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The UNDP Internship Programme offers an outstanding under-graduate or graduate-level student the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation.

Terms of Reference

The Internship Programme is currently accepting applications (click on the links below to learn more):

UN RCO Communications Internship (rolling application)

UN RCO Joint Initiatives, Event Management, Resource Mobilization Internship (rolling application)

UN RCO Coordination, Analysis and Human Rights Internship (rolling application)

Note: the above internship positions will always be open to applications. Should the positions be already filled, your CV may still be kept on file for later consideration.

Through internships, UNDP Barbados and the OECS will:

  • Provide a framework by which graduate and post-graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds will be assigned a specific assignment in keeping with the intern’s educational experience, interest and delivery requirements of the office
  • Sensitize interns to the mandate and practical operations of UNDP
  • Place innovative and emerging development perspectives and skills at the disposal of the UNDP sub-regional office
To qualify for the UNDP Barbados and the OECS Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme and should fit one of the following streams:
  • Post graduate student requiring practical experience in a development area;
  • Applicant must have demonstrable interest in the field of development;
  • Respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter and the UNDP Statement of Purpose.
  • Excellent computer knowledge (Microsoft applications)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Applicants should also possess the following competencies:

  • Technical – Possesses excellent analytical skills and ability to synthesize concepts and material into clear and concise thoughts (see also Communication below)
  • Managing resources – Organizes and manages information to achieve defined goals and optimum results. Has the ability to work independently
  • Communication – Effectively presents thoughts and ideas, including complex technical concepts, in a clear, concise and readily understood manner, both verbally and in writing. Listens to and acknowledges others' perspectives and views
  • Flexibility - Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances
  • Interpersonal skills – Able to work well in a team environment

The Internship Programme is full-time for a duration specified in the Terms of Reference documents (see above TOR links; if no links are available, the internship programme is not currently accepting applications), and interns are expected to work five days per week (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Fridays).


Interested persons are invited to apply by sending a completed UN Internship Application Form accompanied by a two (2) page (maximum) Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a 500 word essay outlining their interest in Development and what they intend to gain from the Internship experience to The subject of your email should mention the internship title mentioned in the TOR. 


Phone: +1 246 467 6017


External Postings

In collaboration with its sister agencies and development partners, the UNDP may also post external vacancies and opportunites in the area below:

International UNV - Head of Experimentation (Deadline: April 10th, 2019)


Any items found under the External Postings heading are not the responsibiity of the UNDP; should you have any questions (aside from broken links) you should direct your inquiries to the relevant agency responsible for the information within the link.

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