Careers


Full-Time Positions

No vacancies at the moment.


Internship

Only a few individuals choose to go to development work after graduation. It is the desire of KAISAHAN to influence law students and college students to consider development work as a career option. The KAISAHAN Internship Program intends to provide meaningful opportunities for the students to gain in experience and understanding of the Philippine legislative and judicial processes. It also intends to develop consciousness among students the need to champion the cause of the marginalized sector of our society.

Law Students

Kaisahan accepts law students in its internship program through which they are exposed to opportunities for learning, understanding and appreciating alternative or public interest law. Through the program, the interns get to know first hand the situation of the farmers and the marginalized rural poor and realize how knowledge of the law could empower and affect them. Law interns perform tasks and participate in activities which harness legal and advocacy skills as well. The interns are under the supervision of Kaisahan lawyers. Kaisahan has accepted law interns from Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines, Xavier University, and Liceo de Cagayan among others.

Responsibilities:
The law student internship tasks are the following:

  • prepare pleadings
  • attend dialogues with officials from government agencies
  • meet with legislators for the purpose of lobbying
  • working with paralegals and other partner-organizations
  • act as resource persons during paralegal seminars and training
  • provide support to KAISAHAN internal discussions and activities

College Students

By participating in KAISAHAN’s advocacy efforts, college students will have the opportunity to achieve skills that will prepare them for career in development work as lobbyist, policy analysts, campaign organizers, and/or grassroots organizers. The internship program intends to provide meaningful opportunities for college students to have hands-on experience in working in the rural development sector, through lobbying, research, campaigns, media relations, and others.

Previous interns are students from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and University of Sto. Tomas, who were taking up courses in Development Communication, Arts and Humanities, Political Science, and Development Studies.

Responsibilities:
The college student internship tasks include the following:

  • conduct data-gathering on agrarian reform, local governance, and other rural development concerns
  • track legislation
  • attend legislative hearings and network meetings
  • organize of media and advocacy events
  • assist in the preparation of media releases and opinion pieces
  • coordinate grassroots campaign activities, events, and training seminars
  • provide support to KAISAHAN internal discussions and activities

Special tasks for communication and humanities students:

  • preparation of IEC materials for the organization’s campaigns
  • assist in the implementation of the organization’s communication plan

To apply, please send your Resume/CV with Cover Letter and Faculty Endorsement to:

The Executive Director
KAISAHAN tungo sa Kaunlaran ng Kanayunan at Repormang Pansakahan
38-B Mapagsangguni Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City 1101

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (02) 433-0760