American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc — The Arangkada Philippines Project (AmCham-TAPP) Internship Program

The Arangkada Philippines Internship Program is designed to give college students in their junior or senior year an opportunity to learn more about the Philippine economy, public policy, legislative reform, and what it takes to make the country attractive to business and foreign investment. Prospective interns will become part of a dynamic advocacy team that is helping shape reform.

The program accepts applications every January, May, and September for the February to April, June to August, and October to December intakes, respectively. Selected applicants are on-boarded under a hybrid arrangement—reporting remotely and in Makati City—until further notice.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected]. Please indicate “Internship Application for [insert position]” on the subject line. The cover letter should be addressed to:

John D. Forbes
Project Director, Arangkada Philippines and Senior Adviser  
The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
7/F Corinthian Plaza Building,
121 Paseo de Roxas,
Makati City 1229

Note: Due to the high volume of applications received, please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



The student must have a background in economics, political economy, or political science. Research interns will be assigned to the TAPP Senior Advisor, Senior Legislative Specialist, and/or Advocacy and Research Specialist to provide assistance in (but not limited to):

  • Liaising with TAPP advocacy partners
  • Compiling and managing contents for the daily news clips;
  • Conducting research (familiarity with quantitative data gathering is an advantage);
  • Preparing and distributing letters, statements, and policy documents;
  • Organizing the annual Arangkada Philippines events, such as the annual forum, round-table discussions, press conferences, and meetings; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned with guidance from the TAPP Internship Coordinator


The student must have a background in computer science, multimedia arts, or marketing communications program. The prospective intern will assist the TAPP Website Director in maintaining the website, curating newsclips, and other projects. Operational familiarity of the following is an advantage:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Google Suite
  • Video editing
  • Social Media Marketing

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