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Intern with the U.S. Commercial Service Thailand
Here's how to apply for a unique and rewarding internship.

CS Thailand Internships

Students must be U.S. citizens and preference will be given to graduate level students. Applications are due March 1 of each year. A minimum 10-week commitment at 40 hours/week is required. A multiple entry, Non-Immigrant Visa “ED” is recommended for a 10-week stay in Thailand and takes 2-3 weeks to process. Visit the Royal Thai Embassy for more information.

The Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Thailand is the principal federal government resources for international trade development and business expansion for U.S. companies. Interns have the opportunity to attend internal policy meetings, assist in planning events for U.S. companies, attend trade shows, assist with administrative tasks, and conduct market research.

Please read the information below to ensure you qualify for this program and have sufficient time for your application to be processed.

Payment and Benefits

  • Internships are unpaid.
  • The Embassy does not provide housing, commuting stipends or financial benefits of any kind.
  • Selected intern must sign a Volunteer Agreement indicating their understanding that the Embassy cannot be responsible for workplace related injuries and/or medical costs. Interns are encouraged to have their own medical and liability insurance.
  • Students should discuss receiving academic credit with their academic institution. Documentation of work or signing of forms can be provided.


  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be a student currently enrolled in a college/university OR have been accepted to a school for the quarter/semester following the internship. (Students must return to complete their education following the internship.)
  • Preference for graduate students studying economics, business administration, or international relations.
  • Have long-term availability. (10 week minimum, 40 hours/week)
  • Possess strong computer skills.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Be able to pass a credit and background check by the U.S. Government prior to starting the internship.

To Apply

If you are interested in the internship, please submit the following items to by March 1. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Resume
  • A cover letter addressed to John Breidenstine, Regional Senior Commercial Officer, explaining why you want to be an intern, future goals, what you have to offer the U.S. Commercial Service, and how you hope to benefit from the internship.
  • Preferred dates for the internship. (The minimum requirement is 10 weeks)
  • Email address, home address, and telephone number.