Environment & Agriculture
Vietnam has been shifting from a traditional agriculture-based economy to an industrialized economy, providing a unique look at the challenges of this shift in the areas of agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, and sustainability.
Sample placements: The Centre for Sustainable Rural Development, the Tropical Development and Investment Corporation (Tropdicorp), Root of Peace, the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, EraHouse, SNV Netherlands Development Organization, Cham Island Biosphere Reserve, Vina Xanh Environment.
Vietnam has undergone a significant education reform to open the door for international education philosophies. Schools and students are eager to develop their international experience and English language skills for the country’s increasing role in the global world. Interns who speak English, Japanese, or Korean have the opportunity to teach in classrooms. Further opportunities available for those interested in early childhood education or special education. Monthly stipend is available.
Sample placements: Apollo Education & Training, Language Link Vietnam, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Bac Lung Secondary School.
Engineering, IT, & Architecture
Vietnam is one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world. Internships provide valuable industry experience within the specializations of architecture, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, IT, telecommunications, and software. Monthly stipend may be available.
Sample placements: VNU University of Science – Faculty of Chemistry Lab, Aurecon Vietnam, Korn Architects, Eastern Medical Equipment Company, East Agile Vietnam, ABIVIN, Mobitouch JSC, VISOFT PTE.
Business, Finance, Law, and Banking
Vietnam’s strategic location in SE Asia and as a transport hub between the Pacific and Indian oceans has helped it to increasingly attract international investments and business, but local human resource law and legislature has struggled to meet industry demand. Internships within firms in Vietnam will provide students with a first-hand look at market research, marketing and sales, human resources, public relations, finance, accounting, auditing, law, banking, and real estate.
Sample placements: Tilleke & Gibbins, Phu Thai Group, Unistars International Auditing Co., Techcombank, StoxPlus Corporation, Kinh Do Corporation, HG Holdings, VBPO.
Hospitality & Tourism
Vietnam continues to rise as a popular destination for tourism in SE Asia. The cultural beauty, landscape, and increasing infrastructure has facilitated investments in the hospitality industry and creative competition. Interns can work within tourism agencies or hotel management, specifically reception, guest services, concierge, and culinary management. Small stipend and reduced/free accommodation may be available.
Sample placements: Paradise Vietnam, Bloom Restaurant Saigon, Fortuna Hanoi Hotel.
Medical & Healthcare
Internships are available in hospitals and health care centers, providing interns with the chance to observe medical work in a variety of departments including nursing, physical therapy, orthopedic, speech therapy, critical care, nursing, acupuncture, and public health.
Sample placements: VINMEC International Hospital, Hospital of Hanoi Medical University, National Hospital of Acupuncture, FV Hospital.
Social Work & Community Development
As Vietnam’s economy has developed, the country has also seen a rise in social issues. Vietnam is home to many non-profits, NGOs, and social enterprises seeking to address topics such as child rights, mental health, disability, nutrition, family planning, sustainable development, social justice, and post-war issues. Interns interested in public health, social work, non-profit management, and community development can work within a variety of arenas.
Sample placements: MACDI, Good Neighbors International, Kenan Institute Asia, TÒHE.