U.S. Embassy Bridgetown launches Foreign National Student Internship Program

Ambassador Taglialatela with Foreign National Student Internship Program (FNSIP) participants (l-r) Petrina Bostic, Kaleah Hall, Sherisse Nurse and Katasha Nicholas (Ashly Walcott not pictured)

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is pleased to announce the launch of its Foreign National Student Internship Program (FNSIP) for Barbados. The FNSIP offers students the unique opportunity to experience a foreign affairs work environment and gain valuable professional experience in relation to their studies. The program commenced in September 2021, and the first students will complete their internships in December 2021.

Five students from the University of West Indies – Cave Hill were selected to participate in the program–Petrina Bostic, Kaleah Hall, Katasha Nicholas, Sherisse Nurse, and Ashly Walcott.  During the four-month program, the interns will learn about public affairs, economic and political report writing, information systems, and administrative and financial management.

In her meeting with the interns, U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela encouraged the interns to embrace the learning opportunities available, introduce new ideas to the Mission, and network with staff outside of their assigned sections. “If you put the time in to doing and knowing your job well, ask questions, develop information and your knowledge, you will succeed,” the Ambassador shared.

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is committed to introducing educational and cultural programs to build stronger partnerships.  We support public-private sector collaborations that facilitate higher education and workforce development strategies in the United States and the Caribbean, as well as the efforts of U.S. colleges and universities to recruit qualified students from the region.