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International Psychology Internships Abroad 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, 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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Mental Health & Psychology Internships Abroad In Jamaica

Are you seeking psychology internships abroad? If so then you need not look any further than Jamaica! Our psychology internship abroad program is made specifically for college and university students seeking to spend a few weeks abroad while on break from school. It offers you a chance to help boost your skills, provides you with hands on experience, and enhances your CV simultaneously.

 

We have partnered with a number of local mental health clinics and facilities, where our psychology interns are able to work in real medical centres with real patients. Interns are given a host of duties, such as assisting in performing administrative tasks, working with the psychiatrist and other mental health professionals to observe and diagnose patients, administering medication, counselling youth, substance abusers and abuse victims, visiting schools and communities to educate locals about mental illness, attend one-on-one or group counselling sessions and much more.

 

This is the perfect chance to help you to gain on the job experience, and to see what working in the mental health field is really like. Come prepared to be challenged like never before, as you work side by side with local teams to conduct research and field studies, and work with a wide range of cases, some more complex than others.

 

On the weekends and some days after your project, you can join in on fun cultural activities and adventures, or relax at your accommodation.

 

So if you are seeking a mental health internship abroad to provide you with valuable work experience while you get acclimated to a new culture, apply now and let us help you make your wish a reality.

 

Our Psychology Internships Abroad Will Help You To:

  • *Work with a skilled team of local psychologists, counsellors and other mental health professionals
  • *Understand key practices and procedures used in the field
  • *Experience the mental health system in Jamaica, and how it operates
  • *Use the knowledge you have learned in school to its full extent by applying it to everyday cases
  • *Visit schools and communities to teach students and locals about mental health
  • *Earn course credit *for supported courses only
  • *Build professional relationships with Jamaican psychologists, counsellors and mental health professionals while 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

Psychology Internship Abroad Projects Placements


You will be placed at either a psychology centre, mental health centre or a clinic in Kingston, Montego Bay or Ocho Rios, depending on the nature of your desired placement. You may also be placed in schools to educate students on mental health and psychology.

 

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 health centres.

 

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 mental health field.
Applicants are required to submit a copy of their CV upon application.
A criminal background check may be required upon acceptance into the program.

 

Academic Credit Hours:

We understand that many interns join our mental health internships abroad to gain work hours that will go towards the completion of their course. Indicate on your application if you will require your internship work site to sign course related documentation, so that we can find you a placement that can facilitate it.

 

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 counseling internships abroad programs. That is why we created our fundraising guide to provide you with fun and innovative ways to raise money to help cover expenses for 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.

 

Duration:

We offer study abroad psychology internships 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 be introduced to the local staff and shown around the property. You will also meet your supervisor who will mentor and guide you throughout the duration of your internship. Your Program Advisor will not leave until you have settled in and are clear of your objectives, and know where to purchase lunch daily.

 

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:

When you complete your internships abroad in psychology in Jamaica we will award you with our Internship Certificate signed by our General Manager. We can also sign any documents that you would need to prove community service hours (if applicable). Your Supervisor will also sign any school related documents.

 

Recommended To Take With You:

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

 

Office attire (Jamaicans dress formally for work)
Medical gear or equipment you deem necessary
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

Psychology Internship Overseas 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. Ann, 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:

In addition to psychology summer internships abroad, our programs are available 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 & 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 all of the tours and excursions 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 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 opportunities to intern abroad in psychology 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 counselling internships abroad. 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 clinical psychology internship abroad, we will provide return transportation to the airport.

How to Join Us

Research:


Read through the other information on this page about our international psychology internships decide if it is the right 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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