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Human Rights Internships in Jamaica

  • Placement location: Mandeville
  • Role: To work alongside a local organization, defending and protecting children in Jamaica from all types of abuse.
  • Requirements: Interns need to have a background in social work, psychology, or law and should be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Types of Placement: Non-governmental organization (NGO)
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

As a Human Rights intern in Jamaica with Projects Abroad, you will have the opportunity to work on a meaningful project alongside one of the few organizations that offer help to children who are victims of abuse. You will gain first-hand experience fighting for children’s human rights and, at the same time, help many families in Jamaica.

Projects Abroad Human Rights intern helps start a parenting patrol system in communities in Jamaica

Many abused children in Jamaica suffer from neglect and abandonment. However, with a total of 494 children who were reported missing between March and May 2014 alone, Jamaica also faces a major challenge in addressing the large number of missing children.

Interns on the Human Rights project will need a background in social work, psychology, or law and should be a minimum of 18 years old. Retired police officers and anyone with a good understanding of technology will also be able to make a difference on this project. Interns will also need to be skilled in conducting presentations and managing group dynamics.

Interning on the Human Rights Project in Jamaica

Projects Abroad Human Rights interns take part in an activity at a local school in Jamaica

Interns work alongside the organization Hear the Children’s Cry and focus mainly on their Missing Children’s Project. As an intern you will assist local staff in implementing a school safety program and establish a community children’s patrol. You will also help the organization to conduct research on missing children and provide much needed counselling to the families of missing children.

As a Human Rights intern in Jamaica, you will have an enormously positive impact in the community by helping families and hopefully lowering the amount of children who go missing in Jamaica.

Volunteer Profile Volunteer Abigail Pearse talks about her experience on the Human Rights project in Jamaica
Abigail Pearse
My supervisor, Katrice was supportive, kind and a pleasure to work for. She ensured we were always comfortable with what we were doing while also sharing with us traditions and stories. She really made the project special and I thank her for her support during my trip. Read more...

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