Why intern with an NGO in Vietnam?
Vietnam’s rapid economic growth, combined with its breathtaking beauty, offer an ideal way to experience a nation in astonishing transition. Explore community development, ethnic minority rights, cultural preservation, environmental conservation, public health, agriculture, education, or sustainable business in a five-week internship matching your customized goals. Experience the culture, challenges, and local realities of Vietnamese life. From your base in Ho Chi Minh City—Vietnam’s financial center and an emerging megacity—get a grounding in development policy and how nongovernmental organizations, cultural institutions, and international nongovernmental organizations drive economic and social change. Examine Vietnam’s changing environment, gender roles, and how science and technology impact development. Live with a host family matched, whenever possible, to your interests or chosen profession. Take part in Vietnamese family life and learn the language and customs. Gain professional skills in an academically rigorous environment with weekly discussions, curated readings, and papers reflecting your experience.
- Study sustainability, the green growth economy, and human rights.
- Build your résumé and networks through an internship that fits your goals.
- Receive professional grounding in development politics and NGO best practices.
- Examine economic and social change in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta.