Internships and Instructor Training.

Sail in Asia is Asia's only school offering Internship courses and yacht training. Check out our one year instructor/internship courses.

Sail In Asia Yachting Internship

Yachting Internship Thailand

Our Yachting Internship Thailand is an intensive training course that provides a rigorous personal development program. As a beginner to sailing you will be guided through a serious of courses and gain the necessary experience to be able to successfully captain a  sailing yacht and teach others.

The training is carried out through what can best be described as an apprenticeship at our IYT Sailing Centre in Phuket, Thailand under the direction of the Principal or Chief Instructor. The objective is for the intern should attain the standard of the IYT Yachtmaster Coastal within the agreed period of 12 months -AND- the IYT Sailing Instructor Certificate.

This course is unique throughout the world and was established because the Principal of SIA believes that Instructor training and Intern training requires a one year period to be successful for both student and school. You leave us incredibly well prepared for your future. Get in touch with us to start your Yachting Internship Thailand.

Internship Requirements

The course is open to a wide range of applicants. We have a minimum age of 21 years and a maximum of 65. General fitness and an engaging personality are important. Ideally you are well educated and enthusiastic about watersports and are able to work with a wide range of people of different backgrounds, religions and personalities. We have had students join us who are college leavers, layers, teachers and even film makers. We look for quality applicants who have a desire to learn to skipper a yacht and want to teach others. Are you that person? If you think the course is of interest to you, send us a personal profile / cv and a statement explaining why you would wish to join us for this unique training course.

Learning to be a Captain / Instructor

This apprenticeship involves attending the above courses and working with qualified staff in an assistant role 'learning the ropes' while gaining experience and mileage. The apprenticeship is an all encompassing one where your ability to work with a variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds will be tested. As well as sailing skills you will need to develop your 'people skills'. Ours is a business that requires everyone involved works well with our customers and always deliver a great experience to them. Sail in Asia will develop the trainees' competence, knowledge and confidence across all aspects of the business.

In your role at Sail In Asia you will take a full and active part in running a watersports activity centre. You will skipper or crew yachts, learn to maintain engines and do basic servicing, help with charter preparations and corporate team building activity. Trainees will learn to teach all of our recreational (Zero to Hero Courses) and will become a proficient captain by learning to guide people in every facet of yacht and crew management.  You will have a line manager who will oversee your training and experience. Sail in Asia is involved in Yacht racing, Yacht charter, Team Building and Yacht training and you will have opportunities to become involved in all or most of these activities.

An Internship Bond is paid by the intern and held by the company. It is repayable to students who successfully complete the full contracted period of the training. This bond ensures that interns complete their training and do not leave early. Interns are an important part of our community and we need to know that they will be there for the agreed duration.

The Yachting Internship Thailand is a big undertaking for both Sail In Asia and interns themselves. We have found the experience more successful if both parties have clear objectives from the outset. Our interns are selected not only because we feel that they have a high chance of success, but because they can contribute to the on-going success of our company. Shared objectives are a good way to help ensure that this is what actually happens. To this end we agree with each intern a special project to run as a part of the overall intern program.

Our Internships have been running for five years and we have been very lucky with the quality of the interns we have trained.  Personality is really important and our customers have ofter commented on the superb customer service that they have had during the courses they have attended.  If you are good with people this is a training that will give you huge rewards.  Carefully evaluate the literature on this page and then if you think you are the right person - send us your cv and tell us why you want to join us and what you offer that makes you stand out against other candidates.

Additional Details:

During our yachting internship Thailand, while you work and train with us you will complete the following courses and get at least the listed experience:

  • International Crew
  • Watchkeeper / Flotilla Skipper
  • VHF Radio Operator
  • RIB Master
  • Bareboat Skipper
  • Yachtmaster Coastal
  • Bareboat Sailing Instructor

Students may also engage in the following activities and more:

  • Milecatcher Activities (building the required miles)
  • Yacht crewing & skippering
  • Boat servicing, maintenance and repairs
  • Boat Maintenance
  • Site maintenance
  • Team Building Activities
  • Regattas
  • Work with students and corporate clients
  • Yacht Delivery

Previous experience: No previous experience required, although we recommend that have at least been sailing a few times and know that you like it.

Duration:  6 or 12 months training courses.

12 month Internship Bond:  200,000THB returnable bond (at course end).

Qualifications / Experience gained:

Students will engage in the following activities:

  • IYT Bareboat Skipper
  • VHF Operators certificate
  • Small motorboat and RIB Master
  • Coastal Yachtmaster
  • Bareboat Sailing Instructor
  • Yacht Racing

Experience of all aspects of running an active water sports centre. Experience of corporate teambuilding events.

You will also have the experience of living Thailand and all that that entails.

We can help you with the following on request:
  • Long term accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Motor Bike or Car Rental
Course Dates:
Internships are available throughout the year and applicants are invited to send thuir cv to us with a personal statement stating why they wish to be considered for this course.  Please contact us for more details.

SIA Internship Course Prices

Location Duration (days) Early Booking Discount Price (THB)
60 Days Before 30 Days Before Full Price
Phuket 364 100,000