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Internship at KAS Philippines

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KAS Philippines Internship Program

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Philippines Internship Program aims to provide students with professional skills and practical experience in working for an international, political organization and think tank.

Over the course of the internship, KAS interns will be able to:

  • Gain experience as a professional working in the field in an output-oriented, multi-faceted, and dynamic work environment.
  • Gain better insight of Philippine politics and society;
  • Deepen their understanding of KAS and contribute to its impact in various issue areas relating to democracy, governance, rule of law, foreign affairs, security, the social market economy, innovation, media, and youth empowerment;
  • Meet and interact with experts and important stakeholders in various fields related to the work of KAS Philippines; and
  • Be part of the global network of KAS.

Interns are entitled to a monthly stipend of PHP 15,000.00 as well as a certificate upon successful completion of the internship.


Interns support the KAS Country Director and the Program Managers in their different work areas. The KAS Internship Program is a learning opportunity designed for students to gain practical experience and skills in program management and research in an international organization and think tank. Therefore, the tasks and activities to be performed by the intern is understood to be based on the current operational needs of the KAS.

KAS Philippines is operating on a hybrid setup and interns are expected to report physically in the KAS Philippines Office in Makati City.

Completion Requirements

To complete the internship, it is understood that interns were able to:

  • Provide satisfactory support and contribution to the KAS Country Director and Program Manager/s on the project/s where he or she is assigned;
  • Submit a narrative report about his/her internship experience in KAS Philippines. Pictures relevant to their experience are highly encouraged; and
  • Produce and present a written research report on a topic of choice that is related to the work of KAS Philippines, to be published under KAS Philippines’ Adenauer Young Researchers’ Report Series.

Requirements may be used and posted on the KAS website and social media pages, with proper attributions.


Interns must:

  • Be a Filipino or German national;
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Philippines or in Germany both prior to and after the internship assignment. You must at least be in your 3rd year of studies;
  • Be engaged in a field of study that fits one of KAS Philippines’ main areas of work;
  • Be proficient in English;
  • Possess a passion for politics and political issues, pronounced willingness to learn and engage in new topics, adaptable, and able to work in a team; and
  • Commit and work with us for three (3) months.

Application for June to August 2024 Internship Period (Filipino nationals)

Applicants should take note of the following application guidelines:

  • Application Period: May 6-12, 2024
  • Shortlisting and Interview Period: May 13-22, 2024
  • Expected Internship Period: June 4 to August 27, 2024

Apply at KAS Philippines June to August 2024 Internship Application Form.

Other Guidelines

  1. Applications will only be reviewed once the application period for that internship period has ended.
  2. We will only review applications receive through the corresponding online form. Applications submitted via other channels will NOT be entertained.
  3. Due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to individual queries about a particular internship application.

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Sophiya Navarro

Sophiya Navarro

Program Manager +63 2 8539 3848

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