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Trip Code: THISM1
Duration: 8 Weeks - 12 Weeks
From £1595 for 8 Weeks + £195 per Week
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Sports are a fantastic way to create opportunities for children to develop socially, physically, mentally and academically in underprivileged environments. Get involved and build on your knowledge and experience of Sport Managements and Sports Development by taking part in a professional internship in Singburi, Thailand. The intern will be organizing and leading sport sessions, coach and supervise the volunteer coaching team, assist with further developing the sports curriculum.

Sport Management Internship Role
As a sports management and volunteer coordinator intern in Singburi, your role will be to assist the local in-country team in the day-to-day activities and running of the organisation and the local charity. Successful applicants will be tasked with key operational activities on a daily basis, including supporting new volunteers through project inductions and local orientations, assisting the in-country staff with placement visits and helping to arrange new placements through effective communication with local sports clubs, local schools and supporting the local charity.  

The sports program in Thailand gives the children the opportunity to be more involved with sport, as there is currently just one hour a week in the existing curriculum, and to introduce new sports to the children that they would otherwise not likely to get involved in. During the sports sessions, our goal is to give the children more than just sports training, as our team use direct sports coaching to improve the health of the children, their stamina, emotional well-being and to develop their life skills; teamwork, leadership, decision making and communication. Furthermore, we also give the children lessons on personal health care and other important issues such as gender equality. All elements of the program take place on the sports field in a fun and interactive way.  Using sports can aid the personal development of any child as it promotes the social interaction, knowledge and passion which are all life skills that lead to the pathway of success. Physical exercise is also an important element of a healthy lifestyle.

The Sports Management Internship takes place as part of this program. Together with the local team, successful applicants will be responsible for; developing, organizing, structuralization, supervising and executing the Sports Management Project. 

Sports Management Internship duties may include:

• Delivering arrival induction and orientation sessions for new volunteers.
• Supporting our local staff by attending placements with new volunteers.
• Updating the in-country team’s social network accounts and relevant websites with new content.
• Supporting new volunteers, providing a local orientation and induction on arrival Training and instructing the sport coaching team.
• Safeguard and bring forward the philosophy behind the program (healthcare & development).
• Managing sports training sessions.
• Organizational management of sport activities and developing the school sports curriculum. 
• Organising new sports placements and encouraging an increase in attendance from children from nearby communities.
• Organising fundraising activities and increasing funding and donations for the NGO.

Applicant requirements:

• Graduate or undergraduate in Sports Management or related subject.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills.
• Confident, outgoing and friendly personality.

To register your interest and find out more information please fill out an enquiry form below stating which role you are interested in. 

Quick Facts

Trip Name
Sports Management Internship
Trip Code
THISM1
Continent
Asia
Country
Thailand
Airport
Bangkok International Airport (BKK)
Minimum Duration
8 Weeks
Maximum Duration
12 Weeks
Minimum Age
18
Trip Type
Internships & Work Experience
Activity
Football
Cost
From £1595 for 8 Weeks + £195 per Week
Deposit
£ 195.00
Preferred Duration
The minimum duration for a Sport Management internship is 8 weeks in order to get a strong understanding of the ongoing activities that are required to support the in-country volunteer projects and placements. We recommend a longer stay in order to fully engage with the placement.
Pre-requisites
Applicants will need to have at least 1 year of experience in a Sport Management degree (at least 1st year completed), or a relevant field of work. A passion for sport is highly recommended, and an out-going, confident and flexible attitude. Copy-writing experience would be beneficial but not required.
Ideal for
Sport Management Internship Abroad; Sports Development Work in Thailand; Sports Charity Work Overseas; Volunteer Coordinator and Management Opportunities; Student Placement; Graduate Placement.
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Arrival Dates

You can arrive any weekend of the year, preferably on a Sunday before 16:00 so that we can pick you up from the airport and transfer you to Singburi which is approximately 2.5hrs drive. If you arrive on a Saturday, you will stay a night at a guest house in Bangkok and then be transferred to Singburi on the Sunday at approximately midday.

Visa
British Nationals only require a visa to enter Thailand if they intend on staying over 30 days. Click here for more information on applying for a tourist visa. 

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Included

Accommodation
You will live at a shared volunteer house, basic but comfortable; with a shared bedroom, toilet and shower and communal area for socialising and relaxing.
Food
Three meals a day on weekdays and two meals a day on weekends. The meals will be typical Thai fare, including plenty of rice dishes.
Airport Transfers
Included on arrival and departure dates. Ask us for details if you are arriving early.
Induction
Full project induction and local orientation on arrival.
Project Coordinator
You will have someone who can help translate for you during your project.
Transport
Transport to and from the project location each day.
Support
You will have access to a dedicated in-country team, as well as 24 hour emergency support from our UK based team.
Travel Equipment and Medical Discounts
Sporting Opportunities customers will receive 10% off all Travel Equipment, Medical Supplies and Vaccinations from Nomad Travel Store.
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Not Included

Flights; Travel Insurance; Visas; Vaccinations; Spending Money; In-country Travel; and Extra Activities not on the itinerary.
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Weekly Intern Schedule 
Monday
After breakfast the intern and the sport coaching team will go to the project site (school)  On the monday morning the intern will give a short introduction to the sports coaching team onsite. Here the intern will give instructions regarding the sports curriculum and the sports and health lesson plan will be discussed. During this time you will have the chance to get acquainted with the other (new) participants. After this introduction the participants will start by preparing and executing the Multi-Sports Coaching Project sessions. 

Tuesday to Friday
After breakfast the intern will leave with the sports coaching team for the project location. During the daily school schedule the team will prepare and execute 1 or 2 training sessions. Every day at around 15:30 hour in the afternoon, we provide an extra 2 hour after-school training session for the children. The intern is responsible for organizing and supervising the training sessions. 

Weekends
During the Saturday morning there is a short team meeting, for the rest the weekends are always free; relax at the Eco-House accommodation, take a local taxi into town, expand your sightseeing and visit the many more sites in the central provinces or take a bus to Bangkok city for the weekend. Friendly staff are always there to make your choice easier with advice.

Social Life in Thailand
Thailand’s social life is unrivalled and draws in crowds from across the globe. Our in country team are on hand to make sure you get the very most out of your experience and keep you up to date with all the festivities in the social calendar around your placement. Thai’s certainly know how to celebrate and their festivals and events are usually a colourful, vibrant and lively affair! You will have the opportunity to visit local restaurants to try some delicious, authentic (and extremely cheap!) Thai food.  

Travel and Adventure in Thailand
You will be encouraged to explore the surrounding areas in your free time, your in country coordinator will be on hand to give you tips and advice on where to travel and they know the area inside out so will make sure you don’t miss a thing! There is so much on offer for the adventure seekers and nature lovers amongst us so you are sure to never get bored! Take a trip to Khao Yai National Park which is only a couple of hours away from your placement and you can experience a huge array of wildlife such as elephants, gibbons, deer and exotic birds live in the world throughout miles of beautiful rainforest. Or head into Bangkok for the weekend and get a taste of the hustle and bustle of this lively city. For a more luxurious experience take a trip down to the south coast and island hop your way along the picturesque, paradise beaches. 

Accommodation in Thailand 
Your accommodation will be based in the small village of Tha Kham just outside Singburi where you will be staying in one of three houses ‘The Lemon House (has comfort option available for additional charge)’, ‘Twin House’ or ‘Brown House’. These houses sleep from 30-72 volunteers in a dorm style sleeping arrangement with a maximum of four to a room. All the rooms also have a private, western style toilet and shower and each house has a communal area where you can eat, relax and socialise with fellow volunteers or use the free WiFi.

These houses are within walking or cycling distance to the nearest local village where you will find a pharmacy, ATM’s, doctor surgeries, local food market and a local swimming pool. They are also only a 10-15 minute car journey into Singburi where you will find all the amenities that you need including plenty of bars and restaurants. 

CRB/ DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check
Participant's must complete a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, or provide a valid CRB certificate in order to be eligible for this trip. Sporting Opportunities has a partnership with a third party organisation that processes all CRB/DBS checks and disclosures on behalf of the Sporting Opportunities team. This is a quick and easy procedure making all aspects of the application as straight forward as possible for you. Sporting Opportunities can provide this service for you at an additional cost of £30. For more information on the application process please take a look at the relevant Add On tab. 

Thailand

Thailand’s many visitors come to enjoy the country’s fabulous beaches, lush rainforests and colourful cities. From the markets of Bangkok to the golden beaches of the south, Thailand attracts an array of different people and it’s no wonder many of them keep coming back. The history, the culture, the food and the crystal clear waters are enough to convince anyone that Thailand is an excellent destination with loads to offer.

The country’s tropical climate is ideal for an outdoor lifestyle and those who want to escape the noise of the cities can go trekking up mountains in the north of the country and snorkelling around the islands of the south. Wherever you spend your time in this fascinating country, you will never be far from the next Thai delicacy and some of them are quite different from the curries and rice you might expect – fried insects anyone?!


Quick Facts
Name
Kingdom of Thailand
Location
South East Asia
Bordering Countries
Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia
Capital City
Bangkok
Government
Constitutional Monarchy, Parliamentary System
Population
67 million
Language
Thai / Siamese Thai
Currency
Thai Baht (THB)
Name
Kingdom of Thailand
Poverty
8% of population live below the poverty line
Main Exports
Textiles and footwear, Fishery products, Rice, Rubber, Jewelry, Computers, Electrical appliances
Climate
Thailand has a warm, tropical climate affected by an annual monsoon, with a rainy season from June to October and a dry season the rest of the year.
Time Zone
GMT +7
Flag
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Travel Highlights:
• Taking a Thai cookery class – eating the food really is one of the best things about Thailand
• Visiting Chiang Mai – a fascinating cultural insight into the hilltribe peoples
• Rock Climbing in Rai Leh – steep, challenging and beautiful
• Koh Phi Phi – location for Hollywood blockbuster The Beach and still exceptionally beautiful

Fun Facts:
• Thais think it is bad luck to have your hair cut on a Wednesday
• In polite conversation men end their sentences with the word khrap, and women kha
• Thailand’s bumblebee bat is the smallest mammal in the world

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Where is Thailand?
Formerly known as Siam, Thailand is a country at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is boarded to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, the north by Burma (or Myanmar) and Laos, to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern part of Burma and to the east by Laos and Cambodia.

History of Thailand
There is evidence of human habitation in Thailand that has been dated over 40,000 years. Similar to other regions in Southeast Asia, Thailand was heavily influenced by the culture and religions of India, starting with the Kingdom of Funan around the 1st century to the Khmer Empire.

European traders arrived in the 16th century, beginning with the Portuguese, followed by the French, Dutch and English. However, despite European pressure, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian nation that has never been colonized.

In 1939, the name of the kingdom, 'Siam', was changed to 'Thailand'.


Sport in Thailand
Thailand’s three main sports are Thai boxing (traditionally known as Muay Thai), scuba diving and football/soccer. Scuba diving has really taken off in Thailand thanks to some exceptional dive sites, and locations such as Koh Tao offer some of the best. Turtles, stingrays, barracudas and deep diving opportunities make Thailand a diver’s dream. Out of the water the national sport of Muay Thai, historically used by the Thai military, is practised widely and has enjoyed great international success. The rules of the sport are not as restrictive as other martial arts and it is commonly regarded as one of the more intensive disciplines.


“From the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to the tranquil beauty of Koh Phi Phi, Thailand is a destination not to be missed!” Charlotte Rogers

Some of you may be wondering where the money you pay towards your sports placement is actually going. As with any trip overseas, there are many things to consider that incur a cost, all of which are added benefits making the experience as memorable and fulfilling as possible!
 
Project Assessment
Before you see a sports placement on our website, a lot of background work has gone on. We have met with local organisations, vetted in-country staff, conducted rigorous safety assessments and thoroughly evaluated the benefits of the placement. Only then do you get to see the placement on our website and book or apply for your place, safe in the knowledge that it is a well-structured and great opportunity to gain some sporting experience overseas.
 
Help Choosing Your Placement
If you are not sure which sports placement or country to choose, our hugely informative Travel Advisors are here to help. They are a friendly bunch, have all travelled extensively, all love sport and can offer lots of advice on choosing the right placement for you. This makes the task of deciding to travel much less intimidating, and far more exciting.
 
Pre-departure Advice
Once you have booked your placement, you will be assigned a dedicated Travel Advisor to offer essential pre-departure advice on vaccinations, visas, kit lists and more. They will also be on call to answer those important last minute questions like “how many pairs of socks do I need?” and “can I take my mobile phone with me?”
 
Help with Flights and Insurance
We do not include flights and travel insurance in our placement fee. This avoids us having to pass on unnecessary admin charges to you. It also gives you flexibility to plan any further travel before or after your volunteer placement. We do, however, offer lots of help on this through our leading flights and insurance partners, providing you with an easy booking facility and the best prices around.
 
Airport Pick-Up
Landing in a foreign country for the first time can be daunting. This is why we ensure our in-country staff are there to meet you on arrival. There’s nothing like seeing a friendly face when you walk out of a new airport. And once we have given you a warm welcome, the in-country staff will take you back to your accommodation where you can meet the people you will be living with.
 
Arrival Orientation
We will take you through a local orientation and placement induction on arrival. This will introduce you to any useful amenities and local customs, and it will also show you how to stay safe while you are abroad. Our team also have lots of handy travel tips and advice if you are thinking of exploring the country in your spare time.
 
Accommodation and Food
Accommodation is included in all of our sports placements. Our volunteer houses, family home-stays and shared residences are comfortable and very sociable places to live while overseas. In some destinations, you may be able to upgrade to alternative accommodation. Just contact us for details. We endeavour to supply food on all of our placements, however in some cases this is not always possible. In many cases you will receive at least 1 meal a day, please see the project summary for further details.  
 
In-Country Staff
Your safety and enjoyment is extremely important to us. That’s why we have dedicated in-country teams to look after you throughout your sports placement. Our staff live nearby, can be reached 24-hours a day and will check-in with you throughout your placement to ensure everything is running smoothly, and you are happy in your new environment.
 
24-Hour Emergency Support
In addition to our in-country staff, you will benefit from our international support network. You will be given emergency contact details before you leave which you can call in the event of a crisis. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 
Ongoing Volunteer Project Support
For every person who travels with us, we make a donation to support our registered sports charity, United Through Sport. This donation funds future initiatives in many countries around the worlds, and helps to support the local community, ensuring that those living in disadvantaged communities also have opportunities to develop in their chosen sport.
 
Giving Others the Same Amazing Opportunities
In order to provide a reliable flow of participants on our overseas sports placements, we have to spend a chunk of money on recruiting people like you to take part in these amazing experiences. It costs to maintain a website, an office, phone lines and a team of dedicated Travel Advisors to answer all your questions!
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There are quite a few things to consider and to organise before you travel to your chosen destination to take part in your placement, trip or tour. 

Flights and insurance are not included on your placement which means you will have to arrange them before you leave. But don't panic this can be simpler than you may think! To make life much easier for you, we offer a free, personal booking service through our chosen flights and insurance partner – STA Travel. They will guide you every step of the way. Simply email STA Travel at sportingopportunities@statravel.co.uk or call +44 (0)333 321 3102 to meet your personal booking agent and get a free quote.

In many cases your chosen destination country will have requirements with regards to visas, which will depend on the purpose of your visit, and there will be recommended and required vaccinations to make sure you are protected against any possible health issues that you may face in specific areas. Sporting Opportunities is here to help and we are on hand to provide you with advice on visas and vaccinations.

Flights
Booking your flights is an essential part of your trip. That's why we have teamed-up with STA Travel. This means that once you have reserved your place on your chosen placement, trip or tour, you will have a dedicated booking agent on hand to talk through your plans.

Travelling after your project? Need a round-the-world ticket? Not a problem. Your booking agent will work with you to find the most suitable and flexible flights possible. And remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the better the price will be.

STA Travel is also one of the world’s largest flight providers specialising in adventure travel and can therefore offer some of the cheapest prices around. They have over 700 branches worldwide, which makes them easy to contact wherever you are in the world. They also hold an ATOL licence through the Civil Aviation Authority, meaning you can book in confidence, secure in the knowledge that your flights are fully protected.

Note: If you choose to book your tickets through another flight provider, you must ensure that they hold a full ATOL licence.

Why are flights not included?
By not including flights in our placements, trips and tours, it avoids us having to pass on unnecessary admin charges to you. This keeps the cost of your trip lower and also means you have the freedom to search around for the lowest fares and most flexible tickets that fit your travel plans. It also means you can benefit from the expertise of our preferred partner – STA Travel.

Insurance
We take the safety of our travellers very seriously. You must therefore book adequate travel insurance before you come away with us – you simply won’t be able to participate in your placement, trip or tour if you don’t. Although policies vary, your insurance must include emergency medical expenses, personal accident cover, and repatriation. We also recommend that you book baggage, personal liability and cancellation cover.

To help you navigate through this confusing world of insurance, we have partnered with STA Travel to offer you a specialist insurance service. Your personal advisor will find out exactly what you’re planning to do, from scuba diving to jumping out of planes, and tailor a policy specific to your requirements. In addition to this personal service, some of the other benefits of booking with STA Travel are as follows:

• Access to a network of over 700 branches in over 40 countries worldwide
• Advice and assistance over the phone from a travel help facility, available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year
• Access to a 24-hour multilingual emergency telephone number for medical help, hospital treatment and/or repatriation
• A choice of 3 levels of cover to suit your needs – budget, standard and premier
• A range of durations, from 4 days up to a maximum of 24 months
• A simple extension service that gives you the flexibility to extend your 4-week trip while in-country (up to 24 months!)
• Cover for over 100 adventure sports and adrenalin activities, including black water rafting, bungee jumping, elephant trekking, heli-skiing, kite surfing, scuba diving, shark cage diving and sky diving
• Peace of mind – STA Travel is an Appointed Representative of Towergate Underwriting Group Limited and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Note: You must provide us with details of your travel insurance before you leave as you will not be permitted to participate on your placement, trip or tour if you do not have adequate cover. It is also advisable to book your cover as early as possible to make sure you are insured for cancellation of your trip due to illness, serious accident or any other insurable reason.

Why is insurance not included?
Each of our traveller’s plans are different, and while STA Travel can provide adequate cover for the vast majority of our travellers, there may be some activities or destinations that cannot be covered by STA Travel. It is therefore important to give you the freedom to choose the insurance that covers your plans and that you feel comfortable with. It also saves us from having to pass on extra admin costs to you.

Visas 
Different destination countries have different visa requirements depending on things such as your length of stay and your reasons for entering the country, and whether you will be gaining paid work during your time in the country. Sporting Opportunities will supply your with any advice you need with regards to the visas you require for your chosen destination, and we will make information available to you to assist with your application.

It is important that you check your visa requirements well in advance of your travel date, as with many tourist and working holiday visas you will need to submit an application to the relevant consulate, embassy or high commission before your travel date. In some cases entry to your destination country will be granted at immigration on arrival without having to apply for a visa before the departure date for your travels.

With all visa applications it is important that you have sufficient space available in your passport for the relevant visas required for your travels, and that your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned date of return.

Vaccinations
At least 6 – 8 weeks before your chosen travel date you should visit your local GP or Nomad Travel Clinic to discuss your vaccination and medication requirements. Your medical professional will be able to advise you of any recommended and required vaccinations for your chosen destination(s).You should inform your doctor of all of your destination countries, and what activities you plan on doing, and in which regions you plan to stay while you are there, as different regions and activities have different health risks in some countries.

Some destination countries will require you to produce a certificate of vaccination in order to enter the country, so be sure that you understand any vaccination requirements for your chosen destination, so that you do not have any issues when passing through customs.

Above all you should make sure you are well prepared for your travels, so that you have the best experience possible whilst overseas!

Speak To Us
If you have any questions or would like some more information, simply contact one of our friendly Travel Advisors. They will answer any queries you have and tell you what it’s really like to be a volunteer sports coach overseas. You can give us a call, request a call back or drop us an email.

Book Your Place
Once you have decided to volunteer with us, you can secure your place by paying a small deposit. You will then be able to pay the rest of your project fee in easy-to-manage installments.

Welcome Pack
Once we have received your deposit, we will send you a welcome email confirming your booking. This will contain your personal login details for your Travel Centre – an online account full of useful information about your destination, your chosen project and all the things you need to do before you depart.

Personal Information
We will ask you to provide some key information to help us create the best volunteer experience for you, such as medical and dietary requirements, any previous coaching you have done, and what you’re hoping to get out of your time abroad. We may also ask you to complete a police background check.

Flights and Insurance
You will need to book your flights and travel insurance before you leave, and then provide us with these details. We do not include flights and insurance in the project fee (to avoid passing on extra admin costs to you) but our partners will help you find the best options around.

Visas and Vaccinations
Next you will need to get your vaccinations and visas for your project. Your travel nurse or local doctor will tell you exactly what you need. We will also provide you with lots of information to make obtaining your visa very straightforward.

Final Payment
We will ask you for your final payment 90 days before your scheduled departure date. Once paid, you will be ready to pack your bags, grab your passport and get on the plane!

Orientation
Our in-country team will give you a warm welcome at the overseas airport before taking you to your accommodation. You will then receive a comprehensive orientation to help you settle in to the country and prepare you for your project.

"I spent 8 weeks on this internship which was a great amount of time to get behind the organisation and really make an impact. An amazing experience."

Marnie Gontovnick
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