By Betheena Unite
At least 40 college students and out-of-school youth will be given the chance to work and get paid this summer as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reopened its internship program recently.
The department’s government internship program aims to assist economically-disadvantaged youth aged 18 to 23 who have reached a minimum of second year college education.
They will have to submit their application at the DPWH central office in Port Area, Manila, where they will also take the internship program when accepted.
According to the department, qualified applicants will be assigned to different offices in the department “where their skills are appropriate.”
Interns will be paid as much as 75 percent of the prevailing minimum wage in the National Capital Region for the duration of two months.
Interested individuals are asked to submit a photocopy of birth certificate; fully-accomplished bio-data or personal data sheet; and two recent 1×1 ID photos to the DPWH Capacity Development Division, Human Resource and Administrative Service at the DPWH Head Office Building until March 8.
Applicants will then have to pass a written examination which will be conducted on March 15.
The top 40 examinees will be hired starting April 3, Villar said.