The Fellowship Program

The Fellowship is a 2-year program that attracts young Filipino leaders who are passionate about building the nation through education. It is a full-time, fully paid opportunity to teach in a public school for 2 years, as well as to develop one's leadership potential.

Young leaders who undergo the Fellowship Program are called Teacher Fellows. They go through the Transformational Leadership Continuum (TLC) where they receive 2 years of continuous professional training on four focus areas: human development, teacher training, community engagement as well as leadership development. Through TLC training and insight gained from classroom and community experience, the program hopes to produce Alumni who can grow into key positions that contribute to relevant and meaningful policies for education equity.

Application Process

Teach for the Philippines aims to build a community of leaders that is diverse and inclusive. We believe that diversity affords the organization the opportunity to benefit from the talent, energy, and commitment of nation builders.

To achieve this, we employ a multi-step process that evaluates not only academic achievement, but also drive, resilience, a sense of civic responsibility, and alignment with our core values. Admission to the Fellowship is on a rolling basis—completed applications are screened in the order in which they are received. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application before the priority deadline as we extend invitations to Summer Institute as soon as we find individuals who meet the qualifications of a Fellow Candidate.

PRE-APPLICATION

Know more about our program and the application process by attending our events or speaking with members of our Recruitment Team. You may contact them at recruitment@teachforthephilippines.org.

Get a glimpse of a day in the life of a Teacher Fellow here.

We encourage you to review this template and submit an effective résumé to us.

APPLICATION PROPER

1. ONLINE APPLICATION

Teach for the Philippines only processes applications submitted online. Any other form of application, including hard-copy applications by post, will not be entertained.

Your application will be considered complete and can only be submitted once the following documents (clear scanned copy in PDF) are attached.

  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • An official Transcript of Records (TOR) is required as proof of your enrollment/graduation—this will also serve as the supporting document for the cumulative/grade point average that you indicate in your application

In the absence of the official TOR, Teach for the Philippines will initially accept a layout of screen caps of grades from your university account.

2. PHONE INTERVIEW

Applicants invited to a phone interview will be notified via email and SMS and will have to promptly confirm a time slot.

The 30-minute phone interview is an opportunity for you to elaborate on your personal experiences and to speak with someone from Teach for the Philippines about the work that we do.

3. ASSESSMENT CENTER

Applicants who make it through the first screen and phone interview will be invited to join the Assessment Center (AC) in our Headquarters. Invitation to the AC is sent via email and an applicant will be asked to pick among several dates.

During the full-day AC meeting, you will have to submit 2 recommendation letters, do a teaching demonstration, and undergo competency-based interviews among others. The Teach for the Philippines Admissions Team may contact you for follow-up interviews or supplementary activities to gather additional information when necessary.

Download the recommendation form here.

INVITATION TO SUMMER INSTITUTE

Summer Institute (SI) is the intensive, pre-service training that sets up Teacher Fellows for success in their first 3 months in the public school and also builds their mindset for future successes. During this training, they are given approximately 400 hours of training and coaching in the 4 focus areas and will experience practice teaching of not less than 10 hours. SI also serves as the last stage of the admissions for the Fellowship.

Applicants who effectively displayed the competencies that are essential to the Fellowship Program will be invited to join SI and given the status "Fellow Candidate." The number of slots available for SI is limited. As candidates are admitted on a rolling basis, slots may be filled up prior to the final deadline for application. The earlier you submit your application, the higher your chances of getting an invitation to SI.

Prior to SI, you will be given a chance to immerse in the work that Teacher Fellows do by shadowing one of our current Teacher Fellows. You are also expected to prepare your pre-employment requirements and complete training prework such as readings, essays, and other outputs.

Fellow Candidates are officially inducted as Teacher Fellows after successfully completing SI and signifying their commitment to the program by accepting the Oath of Fellowship as well as Notice of Placement.

Placement

Teach for the Philippines is honored to be working with the following public schools and principals, who have shown progressive leadership in their learning communities.

LUZON

Marikina: Nangka Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Elizabeth Rosario

Marikina: Concepcion Integrated School

Principal: Ms. Rose Talacan

Marikina: Malanday Elementary School 

Principal: Dr. Aizaleen Garchitorena

Navotas: Bagumbayan Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Ruth R. Reyes

Navotas: Navotas Elementary School - Central

Principal: Dr. Jocelyn P. Legaspi

Navotas: San Roque Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Preciosa Cabinbin

Pasig City: Ilugin Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Jean Manayan

Pasig City: Sagad Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Rosalie Pasco

Pasig City: Kalawaan Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Monina J. Cruz

Quezon City: Cubao Elementary School

Principal:  Mrs. Thelma Co 

Biñan, Laguna: Malaban Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Pilar De Castro

Sta. Rosa, Laguna: Aplaya Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Ma. Rowena Solomon

Sta. Rosa, Laguna: Sinalhan Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Guadalupe Factoriza

Mabalacat, Pampanga: Villa Teodora Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Priscilla G. delos Reyes

Dagupan, Pangasinan: Juan P. Guadiz Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Rochelle Aquino

Dagupan, Pangasinan: Tebeng Elementary School

Principal: Dr. Cecilia Dela Cruz

VISAYAS

Malay, Aklan: Malay Elementary School

Principal: Mr. Democrito V. Barrientos II

Kalibo, Aklan: Kalibo Pilot School

Principal: Mr. Allan T. Relloto

Jaro, Iloilo: Jaro 1 Elementary School

Principal: Dr. Lynette L. Trinidad

Consolacion, Cebu: Consolacion Central Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Lorna I. Soco

Consolacion, Cebu: Consolacion National High School

Principal: Mr. Arvin O. Sollano

Jordan, Guimaras: Jordan Central Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Suzette G. Talaman

Jordan, Guimaras: Jordan National High School

Principal: Ms. Nimsi Tome

Roxas City, Capiz: Inzo Arnaldo Integrated School

Principal: Mr. Tomas S. Hupeda

MINDANAO

Siargao Island: Espoir School of Life

Principal: Mr. Nicolas Gontard

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Top 10 Questions About the Fellowship Program

1. What is a Letter of Intent?

A Letter of Intent states your interest in and understanding of the program. We do not require that you upload a separate document in your application—instead, please paste your letter of intent into the “Essay Questions” section of the application form. You are highly encouraged to use the guide questions given and should not limit yourself to responding to them point by point.

2. Can I save my application if I have not completed it?

You can save and re-visit your application as many times as you want, before finally hitting submit. To do this, you must check the box beside “Save my progress and resume later” at the top/bottom of each page of the application form and you will then be asked to provide an email address and password to be able to access the form again.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before submitting your application, you will be given the chance to review all your responses. We recommend that you save this summary for your own reference. Once you click the “Submit” button, you will NOT be able to review or edit your application.

3. I forgot my username and/or password. How do I resume my online application?

The Admissions Team can reset your password. Send an email to admissions@teachforthephilippines.org to request for a new password. The new password should be sent to the email you provided within 48 hours.

We encourage you to verify that the email address you provide us is valid and accurate. Teach for the Philippines uses email as a primary method of formal communication.

4. How much do grades matter?

Grades are but one of many factors we consider. The Admissions Committee looks at your candidacy in its totality. Candidates are given the chance to elaborate not only on their academic performance but also other work, as well as volunteer and leadership experiences at different stages during the application process.

5. What if I don’t have a background in education or teaching experience?

Teach for the Philippines welcomes individuals from all fields of expertise. We believe that the diversity of backgrounds lends itself to the success of our mission to achieve educational equity for all children. This said, the intensive training before the start of each school year includes modules that translate to units in education. By the end of the 24-month program, Teacher Fellows who do not come from an education background would be eligible to take the Licensure Exam for Teachers.

6. I am already employed as a teacher in a public school. Can I still apply?

Following our agreement with the Department of Education (DepEd), current public school teachers need to give up their current “teacher item” if they choose to become a
Teacher Fellow for Teach for the Philippines.

Through a DepEd Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), Teach for the Philippines Teacher Fellows are allowed to teach in public schools for 2 years without a teacher item. Teacher Fellows are considered employees of Teach for the Philippines and assigned as teachers in a partner placement school, based on the needs of the community.

7. Is there an age limit?

There is no strict age limit, but keep in mind that teaching in our public schools as well as maintaining the training requirements of Teach for the Philippines requires a lot of patience, energy, and above all, commitment. The responsibilities and expectations of a Teacher Fellow go beyond the hours spent teaching in the classroom and might be better suited for individuals who have flexibility in time, concentration, and who are able to commit themselves in mind/body/spirit for 24 months.

8. I am currently working/residing out of the Metro Manila/country and might not be available to physically join an Assessment Center (AC). Can I still apply?

We offer Virtual Assessment Centers (VAC) only for those who cannot be at the Teach for the Philippines headquarters for in-person interviews—often due to constraints in location. Candidates who get invited to an AC but cannot travel to our office should immediately inform the Admissions Team of their inability to be physically present at the AC venue. The Admissions Team will evaluate requests for VACs on a case-to-case basis.

You will need a webcam, internet access, mobile phone line, and either a Skype or Google account to be eligible for VAC.

9. I previously applied and was not able to finish the entire process/was not accepted, can I reapply?

Candidates may only apply once during the annual admissions cycle but are absolutely welcome to reapply during subsequent admission cycles! There is no limit to the number of times an interested applicant can reapply to the Fellowship. In fact, some of our strongest candidates are re-applicants!

While we cannot assure that we will provide feedback to those who do not get accepted, we encourage those individuals to work on gaining alternative experiences and also work on learning more about the movement that Teach for the Philippines seeks to establish.

10. If accepted, can I defer my admission?

If accepted, you may send a letter to the Admissions Committee requesting a deferral. However, please note that entrance into the next year’s cohort will not be guaranteed and each request is reviewed thoroughly on a case-to-case basis.

AND ONE MORE…IF I DO NOT APPLY FOR THE FELLOWSHIP, HOW ELSE CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH TEACH FOR THE PHILIPPINES?

Teach for the Philippines has a number of positions open for Staff and Civic Engagement Participants. A number of civic engagement and community development activities are also scheduled throughout the year.

You may also send an email to humanassets@teachforthephilippines.org to learn more.

Careers in Teach for the Philippines

Teach for the Philippines also looks for driven and committed professionals to join our growing team at headquarters.

Staff

Below are current non-teaching opportunities available at Teach for the Philippines. We only accept applications through the online Staff Application Form, which can be accessed here.

INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING MANAGER

We are looking for someone who can cultivate a strong and effective professional relationship with Teacher Fellows, provide individualized support both in technical and soft skills as well as building mindsets, and ensure that Teacher Fellows are successful inside and outside the classroom. If you are a passionate team player, skilled at intercultural communication and have a love for travel, then this job is for you! Click here for the job description.

RECRUITMENT ASSOCIATE

We are looking for someone who can engage with potential candidates for our Fellowship Program and work with an awesome team. If you're an excellent motivator who wants to work with a passionate and purpose-driven team, then apply now! Click here for the job description.

OTHER

We’re always interested to meet individuals interested in nation building through education. Tell us about yourself by submitting an application and selecting “other” under position—we can explore opportunities together.

NOTE

We do not take email applications or hand-written letters. All applications must be done through our website using the Staff Application Form. For specific inquiries about staff positions, not already covered in the job description, please send at email at humanassets@teachforthephilippines.org with your question in the subject line.

To the best of our abilities, we try to complete the admissions process for staff within 42 days.

In Teach for the Philippines, we encounter a lot of experienced professionals and graduate students who are passionate about what we do and possess a diverse skill set that can tremendously benefit the organization, but can only commit part-time. At the moment, we do not have any opportunities available for part-time staff.

To stay informed of future opportunities and openings, please revisit this page.

Civic Engagement Program

Our internship program will give you the experience and exposure in the fields of social and startup entrepreneurship, education research, and non-profit organization management. Expect to work in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment and do your part in improving the Philippine system of education. What we need is someone who can become a bridge from the school to the organization or from network to network. It is important for us to note from the very beginning that the organization offers this opportunity on a purely voluntary basis; we also do not cover for housing or airfare. The minimum length of stay for a Teach for the Philippines intern is 1 month.

Eligibility

While our Civic Engagement Program is designed primarily for undergraduates, we also accommodate individuals with various work and academic credentials. Secondary school students, as well as experienced professionals and graduate school students are welcome to apply to our civic engagement program. Teach for the Philippines believes that qualified, motivated, and committed individuals of different collegiate or professional backgrounds should have the chance to further our movement.

Your course of study does not preclude you from this program. As with our Fellowship, we will gladly accept students from various fields, so long as the applicants are deemed qualified and can work with us for 1 month or longer.

Logistics

  • For our Civic Engagement Program, exact start and end dates are fixed on an individual basis, so we can help tailor a program that suits your schedule and our schedule best. You will be reporting to work at our office in Makati.
  • Standard hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM, though we’re more about the work you do than the time you spend in the office.
  • Having your own laptop is a must.
  • Aspiring candidates who do not hold residence in Metro Manila are required to satisfy their own housing and travel requirements for the duration of the internship.
  • Due to limitations in resources, we will only be able to accommodate a maximum of 5 to 6 interns at any time. What’s more, summer periods (both US and Philippine summers) are especially in-demand. We handle applications on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend that you get started early!

For more information about working in the Philippines, click here.

The Civic Engagement Program Application process is as follows:

  1. Online Application – We do not take email applications or hand-written letters. All applications must be done through our website, through the link below. You will get to specify your track preference in your application.
  2. First Form Review and Phone Interview – Your application will be reviewed thoroughly. Should you move forward in the application process, you can expect a phone interview from a member of the team.
  3. Presentation to Function Lead – Your application and the information collected over the phone will be presented to the function lead of your preference.
  4. Response from the organization.

 

READY TO APPLY?

Click on the tabs to check your eligibility for the Civic Engagement Program.

Questions? Shoot us an email at
internships@teachforthephilippines.org

Within our Civic Engagement Program, our graduate and undergraduate tracks are designed to have you focus on 1 of 4 primary tracks:

  1. TFP Campus Leaders
  2. Marketing and Events
  3. Training and Development
  4. Business Development

Each track forms the basis of the core projects you will be working on during your stay (minimum of 1-month stay), though expect to also handle projects in other functional areas. Whichever track you choose, interns report directly to one of the organization’s function leads and are treated, given deadlines, and expected to compose themselves like a young professional. In return for their hard work and commitment, interns can expect to play an involved, relevant, and respected role on the team.

Note: Teach for the Philippines can take a maximum of 5 interns in 1 month and we accept interns from the Philippines and abroad. At this time, the organization is unable to subsidize airfare or housing.

1. Teach for the Philippines Campus Leaders

TFP Campus Leaders represent the Recruitment Team in school events like job fairs, career fairs, or with recruitment’s supervision, may come up with their own events which include but are not limited to info sessions, leadership workshops, and university-exclusive open house events, among others. As a TFP Campus Leader, you will help by:

  • Identifying eligible college seniors per campus
  • Engaging potential Fellow Candidates
  • Expanding our on-ground network of education advocates
  • Being the go-to person in your campus for events/partnerships relating to education and leadership development, in 2 years’ time

Minimum qualifications:

  • You are an undergraduate college student in the process of obtaining a bachelor's degree
  • You are a member of at least one campus organization or has significant affiliations
  • You are looking for opportunity to build campus presence and develop your leadership capabilities

Benefits:

  • Free professional development training sessions (eg, training on public speaking, community engagement, relationship building)
  • Public school classroom immersions
  • Representation allowance

2. Marketing and Events Track

We’re proud of what we do here at Teach for the Philippines, and our story’s one we’d love you to help us tell, but we believe in doing it in a smart and systematic manner. As a Marketing and Communications intern, you’ll be working on the following:

  • Executing and giving input on our core marketing and communications strategy
  • Inputting on the core strategy and making it relevant to today’s youth
  • Planning, executing, and attending the plentiful and varied events of Teach for the Philippines, thereby sharpening your skills for organization and people management, and expanding your network
  • Innovating an integrated marketing communications campaign which you may get the chance to see go live

Minimum qualifications:

  • You possess or are in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree
  • You have a current GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent

Preferred qualifications:

  • You have a passion for community development and/or education
  • You possess a strong sense of civic responsibility and innovative entrepreneurial drive
  • You are driven by a need to tell great stories
  • You have an appreciation for understanding audiences and user experiences

3. Training and Development Track

At Teach for the Philippines, we are committed to designing a Transformational Leadership Continuum that is well-informed and grounded by data we gather from our work. As a Training and Development intern, you help do that through the following:

  • Gathering data to create and update student and teacher profiles
  • Testing whether predetermined standards for achievement based on the Transformational Teaching model are supported by the experiences of our Teacher Fellows on the ground
  • Researching education policies and teaching strategies that work within and outside the Teach For All network to use as testable models locally
  • Building our electronic resource library and organizing it to maximize utility for support staff and Fellows

Minimum qualifications:

  • You possess or are in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree
  • You have a current GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent

Preferred qualifications:

  • You have a demonstrated passion for community development and/or education
  • You possess a strong sense of civic responsibility and innovative entrepreneurial drive
  • You have prior research experience in the field
  • You are thorough and meticulous in data gathering and synthesis

4. Business Development

Business development is the creation of long-term value for an organization as it relates to stakeholders, markets, and key relationships. Curious to learn more? Check this out! Better yet, join our team!

  • Explore alternative funding models
  • Create a methodology to screen promising future business plans
  • Create a marketing landscape analysis to understand donor behavior in the Philippines and abroad
  • Understand laws and impacts on the education landscape

Minimum qualifications:

  • You possess or are in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or a related field
  • You have a current GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
  • You have a passion for community development and/or education
  • Creative, out-of-the-box thinking, entrepreneurial
  • You are driven by a need to tell great stories
  • You have an appreciation for understanding audiences and user experience

READY TO APPLY?

Questions? Shoot us an email at
internships@teachforthephilippines.org.

Our high school student requirements fall within the same parameters as those that apply to undergraduate students, with a few differences:

  • As a general rule, you will be working with us for a minimum of 1 month
  • As per definition, you don’t need to be in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree, though you do have to maintain an equivalent GPA—for 100-based grading systems, you should maintain an average of 90

 

READY TO APPLY?

Questions? Shoot us an email at
internships@teachforthephilippines.org.

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