Medical internships in Jamaica come in various formats. We offer full projects that include accommodation, transportations, and meals, placement-only projects where we only arrange your medical internship placement, and online volunteer opportunities where you can get on-the-job experience virtually.
Please note that only certain medical internships can be conducted online.
Are you looking for the right medical internships abroad that will place you with a clinic, private practice, or health center in Jamaica to gain hands-on experience? If you are then you have come to the right place, as Jamaica International Projects has several placements especially selected for medical students.
We work with pre-med students, doctors in training, graduates who need hours, and certified doctors and nurses who need to complete hours to be recertified. We also offer a wide range of customizable public health internships abroad programs to match your area of specialization, so that whatever medical area you are specializing in, we will be able to find the ideal placement for you.
We Offer Health Internships Abroad Placements With:
Our medical interns will be able to perform a wide range of tasks and duties each day at their healthcare internships abroad placement, depending on their level of qualification. Medical students in training can help to record patient history, assist with day to day administrative work, provide preliminary testing such as weight and height, attend local lectures, counsel and educate patients, attend health fairs, help to prep patience for check-ups and surgery, shadow the doctor on duty to observe and more.
For skilled doctors or some fields, you may be able to perform advanced tasks such as assisting in performing surgeries or other complex procedures, diagnose and prescribe medicine to patients, work behind the scenes in labs, and more.
Our global health internships abroad will provide any medical student the opportunity to extend their skills and what they have learned in the classroom, and apply them to real-world situations. To ensure that your experience abroad is not unbalanced, we offer cultural activities and adventures on weekends and after work, so that you can have fun while experiencing the best of Jamaica as well.
So, whether you are seeking to work in a health care center alongside a local team, or seeking a doctors without borders type of experience by going to communities and helping the sick, we can create a medical internship in Jamaica that is sure to help boost your skills as a medical professional and grant you valuable experience in your field of specialization.
These are just some examples. Feel free to discuss any other activities you would like to engage in during your project.
You will be placed at either a clinic, health center, or private practice in Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Portland, St. Catherine, or Negril based on your preferences and the type of health care program you are joining.
We understand that many interns join a medical internship overseas to gain work hours that will go towards completing their medical course. If you desire to have course-related documentation signed by your supervisor in Jamaica, please inform us in advance so that we can arrange this with your placement.
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.
On the first day of your internship, a Program Advisor will accompany you to your medical facility where you will be introduced to the local doctors and staff members. You will be shown around the property and meet your supervisor, who will outline your objectives. Your Project Advisor will not leave until you are fully settled in, and know where to purchase your lunch. If you are doing your internship online, your Project Advisor will be present at your first meeting with your placement supervisor.
When you complete your medicine internships abroad we will present you with an Internship Certificate signed by our Managing Director. We would also be happy to sign any documents that you would need to prove community service hours (if applicable). Your Project Supervisor will also sign any school-related documentation needed.
We offer programs year-round, including summer medical internships abroad. We also offer programs during winter and spring breaks, as well as during Reading Week.
We recommend that you take along the following items with you during your pre med internships abroad in Jamaica:
Medical and public health internships abroad includes full breakfast. If you stay at Barnett’s Homestay then your dinner is included as well. Partner accommodations do not include dinner, however, you will have the opportunity to either cook your own dinners, purchase them from your hosts, or order take-out.
We provide all of our interns with orientation on the day your project starts. Those joining full internships will receive their orientation at their accommodation and their worksite, while participants in virtual internships and placement only projects will have their orientation online. During orientation, we will go over project dates and times, transportation, meal times, cultural/excursion activities and you will be given tips on Jamaica.
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.
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.
During weekdays after you complete your project, we will contact you to discuss the day’s activities. You can ask us any questions, explain the problems you faced and expound upon your plans for the following days. This will typically last about 15-30 minutes and will be done in person, online, or over the phone.
Our pre medical internships abroad project cost includes airport pickup at the Norman Manley International Airport or Sangster International Airport. 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.
You should book your flight to the airport that is nearest to the parish you will be staying in. We will advise you during the application process.
Each day, you will be transferred from your accommodation directly to your pre med internships abroad site by a team member or a driver. 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.
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.
After your medical internships abroad in Jamaica ends, 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
1 Person – $799
3 or More – $400
Join a virtual internship with medical facilities in Jamaica
1 Person – $449
3 or More – $225
We arrange your internship & provide you with pre-arrival support
1 Person – $299
3 or More – $150
1 Week – $640
Extra Weeks – $550 per week
1 Week – $755
Extra Weeks – $620 per week
You can choose between 2 payment methods to secure your medical internship in Jamaica:
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 5% processing fee.
Wire Transfer: If your package is greater than $8,000 USD, you will have to pay via wire transfer. You are required to pay the international wire transfer fee for this payment method.
Once you have decided to join our medical research internships abroad, complete the inquiry form or contact us to let us know that you are interested in joining. We will then send you the volunteer application form for the volunteer format that you selected (online placement only or full volunteer project).
Note: By applying you will NOT be making a binding commitment to join the project.
After you submit your application and your placement is approved, we will reach out to you within 24 hours via your preferred means of contact. You will get to discuss your goals, the area your internship will specialize in, and ask us questions.
Once you are accepted into our medical internships in Jamaica, you will be required to submit your documents as soon as possible. These include:
Make your outstanding payments. Full volunteer projects have the option to join a 3-month payment plan.
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.
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.