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IIRR is a research, educational, and community development organization with over 60 years of experience in empowering rural communities to overcome poverty through people-centered and sustainable development approaches called “rural reconstruction”.

IIRR believes that young people have a lot to contribute to the fight against poverty. To allow for more of these opportunities, IIRR has introduced an internship scheme for university graduates to have first-hand experience in development work. The interns will work within IIRR’s Philippine project sites in Cavite, Ivisan-Capiz, and Guinayangan Quezon strictly for six months. The six months service is non-renewable and does not guarantee employment with IIRR. No salary and other benefits will be paid to interns but the organization will provide a modest amount to cover living expenses. Applicants should have a BA/BSC degree, preferably in  the following:

  • Agriculture, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management
  • Health, Nutrition or other related disciplines
  • Education, Sociology, geography, or other related disciplines
  • Development communication
  • Community development or rural development

Women applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

To be considered for the Philippines internship program, please send your CV and cover letter to the email address below:

The Human Resources Office


We will respond to short-listed candidates only.