The Public Service Commission (PSC) on 2nd February 2021 conducted a one-day virtual induction program for over 2000 Public Service Internship Programme (PSIP) interns deployed to 161 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
The interns, who were deployed on 25th January 2021, are the third cohort of interns to be recruited since the inception of the programme in 2019.
PSC Vice Chairperson Ms. Charity Kisotu while officially opening the induction informed the interns that Serving in the public service is a high calling that requires personal commitment, integrity, honesty and professionalism.
“As interns, you must therefore have the right mind-set, be patriotic, be ready to continuously learn, observe values and protect the resources under your care”, she said.
Commissioner Dr. Mary Mwiandi, head of the PSIP programme urged the interns to make effort to acquire relevant skills in their areas of specialization.
PSC CEO, Mr. Simon Rotich said that the selection process ensured that the recruited interns represent the face of Kenya, and was guided by Merit, Ethnicity, Gender, Disability status, Minorities and the marginalized.
PSIP is a Government initiative that offers opportunity for college graduates to acquire and develop valuable technical and professional skills while gaining work experience
It offers financial sustenance to the interns through payment of a stipend and also provides the work experience that will increase chances of their employability.
In attendance during the virtual induction were, PSC Commissioners, and Heads of Human Resource in the MDAs and Public Service Commission Staff.