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Human Rights Internships in Jamaica

Overview
  • Placement location: Mandeville
  • Role: Help plan, coordinate and deliver Child Rights and Human Rights presentations.
  • 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

Projects Abroad Human Rights intern helps start a parenting patrol system in communities in JamaicaAs a Human Rights intern in Jamaica with Projects Abroad, you will have the opportunity to work with children and other vulnerable groups. You will hold an educational role, where you will help those you interact with better understand their rights. By volunteering on this project, you can offer valuable guidance to those who are often marginalized, and provide them with the information they need to become self-aware and protected members of society.

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

As an Intern, you will take on a position that is research and presentation based. You will have the opportunity to work on a valuable project alongside the Human Rights Program Officer to educate children and other vulnerable groups about their rights. You will also be able to make courtesy calls to human rights stakeholder organizations in Jamaica to get first-hand knowledge of their mandate and experiences. Lastly, you will be able to visit the court to experience court proceedings in Jamaica.

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.

If you would like to get hands-on experience in child advocacy, counselling and court attendance, you can apply for the Child Rights Initiative as part of the Care Program.

Volunteer Profile Volunteer Abigail P. talks about her experience on the Human Rights project in Jamaica
Abigail P.
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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