UN ECLAC Economic Affairs Internship 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Voluntarily

The internship in the Economic Development Unit (EDU) at the ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean, located in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, will last 3 months, depending on the needs of the Office. Candidates may be selected throughout the posting period, on an “as-needed” basis.

Duties may include:
Contributes to the development and preparation of the ECLAC Debt for Climate Adaptation Swap Initiative

  • Conducts a feasibility study into the possibility for ECLAC of seeking the Green Climate Fund (GCF) accreditation and devises a road map towards the accreditation. This task involves collecting relevant information, specifically detailed information on accreditation process and requirements, assesses its implications for ECLAC, and reports its results.
  • Follows up and implements some of the recommendations coming out of the second meeting of the Task Force to advance the initiative.
  • Prepares inputs for the third meeting of the Task Force, prepares summary reports and similar documents, and implements some of the recommendations.

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The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region’s economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.

The internship is UNPAID. All costs of travel and accommodation, including living expenses, must be covered by the intern or any relevant sponsoring institution.


The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations and help you develop competencies relevant to your career goals.



Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
  • For this internship, studies in the area of law is desirable.

Work Experience

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
    Fluency in English is required.
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

  • Sign up on the in platform inspira through the Apply Now link.
  • A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:
    • Degree programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied?)
    • Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
    • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
    • List your top three areas of interest.
    • Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
    • Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

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Application Deadline: May 23, 2019

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