National Internship Programme

What Is An Internship?

As part of the mandate to prepare and protect Caymanians so they can partake in the economic opportunities that exist in, and are to be attracted to, the Cayman Islands, the Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) seeks to develop local capacity to meet the anticipated future workforce requirements of these Islands.

The National Internship Programme provide interns with a meaningful experience that enhances their employability and skills. An internship should integrate knowledge and theory learned with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.

WORC will provide individual support for the intern. This support will include interim evaluations to identify skill gaps and provide additional training in areas identified for improvement. Employee evaluations will be at the one-month, three-month, and six-month mark (depending on the length of the internship).

Internships give the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields to those considering their career paths and provide employers with the opportunity to guide and evaluate Caymanian talent.

An intern is a professional in training, and an internship provides a carefully structured and monitored short-term work or service experience in which an intern has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what they learn throughout the internship.

A good internship programme has clear business benefits, such as gaining new and motivated staff members, bringing new skills and perspectives to an organisation and potentially improving productivity. Whether or not an internship is paid or unpaid, the quality of the experience is the most important factor for the intern.

The National Internship Programme partners with the private/public sectors. The internships allow the Cayman Islands Government to address the issues of unemployment and underemployment head-on by facilitating a meaningful engagement between employers and unemployed and underemployed Caymanians.

Caymanians interested in the National Internship Programme should contact us by calling 945-9672 or email

What Are The Types Of Internships Available?

When referring to types of internships, the following can be considered:

  • Time of year or project specific – These internships only run for a set duration during the year, such as over a summer or winter break, or they may be project-specific to a department or position


  • Industry – Internship programmes are also classified by industry; this usually corresponds with the interns' career interests. While there are hundreds of possibilities, some of the most common internships include marketing, healthcare, finance, legal, construction, and technology


  • Paid versus unpaid internships – Paid and unpaid internships are another classification method. Unpaid Internships can also be part of an individual's extracurricular plan to gain experience (current high school/college students)


  • Curriculum-related internships – These may be for-credit and not-for-credit internships and are not always in exchange for college or university credit. These internships may be paid or unpaid depending on the employer and what is required of the participant for the position. These internships can be part of the academic coursework required by the institution. When an internship is performed in exchange for college credit, the assigning of credit is strictly between the student and their school

While there are various internships, all share one common denominator: the intern strives to meet certain learning objectives. Such objectives are often formally reflected upon and evaluated by the intern and the internship supervisor.

Is An Internship Right For Me?

If any of the following apply to you, then an internship opportunity could be just what you are looking for:

  • Caymanian

  • Unemployed/Underemployed/Student

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age

  • Looking for career direction and guidance

  • Actively interested in gaining on-the-job experience

  • Willing to show commitment and dedication

Benefits For An Intern Include:

  • Internships are an excellent way to learn about an industry of interest while also acquiring some of the necessary skills and tools for success in that industry

  • Internships are a great way of building a relationship with an employer in an industry of interest. This relationship can open doors to future positions and networking opportunities that can strengthen one’s career

  • Interns participating in an internship are typically more engaged in their learning and develop a better work ethic and more skills and abilities

  • By providing experiential learning while still in school, internships can give students real-life experience in their potential future choice of career. It can also be used to satisfy certain college programme requirements

How Do I Apply?

To apply for an internship opportunity, please Complete the application  here. 

You can submit it in one of two ways:

  1. Fill the form in and email it to

  2. Print the form and drop it off at WORC, 87 Mary Street, George Town, Apollo House West

For assistance with filling in the form or more information, please contact:
Phone: 345 945 9672

Please return printed forms in person to:
Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman
87 Mary Street, George Town
1st Floor, Apollo House West

Benefits For An Employer Include:

Internship programmes are an inexpensive recruiting tool and an opportunity to train future employees. The opportunity to evaluate prospective employees while they are working for the organisation can reduce significant costs in finding new talent

  • Interns bring current technology and ideas from the classroom to the workplace, thereby increasing an organisation’s intellectual capital

  • Interns can be another source for the recruitment of diverse employees into your workforce

  • An internship programme can supply an easily accessible source of highly motivated, experienced or pre-professionals

  • Interns can provide a management opportunity for mid-level staff

To Get Involved With The National Internship Programme

Employers interested in offering internship opportunities should contact us by calling 945-9672 or email

Benefits For The Community Include:

  • Internships can greatly decrease overhead and increase productivity of businesses, helping to strengthen the local economy

  • Internships can build the relationship between students, the workforce, education, and businesses; the community’s talent will be more likely to remain on the island

  • Internships are a great way to create a future pipeline of Caymanian talent within the community

Grand Cayman

Apollo House West,
87 Mary Street,
George Town, Grand Cayman


+1 (345) 945-9672
+1 (800) 534-9672 (TOLL FREE)


Cayman Brac

District Administration Building,
19 Kirkconnell Street,
Stake Bay, Cayman Brac


+1 (345) 948-2222