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TUGUEGARAO CITY, April 26 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) region 2 has called on interested students, college graduates and graduates of vocational courses who are unemployed to apply for summer jobs under the expanded Government Internship Program (GIP) this summer season.
Angely Lubo, information officer, said the program is part of the Aquino administration’s efforts to strengthen youth participation in nation building, expose them to government service and train them on life skills that will contribute to their economic well-being.
“The GIP is also open for out-of-school youths who would want to take part in nation building that is why we are accepting applications now from interested applicants,” Lubo stated.
Interested applicants, aged 18 to 30 years old, can go to DSWD office to submit their applications together with a photocopy of their birth certificates.
Under the program, qualified applicants may start immediately and has to complete 52 days of work.
Qualified applicants can be assigned in the central office, or in the various field offices including centers and institutions. Interns will be asked to perform not only actual office work but also assist in the implementation of the numerous DSWD programs and projects. They may also do direct service through field work in communities where DSWD programs and projects are implemented in partnership with local government units.
She further said the interns admitted into the program shall be provided with stipend commensurate to the applicable minimum wage in the region.
The DSWD will be hiring 90,865 youths nationwide with a budget allocation of more than P1.3 billion and set to implement the regular Government Internship Program for 2012 with a budget allocation of P1.8 million for the stipend of 340 youths nationwide. (TCB/OTB/PIA-2)