If you are a marketing student seeking an internship abroad, our international marketing internships abroad were made with you in mind. We have partnered with local marketing firms, as well as companies that are in dire need of help with marketing their brand. This is a perfect opportunity for you to put your skills to the test and gain hands-on training and experience in the process.
You will have the opportunity to perform both online and offline marketing for small and medium-sized businesses in Jamaica. Some areas available for interns to work with are offline marketing, press releases, product sampling, website development, social media marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, content marketing and copywriting.
Our internships are designed not only for you to boost your CV and help you develop your marketing skills, but also to offer you the rare opportunity to implement new cutting edge marketing systems and strategies for local businesses and help them increase their sales and brand awareness.
Continue reading below for the requirements of joining our marketing internship abroad programs, as well as what is included in our programs.
10% off all tours & adventures
Marketing 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
You must be either currently enrolled in a business related course, or have some form of certification and experience in the business field you are applying for.
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.
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.
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.
Afternoon And Weekends
On some weekdays after you complete work, and on the weekends, you can purchase tours and adventure packages to have some fun and get to experience the beauty of Jamaica. Book your tours on our cultural immersion and adventure packages here.
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
A laptop, tablet or smartphone to take notes
Cash for any shopping or excursions
Water shoes if you plan on swimming
Barnett’s Home Stay
You can stay with Jomo, the owner of Jamaica International Projects and his family. You will be in a dorm room that sleeps up to 5 people comfortably, with air conditioning.
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.
To ensure we offer the best international business internships, we include training to ensure that you are fully equipped to take on your duties and that you fit right into your work environment.
Daily Cultural Training
Daily cultural lessons are included in our international business major internships. These are 30-minute sessions where we teach you about various aspects of Jamaican culture, such as traditions, norms, religion, food, history, government and more.
Jamaican Language Classes
You will also receive lessons on 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.
We pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. The airport you should fly into is the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (KIN). 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.
Each day, you will be transferred from your accommodation directly to your international business internships work site by a team member. We will also pick you up at the agreed upon time and transfer you either back to the accommodation, to change money/purchase supplies or to a cultural immersion activity/excursion, depending upon your itinerary.
For your tours, you will have a Project 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 conclusion of your business internships abroad, we will transfer you back to the airport to catch your flight back home.
NB: All prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person
Business Internship Abroad Placement Only
1 Time Payment – $450 (Per Person)
We arrange your internship & provide you with pre-arrival support, and accompany you to your project on the first day.
Arranging your international business internships in Jamaica
Orientation and support documentation
Daily cultural training session (certificate awarded at the end)
Daily mentorship/review of the day’s activities
Pickup from airport and transfer to accommodation
Dorm or double room at the designated accommodation. Live with either a local host family in a home stay (Dorm) or at our partner hotel (Double Room)
Full breakfast and dinner daily
Daily transportation to and from work site
24/7 in-country support
Business Internship certificate upon successful completion of your internship
Return transfer to the airport
Successful program grants pre-approval for alumni discounts and perks
10% Discount off all tours and adventures
A complimentary trip to a nearby beach
Project based training
Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
Personal shopping money
Airfare expenses or taxes
Weekend tour and adventure projects
You can choose between two payment methods for our international business major internships:
Credit Card: If your package total is less than $8,000 USD, you may choose to pay with a credit card. All credit card payments will incur a 4% processing fee.
Wire Transfer: If your package is greater than $8,000 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 the best international business internships in Jamaica, proceed to the booking form, enter the relevant info, select your preferred payment option (30% deposit or full payment) and submit. After submission, you’ll be sent a list of documents to be submitted, payment instructions and a link to the internship application form.
If you are interested but not ready to book, please contact us or submit a message using the enquiry form.
Note: By submitting the booking form you will NOT be making a binding commitment to join the project.
Step Two (Follow Up Interview)
We will review your booking and application within 24 hours and reach out to you via your preferred means of contact. You will get to discuss your goals, skills and ask us questions. This is where you will learn of your acceptance into the program.
Step Three (Document Submission)
If you are accepted into our international business internships for college students, your documents will then become due for submission so that we can fully arrange your placement.
A copy of your CV/Resume
2 Reference letters (1 personal, 1 professional)
1 recent photo id (passport, national id, school id or driver’s license)
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).
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.
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.
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.