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6 Internship Destinations to Check Off Your Bucket List

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As we approach warmer weather and summer vacations, we understand that having a beach just few minutes away from your workplace is the best thing you can wish for. Asia is one of the best places to be if you are looking for such an internship destination and we are sure that many of you cannot agree more. Hence, we’ve collected some of the best destinations in Asia where you can find plenty of internship opportunities as well as Instagram-worthy beaches.


intern in Bali indonesiaBali, Indonesia

Bali didn’t earn its name Paradise for nothing. It is famous for its sandy beaches, lush rice terraces, and volcanic hillsides that provide breath-taking panorama’s. It is no wonder that Bali’s strategy is to focus on the tourism industry, which had contributed 48% to the overall economy and generated 68% of tax income in 2017. Besides the tourism industry, the public and private sector’s consumption as well as growing export of fish, woods, furniture, and jewellery to the U.S., Singapore, and Australia, were also key drivers for economic growth.

Popular fields for internship opportunities in Bali are in marketing, logistics, hospitality, community work, and teaching.


professional experience in asiaDa Nang, Vietnam

Danang is the economic hub of Central Vietnam with a diverse economy including agriculture, forestry, industry, and trade. The city is also largely driven by the tourist sector due to its white sand beaches and blue sea, marble mountains, mysterious caves, and the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site My Son Sanctuary. As of 2017, the city has started to focus more on tourism, high-tech industries, and information technology, which makes the city an attractive place for hospitality interns as well as IT and engineering interns.

Popular sectors for internships also include agriculture, medical & healthcare, and finance & banking.


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Kerala, India

Blessed with natural beauty, tropical beaches, unique backwaters, and beautiful high-altitude mountains; India’s paradise has much to offer. Besides the bustling tourism industry, Kerala’s agriculture, fishery, production, trade, and logistics, account for a significant part of the national income. Despite the economic development, Kerala is still a destination often overlooked by many interns. However, we find that, as the home of the largest IT park of India, along with its important position in trade, agriculture, and tourism, Kerala is absolutely a destination that deserves a spot on this list.

Popular sectors for an internship include engineering, IT, Marketing, Medical and Social Work.



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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, and one of the country’s major industrial and commercial centers. It is a popular tourist destination due to its variety of landscapes, beaches, and its proximity to other tropical islands. The vibrant tourism sector is expected to continue to grow, as well as trade, transportation, and the logistics sector. Also, many international commercial banks and insurance companies have their branches or headquarters located in this city, which makes it an attractive destination for business interns.

Popular sectors for an internship include hospitality & tourism, logistics, IT & engineering, and finance & banking.


Okinawa, Japan

intern in JapanWith a subtropical/tropical climate and surrounded by world’s most beautiful seas, the Okinawa islands are a popular getaway for many mainland residents during the winter. Okinawa is one of Japan’s southernmost prefectures, which consists of three major island groups: Okinawa Islands, Miyako Islands, and Yaeyama Islands. The islands are well-known for their resort weddings, which is Japan’s only growing bridal market. Compared to other regions, Okinawa’s population is home to the country’s youngest and fastest-growing population. If you are looking for an internship in the tourism and hospitality field, Okinawa is definitely a place to consider.




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Phuket, Thailand

One of the most popular destinations in Thailand filled with beautiful beaches, clear waters, mangroves, limestone cliffs, and the gateway to Thailand’s hidden gems; Phuket is an island well-known to many tourists. Although tourism remains an important driver for the island’s economy, the government is gearing its attention towards safety and sustainability to manage the influx of tourists every year. Due to the increasing demand for high living standards, the island will also focus its attention on real estate, public services, education, healthcare, and the digital market in the upcoming years.

Popular internship sectors are in marketing, hospitality, tourism, marine research, teaching, and real estate.

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