Medical Internships Abroad In Jamaica

Additional Info
  • Processing Fee: $150 - $300 USD per person
  • Dates Available: Year Round
  • Projects Sites: St. Catherine, Kingston, Portland, Ocho Rios, Negril, Montego Bay, Falmouth
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Min Age: 18
  • Min Duration: 1 Week
  • Max Duration: 3 Months
  • Work Type: Unpaid, Stipend may be given
  • Group Discount: Yes (5 OR MORE TRAVELERS)
  • Tour/Excursion Discount: 10% off all tours/excursions

Grad & Undergraduate Medical Internships Abroad In Jamaica

Are you looking for the right medical internships abroad to join that will place you with a clinic, private practice or health centre in Jamaica to gain hands on experience? If you are then you have come to the right place, as Jamaica International Projects has a number of placements especially selected for medical students.


We work with pre-med students, doctors in training, graduates who need hours and also certified doctors and nurses who need to complete hours to be recertified. We also offer a wide range of customizable public health internships abroad programs to match your area of specialization, so that whatever medical area you are specializing in, we will be able find the ideal placement for you.


We Offer Health Internships Abroad Placements In:

• Medical clinics
• Private physicians
• Dentists
• Ophthalmologists
• Cancer Centres
• Addiction and substance abuse clinics
• Psychiatric Clinics/hospitals
• Veterinary hospitals/clinics
• Diabetic Centres
• Paediatric clinics
• Nutritionists
• HIV/AIDS clinics
• Nephrologist (kidney) centres
• Cardiovascular centres
• Orthopaedic practices
• Pharmacies
• Homes for the elderly


What Can You Do On Your Medical Internships Abroad Placements?

Our medical interns will be able to perform a wide range of tasks and duties each day at their healthcare internships abroad placement, depending on their level of qualification. Medical students in training can help to record patient history, assist with day to day administrative work, provide preliminary testing such as weight and height, attend local lectures, counsel and educate patients, attend health fairs, help to prep patience for check-ups and surgery, shadow the doctor on duty to observe and more.


For skilled doctors, or for some fields, you may be able to perform advance tasks such as assisting in performing surgeries or other complex procedures, diagnose and prescribe medicine to patients, work behind the scenes in labs and more.


Our global health internships abroad will provide any medical student the opportunity to really extend their skills and what they have learned in the classroom, and apply them to real world situations. To ensure that your experience abroad is not unbalanced, we offer cultural activities and adventures on weekends and after work, so that you can have fun while experiencing the best of Jamaica as well.


So, whether you are seeking to work in a health care centre alongside a local team, or seeking a doctors without borders type of experience by going to communities and helping the sick, we can create a medical internship in Jamaica that is sure to help boost your skills as a medical professional and grant you valuable experience in your field of specialization.


Our Public Health Internships Abroad Will Help You To:

  • Work side by side with local professionals in your field of expertise
  • Grant you first-hand experience of how medical facilities in a third world country operate
  • Make full use of all the skills and knowledge that you learned in school while applying them to real life cases, some more difficult than others
  • Visit communities to put on clinics to give locals free health check ups
  • Travel to schools to educate students about the importance of healthcare and give out educational material
  • Earn course credit *for supported courses only
  • Build professional relationships with Jamaican doctors and nurses working in the medical 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

Healthcare Internships Abroad Placements

You will be placed at either a clinic, health centre or private practice in Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Portland, St. Catherine or Negril based on your preferences and the type of health care program you are joining.


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 medical facilities.



You must be enrolled or a recent graduate of a high school, college, university or any other recognized medical school, or be currently working in the field your internship will specialize in.
Applicants are required to submit a copy of their CV upon application.
A police record/criminal background check may be required upon acceptance into the program.
Must be at least 18 years old upon desired start date.


Academic Credit Hours:

We understand that many interns join a medical internship overseas to gain work hours that will go towards completing their medical course. If you desire to have course related documentation signed by your placement in Jamaica, please inform us in advance so that we can arrange this with your placement.


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 strive to go the extra mile to help our interns raise funds to offset the cost of their health science internships abroad. This is why we created our fundraising guide with fun tips to help you raise funds to offset the cost of your trip to Jamaica.


We are happy to provide you with any documentation that you may need to apply for study abroad funding or grants available at your school.



We offer medical internships overseas 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 medical facility where you will be introduced to the local doctors and staff members. You will be shown around the property and meet your supervisor, who will outline your objectives. After you have settled in your program advisor will not leave until you are fully settled in, and know where to purchase your lunch.



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:

When you successfully complete your medicine internships abroad we will present you with a 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:


Medical attire and equipment (scrubs, thermometer, stethoscope etc.)
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

Medical 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, Falmouth, St. Ann, St. Catherine, Hanover 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



We offer programs year-round, including summer medical internships abroad. We also offer programs during winter and spring breaks, as well as during reading week.


Project Dates and Times:

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


Afternoon And Weekends:

We offer fun tours and adventures on weekends and some afternoons to help you enjoy the Jamaican culture and visit some of our top attractions. Click the link to browse through the tours, adventures and excursion in Jamaica that we offer.

Accommodation and Transportation



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, 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 health promotion internships abroad 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.



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.




Airport Pickup:

Our pre medical internships abroad 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


Read through the other information on this page about our medical research internships abroad and decide if it is the ideal program for you.



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.



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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