As part of its advocacy in promoting the importance and career opportunities of policy research for students, the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) undertakes improvements in its on-the-job training (OJT) activities to attain a more results-oriented training of practicumers.
The ILS Internship Program, or INTERNi, is the Institute’s response to the requests by higher educational institutions (HEIs) that require their graduating students to undergo immersion in an actual work setting.
Launched in May 2015, INTERNi has steadily achieved its objective as a training program that enables practicumers to develop and improve knowledge, skills, and abilities by engaging in the real world of work, particularly in a government research agency. After sixteen (16) months since its inception, the ILS has trained fifty-seven (57) students from different colleges and universities with diverse educational backgrounds.
Aside from assisting the staff in the research processes, finance and administrative functions of the Institute, the Program has also provided student-trainees an opportunity to apply, improve, and share their skills in information technology and creative marketing while giving them activities on people interaction and labor and employment topics that will guide their future careers, as majority of interns are graduating college students.
The ILS also benefits from the Program as it serves as one of its marketing tools in promoting ILS & its researches in the Academe. INTERNi also opens the door for students to understand and participate in the world of policy research and public service as it may provide a pool of potential future workforce for the Institute.
INTERNi’s long-term goal for the Program is to be always included on the preferred companies of the academic institutions when it comes to OJT programs. ILS hopes that through INTERNi, the students will become an employable and productive member of society by being true to the Program’s motto: “Training Tomorrow’s Technocrats.”
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The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) is the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment. For more information on this story, please contact the Advocacy and Publications Division at 527-3490.