Internships at PATA

The PATA Internship Programme provides students with the opportunity to learn about PATA and the travel & tourism industry on an international scale.

PATA Interns are from different nationalities and backgrounds around the world. Yet the one thing in common all PATA Interns have is a love for travel and a desire to learn.

Interns will be required to perform operational, support, and administrative tasks in various parts of the organisation at PATA Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. PATA provides on-the-job training with senior staff members to all interns, benefiting both the student and employer.

The following departments of PATA are accepting interns for 2024

Departments2024 Q1 (Jan - Apr)
Sustainability & Social ResponsibilityClosed

What the interns say:

“I have met so many amazing people in the travel industry, got to learn a lot more about sustainability which inspired me to pursue another degree in sustainable tourism. PATA has opened so many doors for me and helped me to network and connect with other businesses. It is such a great opportunity for students, graduates or even entry-level employees who are looking to advance in this field.”

Datchanee Thernphrakiat, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey (UK)
Internal Affair & Administration Intern

“When our group of interns met with Peter Jordan from for a discussion about why millennials travel in different areas, it was the first time my eyes were truly opened to the role of travel in sustainability.“

Shanna Schubert, University of Tacoma, Washington
Sustainability & Social Responsibility Intern

“PATA isn’t just about travel, but it is about how you change the world while you travel. Come and join the most diverse internship programme at PATA! You will have an extraordinary experience and gain so much knowledge.“

Rio Fernando Bong, School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management, Taylor's University, Malaysia
Membership Intern

Meet the PATA interns:

Intern hangouts 2021! Spooky edition:

Intern Alumni. Where are they now?
We are proud of what our interns have achieved!

To be a PATA Intern, you must have:

  • Strong cross-cultural understanding and interest in working in a different culture

  • The ability to think fast & learn fast

  • A highly collaborative mindset

  • Strong interpersonal and communicative skills

  • Strong professional English proficiency, as English is the working language of the PATA office.

  • Resourcefulness in tackling problems

  • You must be at least 20 years old, and be able to live and work in Bangkok for minimum 3 months.

  • You must be a student or recently graduated (of not more than 2 years).

Conditions of the Programme

The following conditions are offered to Interns:

  • This is a remote internship. Travel to Bangkok, Thailand is not necessary and not recommended. The PATA Office is closed and the team works from home most of the time!

  • Duration: Three (3) months (In certain instances this may be increased)
    The 3 month periods are defined as such: Jan – Mar, Apr – Jun, Jul – Sep, Oct – Dec.

  • Working Hours: 9 AM – 5:30 PM ICT/ GMT+7 (Full time- 5 days a week)

How to Apply

  1. Prepare to upload your 1-page resume. (Only PDF files are supported. File size limit: 16MB.)

  2. Prepare to upload your 1-page cover letter detailing why you want to work for PATA & how you can contribute as an intern. (*Only PDF, DOC, DOX files are supported. File size limit: 16MB.)

  3. Prepare the contact information of 2 references.

You will be asked for personal contact information, education, language skills, timing availability and preferred department.

Application Process

  1. Apply through our application form.

    Application will be closed when all positions are filled.

  2. Interview(s) with the head or core members of the department you applied to.

  3. Contract signing.

Note: The PATA Internship Programme receives a high volume of applications from around the world each year. With only 10 opportunities open per quarter, this makes the programme highly competitive. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Questions? Read our FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. I want my internship to start in a particular month. When should I apply?

    Please select the correct department and the preferred period in the application form (Q14). We are unable to accommodate requests that do not follow our programme's schedule.

  2. I want an internship for longer than 3 months. Is this possible?

    This is possible upon negotiation with your head of department. The decision to extend is based on your interview or your performance in the first 3 months.

  3. If international travel resumes, can I do my internship in person in Thailand?
    No, as this is a remote internship. The PATA Office is closed and the majority of the PATA Team works from home.

For any inquiries, please contact:

Nick Chun, Youth Ambassador

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