The World Youth Alliance is a global coalition of young people committed to promoting the dignity of the person and building solidarity among youth from developed and developing nations. We train young people to work at the regional and international levels to impact policy and culture. Through this lived experience of the dignity of the person, young people are able to affirm life at all levels of society.
At the heart of our work is…
The Dignity of the Person
Every human being has intrinsic and inalienable dignity that begins at conception and extends to natural death. We recognize that the intrinsic dignity of the person is the foundation of every human right. The basic dignity of the human person must be cherished in custom and protected by law.
The Importance of the Family
As the fundamental unity of society, the family ensures the sustainability of civilization and culture. It takes on essential tasks in the care of all, especially the weakest and the most vulnerable. We affirm that the family is a school of deeper humanity, within which each member learns best what it means to be a human person.
Authentic development is a process that takes place at all levels of society creating a social, political, and economic environment that enables persons to reach their full physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional potential.
The World Youth Alliance Regional Internship Program is an opportunity for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of World Youth Alliance to contribute practically to its international and regional projects and to study more closely the ideas which have formed the organization. The program focuses on three aspects: project management, training, and network building. As an intern, you can:
- Learn about our mission to understand and articulate the dignity of the person through discussions about international law and human rights, economic and social development, and global health.
- Gain practical and theoretical knowledge about international, regional, and national policy-making.
- Help your region grow socially and economically as you develop projects that uphold the value of each person.
- Have the opportunity to build your own network and community in line with World Youth Alliance programs.
Internship Period: January 7, 2013 to March 29, 2013
Application Deadline: November 26, 2012
Internship Period: May 6, 2013 to July 6, 2013
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
Internship Period: September 2, 2013 to December 13, 2013
Application Deadline: July 27, 2013
Interns will be assigned to plan and manage one or two projects during their internship period. The types of projects interns get to work on are diverse and vary according to specific interests and skills of each person. Each project will fall under one of our three main thrusts which are Education, Advocacy, and Culture.
Our education program facilitates the understanding of the human person.
The World Youth Alliance’s education programs are designed to equip a person, of any age, the tools to promote and defend the dignity of the person. A variety of formal and informal educational programs opportunities is offered to members to develop a deeper understanding of the meaning of human dignity as well as a greater commitment to defending and promoting this essential truth. Ultimately, the desired educational outcome is the formation of individuals who embrace a worldview that situates the worth of every person at the center and whose lives reflect this understanding and commitment.
Our advocacy programs defend the dignity of the human person in policy.
World Youth Alliance actively participates at the United Nations, European Union organization, and other national governments institutions by offering language proposals, sharing grassroots experiences and working one-on-one with delegates to develop person-centered policies.
Our cultural programs highlight the experience of the dignity of the human person.
World Youth Alliance provides young people with the opportunity to encounter and experience the dignity of the human person. Participation in the arts, either as artist or observer, engages and nurtures all dimensions of the human person – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual – and in this way promotes the integral development of the individual, contributing to the authentic development of society.
Interns will also be assigned to do administrative work at the WYA Asia Pacific office. They may be asked to do database management, writing business letters, filing documents, managing WYA Asia Pacific’s online accounts, and creating marketing materials.
There is a standard application process for the WYA Regional Internship Program. Before you apply, we strongly encourage you to browse through our website to know more about the organization and to see if our programs are the right fit for you. IMPORTANT: Incomplete applications will not be processed.
1. Completed application form.
2. Letter of intent.
3. Resumé or Curriculum Vitae.
4. Answer to essay questions listed on the application form.
5. Two letters of recommendations.
6. A signed copy of the WYA charter for new members.
Please send your application to:
Ms. Lilia Patricia T. Cornelio
World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific
Regional Director of Operations
You will receive a confirmation receipt via email within three weeks of the internship application deadline only if your application is complete. The person in charge of applications will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time for an interview.
Q: Is this opportunity for me?
If you believe that every person has dignity and are committed to promoting this message to other people then this is for you.
Q: What kind of interns are we looking for?
Our internship program is open to university students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Ideal candidates possess a strong passion for the defense of human dignity. We seek committed members with strong communication abilities and organizational skills. Interns must also be able to motivate and inspire others and love to bring people together.
Q: Do I have to be a WYA member in order to eligible for the internship?
Yes, you have to be a WYA member to be accepted as an intern. You can become a member by signing the WYA Charter.
Q: Who can apply and how many interns do you accept for each batch?
The Asia Pacific Internship Program is open to all World Youth Alliance members in the Asia Pacific region between the ages of 16 and 30. Internships are voluntary and may be done on a part-time or full-time basis for a period of 12 weeks. We usually accept about 6 interns.
Q: Are interns required to finish the Track A Training?
Yes, interns are required to undergo the Track A Training. They are also highly encouraged to finish it before the end of their internship. Interns need to be knowledgeable about WYA's history and mission as they represent the organization in various activities both regional and international.
Q: Do volunteers get compensated?
We are very grateful to our volunteers because they work without pay. However, we do offer a humble stipend to those who are truly in need of financial support.
Q: Can I choose my own shift and schedule?
We give a specific time for the start and end of each internship batch. However, we are quite flexible with our volunteers’ schedule within those time frames. Our volunteers have the option of doing a part-time internship (fulfill 12 hours a week) or a full-time internship. We also offer an externship program wherein our volunteers submit their work through email and only report once a week to the office.
Q: Who do I ask for my letter of references?
We ask for recommendation letters to help us assess your character when it comes to working professionally. Your letters should come from people who can attest your skills and work experience. It can come from your professor, co-worker, team leader, coach, and organization head. It should not come from any of your family members.
Regional Internship Program Information Brochure