Are you looking for an internship for computer science students and interested in building your skills as a professional in the information technology field? Our computer science & it internships in Jamaica promise to kickstart your resume and give you the edge to get hands-on training and experience.
Whether you’re studying computer science or you’re a recent graduate, you’ll benefit from working closely with local professionals who will help you hone your craft.
This hands-on experience will allow you to test your abilities in computer engineering and information technology support: data processing, software development, web platforms, social media upkeep, and website maintenance.
Wherever your interest lies, we’ll match you with an IT internship aligned with your career goals and aspirations.
Shadow professionals who will mentor internship for computer science students and thrive in a competitive professional environment that will fuel your passion and drive. Even more, you’ll perfect your art in computer science and information technology.
During your computer science and IT internships, your responsibilities will be dependent on your level of training and your placement. Some of the activities you will be required to perform are:
Our internship programs are based on the outskirts of Kingston. Intern placements are within 15 to 30 minutes from Volunteer Home / Youth Hostel. The programs are also within close proximity to village shops, schools, and churches.
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Interns will arrive at the Norman Manley International Airport and our representative will meet you on arrival
A Jamaica Volunteer Programs coordinator will conduct orientation on the morning of the day the project starts. During this first meeting, you will be introduced to local staff who will take care of you and go over the details of your project placement. Your orientation will include popular Jamaican customs & culture, safety, weekend and free time travel options, and guidelines and expectations.
During your orientation, you will also be briefed on information about all the Covid-19 protocols, options for local transportation, currency, and other support services you will require during your stay.
Our accommodations are dormitory-style volunteer houses/youth hostels. Rooms are equipped with fans, but there is the option to pay US$5 per day for air conditioning.
All accommodations have electricity, running water, western-style bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi. You are required to bring your reusable water bottle to refill each day, which will help to reduce your cost for clean drinking water. You are also required to bring toiletries.
For the safety of interns and consideration of other roommates, we provide curfews hours on weekdays starting at 11:00 pm and on weekends at 1:00 am.
At JVP, we offer a basic daily breakfast in your package. The menu includes toast, eggs, fruits, tea/coffee, and juice. Two days per week, you’ll have a full Jamaica breakfast. There is a communal kitchen at the volunteer house, which consists of a gas stove, microwave, and refrigerator.
Your package also includes daily dinner.
At JVP, we cater to all diets, including vegetarians and vegans. To request meals for your special diet, discuss with your project coordinator.
Your daily work schedule will depend on your location and the duties; however, all interns will work with a basic structure. Our projects run from Monday – Friday, and on the first day of your placement, you’ll be accompanied by a local staff who will introduce you and help you settle in. During this time, you will get to familiarize yourself with the facilities, the team, and the duties and activities you will be doing.
A typical weekday will look something like this:
6:30 – 7:30: Breakfast
8:00: Depart for internship work
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Start working at your project placement. Work closely with business professionals and assist microenterprises with administrative and business development tasks.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
At noon, there will be a break for lunch.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Return to work at your placement.
For the best experience, our interns are required to be 18 and older, are encouraged to be flexible and open-minded. Creativity, initiative, and a sense of humor are also invaluable assets. Interns also need to submit important documentation such as travel health insurance, trip cancellation, a resume/CV, a copy of your passport front page, and a criminal background check not older than six months.
You can spend your afternoons and weekends however you’d like, whether it be hanging out with other interns, working online, or exploring Jamaica through adventure. At JVP, our representatives are always looking out for eye-opening cultural activities we know you’ll enjoy. Some afternoons you’ll even have the option to attend a local event. It’s your choice!
Here are some options:
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