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Note: This page contains information about GIP program at ANPM.


Internship program at the ANP is aimed at introducing real and professional working environments to an intern as a means to better prepare new graduates for their future employment career. For this, the ANP offers a range of opportunities for new graduates starting from understandings on ANP’s functions as regulatory authority in natural resources sector to other corporate related services areas. It is also expected that at the end of internship with the ANP graduates would gain confidence and have better understanding on their future professional career path.

General Principle

The applicants for the programs provided must be a Timor-Leste national. The ANP does not offer employment instead providing opportunities for interns to gain experiences and enhance their skills in a specified field and discipline. Submission of application letters must indicate areas of interest relevant to the ANP’s roles and functions. The applicants shall agree to defend, safe and hold harmless the ANP from and against all claims, demands, liabilities, suits, damages and costs of every kind and nature whatsoever, arising out of or caused by the interns and students during their engagement with ANP. The applicants shall agree to adhere to the ANP corporate policies pertinent to controlling their presence and interactions within the ANP, the use of ANP’s property, working hours, and internship syllabus established within the ANP.

Who Should Apply?

If you are a fresh graduate who got any degree(s) of tertiary educational institution and would like to gain hands on experience related to your field of studies at the ANP, this could be the program for you.


The ANP offers several courses which categorised into two deferent groups such as Technical and corporate for GIP. You are required to choose only one of the areas list below as your interest area to apply. However, each area will be advertised base on the availability of the ANP’s supervisor(s) to assist the course.

>> Technical Group Area
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Health and Safety
  • Oil and Gas Legislation
  • Downstream Petroleum
  • Oil and Gas Commercial
>> Corporate Related Group
  • Information and Technology
  • Human Resource
  • Administration
  • Corporate Finance


The program will be started for two different periods within a year with four (4) months long for internship in the corporate related group and six (6) months for its internship in technical related group. Each period ANP may offer up to fifteen (15) interns deployed to various directorates within the ANP.

Corporate Related Group
Technical Related Group
Total of Interns
Start Date
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Up to 15
Up to 15

Essential Criteria
  1. Timor Leste National
  2. Tertiary Qualification in one of the offered areas
  3. Minimum 2.5 GPA on all coursework carried graduate credit
  4. Ability to communicate in English (Written and Verbal) prerequisite

Furthermore, you must be:
  1. A graduate and have no work at any other institutions when applying
  2. A committed person to complete the program till end of period
  3. Able to accept terms and conditions of Internship Agreement and Confidentiality Agreement


No compensation will be given for the services rendered under the Internship agreement by the ANP to the Intern.

The ANP shall only reimburse the Intern for transportation expenses from home to the office and from office to the home incurred in the performance of internship agreement in compliance with the internship procedure.


The ANP shall only provide benefit to the intern which covers field trips within the state for business purposes as required by the relevant department/directorate within certain days. The benefit covers accommodation, and meals expenses. The money shall not be provided to the intern and the field trip leader/coordinator who shall keep the money for the expenses purpose.






Contact and Help

For more information on the Graduate Internship Program and its application process, please contact:
T&HR Department
(+670) 3324098 Ext. 212 or