The Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, D.C. accepts part- to full time interns year round. Internship hours can be tailored to the academic schedule of the intern but should fall within the Embassy’s official work hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, except during Philippine and U.S. holidays. On occasion, interns may be asked to work evening/weekend events.
There are no deadlines for application. However, the Embassy will need at least three weeks from submission of requirements to complete the application process.
This position is unpaid. Internships will not lead to subsequent employment or permanent positions with the Embassy. Neither will acceptance into the Embassy's internship program necessarily entitle students to an entry visa to the U.S. (for those who do not hold appropriate visas or are not legal residents) or to a conversion/extension of their current visas.
- Enrolled in a four-year degree program and have at least two years of undergraduate study completed. Graduate students may also apply.
- Major in Asian American Studies, Economics, International Relations/Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Diplomacy or any other related field.
- Must be a Filipino or have dual citizenship.
- Possess strong computer, written and verbal communication skills
- Be proficient with Microsoft Office
- Have the ability to work independently and in a team
- Have the ability to show initiative
Interns may be assigned to any of the following sections in the Embassy:
- Press & Information
Interns will be assigned to the section relevant to his/her field of study. Specific areas of interest may also be conveyed in the letter of application to the Embassy. This will be taken into account for as long as there is a vacancy.
All documents listed below are required. Please ensure that you are able to provide each of these documents in a timely manner:
- Proof of Philippine Citizenship (birth certificate or report of birth and/or Philippine passport valid at the time of application)
Letter of Application addressed to
Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
1600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(Re: Internship Program)
- Letter of Endorsement from the school enrolled in (addressed to the Ambassador)
Personal History Statement (download form here)
Police Clearance (from the Police Station covering area of residence or schooling)
Professional Picture (2x2)
The above documents may be mailed or personally brought to the Philippine Embassy at the given address. Applicants will be scheduled for interview after approval from Manila has been obtained.
For more information on the Embassy’s student internship program, please contact the Philippine Embassy at email address: email@example.com, or telephone number: 202.467.9354.