The DILG-NCR, through its Center for the Advancement of Local Governance (CALG), together with the University of the Philippines – National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG), conducted an online orientation for UP-NCPAG’s students who were selected to work as interns at DILG-NCR.

UP-NCPAG’s Faculty-in-Charge, Ms. Zita Concepcion P. Calugay, explained the background and requirements of UP-NCPAG’s Internship for Governmental Program (IGAP) which is designed to “provide students the opportunity to put into practice the theories learned in class.”

The interns are expected to do 200 hours of actual hands-on work covering a comprehensive range of governmental operations over a period extending to August 2022.

For his part, LGOO V Kelvin John P. Gaen presented DILG-NCR’s Internship and Volunteerism Program which hopes to “expose the youth to a high standard of government office operations and dispel their misconceptions about public service.” At the same time, it aims to harness the youth’s idealism and dynamism in its efforts to solve the complex developmental challenges facing the National Capital Region. LGOO V Gaen also encouraged the interns to apply for employment with DILG-NCR after their graduation and be part of a new generation of civil servants at the forefront of positive change in government.

UP-NCPAG is one of DILG-NCR’s partner agencies and part of the network of institutions and organizations that CALG, in particular, has assembled in pursuit of its Knowledge Convergence strategy in public governance.

In furtherance of its various advocacies, the CALG continues to expand its network as it actively seeks to partner with other institutions with interests and values in alignment with CALG. #