After applying to a company and accepting, the student presents the student and institutional CEECs to the HTE as well as the audit and approval internship plan. MOAs are exchanged between the company and the department, which will then be forwarded to the Office of the University Legal Counsel (OULC) for verification before all parties finally sign the agreements. The agreement also stipulates that students must be monitored by both the HTE and the DLSU during their OJT period to ensure the safety of students. Once a student has completed their OJT hours, the university must conduct a post-training check and assessment of the student`s tasks, the general program and the HTE. The coordinator of the internship, Atty. Mike David reveals that the university has already received the ched memorandum at the end of January. The OULC then developed guidelines and models for the necessary procedures. But Karen hit another wall when she discovered the following term that a new MOA was needed. « During the period I started, it hasn`t been implemented yet, but when I already signed up, I discovered that the [MOA] was already needed. When I saw the document, there were aspects that didn`t apply to the OjT that I had already promised, » she explains. Carlos Piocos III, practitioner coordinator of the literature department and vice-president during the academic year (AY) 2017-2018, agrees that the adoption of the guidelines has caused a hiccup in the department, faculty and staff who have tried to catch up with the new process. Some students who practice have not been spared. Gary Mariano, OJT coordinator for the Department of Communication Arts, says that in AY 2008-2009, all ID 106 students were invited to take a three-part internship.
Many departments have rules and rules specific to practice. They also submitted different documents to companies that have different requirements. Mariano believes, however, that the new ched memorandum does not affect the practical application procedures of his department. However, he shares the same sentiments as Piocos and says that « the new process seems more complicated because the draft contracts are longer and more cumbersome, some of which can be negotiated, and the contracts must be notarized. » He also stresses that students still have to insure the primary « institutional » CEECs themselves, which he believes should be the primary responsibility of the university, the college or their respective departments. Dr. Raymund Dimaranan, the current Chief of Staff at the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business, admits that it took longer, but that the new guidelines provided better guarantees for the safety and interests of students and the university. Prior to the revised CHED guidelines, the Department of Decision Science and Innovation used only an MOA for internships based on official university models. They must now have the institutional MOA, the student MOA and the internship plan, all reviewed by the university`s legal offices. In the execution of the CHED-Memorandum, students and interns must now submit a federal internship plan and an A MOO to their respective host training institutions (HTE) or companies before having their own practice. The MOA student serves as a formal contract between the company and the student, while the institutional MOA acts as a formal contract between HTE and the university.