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Summer Internships in Thailand - On Site

Wildlife, Conservation, and Veterinary Medicine


You will be staying in shared, dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms. In Chiang Mai, you will be staying in a safe and central location with air conditioning and WiFi. Housing at the Elephant Nature Park  is rustic and remote (no air conditioning or WiFi). Laundry service will be available for a fee.

UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included at the Elephant Nature Park, as no off-site options are available. Breakfast at the accommodation and lunch is included during the internship rotations in Chiang Mai. The remaining meals you will be on your own to explore the abundance of inexpensive, delicious eateries in Chiang Mai.

Excursions & Activities

In addition to the internship rotations, your program includes a two-day orientation with tour activities (breakfast, lunch, transport and activities included).

Get to Know Your Destination

From Lonely Planet – Thailand: The former seat of the Lanna kingdom is a blissfully calm and laid-back place to relax and recharge your batteries. Participate in a vast array of activities on offer, or just stroll around the backstreets, and discover a city that is still firmly Thai in its atmosphere and attitude.

A sprawling modern city has grown up around ancient Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่), ringed by a tangle of superhighways. Despite this, the historic centre of Chiang Mai still feels overwhelmingly residential, more like a sleepy country town than a bustling capital. If you drive in a straight line in any direction, you'll soon find yourself in the lush green countryside and pristine rainforests dotted with churning waterfalls, serene wát and peaceful country villages – as well as a host of markets and elephant sanctuaries.

Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk

Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible.  However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Due to the nature of the program activities—which includes working with live animals—you may be at risk of contracting rabies if exposed to an infected animal. UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services recommends that you receive the rabies vaccination prior to departure. Consult with UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services or your private healthcare physician about this further.

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