An intern from Apayao receiving her certificate for participating in the said program.  Some interns under the GIP have been deployed in the provinces. (File Photo)
An intern from Apayao receiving her certificate for participating in the Government Internship Program (GIP). Some interns under the said program have been deployed in the provinces. (File Photo)

Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here has opened 42 vacant positions for the Government Internship Program (GIP) this year.

DSWD-CAR OIC Regional Director Janet P. Armas said that the GIP aims to provide employment opportunities for target participants including out-of-school youth (OSY), in-school youth (ISY), college/vocational graduate, and unemployed young professionals. “Though the GIP only runs for 22 days, it will still provide our target participants hands on work experience in the Department while earning. Kahit papaano ay makakapag-ipon sila at maari nilang magamit ito sa kanilang pag-aaral o sa iba pa nilang mga pangangailangan.” Dir. Armas added.

The Program is open to individuals who are 18-24 years old and are in high school or graduate level. For those who are out of school, applicants should have not stopped for more than two (2) years.

Interested individuals may submit their application together with photocopies of birth certificate and Income Tax Return of parents or certification indicating the total monthly family income, and recent school registration form or certification from the school indicating the recent year/ semester attended. Applications may be forwarded on or before 15 April 2015 to the DSWD Field Office-CAR located at #40 North Drive, Baguio City or to the Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) Team Offices in the provinces. For further information, interested individuals may call (074) 444-32-62 and look for Mr. Arnold Lartec.

The Government Internship Program is inspired by the Kabataan Program initiated by former President Fidel V. Ramos under the Philippines 2000 Program. Kabataan Program is a year- round work program which encourages high school and college students and out-of-school youth (OSYs) to engage in constructive and productive activities for the entire year.

The GIP was first implemented in the region in 2012 and a total of 4,082 slots have been allotted on the same year. # DSWD-CAR, Social Marketing Unit, Nerizza Faye G. Villanueva

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