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International Veterinary Internships Abroad In Jamaica

Additional Info
  • 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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Veterinary Internships Abroad In Jamaica

For university and college students studying veterinarian and animal care courses, our international veterinary internships abroad could be the academic boost that you are seeking. What better way to gain hands on experience than by travelling abroad to work in some of Jamaica’s top animal shelters, veterinary clinics and animal hospitals?

 

Jamaica International Projects has collaborated with a number of local partners that will ensure that our interns will get to put their skills and talents to the test each and every day, while learning tricks of the trade and meeting new and interesting colleagues, customers and animal patients.

 

Students will be able to perform a full roster of duties, such as nose to tail check-ups, dental check-ups, disease screening, observing surgical procedures, educating pet owners, bird grooming, and assisting with feeding, cleaning and exercising among many other activities.

 

The more qualified veterinary interns will be able to perform some advanced procedures, such as microchip insertion and identification, performing surgical procedures, lab work such as blood tests, vaccinations, reproductive services etc.

 

For interns who would like a veterinary medicine internships abroad program where you work with horses, special arrangements would be needed, so contact us to check availability.

 

Our Animal Internships Abroad Will Help You To:

  • Work side by side with local veterinarian experts to learn key skills and procedures
  • See first-hand how veterinary facilities in Jamaica operate, and meet local pet owners daily
  • Exercise the knowledge and skills you have learned in school, and apply them to real cases each day
  • Shadow a veterinarian or work closely with the local animal care experts and contribute to daily activities
  • Experienced interns will be able to perform advanced procedures
  • Earn course credit *for supported courses only
  • Build professional relationships with Jamaican veterinarians working in the animal care 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

Animal Science Internships Abroad Project Placements

You will be placed at animal shelters, veterinary clinics or animal hospitals in either Kingston, Montego Bay or Ocho Rios.

 

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 veterinary facilities.

 

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 veterinary field.
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.

 

Academic Credit Hours:

Many interns join our veterinary internship abroad to gain working experience that can be applied to their course. If you wish to do the same, please indicate it on your application so that we can find you and internship placement that will be able to facilitate this.

 

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 vet tech internships abroad, which is why we created our fundraising guide, which is full of great tips on how to raise money to offset the cost of your trip to Jamaica.

 

We will also provide you with any necessary documentation that you may need to apply for study abroad grants or funding from your school.

 

Duration:

We offer animal care internships abroad 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 animal care medical facility where you will be introduced to the local staff and given a tour of the office. You will also be introduced to your supervisor, who will guide and mentor you throughout your internship. Your Program Advisor will also ensure that you are 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:

When you successfully complete our vet internships abroad we will award 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
Medical equipment (as needed)
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

Pre Vet 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, 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 medical insurance here)
Weekend tour and adventure packages

 

Availability:

Veterinary internships abroad in Jamaica 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 the tours, excursions and adventures in Jamaica.

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 pre-veterinary internships abroad 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 international animal internships. 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 veterinary technician internships abroad and 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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