Our psychology volunteer abroad projects in Jamaica allow mental health students and professionals to give back while gaining experience. Mental illness is a serious disorder, especially in Jamaica, where it is often undermined and underestimated. Many Jamaicans simply do not have the necessary education about mental illnesses, so when they witness persons suffering from it, their first thought is that the person is just misbehaving or acting out. By joining our mental health volunteer abroad programs, you can help break the stigma.
Volunteers are needed to help sustain Jamaica’s weak and underfunded mental health facilities, such as clinics, hospitals, and private practices. Jamaica International Projects has partnered with several of these health facilities in Jamaica by creating counseling volunteer opportunities to help local doctors, psychiatrists, counselors and nurses to perform their day to day duties.
Some activities that our psychology volunteers will engage in are assisting in diagnosing mental patients, administering medication, providing counseling for youth and teens and much more. These projects are perfect for psychology students and persons working in the medical field, however, we welcome all volunteers, no matter how limited your experience is.
So if you wish to join our psychology volunteer abroad program in Jamaica, continue reading to learn more about this project and apply to begin booking your space today.
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.
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.
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:
These are just some examples. Feel free to discuss any other activities you would like to engage in during your project.
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.
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.
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.
This 3-star hotel is ideal for couples and groups. You will receive our full support while here as well.
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 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.
You will also receive lessons on how to speak, write and understand Patois (pronounced Pat-Wah), which is our local dialect.
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.
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
1 Time Payment – $450
We arrange your internship & provide you with pre-arrival support, and accompany you to your project on the first day.
1 Person – $300
5 or more people – $200 per person
1 Week – $780
2 Weeks – $1,360
3 Weeks – $1,990
4 Weeks – $2,620
Extra Weeks – $550 per week
1 Week – $900
2 Weeks – $1,650
3 Weeks – $2,450
4 Weeks – $3,250
Extra Weeks – $800 per week
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.