After two years of providing online INTERNi Internship/On-the-job training program at the onset of the pandemic, the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) has now adopted a Hybrid INTERNi Program amid the lifting of some restrictions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the said program, trainees are to report physically to the Institute on a number of days of the work week and work from home on remaining days, over the entire duration of their practicum.
Assigned to the Advocacy and Publications Division (APD) are students Krizzia Mae G. De Asis and Lyra D. Tarugo, both taking up Bachelor of Arts in Communication Research from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). The Labor and Social Relations Research Division (LSRRD) took under its wings the following students: Genea Isabelle A. Lappay, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Research student from PUP; Meryl Ann Monica M. Llenado, Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management student from the University of Sto. Tomas (UST); Kristine Joy S. Lozada, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Research student from PUP; and Crio Edrick A. Evangelio, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration student from UST.
INTERNi on-the-job trainees are exposed to, and mentored on, research processes, and a host of policy research advocacy activities, including administrative and finance processes, human resources functions, graphic design and IT support services.
ILS is the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and serves as a training ground for undergraduates who intend to pursue a career in public policy research in the government.