IHFs has been working with vulnerable and displaced children in Thailand since 1984. Based in the City of Chiang Rai in North Thailand it is close to the borders of both Myanmar and Laos, IHF manages a children’s home, child education and community development programs. Depending on the skills and experiences of our volunteers, we have in the past also set-up medical clinics, adult education programs and cultural exchange programs with local hill tribes. Our Thailand centre needs some renovation having housed 28 children up until early 2017. These children had grown-up together and having now graduated them all, we are preparing the centre for the next generation of children. Interns will be required either to lead the renovation program or to organize the daily management of the volunteers visiting the centre. Applicants with a background in building or another similar trade will be strongly considered.


The IHF Global Leadership Development Internship is a non-credit, certificate program designed to help you:

Acquire leadership and management capacities that will enable you to lead in the ever-changing global environment
Develop a cross-cultural mindset that will allow you to lead in an increasingly globalized world
Gain practical experience in an NGO environment
Build a global network with people from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds
The Global Leadership Development Internship requires an initial commitment of 4 months but may be extended to up to a year depending on the candidate.

During this time you will:

Complete rotational assignments in the core components of an international organization (including management skills, policy and procedures, finance, fundraising, media & PR, donor relations, legal, medical training and recruitment)
You will be required to organize and manage teams of volunteers locally
Organize a schedule of repairs for the renovation of the centre, train volunteers in basic to intermediary DIY skills and help to source local tradesman and materials for ongoing repairs

Help give English language support to the children living at the center, help to organize games and activities for them at weekends.
Plan and organize volunteer afternoon and evening timetables include day, evening and weekend trips in and around Chiang Rai.
Become part of the next generation of global leaders


In addition to making a notable difference in the lives of children of the children we serve, you will also have access to the following benefits:

Certificate of program completion
Letter of recommendation upon request
Participate in meaningful service and have a lasting impact on an impoverished community
Sharpen skills through service
Enhance your CV with international experience
Strengthen your leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills
Interact with locals, experience a different culture, and build cultural awareness
Sharpen your cultural intelligence
Learn to think, respond and quickly adapt to new cultural knowledge and unfamiliar situations
Personal growth and development through a broader horizon
Join a global network of IHF volunteers and alumni


IHF is looking for individuals who can commit to the 12-month volunteer program with a strong interest in global leadership.

Essential Requirements
Volunteers accepted to this program will have: a relevant degree from an accredited university or comparable professional experience, confidence using the English language, A passion for international development with a particular emphasis on universal education, the means to live in country for a minimum of 6 months, be open-minded, patient, caring and willing to learn have a commitment to our Core Values.

Preferable Requirements
Previous international travel and volunteer experience, career development goals consistent with IHFs Core Values, proficiency in computer skills specifically Google Suite applications.

Program Cost

Accommodation and meals, prepared by a local member of staff, are included in this program. Interns will also be provided a small living stipend to cover local expenses.

Initial visa fees are the responsibility of the volunteer, however subsequent visa renewal fees will be covered by IHF.

Note: due to the nature of our work with children, should you application be accepted we do require a criminal background check which is less than 1 year old.



IHF accepts Global Leadership Development Internship applicants on an ongoing basis, you can Apply here .

Details of all our volunteer programs can be found on our website.

For more details on our next intake date, to request a prospectus or for any other inquiries contact our Volunteer team here.

About International Humanity Foundation

About us

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic individuals of all ages/backgrounds to contribute to our international centers as part of our Volunteer Work Study Program. IHF runs children’s homes in Chiang Rai Thailand, Nakuru, Kenya, as well as education centers in Bali, Medan  and Jakarta, Indonesia.

As a Volunteer, you would complete four hours of local work and depending on your choice of role four hours of international work a day alongside an international staff dedicated to global development and helping children have access to more opportunities. You will have substantial responsibilities and be a valued part of a grassroots not-for-profit NGO at the ground level.

If you would like more information on IHF and its programs please visit our website www.ihfonline.org or email our team @ volunteers@ihfonline.org for a copy of our prospectus