The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has opened 1,360 slots for qualified youth interns to give them the chance to work at the agency’s central and field offices as part of the Government Internship Program (GIP).
GIP is part of the Kabataan 2000 program of the national government developed to provide opportunities for in-school youth to have hands-on experience working in various government agencies.
This 2019, a total of 80 slots are available per Field Office and in the Central Office.
According to the DSWD, applicants must be at least 18-25 years old; in senior high school or college level; and family income must not be more than the current poverty threshold at PHP9,063.75.
Under the program, interns will have to render 30 working days of service, which will start on April 15 and end on May 29, 2019. They will be paid 75 percent of the existing wage rate in the region where they are accepted.
Qualified interns will be assigned to different work stations based on their assessed skills.
These include regular office work such as encoding, report writing, and assisting in the implementation of key programs of DSWD, like the Supplementary Feeding Program, Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens, and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, among others.
This work experience can later help them as they eventually join the workforce.
Many past interns have expressed gratitude for being part of the GIP, saying the program was a big help to them as they were able to save some money and learn to value the fruits of their hard work at the same time. (By Jose Cielito Reganit, PNA)