VAMBA Externship Programme: Your Gateway to a Successful Career

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The CEO/President of iPhiTech, Mr Mark Enriquez together with the managers were present last night in the first zoom conference together with Usec. Gary Domingo. In connection to the Volunteer Ambassador (VAMBA) Externship Programme and its members. They are; Mr. Ariestelo Asilo, Ms. Claire Tatud Everix, Mr. Daniel Distor, Mr. Ronnie Dizon Sodusta and Mr. Jared Jezoar Pacheco. 

In line with this, The Volunteer Ambassador (VAMBA) Externship Programme Batch 2023-A is now accepting applications. This is organized by the Diplomatic League (D-League) in collaboration with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs Office of the Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Affairs (DFA-OUCSCA). 

The VAMBA Externship Programme

The VAMBA Externship Programme, which includes exposure to and practical training in the work of the DFA. This is a minimum of 200 hours of online independent and group work directed by the DFA-OUCSCA and the Host Training Establishment (HTE). 

Specifically, the program includes the following:

  • The program is open to individuals who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, with a minimum general weighted average (GWA) of 85% or its equivalent. Candidates must also have excellent communication skills in both oral and written English and Filipino.
  • The program lasts six months, with 200 hours of online work by DFA-OUCSCA and HTE.
  • The DFA-OUCSCA trains participants in DFA work: consular affairs, public diplomacy, and protocol services.
  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the DFA upon finishing the program.
  • The program is aimed at providing participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to become effective ambassadors of the country and promote the Philippines’ interests abroad.

The VAMBA Externship Programme Batch 2023-A aims to train and expose individuals to the DFA’s work through an externship program. The program prepares participants to be effective Philippine ambassadors and advocates abroad.

Benefits of Completing the VAMBA Externship Programme

The VAMBA Externship Programme offers benefits that can improve participants’ abilities, credentials, and career prospects, and contribute to national development.

  • Practical Training: Participants learn DFA work: consular affairs, public diplomacy, and protocol services.
  • Professional Development: Participants enhance skills and knowledge for the job market.
  • Certificate of Completion: Participants get a DFA certificate for their resume.
  • Networking: Participants will have the opportunity to connect with professionals in the field of foreign affairs, potentially leading to future career opportunities.
  • Contribution to National Development: Through the program, participants can contribute to the advancement of the country’s foreign policy objectives, serving as effective ambassadors of the Philippines abroad.

How to Apply for VAMBA Externship Programme

Motivation-driven individuals are encouraged to apply for the programme for holistic training. To apply, interested individuals must start by visiting the VAMBA website and reviewing the program information and eligibility requirements.

Complete additional steps or requirements if selected. Attend orientation and sign agreement if needed. Review instructions carefully and follow them closely. Application requirements may vary by program and batch.


The VAMBA Externship Programme offers practical experience, professional networking and career enhancement for externs. They can work with leading companies and organizations, learn from experienced mentors, and develop valuable skills.

The application process is simple and straightforward, and there are various programs and batches to choose from. If you want to advance your career and grow professionally, this program is a great choice for you.

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