Development Internship International

Today, we inspire tomorrow’s development leaders

Development Internship International inspires tomorrow’s development leaders

Development Internship International (DII) pioneers Philippine-focused development work for international schools and foreign students. We specialize in internships and community building projects.

Why work with DII?


We craft a learning program just for you, not just an itinerary of events like in a travel agency. We make sure you come out of the experience with a deeper knowledge of Philippine history, politics and economics, combined with field experience and loads of fun.


We take care of your administrative and logistical needs while in the Philippines. No headaches for you! And most importantly, we do not compromise on safety.

Customizable Budget

We construct a budget proposal that suits your goals and limitations.

DII Programs

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Our Team

Arnil Paras

Arnil Paras


Arnil has postgraduate degrees from the London School of Economics (MSc in Political Economy of Late Development, with distinction) and the University of Asia and the Pacific (MA in International Relations and Development). He has taught courses in Philippine Politics and Governance, Development Leadership, and Theories of Political Economy to undergraduate and postgraduate students at UA&P’s School of Law and Governance. He has five years of experience as Internship Director in the same university where he placed students in various institutions such as GIZ Philippines, Institute for Solidarity in Asia, Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy, American Chamber of Commerce, Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, Private Public Partnership Center to name a few.

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Dorcas Ho

Dorcas Ho


Dorcas has postgraduate degrees from the University of Manchester (MA in International Development: Development Management, with distinction) and University of Asia and the Pacific (MA in Political Economy). Her professional experience includes being the Project Development Officer for the Public Private Partnership Center of the Philippines and a Business Intelligence Analyst for Pacific Strategies and Assessments, a US based Consultancy firm.

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Board of Advisors


Paul Dumol, PhD

Co-Founder, Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy
Professor, University of Asia and the Pacific

John Avila

Senior Economic Growth Specialist, USAID
Former Executive Director, Institute of Political Economy UA&P

Aaron Villaraza, PhD

Associate Professor, University of the Philippines (UP) — Diliman
Deputy Director, Office of International Linkages, UP

Miguel Lim

Marie Curie Doctoral Fellow, Aarhus University, Denmark
Former Academic Adviser, London School of Economics