In accordance with the Commission on Higher Education Memorandum (CMO) No. 23, s. 2009, on the Guidelines for Student Internship Program in the Philippines (SIPP) For All Programs with Practicum Subject, the Department of Education (DepEd) has issued guidelines for all interested students who wish to apply for its internship program.
The guidelines aim to standardize and professionalize the DepEd internship process, enhancing the trainees’ work competencies and encouraging more young people to work for the government.
All intern applicants must be (1) at least 18 years old; (2) enrolled in a practicum subject or equivalent subject; (3) have good academic standing and completed all prerequisite subjects of the practicum subject; (4) be physically, mentally, and emotionally fit and; (5) has consent from parent or guardian.
Upon application, all intern applicants must also be able to submit the following requirements: (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Letter of Intent; (3) Recommendation Letter from the Higher Education Institution (HEI); (4) Certificate of Registration or any equivalent document from the HEI certifying that the applicant is enrolled in a practicum subject; (5) Evaluation Sheet or any equivalent document from the HEI and; (6) Accomplished Internship Application Form which may be downloaded here.
The documents submitted by the intern applicants shall undergo preliminary screening based on the applicant’s qualifications. They will be forwarded to the offices where they qualified. After the initial screening, qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview with the concerned office.
The duration of the internship program shall be in accordance with the approved curriculum and the number of hours required by the intern applicant’s HEI.
DepEd is accepting internship applications from Monday to Friday, at 8AM to 5PM. All internship applicants must enclose their documents in a brown envelope with their name and date of submission.
Submission of application may likewise be done via email. Internship applicants may send scanned copies of their documentary requirements firstname.lastname@example.org with their complete name in the email subject field.