The Backpacker Intern

Khop Khun Khrap Amnesty International

Amnesty International Thailand - The Backpacker Intern

The sweet people of Amnesty International Thailand were a great host for my first internship.

They gave me an awesome briefing for a Global Campaign. Goal: become part of Amnesty International and help to stop torture. I’ve worked on it for two days and presented my ideas today. They really liked it and now we are going to see how we can make this happen.

Concepting for Amnesty International Thailand - The Backpacker Intern

Part of the campaign is a short film and a website. The problem is that Amnesty International doesn’t have a lot of budget to make it. So that’s why I’m asking you, dear reader, if you know any digital agency and/or a director who can help us out with this campaign? Please let me know by sending an email to  Thanks in advance. (Note: the film has to be shot in Thailand/Bangkok)

Luckily they didn’t forget the ‘food and a place to sleep’-part of my internship. I got a private room with a kingsize bed that is situated only 50 meters walking from ‘ze office’. I’ve never lived so close to my job before.

My mansion from Amnesty International Thailand - The Backpacker Intern

They also gave me lots of typical Thai food to taste. I especially liked the fried rice and sweet pumpkin. For breakfast I got dried pork with sticky rice. I never thought I would eat it but actually it’s very tastfull.

Lunchtime! - The Backpacker Intern

Well that’s about it for this internship. A very big hug for you guys at Amnesty International. We will meet again.

On monday I’ll start my internship at McCann Worldgroup Bangkok.

But now it’s time to wander around the nightlife of BKK again. And yes mom, I will be carefull with the protests. Love you.

10 thoughts on “Khop Khun Khrap Amnesty International

  1. Michelle

    🙂 Super nice to read about all your adventures.

    Keeps me awake and triggers not only my, but the whole worlds, creativity.
    Enjoy this time, I guess your life will never be the same afterwards!
    See ya! If you’ll ever come home again.. Otherwise we’ll meet somewhere!

    Take care


  2. Dr.fatbear

    welcome to Thailand and sorry for inconvenience in Bangkok . So please enjoy with shopping market at Jatujak. There is a lot of creative product and don’t miss to visit to museum siam and TCDC the design Library at Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain Station.

  3. nam

    hello, i’m thai people and i saw your project trip from a blog.
    it is interesting and i’m glad to hear that you have a nice time and new experience in Thailand.

    Hope you have a safe and good trip in Thailand.
    And thanks for your sharing very nice experience.


  4. Marjan

    Hoi Mark,

    ziet er allemaal gezond uit. Je zult het wel naar je zin hebben. En dan straks op weg naar mc cann. Geniet ervan, je ouders zitten inmiddels lekker in Egypte, dus die doen dat ook.. houdoe, marjan en bob. X

  5. Hans en Anja van Bokhoven-Holtkamp

    hoi Mark,
    We hebben vandaag jouw site doorgekregen via oma!
    Meteen gaan openen en jouw eerste reisverslagen doorgenomen. Het ziet er geweldig uit. Was ik nog maar wat jonger! We leven met jou mee en zijn vooral benieuwd hoe het verder met jouw avontuur gaat.
    We houden kontakt.

  6. Joepaiboon

    Great project, I am really love your story.So thanks for your sharing and give me new inspiration on my job for poor children in Bangkok.I am Thai.May God bless yout trip.โชคดีนะครับ

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