Student-Athletes Abroad partners with Sports Camps Australia to provide full time internships in the areas of Event Management and Sports Management. The Thailand internships involve the planning and implementation of international sporting events for elite high school athletes from a network of private schools around Southeast and East Asia.
2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Thailand Internship is open to ALL majors!
Gain real world experience in a demanding and fast paced environment
Play a critical role in the planning and execution of high caliber international youth sports tournaments
Explore all that Phuket has to offer: Patong, Karon Beach, Weekend markets, Old Town, the Walking Street, and much more!
Join fellow student-athletes from the U.S. in an exciting new internship program in collaboration with Sports Camps Australia, one of the largest and most successful sports camps operators in the world. The FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia) Friendly Games are one of the many events Sports Campus Australia organizes each year, and this year they will take place in Phuket, Thailand. As an intern, you will be instrumental in the operations management side of these games, and will be involved with an number of tasks related to the success of the games, including: social media strategy and digital marketing, on-site volunteer management and coaching management, logistics and on the ground operations, team travel coordination, and more!
Students who are interested in being part of a global company offering a highly professional work experience in the world of sports camps, marketing, management, event management and hospitality, digital content, journalism, and youth interaction are encouraged to apply. This internship is open to graduating seniors, current students, and non-athletes as well.
Students will stay in the resort accommodations with the rest of the SCA staff. The resort is located in a national park, about 15 minutes away from the Phuket International Airport. The accommodations include meals and students will have access to the on-site workout facilities. The on-site facilities include a dynamic 77-room Pool wing, tranquil 37-room garden Wing, an award-winning restaurant, and a holistic wellness center.
Students will stay in a health & sports retreat center featuring a 50M Olympic Pool, a 25M pool, athletic track, modern 90 sqm gyms, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, Muay Thai training ring, and a FIFA standard football field. Athletes of all levels come to this resort to train and prepare for global sporting events in these state-of-the-art facilities. Students will have access to all facilities during their internship.
Phuket is a rainforested, mountainous island situated along the clear waters of the western shore. On the weekends and during their free time, students will have the opportunity to explore over 30 nearby beaches as well as Patong, the Phuket Weekend Market, Old Town, Khao Rang (featuring the largest sitting golden Buddha), and more!
The FOBISIA Friendly Games
FOBISIA is a regional federation of the leading British International Schools in Asia. The Friendly Games bring together athletes from British International schools around Asia (Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong), for several days of competition in a variety of sports. The Games are held in Phuket, one of Thailand’s most desirable cities. Teams all stay in a nearby all inclusive resort.
About our partner: Sports Camps Australia
While this program takes place in Phuket, Thailand, our partner organization is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Sports Camps Australia (SCA) is a leading provider in international sports camps and has been operating programs around the world since 2013. SCA partners with top coaches in Southeast Asia to deliver high-quality sports camps and tournaments for athletes of many levels of competition, including: youth, high school, and college.
STEP 1: Submit completed Online Application Form
STEP 2: Interview with SAA staff member
STEP 3: Approval from university if from a non-affiliate partner school
STEP 4: Submit Supplemental item(s): Current resume
Upon admission to the program, you will connect with our site director for more information about the internship placement process.
Spring Break Program: $1,995
Summer Program: $2,995
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), daily
Transportation to and from the airport in Phuket
Gym Access at the resort
International Health Insurance through GeoBlue
Roundtrip flights to Phuket
Optional excursions and sightseeing trips
Passport and associated fees
Airfare to Hub Airport
Optional entertainment Expenses and souvenirs