Teaching and Youth Development Internship in the Philippines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Develop well-rounded teaching and education experience as you uplift the indigent communities of Tacloban City

Travel to the Philippines and uplift indigent communities by helping to provide a range of educational programs and courses. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain extensive experience and insight into education, youth development, and nonprofit management while making a positive difference in children’s lives.

You’ll join a long-standing education-focused nonprofit in Tacloban City. Their goal is to uplift communities and alleviate poverty by providing children with more than education, they aim to equip children with the vocational competency and life skills to make informed career decisions.

As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of the organization. You’ll gain practical teaching experience as you lead classes and clubs at the organization’s study center, you’ll also develop an understanding of curriculum development as you help to design courses for the children.

Learning Objectives

  • Real-world teaching experience
  • Deep understanding of curriculum development and course design
  • Practical skill-building in youth development
  • Development of relationship-building, behavioral management, and people skills
  • Insight into project management, event planning, and NGO management

ORGANIZATION

This inspiring organization is dedicated to empowering and uplifting indigent communities in Tacloban City through educational support. Founded in 2004, the organization provides a range of educational programs, courses, and football clubs from their own study center and children’s park where they help upwards of 200 children each year. Their aim is to not only support academic progression but provide vocational training and teach life skills giving children the tools they need to build a brighter future.

The organization is well-established in Tacloban partnering with and supporting schools and community-led initiatives throughout the city. They also arrange school supplies and transportation helping children to attend school. Having worked in the city for two decades, and supporting communities’ through the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, they are well-integrated and have a proven track record of forging nurturing relationships with young minds.

TASKS & REQUIreMENTS

Your role will have you working full-time with kids at the organization’s study center. You’ll provide one-to-one tuition, lead small classes and workshops, supervise safe play and recreational activities. As you get to know the children more, you’ll get the chance to start tailoring lessons and group sessions for their academic needs.

Responsibilities

  • Provide one-on-one tutoring and academic support to children, assisting with homework assignments and test preparation.
  • Facilitate small group sessions focused on specific academic subjects adapting instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Create and implement engaging and interactive lesson plans and educational activities
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment where all children feel valued, respected, and supported
  • Supervise and participate in safe play and recreational activities, promoting positive social interactions among youth.
  • Implement behavior management strategies and conflict resolution techniques to maintain a safe and orderly environment for children.
  • Collaborate with Community Development Workers (CDW’s) to assess student needs, set academic goals, and develop individualized learning plans.
  • Monitor and track student progress, maintaining accurate records of attendance, academic performance, and program outcomes.

Requirements

  • A strong interest and passion for education, social work, or youth development
  • Ideally experience in curriculum development or youth-focused social work
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent organizational skills and record-keeping
  • An aptitude for relationship-building and cultural competency with problem-solving and behavioral management
  • Comfortable taking a leadership role and act not just as an educator, but as a mentor
  • Highly responsible creating a safe, supportive environment where all children feel included
  • Have prior international travel experience or join the internship with a friend

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

Interns will stay at the organization’s own volunteer residence on-site the project. The accommodation includes a fully furnished open air shared room with fans, shared bathrooms, and access to a fully-equipped shared kitchen to cook meals. The house also has six cats freely-roaming through it, so it’s great for animal lovers.

Safety & Support

Safety & Support

Tacloban is a relatively safe city but interns should exercise basic precautions like concealing their valuables and avoiding walking alone at night. The organization’s complex has its own security team, as well as 9 guard dogs (Belgian Malinois). Interns must also follow recommended medical precautions with TB, Hepatitis A, and dengue being prevalent in the area during the rainy season. General mosquito precautions should be taken, including wearing insect repellent and long, loose clothing in the evenings.

Communication

Communication

Interns will work from the organization’s study center with computers suites, workspaces, and strong Wifi. Alternatively, as a hub of business and commerce in the Eastern Visayas region the city has a strong infrastructure with solid internet connection and plenty of restaurants, cafes, and hotels with free Wifi. It is recommended to purchase a local SIM card to stay connected with family and friends at any time.

Meals

Meals

Interns will be provided lunch and dinner daily cooked by a chef on-site. These meals will consist of local Filipino food, but certain Western meals can be prepared upon request. For breakfast and snacks, they’ll have access to the fully-equipped kitchen at the accommodation.

Location details

Location details

Tacloban City, the capital of Leyte province in the Philippines, is a bustling urban center with a rich history and culture. The city is well-known for withstanding Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, the strongest storm ever recorded. Since then, Tacloban has undergone significant rebuilding and development. It now stands as a thriving cultural and economic hub for the Philippines, and a testament to the community spirit and resilience of its residents.

DATES & RATES

Fee Breakdown

Start and end dates for this internship are flexible and will be discussed with you during the application process.

What you’ll pay (2024 rates)

8 WEEKS USD 1,432

12 WEEKS USD 1,808 

16 WEEKS USD 2,184

20 WEEKS USD 2,560

26 WEEKS USD 3,125

Inclusions

  • Careful matchmaking. It takes time to find the right internship for each person, and we take this process very seriously.
  • Initial interview with one of our team to gauge your skills, interests, and desired learning outcomes.
  • An academic internship eligible for university credit. Check with your university to confirm if this internship qualifies for credit or alternatively we can assist you with purchasing transfer credits.
  • Accommodation in a shared room (up to 3 pax). If you’d like a single room, please contact us for prices and availability.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Daily lunch and dinner (local Filipino food)
  • Wifi access
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement and other preparations
  • An orientation program with your supervisor
  • Supervision and support during your stay
  • Regular check-ins during your internship with your supervisor
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship

Exclusions

  • Flights to Tacloban DZR Airport
  • Visa and medical/travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Breakfast, drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities
SCHOLARSHIP & FUNDING

FAQs

Some of our most commonly asked questions for programs in Philippines.

What can I expect from an internship in the Philippines?

During your internship, you can expect to get a glimpse into what it’s like to live and work in the Philippines. You’ll step out of your comfort zone, gain practical work experience, explore a new culture and environment, contribute to the UN SDGs, and learn valuable skills to apply in your personal life and professional career. All this, while getting to explore some of the 7,000+ islands found in the Philippines. Take walks on sandy white beaches, wander through rice terraces, dip into crystal clear waters, try tasty new foods, immerse yourself in history and culture, and enjoy every second of it! For more reasons to intern in the Philippines, check out this blog post.

Will I be able to travel around the country during my internship?

We believe an internship is more than just about your office work – it’s also about discovering and experiencing a new culture. So you’ll absolutely be able to travel during your internship in the Philippines! Each island in the archipelago is unique, so hop on a boat or quick flight to get exploring. Be sure to ask your host organization for recommendations and must-sees.

Does my internship in the Philippines qualify for university credits?

It sure does! However, you’ll want to double check with your supervisor that your university approves the program. We can also assist you in purchasing transfer credits to add onto your internship experience.

Will I receive compensation during my internship abroad?

Unfortunately, no. When interning for a nonprofit organization, the placement will be unpaid, but there are different ways to fund your internship. Don’t forget, the wealth of knowledge and opportunities for both your professional and personal growth will be invaluable!

QUICK FACTS

LOCATION: Tacloban, Philippines
PROGRAM FOCUS: Community Development NGO
TASK FOCUS: Mentoring, Academic Guidance, Safe Play
LENGTH: Min. 12 Weeks
COST: From USD 1,808

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gain international experience in a nonprofit setting
  • Practical experience in education and youth-focused social work
  • Versatile skill-building opportunities in highly transferable skills
  • Build close relationship with the children you work with
  • Live and work in the Philippines
ENQUIREAPPLY NOW

HOW TO APPLY

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

APPLY

Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us.

GET STARTED

SPEAK WITH AN ADVISOR

We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.

INTERNSHIP MATCHING

If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.

PAYMENT

If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.

CONFIRMATION

Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

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