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International Journalism 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: St. Catherine, Kingston, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay
  • 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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Best International Journalism Internships Abroad In Jamaica

Students studying journalism, mass media or communications should consider joining our journalism internships abroad in Jamaica. Our projects place interns with seasoned professionals in some of Jamaica’s most esteemed media outlets. Our partners include radio stations, television networks, newspaper outlets and online marketing firms.

 

Work in a wide range of fields, such as sports, news, business, politics, crime or art, or choose to specialize in one particular area. Whether your focus is in print journalism, photojournalism, blogging, broadcast journalism or multimedia journalism, we will customize a project that will grant you the experience you are seeking.

 

You will be assigned a mentor, who will ensure that you are fitting in and accomplishing your goals, as well as function as your supervisor. We work closely with our local partners to ensure that your daily duties are in line with the experience you are seeking, so each day you will be doing meaningful work.

 

So, if you are considering embarking on international journalism internships in Jamaica to help kick start your career as an international journalist while being placed directly into the field and experiencing a new culture, we have the program of your dreams here at Jamaica International Projects.

 

Our Journalism Study Abroad Programs Will Help You To:

  • *Intern in the Journalism fields of print journalism, photo journalism, multimedia journalism, broadcast journalism or blogging journalism
  • *Earn on the job experience by working at radio stations, television stations, newspaper outlets and with hot local bloggers
  • *Team up with trained local professionals who are experts in their field and who will give you tips and pointers
  • *Put all the skills you learned in the classroom to the test as you apply them to real world situations
  • *Gain course credit *supported courses only
  • *Build relationships with Jamaican journalists working in your field and broaden 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 best attractions
Project Details

Journalism Internships Abroad Project Placements


You will be placed at either a radio station, television network, newspaper company or an online marketing firm in St. Catherine, Kingston or Montego Bay areas of Jamaica depending upon your journalism specialization.

 

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 field of Journalism.
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 journalism abroad internships to complete work hours that are mandatory to successfully pass their courses. This is why we actively seek partners with strong track records of excellence to place interns, where they can successfully complete course hours and have course related documents signed by their supervisors or managers.

 

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, as well as the area of journalism that you wish to focus on.

 

Fundraising Assistance:

We are always excited to help interns in their fundraising efforts for their journalism abroad programs in Jamaica, hence we have created our own fundraising guide. This guide is filled with exciting and innovative tips on how to raise funds to offset the cost of your internship abroad.

 

We will also provide you with any documentation necessary to aid you in applying for study abroad funding or grants from your school.

 

Duration:

Our journalism internships overseas 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 your internship site where you will meet the local staff and be introduced to your supervisor. You will be given a tour of the office and be given your objectives. Before your Program Advisor departs he/she will ensure you are comfortably settled in, and that you know where to purchase lunch.

 

Transportation:

We provide company operated transportation to and from your internship daily. This cost 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 project, we will present you with a signed and stamped Certification of Participation, 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

Internships Abroad For Journalism 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, St. Catherine 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 location
*24/7 in country support
*Certificate of participation upon successful completion of your internship
*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 health insurance here)
Weekend tour and adventure packages

 

Availability:

Our international internships in journalism are available all year round.

 

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. Browse through the best tours in Jamaica 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 volunteers and interns. 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 St. Catherine, Kingston, 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 journalism student international internships 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:

We include airport transfer in our journalism abroad programs. We will meet you at the at the Norman Manley International Airport or Sangster International 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 journalism internships overseas and decide if it is the ideal program 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 recent photo id (passport, national 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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