AFfiliate program OVERVIEW

The Hinckley Institute has partnered with the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde in Manila, Philippines to offer a wide range of internships, housing, and support for the Bayanihan Internship Program. The Bayanihan Internship Program places interns with grassroots NGOs in the city of Manila.


Interns will not only provide sustainable service to the partner’s organizations, but will also partake in Filipino language classes and engage in a range of cultural activities to expand their exposure to their host community. The program is named Bayanihan, as this Filipino word symbolizes the strength and unity of community. Through the Bayanihan Internship Program, interns will not only be able to make an impact in the community of Manila, but will be able to take these experiences back to strengthen their own communities.


There is no language requirement


Amenities provided by Bayanihan Internship include:

  • Housing and Utilities
  • Three meals daily
  • Transportation to and from work sights during the week
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Three cultural trips
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Filipino language classes
  • In-country student assistance
  • Travel insurance


Costs include:

  • Discounted Bayanihan Internship affiliate program fee (~$3,000)
  • University of Utah tuition
  • Academic Fee: $300
  • Travel Expenses


International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August


Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then email Global Internship Manager Courtney McBeth to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.