United Nations Development Programme

  Trinidad and Tobago




The UNDP Trinidad and Tobago Internship Programme offers to a small group of outstanding graduates the opportunity to acquire experience working as interns in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Through this programme, interns will be exposed to UNDP's development activities, thematic priorities, and technical cooperation practices. Interns specialize in the areas of democratic governance, poverty reduction, environment and energy, disaster management, HIV/AIDS, donor coordination, private sector development and other activities related to sustainable human development. Interns acquire practical experience in various aspects of project management in an international working environment.

Under the programme, interns will work in UNDP Trinidad and Tobago Country Office assisting in e.g. programme management, organization of workshops/seminars and preparation of briefing and information materials paper on development subjects.


Assignments may vary in length, according to availability and academic requirements as well as the needs of the UNDP Trinidad and Tobago Country Office

Duration: 1 month to 6 months, part-time or full-time (8 hours/day, 5 days/week).

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Enrolled in a graduate-level degree programme in a development-related field such as economics, international relations, sociology, business administration, political sciences or environmental studies.

  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent computer knowledge (Microsoft Office applications).
  • Excellent interactive and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Financial Administrative Aspects:

The internship programme operates on a non-remunerative basis. The subsistence and travel costs connected with the internship programme must be borne by interns or by other institutions. Interns are responsible for arranging their own travel to Trinidad and Tobago and accommodations there.

If work-related travel within the country is requested by UNDP during the internship period, per diem and travel costs shall be paid by UNDP.

If selected, the Country Office will provide assistance to the Intern in getting a visa to come to Trinidad and Tobago.

Medical Coverage:

UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs or hardships arising from illness or accidents incurred during the internship. Interns must carry adequate medical and life insurance. Proof of medical coverage/visa must be provided before the internship commences.

Further Career Opportunities

The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but, as mentioned, to complement an intern's studies. However, a number of interns, having completed their studies and met the necessary requirements, have gone on to further assignments with the UNDP or elsewhere in the United Nations system.

Current Internship Opportunities

 Terms of Reference

Closing Date


Who to contact

Selection for the internships is fully decentralized within UNDP.
Applicants interested in an internship should forward their application directly to:

Human Resource Associate

United Nations Development Porgramme

3A Chancery Lane, Port of Spain

Trinidad and Tobago

Email: registry.tt@undp.org

Download the UNDP application form for internships (MS Word | PDF).


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