The Public Service Commission (PSC) has extended the application deadline for its internship programme that aims to empower young graduates with skills and experience.
The programme, which is open to graduates from any discipline, will offer 8000 internship positions for a period of 12 months.
The Public Service Internship Programme (PSIP) was launched in 2019 as a government initiative to address the high unemployment rate among the youth.
The programme provides graduates with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and build skills in various sectors of the public service.
The programme also aims to enhance the employability, networking and entrepreneurship potential of the interns.
According to a statement from the PSC, the application period for the 6th cohort of the PSIP has been extended for seven days from 17th August, 2023 to 23rd August, 2023. This is to give more graduates like you a chance to apply for the internship positions.
The eligibility criteria for the applicants are as follows
– Have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university
– Have graduated not earlier than the year 2017
– Be proficient in computer skills
The interns will be assigned to various departments and agencies within the public service, where they will perform duties and responsibilities as agreed upon by their supervisors.
They will also participate in mentorship activities and additional responsibilities designed for the programme.
The duration of the internship is 12 months and it is not renewable. The interns will be paid a stipend at a rate as determined by the government.
Upon successful completion of the internship, they will be awarded a certificate.