SEE TEFL offers a PAID 4-5 month internship placement for full-time English Teaching in Central and Northern Thailand with a minimum salary of 30,000 Thai Baht (THB) per month — included before placement is 2 weeks of face-to-face TEFL training with observed teaching practices at our training school in Chiang Mai + accommodation (while training). At the end of the placement period participants receive TEFL certification. These teacher training + paid internships are offered twice per year, at the beginning of both Thai school semesters.
It’s not necessary to possess previous teaching experience or to know any Thai language.
Paid TEFL Internship in Thailand Eligibility Requirements:
If you meet these requirements, you are eligible to join our Internship program.
A police clearance needs to be provided as part of the paperwork requirements of a non-immigrant B (Business) visa application. This can be obtained from the Intern’s home country before departure for Thailand or in Chiang Mai from the Thai Police. Please contact us to discuss specific details.
Interns also need to bring to Thailand their original Bachelor’s degree diploma and university transcripts. These are required for non-immigrant B visa and work permit applications.
We can also accept applications from non-native speakers. Please forward by email a copy of your CV with photo and evidence of a language proficiency equivalent to at least IELTS Band 7. These documents will be forwarded to our placement schools who will decide whether they accept the applicant.
Note that payment includes 15 nights (shared room) resort accommodation at the EcoResort Chiang Mai during training. Single occupancy is also available.
Over the past five years we have placed interns in the Northern Thai towns of Khampaeng Phet, Utthai Thani, Phayao, Phitsanulok, Chiang Mai, Fang, Mae Hong Son and Nan. Bangkok placements are also available.
Placements are in formal Thai schools. Depending on availability at the time of placement, opportunities usually exist to teach in kindergarten (anubahn), primary school (pratom), secondary school (matayom) and colleges working Monday to Friday from around 7:30am to 4:30pm each day. A working week normally involves 18 – 23 teaching periods of between 50 and 60 minutes.
Outside of Chiang Mai and Bangkok, placements are in towns that are more typical of Thailand than standard tourist destinations. There will be other foreigners in the internship placement town, but these are likely to be other teachers, adventurous travelers or expats. However, larger cities with Western-oriented amenities are never more than a few hours away by local bus.
The academic year in Thailand runs from early May to late March, with a break in early October. Our teacher placement and the two induction training sessions coincide with the start of the two academic semesters in early May (First Semester) and late October (Second Semester). The two week teaching essentials align with the start of a school semester, and the teaching Internship placements are for that length of time.