Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2010 DAP Intership Programme

The DAP "Know An MP" Youth Programme for the year 2010 is now open for application. The DAP Malaysia will be offering 10 places of attachment nationwide to various top national leaders, Member of Parliament and State Assemblymen (ADUN) in Malaysia.

What is this programme about?

Selected candidates will be matched based on compatibility to a Member of Parliament or State Assemblyman (ADUN). The candidate will attach on a full-time basis to the MP/ADUN and actively participate in their daily work.

During the programme, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Assist and contribute to the work of the MP/ADUN
  • Gain first-hand experience and insight of being a national leader
  • Attend parliamentary sessions or state assembly sessions
  • Organize and participate in press conferences, discussions, political events etc.

As part of the programme, candidates are required to:

  • Submit a 300-word essay documenting their experience and insight gained
  • Contribute a 1000-word proposal on how to improve the office of an MP/ADUN or the operation of DAP Malaysia; OR a research topic of choice on a current issue for MP/ADUN debate during parliamentary or state assembly session
  • Initiate and organize a community event to engage sociopolitical awareness

Selection Criteria:

  • Youths between age 18-30 (students, fresh grads or young working adults)
  • Full-time attachment
  • Selection based on assessment of academic results and experience


  • Closing date of application: 25th May 2010
  • Start date of programme: Anytime after 20th June 2010
  • Successful candidates will be informed via email

Application procedures:

Email resume / curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter expressing interest to daprocket(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Include in your application the following:

  • Preferred location (ie. which state/city in Malaysia)
  • Preferred duration of your attachment
  • MP/ADUN of preference

For enquiries, kindly email daprocket(at)rocketmail(dot)com


Unknown said...

good initiative

but please filter the candidates properly so you don't get infiltrates

Anonymous said...

Hi Tony,

May I know what's the minimum duration for the internship programme? And is it a typical office hour kind of job , 9-5pm ?

Thanks !


Billy Ch'ng

reublim said...


is there a recommended or minimum period for the duration of the internship?


Anonymous said...


You were elected by the people of PJU. Since your victory, you have not really gone down to the ground to serve your people of PJU.

You will lose your seat come the next GE.

KoSong Cafe said...

YB, this is the way to go. Select the best and most suitable for training to be prospective candidates to stand for election.

Ensure good communication skills, especially in Bahasa Malaysia, besides other languages.

Some are good in research but not in PR skills. They are necessary too.

Good luck in your selection!

Ludy said...

Anon Billy Ch'ng,

24/7 !!

Ludy said...

waaa vely good stlategic initiatives.. cheap, cheap labour!

Anonymous said...

Poor timing, most college students have already accepted other offers.

Donplaypuks® said...


Don't let up on those Mindef guys who said "tidak tepat" to the $8 billion contract to DRBHICOM for utility tanks.

It may well be that part of it is a "friendly" gift to DRB to cover the cost of the tanks AND the entire plant set up and research & development capex cost as well!!

More than that, it may include a billion or two loan or advance payment as in the fraudulent PSC Naval Dockyard contract for Amin Shah!

Or it could also include a huge licence fee to a foreign country/party and " not a commission but co-ordination and support fees" loaded upfront for DRB as per the $500 million for Razak Baginda and Perimekar S/B in the scorpene subs

DAP must not rest until Mindef and the Govt gives a detailed account for the entire $8 billion budget!!

It may not be too late to stop a potential massive fraud like PSC and PKFZ!!

we are all of 1 race, the Human Race

Nick said...

I think this is a brilliant idea and I am extremely interested...unluckily I'm studying in Singapore now so it won't be possible to go for it. I hope this programme will still be around in a few years' time, when I'll be back in Malaysia.

If I may make a suggestion, the applications for these sort of things should be opened a little earlier, before things like college terms begin...by now most students are already studying somewhere with not much free time, leaving only the post pre-u people free perhaps.

Also, how long is the duration of the programme? A few months, a few weeks?

Thank you and keep up with the fresh ideas,


Anonymous said...

great idea but be careful for any trojan horses planted there.. a saiful maybe? :)