The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is inviting young persons who are completing final year graduate studies, and who are citizens of the member countries of the ACS to participate in the ACS Internship Programme. Candidates must demonstrate a clear interest in integration and regional cooperation processes, and should wish to acquire knowledge about the work of the ACS, as well as to apply their own skills and knowledge.

Programme Duration:

Three intensive months


Objective of the Programme:

It is designed to provide trainees with information about the activities of the ACS in the areas of trade, sustainable tourism, transport, natural disasters, policy issues, communication, as well as budget and administration, so that they may apply their particular expertise and development research skills in these areas .


Site of the internship:

ACS Secretariat, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.



Trainees or their sponsors must meet all costs arising from the attachment to the ACS Secretariat, including airfare to and from Trinidad and Tobago, as well as other daily subsistence costs. In addition to training in the specialised area or areas based on each trainee’s particular interest, the Secretariat will provide office space and equipment, and will grant a monthly stipend equivalent to US$212.00, payable in Trinidad and Tobago currency, as its contribution to subsistence expenses.


Minimum qualifications:

1. The candidate must be in the final year of graduate studies in any of the following areas:

International Relations

  • International Economics, including areas related to Statistics
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Natural Disasters
  • Development Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Languages (English, Spanish, French)
  • Information Systems

2. He/she must be proficient in at least two of the official languages of the ACS (English, French and Spanish).

3. He/she must be a citizen of a member country of the ACS.

4. He/she must be knowledgeable about the region of the Greater Caribbean.

How to apply:

Interest persons must send a letter indicating their interest in the programme, and include:

• Resumé
• Academic Certificates
• Name of three references
• Letter of recommendation from the academic institution.

Applications should be addressed to:
Head of Administration
Secretariat of the Association of Caribbean States
5-7 Sweet Briar Road
St. Clair, Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: (868) 622-9575
Fax: (868) 622-1653

E-mail: [email protected]
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Considering the expected number of applications, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted by telephone, fax or e-mail.

Unsuitable applications will not be considered.