Internship at PATA

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

are from different nationalities and backgrounds around the world. Yet they have two things in common— 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. PATA provides on-the-job training with senior staff members to all interns, benefiting both the student and employer.

PATA Interns

What does it take to become a PATA Intern?

General, Must-haves for PATA Interns:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Programme or above, or within two years after graduation

  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills

  • Familiar with Google Suite tools and/or Microsoft Office. 

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

  • Self-motivated and mature person, with a highly collaborative mindset.

  • Passion for travel and tourism.

2024 Hiring Departments/ Teams:

PATA Internship is a full-time, three-month long programme. Please note that availability is not guaranteed for each department.

Keep in Mind:

  • Workplace Type: This is an internship offered in both remote and onsite form, check here to see if the department you are applying for is hiring onsite or remote.

  • Duration: Three (3) months. The 3-month periods are defined as such: Jan–Mar, Apr–Jun, Jul–Sep, Oct–Dec.

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

  • Internship Type: This is a non-paid internship.

  • Academic Credit: You may get academic credit from your institution of higher education for the internship. Check with your university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.

    For Onsite Internship:

  • Visa: You will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas. Please keep in mind that visa processing could take 2-3 weeks when you apply for an onsite internship.

  • Travel: You will arrange and finance your travel to Bangkok, Thailand, where the PATA HQ Office is located.

    • All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions. PATA provides an allowance to support, please consult during your interview.

Internship Job Description:

How to Apply:


(Submitted document MUST comply with these requirements)

  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, DOCX files are supported. File size limit: 16MB.)

  3. Prepare the contact information of 2 references.

Application Process:

  1. Apply through our application form. Application will be closed when all positions are filled.

  2. The head or core members of the department you applied to will reach out to you for an interview.

  3. Successful candidates will be contacted by our Youth Department to complete the contract signing process.

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.

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. Can I do my internship onsite for Marketing, SSR, or Youth Department/ Team in Thailand?
    Onsite opportunities will open for these departments/ teams at later times. You are welcomed to check back in if you are only interested in working onsite for these positions.

For any inquiries, please contact Nick Chun, Youth Ambassador. Send a message >

👀 POV:
You’ve completed your PATA Internship

Working with a professional team of experts in events, I was deeply in touch with the pre-event, on-site, and post-event stages, which provided me with practical experience beyond my expectation.

Li Jiachen (Kacey),
Events Intern 2022

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,
Membership Intern 2019

I've gained deeper insight into how a dynamic and international organisation works. The SSR team also offered me a platform to meet and learn from various regional tourism stakeholders, as well as opportunities to work with emerging sustainability trends like carbon offsetting.

Suthida Chang,
SSR Intern 2022

Intern Alumni:

Here they are now!