UPNG students doing their Internship at DPM

8 University of Papua New Guinea Business Management students are currently doing their internship at the Department. The 7 male and 1 female commenced 8 weeks internship in December 2020 and will complete it this month. Most of them are 3rd and 4th year students and see the opportunity to do their internship with the department as a great opportunity that will greatly help them to see first hand what the HR processes are like. Final year student Sylvester Ifina who is attached to the policy branch said, it is an eye opener. “This internship is going to help me very much to get to know more about what it is really like in the actual workforce”. He said, this experience will really help me during my course this year especially in writing reports. Colleague student Emmanuel Wor who is also a final year student this year expressed similar sentiments. “I am really learning the practical side of things and it will help me a lot in my studies especially when conducting research. I have learnt how to write memos etc”. The students have been allocated to various branches within the department for the internship for the 8 weeks duration. Upon completion of their internship, the students will return to school for the 2021 academic year.