Developing Leaders for Change

Teach for the Philippines works towards a vision where all Filipino children will benefit from an excellent, inclusive, and relevant education. To do this, we develop leaders driven to lead positive lasting change in public school communities, and through deep understanding of the system, advance education reform throughout their lifetime.

Our Fellowship Program is a two-year leadership development program where promising Filipinos who are passionate about building the nation through education develop themselves as transformational teachers and leaders who improve student learning outcomes, spark positive changes in public school communities, and contribute to education reform.

Deployed as full-time, fully-paid Teacher Fellows for 2 years, they undergo training, coaching, mentoring, and the transformative experience of working for and with students and school communities. Through these experiences, Teacher Fellows gain a deep understanding of the public school system and the role they play in shaping our country's future.

Lead positive change in the public school community and the country. Ready to find out if you have what it takes to be a Teacher Fellow?

We would like to thank Cei Intud for allowing us to use his photo in the featured image.

Fellowship Program Amid COVID-19

We focus on the mission. At Teach for the Philippines, we go where we are needed. At this time we continue to deploy our Teacher Fellows to their school communities because we believe that our mission of addressing growing educational inequities requires proximity to our stakeholders. This is especially true for our organization given that Teacher Fellows are assigned to historically underserved communities. Working closely with our students and their families will help neutralize the growing inequality in the Philippines. It will also minimize the risk of underserved students getting even further derailed in their education.

Be part of our mission. To help us achieve our mission, Teacher Fellows who are part of the Fellowship Program must:

• Be willing to go and teach where they are needed.
• Deliver TFP's functional literacy and life skills programs for students, parents, and other educators using various learning delivery modes.
• Engage and train parents/guardians to facilitate learning at home.
• Be flexible to the needs of their school depending on changes to the environment brought on by the pandemic.

Who We Look For


  • Filipino Citizenship
  • Bachelor’s Degree obtained by June 2023
  • Competent English and Filipino Skills (Oral and Written)
  • Willingness to be deployed in a public school community anywhere in the Philippines for two years
  • Alignment with TFP Core Values
    • We focus on the mission.
    • We work as a team to deliver excellent results.
    • We roll up our sleeves and persevere to get the job done.
    • We act with integrity, respect, and kindness especially in the face of ambiguity. 
    • We listen and learn from everyone and everything.
    • We build and value strong partnerships.
  • Self-Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Planning & Execution
  • Innovation
  • Systems Thinking
  • Content and Pedagogical Knowledge

Life As a Fellow

"To commit to education means to recognize that learning is not confined by the four walls of a classroom, or any physical space, but rather to see the opportunities that are accessible to our students and to find ways to reach them from wherever we might be."

- 2020 Teacher Fellow Fran De Guzman

Check out more stories from our fellows and alumni here

What's in it for you in the Fellowship Program? Read the full job description here

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation & Benefits

We invest in educators.
• A monthly salary of Php 19,000 subject to applicable taxes and deductions
• A monthly chalk allowance of Php 3,000 and a monthly communication allowance of Php 500
• 18 Education units from a partner university paid for by TFP (for non-Education graduates)
• Eligibility to take the Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (for non-Education graduates)

Personal & Professional Development

We value holistic development.
• Over 500 hours of training and individualized coaching on self-management, content and pedagogical skills, project and stakeholder management, data analysis and reporting, and leadership development
• Access to well-being training, resources, and psychosocial services through TFP’s in-house Human Development Manager and partner psychosocial service provider
• Access to an Instructional Coaching Manager who monitors and supports your performance and development in the program
• Access to a network of mentors, career coaches, Alumni, and resources to guide you in articulating your post-Fellowship Program goals and developing plans towards these
• Opportunity to develop skills in and learn further about facets of public service such as policy reform and community development as well as synergize with government offices and Alumni network through the Alumni Ambassadors Program
• Continued involvement in the movement for education equity through engagement, collaboration, and support from and with the Alumni network

Work Environment

We go where we are needed, together.
• Opportunity to work with public school communities, local government and DepEd Division partners from across the Philippines
• Opportunity to work with and learn from a cohort of education advocates from different parts of the Philippines
• Opportunity to work with a hardworking, highly engaged, collaborative, and talented team
• Access to a global network of education advocates

How to Apply

Applications for the 2024 Fellowship Program is ongoing!

The selection period will officially begin on January 2024. Summer Institute, our pre-service training for Fellow Candidates, can start as early as April 2024 and deployment of Fellows to public school communities can begin as early as June 2024.

Since 2020, we have shifted to a purely virtual admissions process. While it is completely virtual, we remain dedicated to hosting an admissions experience that is accessible and engaging for potential candidates. Throughout the process you will be assisted by a member of the Fellowship Recruitment Team, who will guide you through each stage of your application.

The Candidate Journey

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

Our admissions process is designed to help aspiring Teacher Fellows gain a deeper understanding of the work we do at Teach for the Philippines. Candidates will undergo virtual selection activities that will help them gain a better understanding of the organization's vision, mission, core values, and the commitment required of the Fellowship Program.

Application Form


The Full Application Form is an opportunity for you to tell us your story. In this form, you will fill out personal information and answer a few short essays to help us get to know you by your personal, academic, work, and extracurricular experiences. Due to the volume of applications we receive each year, our Admissions Team will only be able to reach out to candidates who passed the initial screening.

Assessment Center


Time to showcase your teaching and leadership potential! In the virtual Assessment Center (vAC), you will be asked to participate in a variety of activities including a short teaching demonstration, a group activity, and a panel interview. vACs typically run for 6+ hours and require access to a computer/laptop with webcam, a mobile phone line, and a reliable internet.

Final Interview


Get on a call with a member of our Senior Leadership Team, and expound further on your background, motivations, achievements, and relevant experiences. You will also be asked to take an English Test.

Summer Institute


Out of the hundreds of applications received, selected individuals are given an an offer to join Summer Institute (SI), a 10-week intensive training meant to help you prepare for the journey that lies ahead.

SI is designed to help build mindsets, knowledge, and skills needed to succeed in the Fellowship. During the training, you are given approximately 400 hours of training and coaching and will undergo practice teaching. Prior to SI, you are expected to work on pre-employment requirements and complete training pre-work such as readings, essays, and other outputs. In the weeks leading up training, you will also be given the chance to engage in immersive activities designed to prepare you for the work Teacher Fellows do.

SI is the last stage of the admissions process where all participants are considered Fellow Candidates. Those who are successful in meeting the training requirements of SI will be inducted into the Fellowship Program as Teacher Fellows.

Ready to find out if you have what it takes to be a Teacher Fellow?

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.


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

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.



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.


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.


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.


Applicants who effectively displayed the competencies that we believe to be important to the Fellowship will be invited to join the Summer Institute (SI). The number of slots available for SI is limited. As mentioned, candidates are admitted on a rolling basis and as such, all slots may possibly be filled prior to the deadline for confirming a Fellow Candidate’s participation.

Submitting your application sooner rather than later increases your chances of admission to the SI. As preparation for the SI, you will be given the chance to immerse yourself in the work that our Teacher Fellows do through school visits, shadow teaching, and providing administrative support to the current Teacher Fellows. The time between receiving the invitation and the start of the SI is the time for you to gather most of the pre-employment requirements as well as to do the pre-work training.

Should an applicant accept the invitation to the SI, he/she will be given the status of “Fellow Candidate.” During the 2-month intensive training, Fellow Candidates are introduced to effective teaching pedagogies, strategies in engaging communities, and positive psychology. The SI is the last stage of selection.

You will officially become a Teacher Fellow after you graduate from the SI, and signify your acceptance of the Oath of Fellowship as well as the Notice of 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.


Nangka Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Elizabeth Rosario

Concepcion Integrated School

Principal: Dr. Josefino Lu

Malanday Elementary School 

Principal: Dr. Aizalene Garchitorena


Bagumbayan Elementary School

Principal: Dr. Sonia Padernal

Navotas Elementary School - Central

Principal: Dr. Jocelyn P. Legaspi

San Roque Elementary School

Principal: Dr. Florietta Quijano


Ilugin Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Jean Manayan

Sagad Elementary School

Principal: Mrs. Ma. Amparo G. Silvela

Kalawaan Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Monina Cruz


Cubao Elementary School

Principal:  Mrs. Thelma Co 


City of Malolos Integrated School - Atlag

Principal: Dr. Ma. Victoria Vivo


Dela Paz Elementary School - Main

Principal: Ms. Angela Morando

Malaban Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Pilar De Castro



Malay, Aklan: Malay Elementary School

Principal: Mr. Democrito V. Barrientos

Kalibo, Aklan: Kalibo Pilot School

Principal: Mr. Allan T. Relloto

Jaro, Iloilo: Jaro 1 Elementary School

Principal: Dr. Lynette L. Trinidad

Jordan, Guimaras: Jordan Central Elementary School

Principal: Ms. Suzette G. Talaman

Roxas City, Capiz: Inzo Arnaldo Integrated School

Principal: Mr. Tomas S. Hupeda



Camaman-an Elementary School - Macapaya

Principal: Mr. Candolyn Quilet

Macabalan Elementary School

Principal: Mr. Joel P. Lariba


Top 10 Application Questions

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 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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


  • 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.

Read more here for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the admissions process! We've got a few tips to share as well!

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.



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

  1. Admissions
  2. Marketing and Communication
  3. Programming and Training
  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. Admissions

Communicating what we do in the organization to young adults around the country is hard work. The team needs individuals who are interested in meeting new people, travelling, networking, and who have a zest for life!

  • Executing and giving input on our core admissions strategy
  • Inputting on the core strategy and making it relevant to today’s youth
  • Planning, executing, and attending the plentiful and varied admissions events of Teach for the Philippines, thereby sharpening your skills for organization and people management, and expanding your network
  • Not content to sit still and willing to travel to different campuses, public elementary schools, and other locations to meet new people

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

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. Programming and Training Track

At Teach for the Philippines, we’re committed to designing a fellowship program that is well-informed and grounded by the data we gather from our work. As a Programming and Training 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


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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



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