Public Service Commission is set to interview 16, 625 candidates eyeing 8,000 internship slots advertised by the Commission under the sixth (6th) Cohort of the Public Service Internship Programme (PSIP). In the notification published on the dailies on 9th November, 2023, the Commission will physically interview the shortlisted candidates from 14th to 18th November 2023.
According to Commission Secretary Dr. Simon Rotich, all shortlisted candidates will be required to carry their Original Identification Card, Academic and Professional Certificates to their respective interview centres.
“The names of shortlisted candidates, dates and venues for interviews are available on the Public Service Commission website” Said Dr. Rotich.
PSC will be onboarding the largest number of interns under PSIP for the first time since the programme was inaugurated in 2019. This follows a directive by President William Ruto early this year, to increase the number of candidates joining the programme to benefit more young people graduating from universities.
In total the Commission received 50,269 applications and only 16, 625 candidates made it to the interviews scheduled for next week. Successful candidates will be deployed in various Ministries, State Departments, Corporations and Public Universities early next year. All the interns will be working under PSC trained mentors and coaches, tasked with nurturing and shaping their career growth.
This 6th Cohort will bring a total number of graduates who have benefitted from the programme to over 21,000 since the Commission started the Public Service Internship Programme five years ago.