Summer internships in Cayman provide a fantastic opportunity to build your professional skills in a chosen field. They allow you to apply your learning, build a better understanding of your chosen profession and grow your professional network.

As well as being a fantastic addition to your CV, Cayman internships often increase your employ-ability and some organisations will even use internship programmes to assess a student’s capabilities with a view to a long term career in Cayman.

There are plenty on internships available to Caymanian students across several industries including accountancy, law, conservation, business and creative. Competition for places is steep so make sure you get your application in before the deadline. 

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Cayman Internships

If your organisation offers an internship which is not featured on this list, please email: info@acorn.ky.

Accountancy Firm Internships

EY
EY offers summer internships across the following areas of the business: Tax, Consultancy and Audit. Their internships offer real insights into EY and are ideal for students in their penultimate year of university. As a summer intern with EY, you’ll see their impact first-hand. You will work on client projects with your team, gain new skills that will shape the rest of your career and explore your interests supported by leaders. All of this will help you build your future career.
Age/ study level: You will need to be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Accounting or business related field.
Status: Must be Caymanian, spouse of a Caymanian or have Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) status.
Application dates: Deadline for applications is 28th February 2023.
Paid: Yes.
More Information: Visit EY | Jobs and Careers (yello.co) and search by Cayman Islands or email: cayman.careers@ky.ey.com.

Deloitte
Deloitte Cayman Islands offers internships and work/study programs for both undergraduates and advanced degree students. As an intern, you'll get hands on experience and learn about the wide range of opportunities available in a multidisciplinary professional services firm. It's an ideal way to put more focus on your career choices and learn the business from a leader in the profession. The Deloitte Exclusive Experience Program (DEEP summer internship) offers a range of experiences that will prepare you for your future in a supportive, challenging and innovative environment.
Age/ study level: Undergraduates and advanced degree students.
Status: Must be Caymanian, spouse of a Caymanian or have Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) status.
Application dates: Deadline for applications is 15th April 2023.
Paid: Yes.
More Information: Email: KYRecruitment@deloitte.com or visit Deloitte’s internship page.

PwC
PwC's summer internship will provide you with a paid opportunity to engage with clients, firm leadership and peers. You will have an assigned buddy, receive coaching from experienced employees, be trained on soft skills, business etiquette and how to thrive in a team environment. Successful work experience may lead to a full-time career opportunity.
Age/ study level: University students currently pursuing or graduating with a degree in accounting (or similar major) who are interested in earning a professional designation and excelling in a career in audit, tax or advisory.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application dates: 10th February 2023 – 25th March 2023.
Paid: Yes.
More information: Apply online. You'll be contacted if selected for a first-round interview. PwC will chat through everything you need to know and will even provide some tips if you're nervous. Email: ky_careers@pwc.com or call (345) 949 7000 for more information.

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Conservation / Science Internships

CCMI Ocean Science Scholars – Marine Internship Programme (Education or Research focused)
Internships at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) provide an exciting opportunity for early career scientists and educators to gain real life experiences in marine science education, communications, research, and field station operations. CCMI maintains active field research and education programmes in the Cayman Islands supported by a team of scientists, educators, outreach and communications coordinators. Internships are 3-6 months long, dependent on the interns availability and CCMI's needs. Internships typically run from January-June, July-December or January-March, April-June, July-September, or October-December.
Age/ study level: Open to 18+ year olds (must be legal adult) and to current students or recent graduates.
Status: Must be Caymanian or a permanent resident.
Application dates: Applications received on a continuous rolling basis.
Paid: Interns receive a CI$500mo reimbursement, full accommodation, all meals, access to CCMI's bikes and kayaks, airport transport, and one roundtrip ticket on Cayman Airways within the Cayman Islands to Little Cayman.
More information: Email: CCMI Education Manager, Katie Ebanks or visit the CCMI Interns page.

Young Environmentalist Leadership Course (YELC)
Central Caribbean Marine Institute's (CCMI) Young Environmentalist Leadership Course (YELC) provides an opportunity for local students (ages 16-20) to carve their pathway into the water sports industry and marine sciences. YELC participants complete PADI Open Water, Advanced Open Water, and Rescue Diver certifications, and they attend a 10-day intensive, hands-on experience with CCMI’s education and research staff at the Little Cayman Research Centre. Students work on field projects as well as learn to use instruments and equipment to broaden their horizons and experiences that can be used in the workplace. Students also take part in night dives, lionfish dissections, CV workshops, mock job interviews, and assist with CCMI’s ongoing research. The YELC programme bridges an important gap for local students that do not have access to post-school education in the Cayman Islands, breaking down financial and educational barriers.
Age/ study level: Open to 16-20 years old or recent graduates
Status: Must be Caymanian or a permanent resident.
Application dates Application deadline is March 17th 2023.
Paid: Unpaid (though course is valued at over CI$3,000).
More information: Email: CCMI Education Manager, Katie Ebanks or download an application form.

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Creative Industry Internships

Acorn Media
Every summer Acorn Media looks to hire a hardworking, enthusiastic intern who enjoys a challenge. This is a varied role which will include updating current content as well as researching new content across all the magazines, websites and apps. There may also be the opportunity to assist with marketing activities, digital content creation and social media content. The ideal candidate will have exceptional English language, proof reading and writing skills. Acorn Media needs help from May to September, and the internship can be open for a month or more.
Age/ study level: University students.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application date: Deadline for applications is 1st April 2023.
Paid: Yes.
More information: Email your CV to joanna@acorn.ky.

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands
The National Gallery is committed to providing opportunities for young Caymanians to develop their skills and knowledge in pursuit of a creative career. They offer various work experience placements throughout the year, plus summer and fall break internships and an annual year long internship. All placements allow successful candidates to gain hands-on experience with all aspects of gallery management including curating marketing, education and events.
Age/ study level: Work experience and summer/fall internships: students must be age 15+. Annual year long internship: students must be 18+.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Paid: The one year internship is paid, work experience and the summer/fall internships are unpaid.
Application dates: Work experience placements can be submitted throughout the year. Contact the Gallery for deadlines for the summer and fall internships.
More information: Email: hr@nationalgallery.org.ky or call (345) 945 8111.

Tower Marketing
Tower is committed to helping the next generation of marketers gain more experience. The intern will assist the Client Services Representatives with the execution of marketing activities to meet agreed company and client objectives.
Age/ study level: You will need to be studying a degree in Marketing or similar.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application dates: Internships are offered throughout the year.
Paid: Tower offers both paid and unpaid internships.
More Information: View Tower’s job description.

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Finance Internships

Butterfield Bank (Cayman)
This summer internship is an exciting opportunity for a student interested in financial services to gain practical on-the-job experience and work with industry experts. Mentored throughout, you will experience a range of business areas. This is a great chance to utilise and develop a full range of skills and knowledge and will really help boost your employment prospects.
Age/ study level: 16 and above/university level students with a preference to university students,
Status: Students must be Caymanian
Application dates: Deadline for applications is Sunday 30th April 2023.
Paid: Yes.
More information: Email Johnelle Hylton – Human Resources Office at Johnelle.hylton@butterfieldgroup.com. CVs should be sent to cayresumes@butterfieldgroup.com

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General Business Internships

Cayman Enterprise City (CEC)
CEC’s "Summer in the City" Internship Programme aims to award 25+ internship opportunities. Some internships will take place with Cayman Enterprise City (the development company) and others will take place within companies who are part of the three special economic zones, which include: Cayman Tech City, Cayman Commodities & Derivatives City, and Cayman Maritime & Aviation City. Summer internship placements offer hands-on experience and access to knowledge-based career paths. Placements last between one and three months.
Age/ study level: Open to 18-25 year olds.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application dates: 1st December 2022 – 11th April 2023.
More information: Email: innovate@enterprisecayman.ky or visit Enterprise City’s internships page.

CUC
As part of CUC’s ongoing commitment towards the development of and providing opportunities for young people on Grand Cayman, CUC annually welcomes students to its annual Summer Internship and Vocational Programmes. The programmes exposes young people to different career opportunities to gain experience in a professional setting along with valuable hands-on training. In addition, students also participate in a number of weekly 'Lunch and Learn' sessions, which includes discussions on budgeting, resume writing and acceptable business etiquette.
Age/ Study Level: Age 15 and above, high school and university level students.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application dates: TBC, please email: careers@cuc.ky.
Paid: Yes.
More information: Visit CUC's Summer Internship & Vocational Programmes page.

Dart's Minds Inspired Work-X Programme
Dart’s Minds Inspired Work-X provides students with an expansive experience of work life in a wide variety of career areas. Students are assigned projects that help meet real business objectives matched to their university study path, and work side by side with professionals in Dart's businesses.
Age/ study level: University level students.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application dates: 1st March 2023 – 1st June 2023.
Paid: Yes.
More information: Visit Minds Inspired.

Water Authority Cayman
The Water Authority Cayman offers an annual summer internship programme to current students or recent graduates. Interns typically work for four to eight weeks between 1st June and 31st August, during which time they gain important work experience and meaningful insights into the Authority’s role as a utility supplier and regulatory body.
Age/ study level: Age 14 and above.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application dates: Deadline for applications is 30th April 2023.
Paid: Yes.
More Information: Visit the Water Authority’s careers page.

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Law Firm Internships

Appleby
Each year Appleby provides a number of summer internships to Caymanian high school and college students, in a number of business support areas. If you are interested in an internship, please submit your CV and cover letter indicating your preferred department(s).
Age/ study level: High school and college students.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application dates: Deadline for applications is 1st March 2023.
More information: Email:  kyemployment@applebyglobal.com or visit Appleby’s Internships page.

Campbells
Campbells offers legal and business services internships to students who wish to gain experience of working in a global offshore law firm. Their 4-8 week programme is overseen by knowledgeable professionals who are committed to ensuring each intern receives valuable hands-on experience. They also offer bespoke internships throughout the year to students on a gap year or who are on extended study leave. Campbells offer placements in the areas of law, marketing, accounts, information technology and corporate administration; however, these internships are subject to availability.
Age/ study level: University level.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application dates: Deadline for applications is 30th April 2023.
More Information:. Visit Campbells' career page.

Collas Crill
The annual paid internship programme is open to Caymanian students aged 17 and over. The interns work their way through each department on a rotational basis over a four-week period, guided closely by lawyers and business services professionals.
Age/ study level: Students age 17 and over.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application date: TBC
Paid: Yes.
More information: Email: recruitment@collascrill.com.

Conyers Dill & Pearman
Conyers’ summer law programme is their most important source for recruitment. They hire students with strong academic records and a dedication to performing exceptional work. The programme is designed to give Caymanian law students an insight into what it’s like to be a Conyers lawyer. From day one, students will be paired with a lawyer who will act as a mentor. They want you to be involved in actual client projects, such as legal research, due diligence and the preparation of legal documents, as well as participate in a variety of learning workshops.
Age/ study level: University/college students.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application date: Deadline for applications is 31st March 2023.
More information: Visit Conyers Dill & Pearman’s careers page.

Harneys
Harneys offers internships to exceptional individuals who wish to gain first-hand experience of practice in a leading global offshore firm. Placements are offered in their Legal, Fiduciary, or Business Services teams during the summer months (between June and August) and last between one and four weeks.
Age/ study level: Open to students in secondary education or in a university or postgraduate programme.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application dates: Deadline for applications is 31st March 2023.
Paid: Yes.
More information: Visit Harney’s careers page.

Maples
Each year Maples offer summer internships within various teams. The majority of interns return year after year, learning the ropes from the bottom up, and Maples welcome many to the group as a full-time team member following their graduations. Summer placements are awarded first to their legal and non-legal scholarship recipients and students who have previously worked with Maples.  Space permitting, they do offer additional placements and will contact you for an interview should you be selected.
Age/ study level: Students who are in the last years of their secondary education or beginning their tertiary education.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application date: 1st - 30th April2023.
Paid: Yes.
More information: Visit Maples Internships page.

Mourant
The Mourant Legal Internship gives you the chance to spread your wings working alongside lawyers in Litigation, Funds and Finance. Their Business Services Internship provides the opportunity to work with our specialists in Human Resources, Business Development & Marketing, Information Technology, Finance, Compliance and Facilities. Internships will last for four weeks, and we ask that you are fully committed for the entire period of the placement.
Age/ study level: 16 or over, having completed at least Year 10 of High School.
Status: Must be Caymanian or possess Caymanian Status.
Application date: Rolling process.
Paid: Salary is dependent upon experience.
More information: Email: students@mourant.com or visit Mourant’s Internship page.

Ogier
The Cayman Internship programme is a four-week placement over the June/July/August holiday period. It consists of specific legal or business services training and development by their experienced team to assist you with your undergraduate or postgraduate education.
Age/ study level: Students in the following programmes may apply: A level students, University students (undergraduate), Truman Bodden Law School student and Postgraduate students.
Application dates: Deadline for applications is 31st March 2023.
Status: Open to Caymanians or Permanent Residency holders.
More information: Visit Ogier's careers page.

Walkers
The Walkers annual summer Legal Internship programme gives qualified Caymanians who are currently enrolled in a university law course exposure to the legal profession as well as practical experience of life in an international law firm. The Legal Internship programme is run across Walkers’ main areas of work and helps successful applicants develop their commercial, presentation and team skills, which are essential in today's professional world. Students sponsored by Walkers (Cayman) are given priority access to this programme.
Age/ study level: University student.
Status: Must be Caymanian.
Application dates: Applications will be accepted from 3rd January 2023 and should be submitted through Walkers’ careers portal no later than 28 February 2023 at 5pm (Cayman time). Please click here to access the portal.
More Information: Email: trainees@walkersglobal.com or visit the Walkers' careers page.

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Medical Internships

Health Services Authority (HSA)
The HSA's summer internship programme offers a unique opportunity to students who express a keen interest in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. The programme aims to give students practical experience and develop their skills for future career opportunities. Internships typically take place in June to September and can vary from four to eight weeks. As part of the application you will be required to complete a personal statement explaining why you are interested in the internship.
Age/ study level: Colle/uni and high school students age 16 and above may apply.
Status: Must be Caymanian or have the Right to Be Caymanian.
Application dates: Deadline for applications is 30th April 2023.
Paid: Yes.
More Information: Visit the HSA’s internship page.