as a student or host

Hosting New Colombo Plan internships and mentorships

Internships and mentorships are hallmarks of the New Colombo Plan.The NCP Internship and Mentorship Network connects private-sector organisations looking for the best and brightest with NCP students seeking a rewarding and challenging workplace experience in the Indo-Pacific to complement their formal studies under the program.

As a registered NCP Internship and Mentorship Network member, private-sector organisations can access a diverse talent pool and support students in obtaining professional experience in the region, and universities and NCP students can access the internship and mentorship opportunities made available by registered organisations.

The network is open to registrations by those offering placement opportunities directly or with their members. Third party and commercial providers do not qualify to register.

If your organisation would like to be involved, register your interest, or visit the New Colombo Plan website for more information on the program and the Internship and Mentorship Network.

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Hear from NCP interns in Thailand


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 Asher Taccori, who is studying a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Wollongong University, was the first NCP intern in Thailand.







With the support of the New Colombo Plan, Asher spent five months as an intern at the World Food Program (WFP) Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok where he carried out research on complementary feeding and nutrition.  Asher enjoyed his time living in a big city, working with Thai colleagues, eating delicious food and learning to speak some Thai.


With his strong interest in public health, malnutrition and development, Asher found his internship at WFP was relevant and rewarding. As well as contributing to the work of WFP, Asher also used his internship to learn from experts in the field and to build his professional networks. He said his time as an NCP intern at WFP was “a perfect gateway” to his dream career.


Hear from some of our Thai hosts

The New Colombo Plan students from Australia are exposed to many Thai elements of culture, so they don’t learn only the Thai culture as a whole but also learn about the professional culture. This will help expose them to the ASEAN Economic Community which will interact a lot with Australia and New Zealand

Professor Sansanee Chaiyaroj,
Vice President for Research
and International Relations,
Mahidol University

The New Colombo Plan students from Australia are well-prepared for teaching the students at our school. They pay close attention to students in their classes.

Ms Marisa Ketkhaw,
Physical Education Teacher,
Srinakharinwirot University Prasarnmit
Demonstration School (Secondary).

Our students are excited to have foreign teachers. In the future, I hope that Australian students can stay with us longer

Mr Krirk Saksuparb,
Physics and Science teacher,
Srinakharinwirot University Prasarnmit
Demonstration School (Secondary).