The inbound Global Internship Program is available as a credit program for graduating college students and a non-credit program for fresh graduates. The internship program is credited through bilateral agreement with partner higher education institutions. The parameters for credit transfer is specified in partnership with the intern’s university/college. Meanwhile, the non-credited internship program is open to all interested applicants who are able to submit the required credentials. Both credited and non-credited internship programs will garner official certification from the local industry partner.
The program is a service placement of interns at Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU)’s local partner industries and institutions where they will acquire practical training and professional competencies. The internship placements can be with project or research-based institutions from private, non-government, or local community sectors.
The Global Internship Program is administered thematically, depending on the batch of interns’ courses or fields of specialization. The AIM Office will make sure the places for internship are aligned with the interns’ professional and curriculum goals. The program will be facilitated through traditional face-to-face learning, online learning, or blended learning (i.e. combination of traditional and online learning).
AIM has identified themes of specialization which will serve as the niche industries that effectively represent the primary social needs of Mindanao: Peacebuilding, Women, Children, and other Vulnerable Individuals, Indigenous Peoples, Environmental Sustainability and Preservation, and Social Entrepreneurship.
The Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao (AIM) Office presents International Remote Internship opportunities under its Global Internship Program. This remote or virtual program is a 4-week internship that provides a skills-based professional learning experience to interns through online engagements with our network of partner industries and institutions from within and outside the Philippines.
Maximize the holistic and professional development potential of interns through bridging academic learning and real-world contexts with practical work experience.
Broaden student access to professional learning experiences through the online work platforms.
Assist the interns in building a strong resume that reflects adaptability skills, intercultural competency and engagement, and global citizenship.
Boost the exposure of local partner industries and institutions by connecting them with interns that are able to promote their advocacies to a wider sociocultural arena.
The remote internship program is available as a 3-unit credit program for undergraduate students, and as a non-credit program for graduates who intend to apply individually. The internship is therefore available to enrolled students from our partner universities all around the world.
The remote internship is short-term, entailing a comprehensive and flexible program design. Interns are provided with project-based deliverables that they would work on online. This global opportunity assists interns to acquire professional capacities and access industry-based knowledge remotely, even from their homes.
Online Learning Format
Distance learning allows interns to pursue their academic and professional goals without being required to meet the financial and economic standards that confine student mobility and international travel. A virtual internship also provides project-based work descriptions and flexible work schedules. This means that at the end of this program, interns are expected to develop outputs that will serve the mission of their host industry.
Various online educational platforms ensure fruitful virtual interactions. Through these platforms, host industries can provide online lessons/courseworks, group discussions/webinars, group check-ins, and comprehensive project plans/presentations. The framework also includes weekly work plans and assessments. This format will not only provide professional development through a global experience, but also enrich personal skills in time management, organization, and self-discipline.
Themes and Placements
The program is administered thematically, depending on the intern’s course or field of specialization. AIM has identified themes of specialization in its Global Internship Program that interns can choose from. It may be advocacies on Peacebuilding, Women and Children’s Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Environmental Sustainability and Preservation, and Social Entrepreneurship.
Credit Transfer and Internship Fee
Credit Transfer Arrangements
Since the program is credited for undergraduates, official certification of internship will be co-granted by ADDU and the internship host, with the corresponding credit transfer authorization of the partner higher academic institution, when applicable. A baseline of 200 internship hours will be distributed across the four weeks of the internship duration.
Undergraduate students and graduates who are solo applicants are to pay an internship fee of 300 USD that covers the official enrollment, sessions, certification, kits, and e-learning materials.
For interns enrolled in ADDU, their internship fee is already covered by their practicum fee, paid upon enrollment.
Eligibility, Requirements, and Application Process
- Enrolled college undergraduates of ADDU partner higher education institution, (including institutional partners from the ASEACCU and AJCU-AP network)
Have taken at least three semesters with partner higher education institution
Is fluent in English oral and written communication
Committed to completing a full internship cycle online
Internship applicants must send these documentary requirements to the Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao (AIM) Office via email.
Transcript of Records (TOR)
– For undergraduates, TOR of all previously completed semesters
– For graduates, overall TOR of degree program
Endorsement Letter from the International Office or Career Center of the Home Institution
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
Subject: [Your Last Name, your First Name] ADDU Remote Internship Program – Requirements
Addressed to: Mr. Romulo Vinci R. Bueza
Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao Office
Ateneo de Davao University
How To Apply
1. Send Documentary Requirements (see requirements above)
2. Fill out the Application Form
3. Send Video Applications (Email to email@example.com)
4. Pay Internship Fee
5. Wait for Notice of Acceptance
September Internship Cycle
Call for Nominations and Applications: August 10-17, 2020
Start of the September Internship Cycle: September 07, 2020
Culmination of the September Internship Cycle: October 07, 2020
October Internship Cycle
Deadline of Video Applications
September 30, 2020
Online Interview with AIM Office
October 01-03, 2020
Notice of Acceptance
October 03, 2020
Start of October Cycle
October 07, 2020