SSS hires 20 students in the region as part of government internship program

  • April 10, 2017
  • Felipo David G. Malcampo

By Felipo David G. Malcampo

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 7 (PIA) – The Social Security System (SSS) will be providing opportunities to college students to be part of their workforce as government interns in its branches all over the region starting April 10.

According to SSS Western Mindanao Division Vice President Rodrigo Filoteo, 20 slots were allotted for the region. 10 students will be with Zamboanga City, while the remaining 10 will be distributed in Pagadian, Dipolog, Basilan, Ipil and Jolo branches.

According to Napoleon Rabanal III, senior communications analyst of SSS, the internship is “open to college students and out-of-school youth who are 18 to 25 years old as of April 10, 2017.”

“Priority is given to first-time participants of the program who are about to start their 3rd, 4th or last year in college for the school year 2016-2017. Out-of-school youth who have reached at least 2nd year in college can also apply for the program,” Rabanal said.

Applicants were screened by the various SSS departments. “We make sure that through our screening process, deserving students will get into the program. We understand how difficult it is for these students to financially cover enrollment expenses which include their tuition, miscellaneous and even their daily school allowance. In some way through the GIP, we can help them at least secure continuity of their studies,” Filoteo said.

Rabanal explained that the applicants were subjected to a waiver and medical clearance. When hired, they will be receiving a daily stipend of Php340. The internship will run from April 10 to May 31.

“We will make sure that through our GIP they will be coached and mentored properly by our employees to help them improve their work performance and maximize their learnings from the internship,” Filoteo said. (ALT/FDM/PIA9-Zamboanga City)


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