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The CCRIF Regional Internship Programme - 2016

In 2015, CCRIF SPC launched its regional internship programme. The objective of this internship programme is to provide career-related work experience for CARICOM and/or CCRIF member country citizens that enhances their academic training and provides a real world introduction in the areas of disaster risk management, climate change, meteorology, risk transfer and/or risk modelling. These guidelines provide the framework for this internship programme.

CCRIF partners with national disaster management organizations and the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) and other regional organizations.

Generally, the CCRIF Regional Internship Programme has been designed to:

  • Promote academic, career and/or personal development for the selected interns
  • Provide interns with the opportunity to integrate their academic knowledge with practical application and skill development in the workplace
  • Provide experiential learning thereby ensuring that interns gain vital skills and experience that they will be able to use throughout their professional career
  • Offer interns challenging assignments that benefit the regional organization while providing tangible work experience for the intern
  • Enable interns to sample potential areas of work specialization and explore the workplace culture of the assigned regional organization
  • Include an intentional "learning plan" for the intern that is structured into the work experience and includes learning objectives, observation, reflection, evaluation and assessment of interns
  • Balance the intern’s own learning goals with the specific work the organization needs completed
  • Be of a two-month to four-month duration, with a recommended internship of three months
  • Ensure that interns are provided with an opportunity to network with key professionals and stakeholders working in the various areas of disaster risk management
  • Be fulltime and may include work conducted onsite at the organization, remotely or both
  • Where possible, be part of a post-graduate degree programme of the University of the West Indies, the University of Guyana or other regional university for academic credit.

Deadline for applications: May 1, 2016


Focus for 2016 Internships

For 2016, internships at the organizations below will be available.

Organization

Focus Areas

Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM)

disaster risk management

environmental management

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)

climate studies

climate change adaptation and mitigation

Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)

disaster risk management

environmental management

climate studies

Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

disaster risk management

actuarial studies

climate studies

environmental management

risk management

Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH)

disaster risk management

meteorology

climate studies

geography/geology

hydrology

mathematics

Centre for Marine Sciences
UWI* Mona

environmental management

climate change adaptation and mitigation

Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES)

UWI Cave Hill

environmental management

environmental economics

Climate Studies Group (CSGM), Department of Physics

UWI Mona

meteorology

climate studies

geography/geology

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

UWI St. Augustine

disaster risk management

environmental engineering

environmental management

civil engineering

structural engineering

Department of Geography & Geology

UWI Mona

geography/geology

environmental management

climate studies

Department of Geography

UWI St. Augustine

geography/geology

environmental management

climate studies

Disaster Risk Reduction Centre (DRRC)

UWI Mona

disaster risk management

geography/geology

environmental management

Institute of Structural Engineers member companies

disaster risk management

environmental management

civil engineering

structural engineering

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission

disaster risk management

environmental management

Seismic Research Centre (SRC)

UWI St. Augustine

disaster risk management

environmental management, geology, geophysics, geochemistry, computer sciences

National disaster management organizations

disaster risk management

risk management

environmental management

geography/geology

National meteorology organizations

climate studies

meteorology

disaster risk management

environmental management

actuarial science

Eligibility

Interns must be citizens of CARICOM and/or CCRIF member countries and must be graduates of a recognized university. They must have completed a course of study in any one of the following key areas of study:

  • Disaster risk management
  • Environmental management
  • Meteorology
  • Climate studies
  • Civil engineering
  • Management studies with a focus on risk management
  • Environmental economics
  • Geography/geology
  • Actuarial science

Preference will be given to candidates who are recipients of a CCRIF-UWI Scholarship or a CCRIF Scholarship.

Candidates applying must have completed their first degree by the closing date of applications or expected to complete their first degree by the beginning of the internship period.

Applicants must be available for a minimum of two months. The internship programme will normally be on a full-time basis. Interns will be expected to work five full days a week in the national or regional organization that has selected for them, under the supervision of an experienced staff member.
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