As we continue to grow and improve our services, systems and our business on a whole, Jamaica International Projects remains committed to providing meaningful internships and volunteer projects for our clients. This is why we have now decided to offer travel internships where you will be placed directly within our organization, to not only learn the inner workings of a full-service travel business in Jamaica but also to bring in fresh eyes and new energy to help us improve our projects.
There is no other company in Jamaica like Jamaica International Projects, as we are a full-service travel business that operates several brands, all of which are geared towards helping travelers find great trips to Jamaica as hassle-free and efficiently as possible. A travel internships 2019 project with us will grant you experience in the volunteer travel industry, day tours/excursions, vacation booking, and travel medical insurance.
Contact us today to learn more about how you can join this project, or complete the booking form to begin securing your space. We operate all year round, so you can embark on our travel internships in summer, spring, winter and any time in between.
10% off all tours & adventures
Travel internship certificate
40 or more work hours each week
Daily mentorship sessions
Jamaican culture course
Patois (local dialect) language course
You must be either currently enrolled in a hospitality, tourism management, business, entrepreneurship, or any other course relevant to this position; or be a travel professional to qualify for this internship.
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
Following your acceptance into our travel internship program, 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 of the areas you can get into include:
Work with our small team in areas of website/product development, customer support, sales, marketing, operations management, human resources, and other operational procedures
Gain experience in the travel, hospitality and volunteer travel industries
Gain course credit/work hours that may apply to your course *your institution would have to approve this
Suggest and implement upgrades and improvements to our systems, software, and processes to help boost productivity
Learn about the Jamaican culture, our workforce laws, how to register a business, tax laws, tourism related laws and more
Visit some of the top attractions and cultural hot spots in Jamaica to see some the island’s top selling points
Go to a number of hotels in Jamaica to tour their property, learn about how they are managed/operated etc.
These are just some examples. Feel free to discuss any other activities you would like to engage in during your project.
Your First Day
On the first day of your travel internship, you will visit our office, meet the team and settle in. We will show you around the office, give you an orientation and then give you an in-depth overview of our organization. You will receive full training, and be guided along the way.
Afternoon And Weekends
On the weekends, and some weekdays during your travel internships, you can go on tours and cultural immersion adventures to enjoy yourself while exploring Jamaica’s attractions. You may book some excursions by visiting our tour and adventure webpage.
At the end of your travel internships, you will receive your Travel Internship Certificate, signed by our Managing Director. We will also sign any documents that you need to certify coursework hours completed during your project.
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
During your travel internship, you will stay with Jomo, the owner of Jamaica International Projects and his family. We have dorm rooms that can house up to 5 people comfortably and is equipped with air conditioning.
Travel 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 workday of your travel internship, we will give you a full orientation into our company. During orientation, we will go over work dates and times, transportation, meal times, cultural/excursion activities and you will be given tips on Jamaica, before beginning the orientation on office systems and procedures.
Our travel internships include training. Throughout your project we will provide you with training in a wide range of fields, so you are well rounded in the travel industry.
Daily Cultural Training
Our travel internships include daily 30-minute training/info sessions on the different aspects of the Jamaican culture. We will cover food, history, traditions, religion, economy, 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
Near the end of each workday, we will engage in a mentorship session where we go over the day’s activities, your feedback on how the day went, any challenges you faced and your plans for the following day, among other things. This is roughly 30 minutes daily.
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 work site by a team member. We will also pick you up at your work site 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 travel internship, 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
Travel Internship Processing Fee (Added to Total)
1 Person – $300 5 or more people – $200 per person
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 room at Barnett's Home Stay. Equipped with air conditioning, cleaned daily, Wi-Fi, work area etc.
Full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Daily transportation to and from work site
24/7 in-country support
Travel 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
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 travel 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 our travel internships, 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 travel internships, your documents will then become due for submission so that we can fully arrange your placement. These Include:
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).
Although the excursions were amazing it could have been nice to spend more time in JNCH as there were still things we couldn’t get done. The caterers were really good and offered lots of variety. The accommodation was great. The staff there were super friendly and the bar was a bonus.
Having Jermaine for photos on some excursions was great and really useful. The whole experience has been incredible and I’m really sad it has come to an end. Jomo is the best!!
Girlguiding Leader/ Volunteer Vacation
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.