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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

Internship Opportunities (Unpaid) 

U.S. Commercial Service (CS) Thailand internships are challenging and rewarding experiences that help interns gain an understanding of the business climate in Thailand and the region. Our interns work with CS officers and staff on a variety of tasks and projects, which support American companies seeking to expand their business in Thailand and the region. Interns may also provide support to Thai investors looking to invest in the United States. Interns have the opportunity to attend internal policy meetings, conduct market research, provide administrative support, and assist in developing customized solutions for our clients and support trade events. The U.S. Commercial Service seeks hard-working, responsible interns, preferably at the graduate student level. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Application Deadline: 12 pm Monday, October 24, 2022, Bangkok Time. 

We are seeking up to six full- or part-time interns to prepare for and support one of our flagship events, the Trade Winds Business Development Form in Bangkok March 13-15 2023. Interns can start as early as January 2023. 

This is a unique opportunity to provide preparatory, logistical, and substantive support for a large and complex business event in addition to our regular work. Please see the “What Will I Do?” section for details. 

How long does the application process take? 

We will process applications as soon as they are received. The full process may take 8-10 weeks.  

Who is eligible? 

U.S. citizens who are: 

  • 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.)  
  • Undergraduate or Graduate (preferably) students studying economics, business administration, or international relations  
  • Available (a) full time for 40 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks or (b) part time for a minimum of 17 weeks and a minimum of 15 hours per week.  
  • Able to pass a credit and background check by the U.S. Government prior to starting the internship 

and possess: 

  • Strong computer skills 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

What will I do? 

Intern duties will vary but can include:  

  • Conducting Market research 
  • Preparing analysis and reports of the local business environment 
  • Assisting Commercial Officers and Commercial Specialists in conducting the Department of Commerce’s services 
  • Supporting trade missions and trade promotion activities  
  • Implementing special projects in support of Commercial Service activities.  

Will I be paid? 

  • This is an unpaid internship.  
  • The Embassy does not provide housing, subsistence allowance, commuting stipends, or financial benefits of any kind.  
  • Selected interns 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 signed forms can be provided.  

Where will I work? 

  • Interns will work in the CS Thailand office in Bangkok with the possibility of remote work.

How do I apply? 

Send the following items to

  1. A cover letter addressed to the Regional Senior Commercial Officer, explaining: 
    • Your purpose in pursuing an internship. 
    • Your future career and academic goals; 
    • Your skills and talents that could benefit the U.S. Commercial Service; and 
    • What you hope to gain from the internship 
    • Available dates and number of hours per week.
  2. An up-to-date resume including: 
    • Past academic and work experience 
    • Computer skills 
    • Citizenship and student status 
    • Current email address, physical home address, and a telephone number 

Selection Process

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Selected candidates will be sent a range of paperwork to submit to the Office of Security including:

  • Volunteer Service Agreement
  • Fair Credit Report Release Statement
  • Declaration for Federal Employment
  • Security Assurance Check
  • Selective Service Registration

We recommend a multiple entry, Non-Immigrant Visa “ED”. It takes 2-3 weeks to process. Visit the Royal Thai Embassy for more information about the visa and other travel requirements.