The Southeast and East Asian Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Bangkok accepts internship applications from interested university students from around the world. Since 2003, we have accepted about
40 student interns from Britain, Finland, Germany, and Thailand.
Our goal is to give young people a chance to work in an international NGO, to learn about liberalism and the work of our foundation firsthand.
Interns who have successfully completed their internship will receive an internship certificate, signed by the incumbent FNF regional director.
Qualifications and Requirements
* must be at least 19 years of age;
* must be of good health, not having a chronic or serious illness;
* has completed his/her first-year university education;
* must be a university student studying in the field of politics, public administration, economics or any other related field, and
* must be able to write and speak English fluently
Having a German or Thai language skill is a plus, but not a requirement.
The application should include:
* a CV;
* a recent, colour photo;
* two letters of recommendation from teachers and previous work supervisors (if any);
* an essay of 400 to 700 words, expressing reasons and interest in working as an intern at the FNF, and
* a cover letter to introduce himself/herself.
�The cover letter should include:
* Full name of the applicant;
* Full mailing address, telephone number, and email address;
* A preferred period of internship (usually 2 to 3 months);
* Suggested dates of commencement and conclusion, and
* Details of his/her current educational institution and field of study
The applicant may also state the field of interest in which he/she would like to work. The entire application must be written in English.
Successful applicants are required to buy an international health insurance policy from their own country, and submit a copy of their insurance certificate to the FNF senior administrative executive upon arrival.
The foundation is a non-profit organisation, and is forbidden to offer any form of financial reward to interns. Therefore, applicants need to make sure that they have enough financial resources to live a moderately comfortable life in Thailand throughout the duration of their internship. As a guideline, one needs at least 15,000 to 20,000 baht to cover a month of living expenses in Bangkok. The actual expenses, however, depend on the lifestyle of each individual.
The foundation provides non-financial assistance in the form of advice and suggestions on accommodation, cost of living and visa issues. Thus, the intern is wholly responsible for expenses incurred during the internship period such as airfares from and to his/her country, accommodation, local transportation, personal telephone calls (local and international), food, clothing and medicine. The foundation will not be responsible for any loss of property as well as academic, career or financial opportunities that may occur during the internship period. Therefore, it is advisable that applicants go through the dates and resolve any pending issue before they come here.
Successful applicants need to apply for a student visa at the Thai embassy or a Thai consulate in their home country to be legally allowed to work as an intern at the foundation.
Once they are here and the internship begins, they will have a chance to get involved in FNF activities, see its liberal network at work, and acquaint themselves with the liberal NGO. For more information, please send enquiries to
Applications should be emailed to Ms. Poraporn Chatramongkol, Assistant to the Regional Director,