Institute For labor Studies (ILS) Internship Program

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) traces its roots from the Institute of Labor and Manpower Studies (ILMS) created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 620 issued in December 21, 1974 by President Ferdinand E. Marcos to provide then Ministry of Labor and Employment with technical support in policy-making and program implementation.


ILMS mandates extend from undertaking policy researches and studies to implementing capacity building programs for the officials and employees of the Department of Labor.


As the leading institute specializing in labor and employment research, the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) is committed to promote good governance through the delivery of innovative, responsible, competent and cutting-edge research and technical services along the full breadth of policy development process in the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).


The ILS shall continually enhance the value of its services through the adoption of best practices, improvement of competence and strengthening partnerships and systems while ensuring effective, efficient, transparent and accountable use of resources.


Being a policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment, the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) is a training ground for students who stand to pursue a career in public policy research and development work. At the ILS, student interns/ on the job trainees are given a chance to learn and participate in the various research projects, forums and advocacies, along with administrative and IT support services.





Contact information

Institute for Labor Studies (ILS)

5F DOLE Bldg., Muralla St. cor. Gen. Luna St.,

Intramuros 1002, Manila, Philippines

Telephone: 02 527 3456


Interested students who wish to do their on the job training at the ILS may contact

Telephone: 02 527 3522 or 02 527 3490



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