Internships at Asia Society Philippines are open to all undergraduate students and young professionals with a demonstrated interest in at least one of our major initiatives in: Business, Policy, Education, Leadership and Arts & Culture. Interns will be given the opportunity to realize their potential and their contribution to be recognized. Likewise, we encourage our volunteers to participate in various types of activities, depending on their knowledge, interest and availability. The minimum requirement for internship is 150 hours to ensure the intern's proper learning and immersion to Asia Society's programs.
As a non-profit organization, we do not offer compensations to our volunteers/interns.
Internship opportunities are open throughout the year until filled. Submit your application today!
We welcome exceptional applicants in the following categories:
Communications Intern (Open)
Interns under this category will help copyedit and publish ENews content, edit and upload videos, report on events, craft blog posts and help establish the social content for all social media accounts of Asia Philippines.
- Assist in the management of all social media accounts of Asia Philippines;
- Develop content for the monthly E-Newsletter;
- Develop social media campaigns to generate crowd-sourced stories;
- Maintain and expand social media platforms;
- Help measure the impact of social media on the overall marketing efforts of the organization;
- Create a social media marketing strategy to increase the organizations’ visibility;
- Research on new and alternative ways to leverage social media activities;
- Develop videos, promotional materials and social media content;
- Handle special projects involving interviews with leaders;
- Assist in other ASPF programs and events;
- Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Sony Vegas (or any video editing software);
- Proficiency in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc) preferred;
- Strong and fast writing skills;
- Strong news judgement;
- Strong photo, video and audio editing skills.
- Basic knowledge in HTML and CMS preferred.
- Ability to work under pressure/time constraints.
- Good organization skills and ability to work independently required;
- A student of any media-related course is preferred;
- Open-minded, creative, initiative, team-player;
Program Management Intern (Open)
Interns under this category will help the Program officers implement their programs and projects for Asia Society Philippines.
- Assist in the overall logistical planning of Asia Society Philippine projects and events;
- Assist with all aspects of program development;
- Research program topics and speakers;
- Coordinate and follow-up with media partners and sponsors;
- Providing logistical support at public events;
- Assist with communications and marketing activities;
- Help with fundraising activities, including updating donor databases;
- Spearhead a specific project for Asia Society Philippines under the supervision of one of its Program Officers;
- Have an interest in Asian affairs, particularly in the areas of business, leadership, policy, education and arts & culture;
- Have strong command of written and spoken English;
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite;
- Strong interest in programming and fundraising in the non-profit sector;
- Knowledge of or experience working on a variety of social, cultural, economic, and political issues related to Asia, U.S.-Asia relations, and Asian Americans;
- Solid research, writing, and editing skills;
- Excellent attention to detail;
- Reliable self-starter and problem-solver who is able to work independently to meet tight deadlines;
- Flexibility and ability to multi-task in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment;
Global Leadership Initiatives - Communications Intern (Open)
Interns under this category will be under Asia Society's Global Leadership Initiatives (GLI) division. The intern should have interest in issues revolving around leadership and policy in Asia and will assist and provide support to the projects of the department.
- Provide ongoing support and assistance by executing and implementing some key assigned tasks in the Communications and Social Media Strategic Plan of the Global Leadership Initiatives (GLI) Department;
- Assist in managing the social networking platforms/various focus channels of the department (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Hootsuite);
- Research various issues on leadership, foreign policy, gender issues, and staying up-to-date on current developments in Asia, in order to assist in creating content for the GLI Department's focus channels;
- Assist in collating, organizing, and summarizing content for the department newsletters;
- Assist with administrative tasks such as coordinating support; and writing, editing, and proofreading reports and content for the department's websites.
- Students or Graduates of Marketing/Communications/Journalism
- Excellent English communication skills - written and verbal;
- Excellent research and writing skills;
- Strong interest in Asia and Asian Affairs;
- Proficient in different social media networking platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Hootsuite)
- Experience in blogging content management systems like WordPress, and Drupal is highly preferred but not required;
- Basic HTML knowledge is a plus;
- Basic photo-editing skills such as Photoshop, Corel, or PaintShop Pro is a plus;
- Some experience in MailChimp is a plus
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Kindly submit your updated CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Communications interns are encouraged to provide sample of their works (weblinks, posters, videos, etc).
*Your subject title must indicate the internship position/category you are applying for.
For each position listed, please refer to the contact information provided in the posting. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. If you submit your resume by email, please regard it as having been received unless your email bounced back.
The Asia Society is an equal-opportunity organization.
About Asia Society Philippine Foundation, Inc
Asia Society Philippine Foundation, Inc. was established on March 22, 1999 by Washington Sycip with a mission to promote understanding of Asia through education, business, leadership, policy and arts & culture. Set at the center of the ancient trade routes of the Pacific, the Philippine Center is perfectly positioned to play an active role in building cultural bridges—not only between America and the Philippines, but also among Asian countries.
ASPF presents the uniqueness and diversity of cultures through lectures, exhibitions, films, seminars and conferences. The Philippine Center has also developed special programs that represent the culture and achievements of Filipino culture, chief among them, the Filipino and Proud series and the Kulinarya project. ASPF also serves as the secretariat for the Philippines 21 Young Leaders Initiative, a local charter of the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative.
ASPF is a non-profit foundation accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) and is supported by membership contributions from foundations, institutions, corporations, and individuals. All donations made to Asia Society Philippines are tax-deductible.
Membership to Asia Society is open to individuals, families, and organizations who would like to participate in dynamic exchanges on arts and culture, education, foreign policy, business, and other matters of regional interest.