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International Hospitality Internships Abroad In Jamaica

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  • Processing Fee: $150 - $300 USD per person
  • Room Types: Dorm (Groups Only), Private
  • Dates Available: Year Round
  • Projects Sites: Kingston, Ocho Rios, Negril, Montego Bay, Falmouth
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Min Age: 18
  • Min Duration: 1 Week
  • Max Duration: 3 Months
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transfers: TO/FROM AIRPORT & Work Site
  • Work Type: Unpaid/Volunteer, Stipend may be given
  • Group Discount: Yes (5 OR MORE TRAVELERS)
  • Tour/Excursion Discount: 10% off all tours/excursions
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Hospitality Internships Abroad In Jamaica

Are you a student in the Hospitality field? If you would like to join hospitality internships abroad in Jamaica to work in a hotel, guest house or a tour company and gain hands on experience, our internships are what you are looking for!

 

By joining our international hospitality internships, you will be placed in an established hotel, guest house or tour company to join their team and implement all that you have learned. Our programs are flexible, which means they are fully customizable to ensure that our interns receive the experience that they are seeking. You will gain first-hand experience in the hospitality industry, and you can work in various areas such as event planning, customer service, marketing or operation management.

 

Contact us and let us know the experience that you are seeking on your hospitality internship abroad and we will arrange a placement for you.

 

Our International Hospitality Internships Abroad Will Help You To:

  • *Work in the fields of Operations Management, Customer Service, Event Planning and Marketing
  • *Earn experience while you work in the field with local hospitality professionals who will provide you with tips and guidelines
  • *Apply the knowledge that you learned in class while working in a real hospitality establishment
  • *Gain course credit *only for supported courses
  • *Learn about the issues facing the Jamaican hospitality industry, and attempt to rectify them
  • *Build relationships with Jamaican hoteliers and hospitality professionals to expand your network
  • *Learn about workplace ethics and laws in Jamaica
  • *Embark on adventures and cultural immersions on weekends and during free time to explore Jamaica’s top attractions
Project Details

Hospitality Management Internships Abroad Project Placements


You will be placed at a hotel, guest house or tour company in Kingston, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril, Portland or Falmouth.

 

Amount Of Participants:

This project is open to individuals and groups. For groups of 5 or more students we may need to have your group placed in multiple companies.

 

Requirements:

You must be enrolled or a recent graduate of a high school, college, university or any other recognized educational institution, or be currently employed in the hospitality industry.
Applicants are required to submit a copy of their CV upon application.
A police record may be required upon acceptance into the program.

 

Academic Credit Hours:

We understand that many interns join our international hotel management internships to gain work hours that will go towards the completion of their course. Let us know beforehand so that we can secure a placement that will be able to sign the necessary documentation for you on your behalf.

 

Internship Duties:

After you apply, our Program Advisor will contact you to discuss the activities that you would like to engage in during your internship.

 

Fundraising Assistance:

We are always excited to help interns in their fundraising efforts for their international hotel internships in Jamaica. This is why we have created a fundraising guide to help students with tips on how to raise funds for their trip to Jamaica.


We will also provide you with any documentation that you may need to apply for funding and grants from your school’s study abroad department.

 

Duration:

Our hospitality and tourism internship abroad programs run for a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 3 months. For projects longer than 3 months, you will need to contact us to check visa and other requirements.

 

Your First Day:

On the first day of your internship, a Program Advisor will accompany you to the hotel, guest house or tour company and introduce you to the local staff. You will also be given a tour of the property and an outline of your daily tasks. Your Program Advisor will ensure that you are settled, and that you are made aware of where to purchase lunch.

 

Transportation:

We provide company operated transportation to and from your internship daily. This is included in your program cost. We will work off the time indicated on your itinerary, so if you would like to spend more or less time at work on a particular day, let us know so that we can pick you up at the desired time.

 

Project Completion:

Upon the completion of your hospitality internship overseas, we will provide you with an Internship Certificate signed by our General Manager. We would also be happy to sign any documents that you would need to prove community service hours (if applicable). Your Supervisor will also sign any school related documentation needed.

 

Recommended To Take With You:

We recommend that you take along the following items with you during your internship in Jamaica:

 

Office attire
Money to purchase lunch – lunch in Jamaica is very affordable, and would cost about $3-$5 USD per day.
Insect repellent to prevent mosquito and bug bites
A camera to take pictures
Sunscreen if you intend to play in the sun or sunbathe
A water bottle
Comfortable shoes

Dates and Costs
Processing Fee (Add to Total)
$150 USD

 

Shared Dorm Room In KINGSTON Hosted By JIP (USD)
1 Week $725
2 Weeks $1,270
3 Weeks $1,815
4 Weeks $2,360
5 Weeks $2,910
6 Weeks $3,455
7 Weeks $4,000
8 Weeks $4,545
Extra Weeks $545

 

Shared Dorm Room In KINGSTON GROUP RATES (5 or More Volunteers) (USD)
1 Week $699
2 Weeks $1,215
3 Weeks $1,735
4 Weeks $2,255
5 Weeks $2,775
6 Weeks $3,295
7 Weeks $3,810
8 Weeks $4,330
Extra Weeks $520

 

Private Room With Local Host (USD)
1 Week $990
2 Weeks $1,790
3 Weeks $2,580
4 Weeks $3,375
5 Weeks $4,170
6 Weeks $4,965
7 Weeks $5,760
8 Weeks $6,600
Extra Weeks $720

 

Placement Only Processing Fee
$300 USD

Hospitality Internships Abroad Prices Include:

*Pre-arrival support and assistance
*Sourcing internship project placement
*Orientation and support documentation on day of arrival
*Pickup from airport and transfer to accommodation.
*Private room with a local host near the parish your program is in (Kingston, Trelawney, St. Ann, Negril or Montego Bay.) Accommodation equipped with fans/air conditioning, double or queen bed, kitchen access, free wifi, cable television, bathroom and more.
*Full breakfast and dinner daily.
*Daily transportation to and from internship work site
*24/7 in country support
*Internship Certificate upon successful completion of your program
*Return transfer to airport
*10% discount off all tours & adventures

 

Prices Do Not Include:

Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
Daily lunch
Personal shopping money
Airfare expenses or taxes
Travel insurance (You can purchase affordable travel medical insurance here)
Weekend tour and adventure packages

 

Availability:

Our hospitality internship programs abroad are available all year round, including during summer, winter and spring.

 

Project Dates and Times:

Projects normally run Monday through Friday, so we ask that students arrive on the weekend, preferably Saturday. If you cannot come on a weekend, we will still accommodate you.

 

Afternoon And Weekends:

On weekends, and some weekday afternoons, you can opt to partake in our cultural immersion and excursion tours. This is the perfect opportunity for you to not only have fun and blow off steam, but also learn about our rich culture and experience our top attractions. Check out our wide array of Jamaica tours, adventures and excursions that we offer.

Accommodation and Transportation

 

Accommodation

 

Where You Will Stay:

You will stay with a pre-vetted local host in houses or apartments that are equipped to accommodate our interns and volunteers. You will get a chance to experience the Jamaican culture first hand. On your application form you will select the area you would like to stay in, and choose from Kingston, Negril, Falmouth, Montego Bay, or St. Ann (Ocho Rios). All local hosts we work with are safe and will treat you like a member of the family.

 

Accommodation Features:

• Double or queen beds
• Air Conditioning or fans
• Private or shared bathrooms
• Cable television
• Free Wi-Fi access
• Closets
• Chest of drawer and night table
• Locker or safety box with lock (storage)

 

Group Accommodations

Groups joining our international hospitality internship program in Jamaica will be able to choose from a wide list of guest houses or hotels that we work with or manage to accommodate your members. You can choose accommodations in the most popular areas of Jamaica, equipped with dorm rooms, double rooms and private rooms and modern day amenities.

 

Orientation:

We provide all of our interns with orientation on your date of arrival. Once you are settled into your accommodation, you will be given your finalized itinerary and your orientation guide. During orientation we will go over project dates and times, transportation, meal times, cultural/excursion activities and you will be given tips on Jamaica.

 

Key Deposit:

We require a $20 USD key deposit to be paid during orientation. This will be refunded upon checkout once the keys are returned. If you lose your keys we will use your deposit to cover their replacement.

 

Welcome Meal:

On your date of arrival, following your orientation, you will be served with your welcome meal.

 

Daily Meals:

Your Package Cost covers breakfast and dinner daily. You will be served Jamaican cuisine during your stay. Indicate if you have any special dietary requirements on your application so that we can make preparations for you.

 

Transportation

 

Airport Pickup:

Your hospitality internship for international students & professionals project cost includes airport pickup at the Norman Manley International Airport or Sangster International Airport. We will meet you at the airport with a sign saying Jamaica International Projects. You will be transferred directly from the airport to your accommodation.

 

You should book your flight to the airport that is nearest to the parish you will be staying in. We will advise you during application.

 

Daily Transfers:

Each day, you will be transferred from your accommodation directly to your internship site by a team member. We will also pick you up at your project at the agreed upon time and transfer you either back to the accommodation, to change money/purchase supplies or to a cultural activity/excursion, depending upon your itinerary.

 

Tour Transfers:

For your tours, you will have a Program Advisor accompanying you to point out important landmarks and to function as a guide. You will be transferred to and from all excursions and outings.

 

Return To Airport:

At the end of your internship, we will provide return transportation to the airport.

How to Join Us

Research:

Read through the other information on this page about our hospitality internships overseas and decide if it is the right fit for you.

 

Apply:

Click APPLY NOW and complete the application form as thoroughly as possible. In the meantime start thinking of the activities that you would like to engage in during your internship.

 

Interview:

A Program Advisor will review your application and contact you within 24 hours via Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone. You will get a chance to discuss your goals, skills, fundraising and ask us any questions.

 

Secure Your Placement:

As soon as you are accepted, you will need to pay your Non-Refundable Processing Fee so that we can begin making your placement and processing your application. You may also pay a deposit or make payment in full once you are sure of your date of travel, because availability is on a first come first serve basis.

 

Submit Documentation:

After paying the processing fee you will be sent a list of documentation that you need to submit. We ask that you submit these documents as soon as possible, so if you are planning to join this program then you should start the process of obtaining them from now. These documents are:

 

• A copy of your CV/Resume
• 2 Reference letters (1 personal, 1 professional)
• 1 valid photo id (passport, national id, school id or driver's license)
• 1 police report/criminal background check
• Proof of travel insurance
• Flight itinerary

 

Finalize All Payments:

All payments must be finalized no later than 60 days before your travel date. This means that the entire package cost, including Processing Fee, Project Cost and Cultural Immersion/Excursion cost must be settled 60 days before your arrival date. You can update your cultural immersion/excursion package or purchase additional tours while you are in Jamaica.

 

You will receive updates on your internship and itinerary via emails, phone calls and through Google+ or Skype calls.

 

Remember to read through our Terms and Service Agreement to know your responsibilities if you embark on this program.

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