The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started accepting applications for its MMDA Summer Internship Program 2013.
The agency will hire about 500 interns this summer under the Special Program for the Education of Students (SPES). The program aims to give less fortunate, but deserving students and out-of-school youth, a learning experience in government service.
“SPES is an opportunity for our youth to learn what it is like working in public service and at the same time provide them with financial means to continue their education,” MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino said.
Application will be until March 22, 2013. The MMDA Summer Internship Program 2013 will be month-long starting April 1. Three hundred (300) slots for public services assistants, computer operators, communication equipment operator assistants, accounting clerks, and records clerk, among others, will be filled up.
To qualify for the MMDA Summer Internship Program 2013, one must be 17 to 25 years old, whose parents have an annual income that is below P128,000.
For high school graduate applicants, he or she must present a photocopy of his or her Form 138 with at least 75 percent passing grade. Applicants in the college level should present class cards.
Applicants should also submit a copy of his or her birth certificate, a copy of latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents and for out-of-school youth, a certificate of good moral character from the barangay chairperson of his or her place of residence.
“If the parents of the applicant are informal workers such as carpenter, plumber, or vendor, a certificate from the barangay (village) is needed,” Domingo said.
This will be the second year that the agency will be hiring summer interns. Last year, the MMDA hired 200 summer interns.