PLMun, St. Scho Students Are 1st Batch Of SOS Internship Program In 2017

June 22, 2017 – This June, SOS Children’s Villages Philippines welcomed the 1st batch of interns for the year 2017. Students from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa (PLMun) and St. Scholastica's College-Manila (SSC-Manila) applied for their slots at the internship program as a requirement of their curriculum.

The interns comprise of eight (8) students from PLMun majoring in Computer Science. They are Artemio Chinangan, Charlyn Gillane, Jennilyn Ambing, John Harold Pineda, Jomel Bano, Niño Mangaoang, Roland Trinidad, and Ruthe May Boadilla. Also, four (4) Mass Communication major, minor in Development Communication students from SSC-Manila; Elizabeth Gonzales, Dayniel Garcia, Kaila Gilo, and Julienne Janolo.

As incoming 4th-year college students, they are required to have their On-the-Job training, or OJT during summer vacation to prepare them for the actual workplace in the future. They should spend 240-300 hours in SOS Children's Villages Philippines.

For PLMun's Computer Science Majors, their nature of work includes technical support, database management and maintenance, web development and design, checking and arranging receipts, and providing purchasing assistance in the Administration Department. As for the SSC-Manila's Mass Communication majors, they help out in the Fund Development and Communications Department with their fundraising campaigns.

Charlyn, one of the PLMun interns, was asked why she chose SOS, "I'm curious about how SOS works, and I think that I will learn a lot of things from this experience. In addition, the workplace, together with my co-workers, are kind and a nice environment to work in," she said. On the other hand, Dayniel also shared why SOS is fit for their internship, "since we are MassComm majors with minor in Development Communication; we should use our skills in communication, and all our learnings for social change. At the same time, the essence of SOS is to bring about change in the lives of the children it helps, so it is in line with our advocacies."

240-300 hours might fly fast, but SOS Children’s Villages Philippines will assure that all the learnings and experiences these students will get shall remain forever.