Thursday, 11 July 2013

PEMANDU Internship

It's my third day here in PEMANDU. Super duper awesome! Received my two projects and done some ad hoc tasks. Work started to pile. Meetings, site visits. Excited!! Will share the details soon. Ya know, because I'm a narcissist liddat. :p

So I got some questions through FB, Twitter and Whatsapp about this internship program.

Mari-mari. Lemme explain. 

PEMANDU stands for Performance Management and Delivery Unit which is a department under Prime Minister's Office. The main role is to monitor and facilitate the implementations of ETP (Economy Transformation Program) and GTP (Government Transformation Program).

To apply for the internship program, click here.



PEMANDU is looking for young, talented & passionate leaders! The internship experience will run from 2 to 4 months, depending on an intern's schedule and performance. Please note that we will give preference to university students in their penultimate year of study.

There are a few steps to those who are interested to apply.

1. Fill the online application form with your details.
2. Answer the short essay questions (less than 150 words each)
  • Why do you want to work in PEMANDU?
  • Have you had any work experiences? If so, please describe them.
  • Please describe any extracurricular experiences you had, particularly those that exhibit leadership qualities.
3. Prepare a cover letter according to their requirements 
4. Provide them with an updated CV
5. Essay question (800-1,000 words) on one of these topics
  • What or who will be the biggest obstacle to a government transformation program?
  • How the private sector of a country can or should be involved in government transformation.
  • How can you as a young person, be involved in changing the country for the better?
  • If you were given the opportunity, what would you have done differently to the current government/economic transformation program?
6. Choose the NKRA/NKEA (dalam erti kata lain department) that you are interested in. Only 3 please.


And these are the NKRA's
  • Reducing crime
  • Fighting corruption
  • Improving Student Outcomes
  • Improving Rural Basic Infrastructure
  • Improving Urban Public Transport
  • Raising Living Standards of Low Income Household.
Itu sahaja. Selepas submit, sila tunggu respons mereka dan berdoa untuk sesi temuduga pula. :D

My interview was done via telephone since I was still in Germany during that point of time. Twas quite a lengthy interview.

The minimum duration is 2 months and the maximum is 4. Hence, it is very suitable for students looking for summer internships. At the moment, PEMANDU has 6 interns and I am the only Malay, the only girl. The best working environment you could ask for. The intern behind my cubicle is from UCL. *envy*

Basically, each NKRA/NKEA will have one intern. But in my case, I am placed under TWO departments. *punching the air*
My first choices were education, corruption and public transport. 
Ce teka where I am being place.
None of the above jawapannya. Hahahaha

I am at Low Income Household [LIH] (NKRA) and Healthcare (NKEA).
I got to be in both NKRA and NKEA.. Yayyyyy!!!

Little that I know being in LIH would open the opportunity for me to travel.
 *suke, suke, suke*

Will update more, soon!

For now, excited for tomorrow's Annual Iftar. Rindu dan peluk kesayangan saya. Lama tak berjumpaaaaa. And tomorrow is the meeting at PWTC :)

Adios!

Oh! Had I mentioned that they pay handsomely, too? :D

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