Asia Internship Program
Asia Internship Program Programs
Thanks to its geographical location, Thailand has become one of the most desirable destinations for businesses to settle in. As a fast-growing and highly internationalized...
Malaysia is a vibrant country with a diversity that very few countries in the world can match. It is a country located in the heart of South East Asia that embodies 28 million...
Known as one of the top technology hubs across the globe, South Korea is an incredible country to explore and to do an internship. South Korea, as it is one of the developed...
Hong Kong is known worldwide for being the place where the West and the East meet. This and the fact that a big part of the Asian economy relies on their financial market...
China, a country that has been in an outstanding position on the global economy with the spot of the world’s largest exporter and second largest importer, and its fast-growing...
Vietnam is an extraordinary, yet a charming country that has one of the fastest economic growth in Asia. It is a place where there are many opportunities available for young...
Singapore has been performing their economic activities in a positive trend and has a strong manufacturing and service sectors as their twin pillars. By doing an internship...
Indonesia is one of the most idealistic destination to participate in an internship program. It is a great place for your future business opportunities as it has been maintaining...
Asia Internship Program Reviews
Submitted by Sara Ferlong - Brighton | October 18, 2017
I had a great time living and working in Malaysia and I got offered a job after my internship. I wanted to do something new and exciting that would also would help me develop my skills, I decided to do an internship abroad. I looked at many different programs similar to Asia Internship Program and in the end I chose this one because this was one of the only programs I found that allowed me to go to Malaysia, where my parents are from. I'm glad I made the decision to intern abroad, I'm not sure how AIP plays out compared to other internship services but they did the job - I was pleased to be placed in a small NGO, the housing was small and cramped but at least it was in a convenient location in KL. I would defiantly recommend this to a friend!
Marketing Intern at EasyUni
Submitted by Geert Sturm - University of Groningen | October 13, 2017
I love my coworkers!! They are now good friends of me and I cant wait to see them again.
Next to that I also learned a bunch of useful skills and overall a great way to spend my holiday!
I can recommend Asia Internship Program's service! They gave me confidence after I failed in my first interview.
Hong Kong internship
Submitted by Simon Smirnov - Moscow State University | October 11, 2017
I really enjoyed my experience doing this internship in Hong Kong. The program was very good about being flexible in terms of dates when I suddenly needed to move my dates by a couple of months. They set me up with a nice non-profit organization, initially I wanted to work in a start-up but as it turned out I had a great time working in the non-profit. I wish I could've done the program longer to explore more and immerse myself more. This program is really what you make it but you have the ability to meet people from all over and kind of have a built in friend group with the interns that start off with you. I highly recommend joining in on everything to get the most out of the program. I know some Chinese but it is not absolutely required to get around but it helps. But you will find yourself speaking a fair amount of both English and Chinese since the interns you're with will also most likely speak English but for day to day life Chinese is handy.
Still loving Pho - amazing experience
Submitted by Julie Palau - Universidad de Alicante | October 09, 2017
From dealing with the culture shock to making lifelong friends, I would say I don´t regret my decision of choosing Vietnam. Hanoi gave me an opportunity to learn more about myself and to grow both personally and professionally. The city has it all: Famous attractions, nightlife, and so many different types of food (I’m now addicted to Pho)! You will find people from all over the world, share different stories and be able to travel with them.
My cousin referred me to AIP, and they are there with you in every step of the way. From the first interview, they are able to get to know you and find the internship placement that best fits your interests. This was my first time traveling to Asia and AIP has made it so easy, they are there for guidance and assistance whenever you need it. Thank you!
Things to improve
I think the company could do with a little bit more communication between doing the interview and finding an actual placement. I was offered updates whenever asked however.
Adventure of a lifetime!
Submitted by Josh - Mount Royal University | October 08, 2017
My experience with Asia Internship Programme has definitely been an adventure to say the least, and an experience I would never change for the world. This opportunity allowed me to make the career change I needed and provided me with the right skills for an industry I wanted to work in. After graduating back in 2015 and feeling like I wasn’t on my career path for too long, it was hard to decide what step to take next. However, finding AIP online and eventually accepting my placement felt like the right decision to make...even if it meant travelling to the other end of the world.
I did a 3 month internship and I'm not going to lie, it's not always smooth sailing and you will come across a few bumps in the road along the way; but that's all part of moving abroad and it's part of the learning experience. If you ever need help, I find the best people to ask are your fellow interns, or any of us alumni interns who are still around. You not only gain work experience but you make some great pals, you have the freedom to explore a new country and you get to experience so much within such an exciting and diverse city as Seoul. Whether it's through the planned events with AIP or events and trips you plan yourself, you won't be bored during your time in Korea.
I would personally recommend finding somewhere closer to the city to live rather than staying at the accommodation provided as you can find decent and often cheaper places to live, and it will most likely be closer to your work placements.
Nevertheless, it is a great opportunity, but it's also what you make of it. If you're thinking about applying, make sure you know exactly what you want. Even if your placement isn't within the exact field you wanted to work in, this is your internship and you'll get what you want out of it, if you make it happen for yourself too.