The United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator (OUNRC) for Barbados and the OECS is issuing a Call for Internships to interested graduate and post graduate level students who wish to gain invaluable experience in the UN System’s Work between January and March 2014.

One (1) internship is available in the following areas:

The United Nations in Barbados and the OECS recognizes that the human resource capacity, particularly of young professionals, needs to be harnessed and nurtured for the overall benefit of the people of the sub-region.   In this regard, the Internship Programme aims to serve following two (2) main purposes:

  • Sensitize young people to the work and mandate of the full UN System; and
  • Provide meaningful opportunities for young professionals to hone their skills and apply their knowledge in a Development context.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme and should fit one of the following streams
  1. Post graduate student requiring practical experience in a development area;
  2. Final year undergraduate student seeking practical experience prior to entering graduate school; 
  3. Final year undergraduate/graduate student interested in pursuing a career in Development.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrable interest in the field of Development; and
  • Applicants must have respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter.

The programme is full-time and interns are expected to work five days per week (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays) under the supervision of the Resident Coordinator with guidance by the UN Coordination Analyst. 

Interested persons are invited to apply for their preferred Internship at HRapply.bb@undp.org with 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.  The deadline for Internship applications is Wednesday 31 December 2013 at 12:00 midnight.

It should be noted that Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations and that the costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibilities of interns or their sponsoring institutions. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or for the costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship.  Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage and provide a medical certificate of good health. The OUNRC does not pay for internships and the costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc.

UNDP Internship Documents
Contact UNDP Barbados and the OECS
Phone: 1 (246) 467 6007
Email: communications.bb@undp.org Fax: 1 (246) 429 2448
Resident Coordinator Annual Report
2012 UN Resident Coordinator Annual Report

The publication summarizes progress of the UN System in Barbados and the OECS towards achieving the outcomes of the UN Development Assistance Framework and charts out the work plan for 2013.


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