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International Trade & Business in the Caribbean | Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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The American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) is located in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies of the Caribbean. There is a strong investment climate and this is a great place to learn about international trade and business. 

Internship Start Dates:

  • Beginning of any academic term or semester

Duration of Internship:

  • 10-12 weeks, minimum

The American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) is located in Port of Spain, Trinidad in the West Indies of the Caribbean. There is a strong investment climate and this is a great place to learn about international trade and business.

Amcham's Vision

To be the preferred private sector business organisation for the stimulation of free and fair trade and investment within the Americas and the Caribbean.

AmCham's Mission

AmCham will add value to our member companies within the following key focus areas:

  1. Enhancement of Competitiveness

  2. Generation of new business and market access for services/goods

  3. Influence on policies and legislation

  4. Transfer of Knowledge

  5. Contribution to Sustainable Development

In this context, AmCham Trinidad & Tobago will serve the needs and represent the interests of its members.

Our strong mix of formidable local and international member companies; strong networking links; close association with the U.S. Embassy; alliances with the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) and the Chambers of Commerce of the United States of America (COCUSA); all ensure rapid access to what you need to compete effectively both locally and in overseas markets. We can therefore secure for members strategic information on doing business in a particular country; as well as set up introductions to the right business organisations or companies in the US and throughout the western hemisphere.

Assist in organizing and supporting members working in trade environment, tourism, industrial development, education, & labor relations; organizing seminars; publishing information on trade, exporting markets, & logistics in Trinidad & Tobago. Interns will have opportunities to participate in committee meetings and trade-related events and conferences. Interns can also expect to help out, as needed, with basic office, phone and computer tasks.

Academic Background:

International trade, international business, economics, finance, business administration or related major

Skills/Experience:

Computer Skills- Word, Excel, Powerpoint; Study of hemispheric trade issues preferred

Language Requirements:

English

Other Requirements:

Strong ability to work as a member of a team and serve as a team leader if the need arises. 

IE3 Program Fee -- $3450

Estimated One-Time Expenses

Expense Type

Price

International Travel

$700-$1100

Visa Fees

 

Recommended Immunizations

 

*See Additional Cost Information below.

Estimated Monthly Expenses

Expense Type

Price/month

Housing

$550-$700

Food

$150-$200

Local Transportation

$50

Recreation

$75

Personal Expenses

$150

Budget a total of approximately $800 per month, including room, board, local travel, incidentals, and recreation. AMCHAM will help the intern find reasonably priced room and board. Prices range from $550-$700 per month. 

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More on Trinidad & Tobago:

Trinidad & Tobago is well known for its food, beaches, marine life, and Carnival celebrations. The Steel Pan is the only musical instrument developed in the 21st century, and this was developed in Trinidad and Tobago. Hence, the reason for being called, not only the land of the Humming Bird, Limbo and Calypso, but also the land of the Steelband.

Trinidad & Tobago tourism information

The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago

Terms

Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Summer: January 25
Fall: April 15
Winter: September 1
Spring: November 15

Basic Requirements

-See Qualifications and Requirements section