Support local entrepreneurs and small enterprises, helping them to overcome challenges and identify new opportunities to grow their business. Interns focus on brand development, marketing and sales, helping start up and established businesses to cement themselves in their communities and build sustainable and successful business systems.
- Help a local business to grow, benefitting local business owners
- Gain an understanding of what holds businesses back, and how they move past specific issues
- Gain international experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
- Small local businesses from a range of industries
Gain practical business experience by interning remotely with local entrepreneurs and small enterprises in Jamaica, helping them to overcome challenges and identify new opportunities to grow their business. Interns focus on brand development, marketing and sales, helping start up and established businesses to cement themselves in their communities and build sustainable and successful business systems.
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Having hands-on business experience on your resume will help you stand out from others during job interviews. This remote business development internship out of Jamaica will enable you to develop new skills and experience in real-life entrepreneurial business situations, working with business owners who really value the input of interns. This is an internship where you’ll really make a difference!
Business marketing interns are placed with a variety of local businesses that have requested help from a business support initiative to grow and strengthen their operations. Businesses are in a range of industries, and business owners often have little experience. Interns with a marketing, strategy or business development background are particularly valued.
You will play a hands-on role in supporting your placement company, helping identify and solve specific business problems, putting forward solutions and action plans to best tackle the marketing challenges and growth opportunities the business faces. This offers the unique opportunity for you to carry out business analytics, identifying areas of weakness and new opportunities for growth, and then working with the local business owner to implement your recommendations.
Due to the nature of this internship, the specifics of your role can vary largely. For example, brand establishment activities can involve labelling, logos, slogans and advertising.
Depending on your experience and strengths, you may invest more time in some aspects of marketing than others. If you have more strength in advertising, compared to design work, you may assist with copywriting, the establishment of sales relationships, the identification of business strengths, weaknesses and product or market diversification opportunities, etc.
In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.
Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.
Business Marketing interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
Developing and implementing small business marketing and sales strategies
Social media content creation and copywriting
Conducting marketing campaigns
Developing sales relationships with vendors and/or clients
Business analysis and growth plans
Professional development opportunities:
Gain hands-on experience of creating effective solutions for small businesses
Understand industry-specific business requirements
Gain experience building brands and marketing campaigns
Develop networks for business partnerships
Learn about using business analytics to identify strengths and weaknesses
Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
Academic credit available for all internships
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It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
|100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time)
|250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time)
|350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time)
- Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
- Sourcing and securing your internship placement
- Personalization of your internship plan
- Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
- Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
- Academic credit facilitation
- International reference letter
- Certificate of Internship Completion
- A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
- Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
- International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
- Terms and Conditions apply.
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