If you are seeking to join an internship in Jamaica while on a budget, then this package was made specifically for you. Our internship placement only package includes arranging meaningful placements, providing pre-arrival support and assistance, preparing internship related documentation for you when you arrive in Jamaica, as well as having a Project Advisor accompanying you to your work site on your first day.
This allows you to have more freedom as you will be able to book your own accommodation, transportation, and meals while in Jamaica, and therefore be able to budget more effectively. For example, for a 1-month internship you could find an affordable accommodation on Airbnb, rent a vehicle or take public transportation to and from your internship, and cook your own meals, all for under $2,000 USD. Conversely, you could book your stay in a nice hotel that includes your breakfast and dinner daily, hire a local taxi service to chauffeur you around, which would be considerably more costly.
This package was designed to allow interns to be more flexible in their choices when booking an internship with Jamaica International Project.
Internship Placement Locations
Depending on the type of internship you will be joining, you will have various locations where you can complete your project. Be sure to check out the full page of the internship you will be joining for placement locations available, or contact us before booking to be sure.
Check the full page of the internship you are looking to join for a full list of qualification needed, or contact us to learn more.
Internship Days And Hours
Most internship work hours are Mondays to Fridays from 9 am to 5 pm, however, this may vary from project to project.
Upon the successful completion of your internship, we will award you with an Internship Certificate, signed by our Managing Director.
Recommended To Take With You
We recommend that you take along the following items with you during your internship:
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 reusable water bottle
Notebook or electronic device to take notes
Cash for any shopping or excursions
Water shoes if you plan on swimming
Business casual wear for the duration of your internship
Internship placement only packages do not include accommodation, meals, or transportation, so you will be responsible for securing your own housing while on this project. This is perfect for interns with a family who live in Jamaica or are visiting Jamaica for business or vacation and already have accommodation booked. It is also ideal for interns on a budget who prefer to book their own rooms using Airbnb and other booking engines.
Our Accommodation Book Services
For an additional cost, we can provide our accommodation booking services where we provide a list of suitable accommodation options that are near to your work site. This would eliminate the guesswork and hours of research on your end.
If you are interested in this service select it as an add-on when you are making your booking.
Our Transport Services
For an extra cost, we can provide you with all the transportation services you will need for your internship placement only project. These include the following:
• Airport pickup • Airport return • Daily transportation to and from your volunteer site • Cultural immersion tours and excursions roundtrip transfers • Any outing such as shopping trips, visiting the atm, going out on the town etc. • Emergency support transportation (can be purchased as an add-on)
NB: All prices below are quoted in USD and are based per person
Internship Placement Only Fee
1 Person – $450 3 or more people – $360 per person
Sourcing internship work placement in a suitable organization within your field of profession
Brief orientation and support documentation on the day of arrival
Internship certificate upon successful completion of your program
Successful program grants pre-approval for alumni discounts and perks
10% Discount off all tours and adventures
Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
Personal shopping money
Airfare expenses or taxes
Cultural immersion tours and adventures
You may pay for your placement only internship package by using one of the following methods; Credit Card (you will pay a 4% processing fee) or Wire Transfer (you must cover all wire transfer fees).
After you book we will send you payment instructions.
Step One (Research and Booking)
Read through the information on this page to determine if you wish to proceed with an internship placement only package. If you are unsure feel free to contact us for assistance. If you have decided to book this package, proceed to the booking form, enter the relevant information and select any add-ons that you would like to add, if any. By submitting the booking form you will NOT be making a binding commitment to join the project, however, it will allow us to better advise and assist you in booking the best volunteer project for you.
If you are interested in this project but you are not ready to book, please complete our enquiry form, utilize the live chat option, give us a call or send us an email for more information.
Step Two (Follow Up Interview)
A Project Advisor will review your application form and contact you within 24 hours via email, Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone. You will get a chance to discuss your goals, skills, fundraising and ask us any questions. You may also schedule an interview to learn more about us and tell us more about yourself and your goals.
After the interview, if you are successful, we will then proceed to send you a request for payment of the processing fee, as well as any add-ons selected. By making a payment you will secure your space in this project. Only then will your placement be guaranteed.
Step Three (Document Submission)
After making the payment, and submitting your internship application you will be sent a list of documents that you need to submit. Please 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:
2 Reference letters (1 personal, 1 professional)
1 recent photo id (passport, national id, school id or driver’s license)
1 police report/criminal background check
Proof of travel insurance (if you do not have insurance you can purchase it here)
Flight itinerary (if airport pickup is opted for)
Proof of qualifications
Step 4 (Finalizing Payments)
Once you are accepted into the internship, have submitted the relevant documents and have secured your placement with a payment, you will need to cover all your remaining expenses, such as any cultural immersion/adventure costs, add-on costs or any outstanding processing fees owed. If you wish to update your package during or after this period please contact your Program Advisor.