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Gain On The Job Experience With Psychology Internships Abroad In Jamaica

If you are looking to join psychology internships abroad that can fit your busy schedule, you are in luck! We offer full projects that include accommodation, transportations, and meals, placement-only projects where we only arrange your mental health internships abroad, and online volunteer opportunities where you can get on-the-job experience virtually.

Please note that only select medical internships can be conducted online.


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 centers 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, counseling youth, substance abusers, and abuse victims, visiting schools and communities to educate locals about mental illness, attend one-on-one or group counseling 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 causes, 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.


  • 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.

Your Rewards

  • 10% off all tours & adventures
  • Medical Internship certificate
  • 40 or more work hours each week
  • Daily mentorship sessions
  • Jamaican culture course
  • Patois (local dialect) language course
  • Hands-on experience in the business field


Planning Your Project Activities

Once you have been accepted to join our international business internships, your Project Advisor will schedule a call or online meeting with you to discuss the activities and duties you would like to perform on your internship. It is advised that you start thinking about these activities the moment you decide to join this project, to have a better idea of the goals you would like to accomplish.

Some ideas you can think about include:

  • Work on an accounting internship abroad project at a local company, or an accounting firm
  • Volunteer in the human resources department on human resource management internships abroad placements
  • Intern in other business-related fields such as business management or information technology
  • Work with qualified and experienced professionals who will impart tips and pass on skills
  • Test your knowledge by applying what you learned in class to real-world situations
  • Gain course credit *only for supported courses
  • Hone your skills in a real workplace
  • Build relationships with Jamaicans working in your field and broaden your network
  • Learn about workplace ethics and laws in Jamaica

These are just some examples. Feel free to discuss any other activities you would like to engage in during your project.

Academic Credit/Work Hours

This may be possible, however, you would have to check with your school to see if it can be arranged, and then submit the relevant documents to us in a timely fashion.

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.

Your First Day

To start your business internships abroad, we will accompany you to your work site to help you settle in and introduce you to your supervisor and the team. You will receive an orientation, be shown around the office and we will advise you on how to get your lunch each day.

Project Completion

After you have completed your international business internships for college students, we will award you with a Business Internship Certificate. We will also sign ay course-related documents.

Recommended To Take With You

  • Appropriate office wear (eg business casual)
  • Money to purchase lunch ($3 – $5 USD per day)
  • Insect repellent to prevent mosquito and bug bites
  • Any supplies or equipment to help you perform your duties
  • A camera to take pictures
  • Sunscreen if you intend to play in the sun or sunbathe
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A laptop, tablet or smartphone to take notes
  • Cash for any shopping or excursions
  • Water shoes if you plan on swimming



Barnett’s Homestay – Jamaican Homebase

Barnetts Homestay 2023

Our primary accommodation is Barnett’s Homestay, located in the quiet community of Portmore, St. Catherine. You will stay with Jomo Barnett, the Director of Jamaica International Projects, and his family during your project. This is your chance to live with a Jamaican family and learn our culture.

Amenities at Barnett’s Homestay include:

  • Shared dorm room with air conditioning and spacious beds
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day
  • Eat authentic and delicious Jamaican meals, or request meals for special diets
  • Private room available upon request
  • WiFi
  • Rooms and common areas cleaned daily
  • Clean towels, wash rags, blankets and bed linen provided
  • Live with a local family and learn our culture
  • Cable television
  • Work area
  • Games and activities planned each night

Daily Meals

Our International business internships include full breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. We will prepare Jamaican cuisine, and we cater to all dietary preferences and restrictions including allergies, vegans, kosher, diabetics and more.


On the first day of your business internships abroad project, we will give you a full orientation where we will cover work hours, transfer times, accommodation and project rules, the Jamaican lifestyle, extracurricular activities and more.

Cultural Training Course

After you pay the processing fee for your medical internship in Jamaica, you will be able to create your account on our website and enroll in our digital culture classes, even before you arrive. This course includes several videos, worksheets, and learning materials where you learn all about Jamaica’s culture, and cover topics such as our food, government, history, traditions, norms, religion, and more.

Jamaican Language Classes

As a part of your health internships abroad package, you will also get access to our online course to learn how to speak, write and understand Patois (pronounced Pat-Wah), which is our local dialect.

Mentorship Session/Review Of The Day

During weekdays after you return to your accommodation and have had dinner, we will offer you a mentorship/reflection session with your Project Advisor, so you can discuss the day’s activities, ask us any questions, explain the problems you faced and expound upon your plans for the following days. This will typically last about 30 minutes.


NB: All prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person

Psychology Internships Abroad Placement Only

1 Person – $349
3 or More – $249

We arrange your psychology/mental health internships & provide you with pre-arrival support

Virtual Mental Health Internships Abroad

1 Person – $799

Complete your internship and work with professionals online

Price Includes

  • Pre-arrival support and assistance
  • Sourcing your counseling internships abroad placement
  • Virtual orientation on your start date
  • Online Jamaican culture training course (certificate awarded at the end)
  • Online Patois course
  • Psychology internship abroad certificate upon successful completion of your program
  • Successful program grants pre-approval for alumni discounts and perks
  • 10% Discount off all tours and adventures

Price Excludes

  • Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Personal shopping money
  • Airfare expenses or taxes
  • Weekend tour and adventure projects
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation

Payment Methods

You can choose between 2 payment methods to secure your mental health internships abroad project:

Credit Card: If your package total is less than $5,000 USD, you may choose to pay with a credit card. All credit card payments will incur a 5% processing fee.

Wire Transfer: If your package is greater than $5,000 USD, you will have to pay via wire transfer. This method of payment will also incur a processing fee that you will be responsible to cover, which may vary depending on your bank of choice.


Step One (Research and Booking)

Once you have decided to join our psychology internships abroad project, complete the inquiry form or contact us to let us know that you are interested in joining. We will then send you detailed instructions on how to complete the application process.

Note: By submitting the application you will NOT be making a binding commitment to join the project.

Step Two (Virtual Interview)

We will send you instructions on how to complete your virtual interview and send it to us. Once you have submitted your interview, we will respond to you within 24 hours to let you know if you have been accepted in the project, or if your application has been declined.

Step Three (Document Submission)

Once you are accepted to join our international psychology internships, you will be required to submit your documents as soon as possible. These include:

  • 2 Reference letters (1 personal, 1 professional)
  • A copy of your CV
  • 1 recent photo id (passport, national id, school id, or driver’s license)
  • 1 police report/criminal background check
  • Completed internship application form
  • Letter of acceptance/proof you are enrolled in a tertiary education or skills training program
  • Proof of qualifications/experience
  • Proof of travel insurance (You can purchase affordable IMG travel medical insurance here) *not needed for online projects
  • Flight itinerary *not needed for online projects

Step Four (Finalizing Payments)

You will then be notified to clear up all outstanding fees and balances (if you made a 30% deposit or made any additional changes to your package).

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


  • I had a wonderful placement at the pediatric center where the Dr and staff were very welcoming. I was able to develop my manual blood pressure taking ability and other key skills that I’m not able to practice in my typical clinical environment.

    Pediatric Intern
  • WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. This was a life changing experience. The children were so great. They gave me and taught me so much more than I gave them. This was one of the most satisfying trips I’ve ever done. Jomo, his mother and Dwayne were great hosts and caretakers. Jamaica and its people will forever be in my heart.

    Christelle Ugbaja
  • Unforgettable experience! All of you should try it. It was only my first-time volunteering and I’d love to do it again through the same Jamaica International Projects.

    Asimina Kosti-Stavri
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