The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to start accepting applicants for the Government Internship Program (GIP) beginning May 9 until May 12 this year.
GIP is one of the components of the Kabataan 2000 program of the Philippine government. The program aims to provide an opportunity for in-school youth to have hands-on experience of working in different government agencies.
A total of 75 slots will be available for each DSWD Field Office (FO) while 35 slots will be accommodated in the DSWD Central Office in Batasan, Quezon City.
The GIP application is open to college students aged 19 to 25 years old, preferably in their 3rd or 4th year.
To qualify for the program, the monthly family income of the applicants must not be more than the current poverty threshold of Php12,082. They are also required to present their COVID-19 vaccination cards.
The qualified GIP participants will render 30 working days of service and will receive a stipend of 75% of the existing regional wage rate.
For information on the registration process in the Central Office, interested participants may check the official social media page of the DSWD.
Those who are interested to apply in any DSWD Field Office may coordinate with their concerned local government units.
Through the program, participants are able to gain valuable experience in public service which will be useful when they join the Philippine workforce.