Paid TEFL Thailand Internship LAST FEW PLACES

Thailand has always been a favorite among TEFL teachers worldwide, and the “Rose of the North,” Chiang Mai, is an unmatched place to plant yourself.

Nowhere else is the gentle, easy-going nature of the Thai people on more display than in chilled-out Chiang Mai.

This culture hub promises adventure of all kinds—waterfalls, temples, street food, meaningful friendships—and puts you right in the heart of hill country culture.

Whether bemusing golden Buddhas, bartering at night bazaars or befriending elephants, TEFL internships in Chiang Mai, Thailand promise an experience unlike any other.

Applications Close for September Intake: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Thailand Chiang Mai Internship

Start: April & Sept/Oct

5 Months

Offers End: June 11

Additional payment of £800.00 needed if your application is successful

What’s up for grabs?

Monthly stipend of 30 – 34,000 THB (US$995-US$1,125/€890-€1,000/£760-£860)

Pre-arrival familiarization training

2 weeks in-country TEFL training including 4 observed teaching practices with real students

Fully supported transfers

15 nights resort accommodation during classroom training

Welcome orientation

30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course

Accommodation assistance

70+ page Grammar eBook

More TEFL job assistance after your teaching adventure

In-depth Lesson Planning Guide

24/7 in-country support

Visa support

Apply if you are:

  • Aged between 21 – 50
  • Bachelor’s degree holder
  • Native English speaker
You'll Need
  • A passport from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, or the United States
  • To be physically and mentally fit
  • To be adaptable and flexible

Accredited Courses

Hear from our past interns

Discover if teaching English in Thailand is for you with the help of Stefanie’s story. She was inspired to take her career in a whole new direction.

How it works

  • Apply

  • Interview

  • Documents

  • Go to Thailand!

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.
Before you go
You’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.

Your Teaching Experience

Orientation will be a blur of excitement: some lessons you’ll receive (customs and culture!) and some lessons you’ll give (practice runs before your first official English class!). Well-fed in both belly and soul—and refreshed thanks to two weeks in an eco-resort—it’s officially time to launch your TEFL in Thailand career.

Placements are in formal Thai schools, but will vary from kindergarten to college-level institutions. Your students’ age group will depend on the availability and need of our partners.

Expect to work Monday-Friday, from ~7:30am to 4:00pm. You’ll lead ~15-20 hours of English classes each week, leaving you time for extracurricular support, prepping future lessons, or grading your students’ latest essays.

Since the learning goes both ways, enter each day eager and humble. Follow professional norms by dressing neatly to honor the hierarchy within schools and the monarchy.

Cultural Excursions

Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We’re glad you asked! We know your adventure bucket list is long, but make sure you tack these recommendations from past TEFL interns in Thailand towards the top!

Chiang Rai

Visit Chiang Mai’s sister city, Chiang Rai. It's Thailand’s oldest city and home to one of the coolest temples-turned-art-exhibits in the world, Wat Rong Kun.


Lanna cuisine, unique to Thailand’s north, is finger-lickin’ good. Try khao soi (egg noodle curry), banana-leaf-wrapped sticky rice, and sai oua (sausage).


Strap on your hiking boots & set your sights on the highest mountain in Thailand—plus hundreds of tropical birds & lush greenery—in Doi Inthanon National Park.

Chiang Mai Internship

Our experience means we know the ins and outs of living and working abroad.

The Guide to Teaching English in Thailand gives you a real understanding of how exciting your new life will be in one of the most popular TEFL teacher destinations in the world.



    Thailand has low living costs compared to Western standards, your monthly living allowance of 30,000-34,000 Thai Baht will allow a very comfortable lifestyle while you’re teaching in Thailand.

    Budgeting 3,000-5,000 Thai Baht monthly for housing, you’ll have plenty left in your pocket to explore during time off.

    This one-of-a-kind paid internship with Premier TEFL gives you much more than a chance to see Thailand and become a competent TEFL teacher.

    You’ll gain an understanding of the Thai language, culture and way of life.

    Make long-lasting friendships and develop invaluable life skills you can take with you, no matter what your future holds.

    30 - 34,000 Per Month

    Getting there

    On your arrival you will be picked up at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) before being transferred to your orientation venue.

    Get the Guide

    You will spend five months gaining hands-on teaching experience in one of a variety of locations in Northern Thai provinces such as:

    • Chiang Mai


    Practice a few Thai phrases, learn about food and culture, plus get tips for moving to Thailand (that you won’t find in any guide book!).
    Join Today’s Tour

    What do you need to organize?

    • International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way flights)

    • Budget: Spending money for your first month plus excursions etc.

    • Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record

    • Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your visa. Ask our team before applying if your home country is eligible for the correct visa.

    • Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement

    • Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health before you go!

    • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice

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