The Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC) open its doors to fresh graduates and/or young professionals who are interested to enhance their experience in international capacity building for TVET and gain multicultural work experience through the CPSC Professional Internship Program for International Experience (PIPIE).

About CPSC

The CPSC is an inter-governmental international organization for Human Resources Development and a specialized agency of the Colombo Plan in Asia and the Pacific region. It was established on 5 December 1973 to assist the member countries of the Colombo Plan in developing and enhancing their technical education systems.

The main functions of CPSC include:
  • Provide training programs of further professional education and training to persons responsible for the planning, development, administration and supervision of TVET and persons in key supporting roles;
  • Conduct conferences, symposia, and workshops on various aspects of TVET;
  • Manage customized programs on TVET planning, development and evaluation;
  • Undertake research and development projects for knowledge sharing and benchmarking in TVET;
  • Assist member countries in developing their technical teacher education and training facilities;
  • Collect and disseminate information on technical education and training; and
  • Act as a facilitator of member countries in the transformation of TVET framework by modifying the training and development strategies, program offerings and research and development efforts.

To date, CPSC maintains the active membership of 16 countries which are provided with capacity building programs in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs for human resources development.

About the PIPIE

This International Internship Programme is instituted as part of the CPSC’s efforts to provide opportunities to the newly graduates and young professionals in the member countries to develop awareness and apply the related principles, concepts, methods learned in their respective areas of studies, gain international experience through the various aspects of CPSC operations and training activities, and increase their understanding of relevant and emerging issues in TVET in their country and/or at Asia Pacific Region through capacity-building programs and project/s.

Roles and Responsibilities of the PIPIE Intern/s

Depending on the Professional Intern’s specialization, he/she will be involved in the planning and implementation of capacity building programs and projects organized by CPSC. In some cases, Professional Interns are also assigned to assist the Faculty Members in conducting research work in support to the development academic materials used in implementing CPSC programs and projects.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Professional Intern - Multimedia Artist

The Professional Intern - Multimedia Artist is responsible for the development of graphic designs for various publications and video presentations of the Staff College.

Specific Duties
  • Design and layout program requirements such as program book covers, banners, seminar brochures, certificates, IDs, and nameplates;
  • Create cover designs and layout content of books, conference proceedings, quarterly publications, journals, etc. for printing or e-book format;
  • Create cover designs and layout content of periodic reports (midyear, annual, biennial), yearly operational plan, and/or other management documents;
  • Perform photo and video documentation of programs and other activities;
  • Create farewell video presentations for program participants;
  • Maintain accessible and systematic archiving of all photos and video materials;
  • Assist in printing and production of program books and materials;
  • Provide support in other ICT related activities and tasks, as may be assigned
  • Provide technical support during the conduct of programs;
  • Provide support as programme assistant and/or study/cultural visits guide, as may be assigned;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

Education and Experience
  • Diploma or Associate Degree Holder in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Multimedia Development, Creative Arts and other related fields, with at least 1 year relevant working experience; or a University Degree in related fields.
  • University fresh graduates with impressive portfolio are welcome to apply.
Desirable Qualifications
    Experience and working knowledge in basic computers and network troubleshooting is an advantage
Knowledge Area / Technical Competencies
  • Proficient in computer applications and systems, particularly Adobe Creative Suites, and other multimedia applications
  • Knowledge in photo and video editing
  • Ability to read, speak and write in English Language
Functional Competencies
  • Proven ability to prioritize workload and workflow
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Shows initiative and is proactive
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to work with very little or no supervision
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills, and exhibits multi-skilling qualities
  • Responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control, and good-humored even under pressure
  • Ability to understand and execute basic instructions
  • Tactful and diplomatic even in difficult situations
Core Competencies
  • Displays Honesty and Integrity
  • Results Oriented
  • Customer Oriented
  • Collaborates and Fosters Teamwork
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Adaptability to multicultural working environment

Duration of the Internship

The internship is for an initial period of 6 months (Short-term), with an option to continue up to 12 months (full-term), with possibility of extension and/or continued employment subject to satisfactory performance evaluation.

Allowance and Benefits

CPSC will provide an allowance of US$ 250 per month, provision for accommodation at the CPSC Hostel in Manila, meals (from Mondays to Fridays), and other services subject to availability of facilities.

Application Process

Interested applicants may send their duly completed Application Form, Comprehensive Resume, and Portfolio (sample work) in PDF Format, via EMAIL to: [email protected]

Only selected applicants will be notified.