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Internship program for agricultural, biosystems engineering kicks off: DA

The government internship program for agricultural and biosystems engineering youth is ongoing, the Department of Agriculture says*

The Department of Agriculture, through the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering, is implementing the Government Internship Program for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Youth (GIP for ABE Youth), starting this month.

The program aims to augment the delivery of agricultural and biosystems engineering services in support of the implementation of agri-fisheries mechanization, small-scale irrigation and farm-to-market roads, postharvest facilities, and other agri-fisheries infrastructure projects of DA, its press release said.

A memorandum of agreement, signed by Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III last year, formalized the deployment of hundreds of young agricultural and biosystems engineering graduates and licensed ABEs to participating DA agencies, regional field offices, and projects nationwide under the DILG’s Government Internship Program.

The first batch of 110 youth interns will be deployed from March to August, and another 110 for the second batch from September to December 2021, as approved by the DOLE.

Seventy-eight GIP interns have already been deployed in SRA Region 2, PhilFIDA in regions 1, 9, and 11, and the DA regional field offices nationwide, as of April 8.

The remaining interns are still under processing and approval of DOLE but are expected to be deployed this month. The second batch of interns will be finalized in July.

For interested applicants, send queries to the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering, Sugar Regulation Administration compound, North Avenue, Diliman Quezon City, or email od.bafe@gmail.com, the press release added.*

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