Intern abroad in one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic countries: Vietnam. The highly unique and resilient nation buzzes with energy from the southern metropolis and economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City to the northern capital city and cultural center of Hanoi. Along with a rich culture, varied landscapes, long history and incredible cuisine, Vietnam also boasts one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies, making it a particularly fascinating place to intern abroad. Take part in a full-time internship to gain professional experience in various medical and healthcare fields, education, agriculture, engineering or the hospitality industry. Placements include guaranteed housing plus ongoing support from TEAN’s expert internship team as well as a fun orientation, cultural events, a Local Buddy to further help you connect with the community and more.


Gain real world work experience with a full-time internship (minimum 32 hours per week) in pre-established positions for 8 weeks (summer) or 8 or 12 weeks (Spring and Fall)

Live in historical Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s leading business hub renowned for its unique blend of tradition and innovation...and delicious cuisine! Or, opt for Hanoi, the country's capital, which is rich in culture and serves as the gateway to Northern Vietnam's impressive mountains and beautiful bays.

Enjoy guaranteed pre-arranged housing in centrally located, fully-furnished apartments which include internet and utilities

Explore during a comprehensive 3-day Orientation Program filled with adventure as well as learning about local business etiquette and internship best practices

Participate in included cultural events throughout your stay, such as a tour of the Mekong Delta or Halong Bay

Get to know your Local Buddy, a Vietnamese student matched with you who will welcome you into your new host culture and help you feel at home

Measure the skills you gain during your internship and compare yourself to entry-level job applicants with access to self-assessment tools and supervisor evaluations

Take advantage of TEAN’s re-entry advising to make the most of your work experience (including learning how to leverage your experience abroad to increase marketability at home)

Career Fields

Internship Career Fields

Gain real world work experience with a full-time, unpaid internship (minimum 32 hours per week) in pre-established positions for 8 weeks (summer) or 8 or 12 weeks (Spring and Fall). There are no industry limitations – if your field is not listed below please contact us to check availability.


Gain experience in an agriculture-based economy that is advancing towards industrialization. Roles can vary from working for a sustainable agriculture non-profit, to working in agribusiness or agritourism.


Participate in market research on various economic sectors, work in the strategic business unit for Vietnam’s largest confectionery company, or intern in marketing for a leading investment group.


Teach English to students across a wide range of ages and skill levels, gain experience in the classroom as a Teaching Assistant, or gain exposure to higher education relations


Engineering placements are extremely competitive and typically vary based on projects available. Opportunities may range from chemical to civil to architectural engineering.


Have the unique ability to study environmental issues in a rapidly developing economy by teaming up with organizations working on renewable energy, forest protection and environmental remediation.


Develop your professional skills by working as a legislative specialist, ensuring compliance with local and national audit regulations, or gain banking experience in either a front or back office role.

Hospitality & Tourism

Gain exposure to the hospitality industry of your choice, ranging from cruise lines to culinary arts to hotel guest relations in Vietnam’s growing tourism industry.


Work on an exciting team of young talent at a start-up as a mobile or web developer, or manage the frontend of a client’s website as a software management intern.

Medical & Healthcare

Strengthen your clinical skills by gaining exposure to patient care and participating in applicable nursing research at an international hospital, work with physical therapists by assisting in strength and conditioning programs or assist occupational therapists in rehabilitation of patients.

Social Work

Participate in research dedicated to rural development, support a Senior Case officer in field visits and case management at an international humanitarian NGO, or work as a Project Assistant organizing community events such as art classes for disadvantaged youth.

Academic Credit

Academic Credit through TEAN

TEAN has partnered with a US School of Record, the University of South Florida, to offer a US transcript for in-person and virtual internships. Students participating in a full-time 8-week internship abroad will be awarded 6 upper-division credits. We also offer virtual internship options worth 3-6 upper-division credits, depending on the number of internship hours associated with the program. Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of the online course which is managed by the WorldStrides Higher Ed Academic team in collaboration with the School of Record.

Upon completion of the program, students receive an official transcript from TEAN’s School of Record, the University of South Florida (USF). Located in Tampa, Florida, USF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctorate degrees. The USF transcript will reflect transfer credit for coursework completed during this program. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer.

Home University Credit

Participants may be able to arrange academic credit for the internship placement directly through their home university by speaking with their academic department and the study abroad office. At the time of application to the program, students choosing this option will need to provide TEAN with the details of the credit and any special requirements as it relates to the internship placement. Students are responsible for paying their home university for any tuition or fees associated with the credit.

TEAN encourages participants to discuss the academic credit options with their home university early in the application process. Academic credit for internships must be approved and arranged before the internship begins, as credit typically cannot be retroactively arranged.



TEAN interns are guaranteed housing in secure, fully furnished private studios or shared apartments in the host city. Interns will have access to a private or shared kitchen depending on availability, as well as shared laundry services. WiFi and water is included, but electricity will be charged upon move-out (typically around $100 USD/month). Accommodation is centrally located.

Previous housing for interns based in Ho Chi Minh City. While the same option may not be offered for your program or location, all interns can expect a similar standard of housing.

Orientation & Events


Your 3-day host city orientation is designed to set you up for a successful internship by introducing you to Vietnamese culture, including local business etiquette and internship best practices. It also offers plenty of time to get to know your soon-to-be TEAN and local friends and have a fun journey in the process. Kick off the experience by meeting your local buddy, participate in an orientation session meant to acquaint you with local customs, enjoy a basic Vietnamese language lesson, and end the day with a welcome dinner. On Saturday, explore your new city by taking part in a city tour that will introduce you to traditional food and historical sites.


Even though you are traveling abroad to work hard, it’s also important to take time to enjoy the local culture. The TEAN Internship Program includes a minimum of two engaging cultural, experiential or professional activities, such as coffee catch-ups and a Vietnamese cooking class, during your time in Vietnam. Examples of past events include:

  • Shopping for fresh ingredients at a local market then using your finds to create a traditional Vietnamese meal
  • If interning in Ho Chi Minh City, touring the Mekong Delta to experience the region’s floating markets, fruit gardens and traditional music
  • If interning in Hanoi, touring either the Trang An Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or exploring the famous Halong Bay during an all-day boat tour



  • All applicants are expected to have an appropriate academic background related to the internship placement duties.
  • The amount of required coursework (if applicable) will vary for each placement and your school.
  • Students who have completed at least one year of university work and have grade point averages above 2.5 will be eligible for most internships.
  • Other students are encouraged to apply as many other non-academic factors are taken into consideration.
  • Applicants must be eligible to apply for a Business (DN) Visa (Single-Entry). Contact us to check eligibility.

Program Dates

Application Deadlines

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from November for summer applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Summer 2022

May session not running for Summer 2022.

June start
Application Deadline Feb 16
Arrival Day June 16
 Orientation June 16-19
 Internship Starts June 20
 Internship Ends Aug 12
 Program Ends Aug 14

Fall 2022

Application Deadline May 1
Arrival Day Sept 7
Orientation Early Sept
Internship Starts Early Sept
Internship Ends Early Nov
Program Ends Nov 5
Application Deadline May 1
Arrival Day Sept 7
 Orientation Early Sept
 Internship Starts Early Sept
 Internship Ends Early Dec
 Program Ends Dec 3

Spring 2023*

Application Deadline Oct 1
Arrival Day Mid-Feb
Orientation Mid-Feb
Internship Starts Mid-Feb
Internship Ends Mid-April
Program Ends Mid-April
Application Deadline Oct 1
Arrival Day Mid-Feb
 Orientation Mid-Feb
 Internship Starts Mid-Feb
 Internship Ends Mid-May
 Program Ends Mid-May

*Final dates will be released closer to departure.

Fees & Inclusions

Summer 2022

Program fee and accommodation: $4,950

Fall 2022

  • 8-week program fee and accommodation: $4,950
  • 12-week program fee and accommodation: $5,950

Spring 2023

  • 8-week program fee and accommodation: $4,950
  • 12-week program fee and accommodation: $5,950

What’s Included

  • Internship Placement
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged housing including internet and utilities
  • Electric bill for accommodation (up to $100/month)
  • Orientation with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of TEAN Staff and local internship support staff
  • Visa application (single entry, 3-month business visa)
  • Cultural events throughout the program
  • Pre-departure preparation including flight booking, visa and insurance advising
  • Airport pickup and reception upon arrival
  • Professional development exercises both during the pre-departure period and upon re-entry, including reimbursement for registration to a returnee conference
  • Access to self-assessment tools and supervisor evaluations that provide a roadmap for your development

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,200-$1,800)
  • Meals ($500)
  • Visa stamping fee ($25 cash upon arrival, multiple entry is $50)
  • Overage charges for electric bill for housing (covered up to $100/month)
  • Travel Insurance ($350)
  • Cost to commute to/from the internship site dependent on internship location. Check with your Internship Program Manager for more details. (up to $200)
  • Training fee for medical placements ($200)
  • Travel and personal expenses ($650+)
  • Optional Academic Credit through the University of South Florida ($375)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experiences and budgets. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.


TEAN Scholarships

Apply for TEAN scholarships – starting at $1,000 – for the chance to receive money specifically for studying abroad. Each year we award thousands of dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, a full ride scholarship and more. Visit our scholarships page for details!

How it Works

How it works

Take a look through the above information including career fields, program fees and dates.  If you have any questions contact us. The TEAN Internships Team along with our placement team will guide you through the entire process – from application to after you return home.


Apply online when you are ready. Make sure to meet the application deadline. See Program dates above.

2. Phone/Skype Interview

Once TEAN receives your application we’ll be in contact to have an interview with you. We’ll also provide some guidance on preparing your resume and cover letter that will be used to introduce you to possible internship placements.


After your initial conversation with one of the TEAN Internships team you’ll be requested to pay your program deposit. Once your deposit is paid TEAN will begin the process of securing your internship placement. This deposit is fully refundable if you are not placed in an internship. Read the full internship refund policy.


Our placement team will collaborate with you to ensure we secure a suitable role in your career field. Upon securing a placement, you will be provided with an Internship Placement Profile that includes a list of duties.


You will confirm your place by submitting your signed Internship Profile Placement by the given deadline. At this point, TEAN will work with you to provide pre-departure information including flight booking information, visa guidance and housing details.

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