Internships are an excellent tool for advancing your skills in a field of interest. These positions help young adults find a career path, test their aptitude for certain kinds of work, and further develop their resume or CV. Internships are almost always unpaid as the intern is gaining skills and experience. It is critical to find the right match so the relationship is beneficial to both intern and company. Full time students have the easiest time finding internships because of their age, lack of real life skills, amount of free time, and education.
To secure an internship aboard, it is usually necessary to find a company that sets up the internship. Internships are commonly set up through a university for its students.
Manila is the site of the vast majority of internships in the Philippines. As the center of the Philippines' economy, it is an excellent market to gain skills. There are numerous companies headquartered within the city that offer excellent opportunities.
There are online search engines to help you find an internship:
It is also possible to apply directly with organizations. Research your area of interest and find any organizations with online applications.
Several papers have a helpful classifieds section. These include:
If you know anyone in Manila or the Philippines - get in touch! It's not necessarily what you know, but who you know. Friends and family, or any contact you have in your desired business may know of a position. There are also professional social networks like LinkedIn which allow people to make business contacts.
To secure an internship aboard, it is usually easiest to find a company that sets-up the internship. Some agencies require a fee to secure a placement. Such agencies may include:
If hired through an agency or company, the agency or company usually guides the intern through the process. Most interns receive a Student Visa. For more information on visa, consult the section on "Passport and Visas".
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