Research Intern (Economics)



The Economics Department is accountable for the formulation of country strategies to guide the Bank’s financial and Technical Assistance (TA) operations in the BMCs. It is also responsible for monitoring and analysis of economic, social and political developments in the BMCs; policy advice and reporting on relevant industrial sectors, social and environmental sectors; and training in economic management.

The Economics Department also undertakes research in areas related to economic development and geared towards enhancing knowledge in BMCs and provides support to deliver reliable, timely and relevant statistics and updates macroeconomic forecast to support country surveillance and policy design.



The CDB internship program is a work-based learning experience designed to provide current undergraduates, or recently graduated young professionals with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their field of study or desired career and for CDB to gain support for its business and its existing employees while potentially discovering new talent and future leaders.


The Research Intern will be assigned to the Economics Department (ED) and will provide research assistance over a three-month period in an area of priority to the bank and its BMCs. The ED is currently undertaking research and analysis on the estimation of vulnerability and resilience conditions in BMCs. The research intern will be responsible for: assisting the vulnerability and resilience research team with collecting data and information and analyzing the data; assisting in the preparation of presentations, research reports or briefs; reviewing academic and policy literature on the topic under investigation; helping to manage the database of research literature and data and other relevant tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

The Research Intern will be required to provide the following outputs:


  • Brief weekly update reports on the tasks completed and meetings attended.


  • A literature review on estimating the multidimensional nature of resilience in Small States and Developing countries. The literature review must clearly outline the motivation for the review, undertake a critical review of the existing literature, their main contributions, gaps in the research and implications for future CDB research. The date and time for the submission of this literature review will be agreed with the supervisor for the project at the commencement of the internship.




The Research Intern will report to the CDB Economist assigned to the vulnerability and resilience research project by the Director of the ED. The CDB Economist will monitor the progress on the deliverables of the project and timelines and will have scheduled meetings with the intern to give direction and monitor progress. Reports and deliverables of the project will be shared with the CDB Economist and Director of the Economics Department. CDB will facilitate the Research Intern by providing access to relevant hardware and software documentation and other pertinent information necessary for the completion of the assignment.


To be considered for an internship with CDB, applicants must meet the following requirements:


  • Enrolled in, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s programme in an accredited tertiary level educational institution or a recent graduate from at a minimum, a Bachelor’s programme (not more than 12 months) in Economics, Public Finance, Public Policy or related area


  • Commitment to CDB’s mission, vision and values.


  • Strong analytical aptitude and proven interest in research.


  • Able to adapt to a multicultural environment, fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills and able to work effectively in a team or independently.


  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office including: Word, Excel and Power point. Knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods utilizing econometric software such as Stata, R, EViews and SPSS is highly desirable.


Date posted: 14-03-2023 | Application Deadline: not provided | Unposting: 31-03-2023  |The date is indicative from which no rights can be derived.|

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Bachelor's Degree|in Economics
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