Announcement for Professional Interns


The Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC) opens its doors to young professionals, male or female, who wish to join the CPSC Professional Internship Program for International Experience (PIPIE) for an initial period of six months, extendable up to one year upon satisfactory performance evaluation and mutual consent.

CPSC is an inter-governmental human resources development organization mandated to assist in the improvement of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems of its member countries in Asia and the Pacific region through training, research, consultancy and information service. The active member countries of CPSC are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, India, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Union of Myanmar, Nepal, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

The concept of PIPIE was formulated and developed in 2004 mainly to: appreciate and develop awareness on CPSC’s multi-cultural environment as an inter-governmental international organization; provide opportunity for young professionals to apply and relate principles, concepts and methods learned in their respective areas of studies; provide platform for acquiring practical work experience related to their academic background or future work in the field/s related to CPSC thrust areas; and increase the understanding of interns on relevant and emerging issues in TVET in their country and/or at Asia Pacific regional level through programs and research-based project/s.

A PIPIE applicant must be a citizen of any of the CPSC member countries, at least a Bachelor’s degree holder and a graduate from a reputable university, preferably with specialization on any of the following fields: technical and vocational education and training (TVET), Information Communication Technology (ICT) or related fields, management, technology education, social science or allied areas, or with Diploma in Engineering/Technology with at least 3 years or equivalent of professional experience in industry and/or TVET institution.

He/she must be between 25 to 35 years old, proficient in the English language (basic speaking and writing skills), computer literate, open to learning and with the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

A monthly allowance of US$250, meals, accommodation in the CPSC hostel and other services (subject to availability of facilities) will be provided by CPSC. Cost of travel-related expenses, such as return airfare, visa application fee (9E Multiple entry), passport, travel insurance and medical certificate/insurance will have to be borne by the interns. (PIPIE Policy is attached for more detailed information).

Interested applicants may apply using the prescribed application form with photo (downloadable from CPSC website: with complete curriculum vitae; transcript of records and certificates of academic degrees (including certification for eligible graduating applicants); recommendation letter by the highest official of the institution where he/she is currently connected and/or by the supervising professor/immediate supervisor; and certificates of employments to:

The Director General (Re: Intern)
Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education
Building Block C, Department of Education Complex
Meralco Avenue, Pasig City 1600, Philippines
Fax: +63 2 633 8425
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Screening of Applications will start on June 1, 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been found


[Application Form] [Implementing Guidelines]