Information Technology or English Language  Instructors

The University of Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) Mukdahan enrolls about 300 students and is located in the Northeastern region of Thailand. A new campus will open in the spring semester of 2015. Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) was founded in 1987 as a regional campus of Khon Kaen University. It was established as a university by Royal Charter in 1990. It aims to provide educational opportunities for the people of Northeast Thailand offering Bachelor of Science degrees in three majors; Information Technology, Business Administration and Accountancy. The University supports and encourages research that benefits the local, national and international communities, and promotes activities that preserve the cultural identity of the area.

Mukdahan, Thailand is about the same size as Tallahassee. It is the capital of Mukdahan Province, located in the northern region of the country, a 6 hour bus ride to Bangkok. The city is situated on the right (west) bank of the river Mekong across from Savannakhet, the most populous province in Laos. The city is one of two international crossing points from Laos and is undergoing intense development to support a major highway that will create a trade route through Thailand from Da Nag Vietnam to Myeik, Myranmar.

The Florida State University and UBU have a student and faculty exchange agreement that was established in 2012. In the spring semester, Dr. Jonathan Adams, a professor with the College of Communication and Information, has received a Fulbright grant to develop a project in the in the spring semester from Mukdahan Thailand. The project seeks to develop a learning management system and an online curriculum focused on student development. The goals of the project include the development of a distance education system (LMS) for the university and assist the faculty to create IT entrepreneurship events.

The project seeks organized, motivated and creative interns who are interested in working on an international project. The university (and local colleges) is also very interested in interns whose first language is English and are certified to teach English as a second language. In this capacity, there may be opportunities for paid positions. We will assist with housing by arranging either a homestay or an apartment that is modern, safe and clean. Living in Thailand is inexpensive, the area is safe and the people in the region are helpful.

Length of Internship: 6-12 weeks.

Starting date of Internship: January 15, 2014

Hours/location: Full-time, on-campus.

Other: IT interns may work remotely (in Tallahassee) as appropriate


The internship includes:

  • Develop and administrate a Moodle Web site, customize, create or modify Web site modules.
  • Research and select open source content to promote IT and IT entrepreneurship.
  • Training faculty to manage and work with the system
  • Work with faculty and students to create entrepreneurship events (i.e. hackathons, challenges)
  • Assist in creating a long term social media plan and calendar.
  • Use Google and social media analytics and generate new ideas to reach a wider audience.
  • Update and manage the learning management system.
  • Work with web administrator to troubleshoot website and issues.

IT interns are expected to have experience with or knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Excel and Social media networking
Please contact:

Jonathan Adams


College of Communication and Information

Office UCC 4412


  • Project management
  • Organizational and Problem Solving Skills
  • Ability to self-start and prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Strong communication within a foreign culture
  • Creative and flexible.