Thank you for being as enthusiastic about social democracy as we are. Please find our current job vacancies and information on the application process below.
Internships (currently not accepting due to COVID-19 restrictions)
How to apply for internships at the FES Philippines
FES Philippine regularly offers internships. Our programme is available for young people, both local and international, with the condition that they have either completed at least the first three years of their studies or have recently graduated. We welcome individuals who would like to experience the working environment at a political foundation.
A study background in political science, sociology, communications, economics or related areas of study has proven to be most advantageous. Those with interest in international cooperation and/or are engaged in socio-political organizations like trade unions, youth organizations, women’s organizations, and political parties are especially welcome to apply.
Applicants should be open-minded to local culture and be able to adapt to different situations and challenges.
Tasks and Terms
Apart from participation in seminars and workshops, research and writing of texts and papers, assistance in daily office work, it is possible to identify an area of particular interest. The duration of the internship should not be less than 3 months and should not be more than 6 months for foreign interns; and not be less than 1 month for local interns.
Due to internal regulations, FES cannot offer any compensation for the internship and any internship-related expenses.
In order to arrange a possible assignment, the English application should be submitted well in advance. Thereby, the following items have to be included:
Curriculum Vitae w/ passport photo
Application letter with a statement of interest
Subject areas and activities of particular interest
Period of time and preferred dates for internship
Please send your application and the required documents by email to info.ph(at)fes.de and to chao.cabatingan(at)fes.de. Moreover, application should be emailed to FES prior to the target starting date of the internship — at least six (6) months for foreign interns, or at least one (1) month for local interns.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.