Legazpi City—DSWD FO V is now accepting application for its Government Internship Program (GIP) with 80 available slots until March 13, 2019.

The selection of the qualified applicants will be based on the following: a) 18-25 years old; b) Educational background (High School graduates, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Certificate holders, Alternative Learning System (ALS) certificate holders, incoming first to fourth year college students for school year 2019-2020; c) in good health condition; d) monthly family income not more than Php8,022.00; e) Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) member; f) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiary or Listahanan-identified poor.

Listahanan is an information management system that aims to establish a database of poor households that serve as basis in prioritizing the poor as beneficiaries of social protection programs while 4Ps is a human development measure of national government providing conditional cash grants to poor families to improve the health, nutrition and education of children aged 0-18.

Interested persons must fill-out the GIP application form available at Protective Services Unit (PSU) of DSWD Field Office V or coordinate with the Youth Service Provider at the Local Social Welfare and Development Offices (LSWDOs). They must submit photocopy of birth certificate, most recent school registration form or certification from the school indicating the recent year/semester of the applicant’s school attendance, photocopy of income tax return (ITR) of parent/guardian or Barangay Certificate of Indigence and medical certificate indicating that the applicant is fit to work.

All requirements must be submitted before March 13, 2019 to the Protective Services Unit (PSU) personnel at DSWD Field Office V, Buraguis, Legazpi City or look for the PYAP Youth Service Provider at LSWDOs.

Incomplete documents will be disqualified. Only applicants who passed the screening process will be notified through text or phone call.

Moreover, there will be an orientation to GIP qualifiers on April 5, 2019 in Legazpi City (venue to be determined).

Each GIP beneficiary will receive a total stipend of PhP6,862.50 or 75% of the regional daily minimum wage rate of PhP228.27.

The duration of GIP is good for 30 working days only. It will begin on April 15, 2019 until May 29, 2019 but may be extended if there are official holidays or celebrations. The GIP evaluation is scheduled on June 5, 2019.

The GIP’s will be deployed at the DSWD Field Office V and local government units (LGUs) implementing PYAP.

Queries can be sent to the DSWD Youth Focal Person Ms. Kathe Sabdao through her mobile number: 09121160438.

The GIP is implemented by the DSWD in its regional offices. It is one of the components of the Kabataan 2000 program of the government. It aims to provide in-school youths and out-of-school youths an opportunity to learn about the government and develop skills with hands-on experience to work in the government, which they can use if they decide to join public service in the future.