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DAVAO CITY (DSWD XI) –At least 80 youth participants have been enlisted to be part of the 2019 Government Internship Program (

DAVAO CITY (DSWD XI) –At least 80 youth participants have been enlisted to be part of the 2019 Government Internship Program (GIP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here.

GIP is a component of Kabataan 2000 Program of the national government which was developed to provide opportunities for in-school youth to have hands-on experience working in various government agencies.

“It is an opportunity for them to learn life skills in the workplace, have a meaningful and productive activity during their summer vacation, and at the same time earn money to augment their family budget for school needs,” DSWD Social Welfare Officer IV Dahlia S. Padillo said.

The implementation of GIP is from April to May 2019 for 30 days and participants will receive a daily stipend of Php 277.50.

Padillo added that during the selection phase, DSWD prioritized interns who are 18-25 years old, member of Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP), whose family income is below Php 9,000.00, and a family-beneficiary of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

The GIP is part of the government’s efforts to strengthen youth participation in nation-building by exposing them to government service, and to serve as a recruitment mechanism for potential public employees.

GIP youth will perform not only actual office work but will also assist in the implementation of DSWD programs and projects. Participants may also provide frontline services in DSWD satellite offices in the provinces, DSWD residential facilities and in local government units (LGUs) with active and functional PYAP, Padillo said.

For 2019, DSWD has 1,360 interns all over the Philippines.

It can be recalled that in the past years, many participating youth have expressed that the internship 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. Padillo expressed optimism that through this internship program more youths will recognize the importance of public service while government can expect younger and more compelling workforce in the next

) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here.

GIP is a component of Kabataan 2000 Program of the national government which was developed to provide opportunities for in-school youth to have hands-on experience working in various government agencies.

“It is an opportunity for them to learn life skills in the workplace, have a meaningful and productive activity during their summer vacation, and at the same time earn money to augment their family budget for school needs,” DSWD Social Welfare Officer IV Dahlia S. Padillo said.

The implementation of GIP is from April to May  2019 for 30 days and participants will receive a stipend of 75% (277.50) of the regional minimum salary wage rate.

Padillo added that during the selection phase, DSWD prioritized interns who are 18-25 years old, member of Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP), whose family income is below Php 9,000.00, and a family-beneficiary of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

The GIP is part of the government’s efforts to strengthen youth participation in nation-building by exposing them to government service, and to serve as a recruitment mechanism for potential public employees.

GIP youth will perform not only actual office work but will also assist in the implementation of DSWD programs and projects. Participants may also provide frontline services in DSWD satellite offices in the provinces, DSWD residential facilities and in local government units (LGUs) with active and functional PYAP, Padillo said.

For 2019, DSWD has 1,360 interns all over the Philippines.

It can be recalled that in the past years, many participating youth have expressed that the internship 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.

Padillo expressed optimism that through this internship program more youths will recognize the importance of public service while government can expect younger and more compelling workforce in the next generation. (DSWD)

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