Technical Committee on Economic and Commercial Matters - Young Professionals Internship Programme

December 12, 2023


The Technical Committee on Economic and Commercial Matters is pleased to announce the "Young Professionals Internship Programme", which aims to give young Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots aged 18-35 the chance to acquire job experience, gain important professional skills, and develop a better understanding of the working and cultural environment across the island.

As a kick off, the project will start on a pilot basis with six young professionals to be selected based on their academic history and field of interest. Upon a positive evaluation of the results of this Pilot Phase, the project may be expanded in the future. 

This programme is funded by the EU, implemented by UNDP in coordination with OSASG-Cyprus. 

The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KEBE) and Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce (KTTO) will be the local implementing partners, matching the companies and young professionals. 

The chosen interns will be asked to select businesses based on their academic background and/or field of interest. Subsequently, the interns will be interviewed by the businesses of their choice. Each intern will have the opportunity to work for the business that selects them after a successful interview.

During the three-month internship period, each intern will receive a stipend of 600 Euros per month for the internship and up to 100 Euros per month for the transportation cost. The initiative will also provide employers' liability insurance payment (where needed).

The three-month internship period could be divided into two or three separate periods in agreement with the company, however this needs to stated in the application form.  (Example 1 month in April, 1 month in June and another in July or 6 weeks and 6 weeks with an interval in between).

At the end of the internship term, the interns will receive a certificate of participation, and the businesses will review their performance. This evaluation process ensures that the interns receive valuable feedback on their work and allows the businesses to identify potential candidates for future employment. 

Moreover, this initiative offers young professionals the chance to meet and collaborate with professionals, creating opportunities for future collaboration and networking.


Requirements for the Applicants 

  • To be between 18 and 35 years of age. 

  • Having a background in the following fields or have graduation degree on the below subjects.

  • For GC Applicants  

    For TC Applicants 

    (White electronic goods)

    Technology Research and Development 
    (Accounting or IT support)

    Trade /Commerce 
    (Food products)

    Audit Services 
    (Audit Department)

    (Graphic design, marketing, communication) 

    Electrical Engineering / IT
    (Electrical/IT Projects)

  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.

  • Please note at the moment the application process is only open for Greek Cypriot candidates. 

  • Ability to travel island-wide

Selection Criteria:

Intern candidates meeting the specified requirements, including those with relevant academic backgrounds, will choose from a list of companies during registration and will be paired with companies in the designated sectors. Following the matching process, selected candidates will undergo an interview with the respective company.

How to apply:

Interested intern candidates may fill in the online application form from the UNDP Cyprus’s website: and upload the required documents required. 

For more information or clarifications, please contact:

  1. Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, e-mail: 

  2. Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, e-mail: 

  3. UNDP Cyprus – 

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until 1st of July 2024. 

Selection of Candidates and Interviews:  The process will start as soon as the applications are submitted. 

Expected start date for Internship:  The internship period will take place within 2024 and will be communicated with the candidates after the selection and interview process. 

Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.