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Summer Internship

Our 2021 Thailand Programs have been discontinued due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program Overview


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.

Our 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!


  • Coaching

  • Event Management

  • Sports Management

  • Volunteer Management

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Program Description


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.

Athletics Abroad

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!

Internship Information

Final internship placements depend on a variety of factors.  We are able to work with students interested in a custom internship. Contact us for more information or questions about available internships!



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.

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.

Program Rates

Program Cost: $2,995


  • Internship Placement

  • Accommodation Placement

  • 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 

  • SAA Program T-shirt

Not Included:

  • Roundtrip flights to Phuket 

  • Optional excursions and sightseeing trips

  • Passport and associated fees

  • Optional entertainment expenses and souvenirs


Please note: This is not a comprehensive list of the internships we have available in Thailand.

Contact us for more information.

Enrollment Process



Complete & submit an online application.


Schedule a phone call with one of our staff members.


Accepted students will be prompted to register through our online platform & make their initial deposit to reserve their spot.


Students will connect with their site coordinator to ask questions and learn more about the internship & course placement process.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Interested in more information? Have a question? Fill out our contact form and we'll be in touch shortly!

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