View Vacancy - DIT Undergraduate Intern

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Department for International Trade (DIT)

Main purpose of job:


To deliver basic trade activity such as recording, analysis and general support for identified sectors and the markets of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.


Roles and responsibilities:

-          Track and record potential commercial opportunities in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and then input this information into the DIT global opportunities online database.

-          Conduct market, sector and trade policy research on the Barbados and Eastern Caribbean economies using open source information (websites, spreadsheets, newspapers etc), reproducing results using a variety of channels to allow this information to be communicated effectively.

-          Complete administrative duties under the supervision of the Senior Trade and Investment Officer and the DIT Regional Director as required.

-          Assist with planning and logistics for trade missions and trade promotion events.


Essential on arrival:

-          The ability to read and interpret data accurately

-          The ability to conduct detailed market and sector research via various mediums and accurately reflect this data in internal mechanisms and external promotional material

-          Intermediate to advanced computer literacy across all MS platforms and other data platforms, with the ability to learn new computer software quickly

-          Excellent planning and administrative skills

-          The ability to work effectively in remote location (home)

-          References, preferably professional, will be requested

-          Excellent written and oral communications skills

-          Interpersonal skills

-          Ability to work as part of a larger, virtual team


-          A recent undergraduate who plans further study

-          Detail oriented

-          Demonstrable research skills

-          interest in trade/international business

Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
12 July 2020
Fixed Term, Part-Time, Intern
9 months
North America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
British High Commission
£ 680.00 PCM
7 September 2020
Must have the legal status to live and work in Barbados.

Must have the facilities and capabilities to work and deliver remotely

Monday – Thursday 8.00 – 13.00


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This opportunity is closed to applications.