feel like I was actually in Vietnam. I think this aspect of their program is really unique, because it makes doing an internship in a brand new place much less intimidating; everyone is so friendly and welcoming, I never felt alone when navigating this new adventure. I genuinely feel that I was able to connect with people and make new friends despite being thousands of miles away. What was your funniest moment? With the culture sessions and buddy chats, there were a lot of fun, happy moments. I think I laughed the hardest when making a video with a fellow intern and two local buddies for ABROADER's farewell group session. We tried creating a parody to Grease's Summer Nights, but being that none of us are musically talented, and we had to deal with the lag from Zoom when singing all together, our finished product was quite chaotic. Regardless, it was a lot of fun to work on all together, and seeing our video at the session gave me a really great laugh.

Joanna Georgiou

Program Assistant Remote Internship ,Princeton University

It was an overall enjoyable experience having my internship done through ABROADER Vietnam. The host company that they connected me with has been welcoming, friendly, I have been able to experience a lot of different elements of the company’s culture, helping different people and learning new things about not only the company but also working in general. I felt that I contributed to the host company and my particular help with the MWRP (checking English) was of great importance to them as the deadline approached. They have given me feedback and said that some of my research into potential donors and other youth initiatives in climate change adaptation has been of use to them too. Regarding ABROADER Vietnam intern service was my placement and the amazing support from local staff and volunteer in Hanoi. Would I recommend the internship to anyone interested, definitely!

Maarten Van Balen

Environmental Engineering Internship ,University of Edinburgh, Scotland

A Positive International Internship Experience !

I am so appreciative of the ABROADER team for all of their efforts throughout this unprecedented remote internship experience; I felt constantly supported and engaged in the country of Vietnam, even while in a remote setting. While working for an international organization while working from home was inherently difficult/challenging, ABROADER and the Local Buddies made this the best possible experience for all of the interns! I cannot even imagine how wonderful this experience will be for future interns who get to travel in-country with ABROADER for their internships and get to meet all of the wonderful, supportive, and KIND team members.


Abby Poisson

Public Health Remote Internship ,Saint Michael’s College