Sixteen tertiary-level students will be gaining valuable experience this summer as they complete a three-month internship at the Central Bank of Barbados.
“The Bank’s summer internship programme has been around for many years, but, unfortunately, it had to be scaled back significantly last year and in 2020 due to COVID,” said Novaline Brewster, the Bank’s Chief of Corporate Communications.
“We are very pleased that we are able to take on a greater number of students this year so that we can give them exposure and on-the-job training to help set them up for success in their chosen fields.”
The students are pursuing degrees in a range of disciplines, including economics, accounting, media and journalism, human resources, and software engineering, and will be working in various departments across the organisation.
Ms. Brewster revealed that while the Bank has as much as possible matched the students’ placements to their field of study and career interests, the interns will also learn about the institution as a whole.
“To be a well-rounded employee and an asset to any organisation, it’s imperative that you understand what it does and how your job fits into the bigger picture. So, we will be organising sessions to explain the Bank’s two main objectives and how we go about achieving them.”
The Central Bank of Barbados’ summer internship programme was formally started in 2002, and, over the years, several students have gone on to have long-term and permanent positions at the organisation.