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Social Work

Social Work

As a remote Social Work intern you’ll be connected to a government agency based in Jamaica responsible for Social and Community Development. You’ll collaborate alongside a dedicated supervisor to examine and promote ways of tackling community based social and economic issues at a community level.

Internship Highlights:
  • Build foundational training in the field
  • Gain practical social work experience while helping others
  • Supervision by highly qualified and experienced social workers and NGO professionals
  • Get experience in a wide range of social work activities
Type of host organizations:
  • Social and Community Development Organizations
Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
Get job-ready with our Experiential Learning Curriculum
Suitable for English language speakers
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

At least one year of relevant college/university study in social work, health sciences, psychology, nursing, public health, or a related field.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Social worker, educator, psychologist, fundraiser, international cooperation, development worker, activist, community service manager, counsellor, healthcare, career counsellor, therapist

Internship details

As a remote Social Work intern you’ll be connected to a government agency based in Jamaica responsible for Social and Community Development. You’ll collaborate alongside a dedicated supervisor to examine and promote ways of tackling community based social and economic issues at a community level.

This is a remote internship you can undertake virtually from home. If you would prefer to intern abroad, click here to explore destinations that offer placements related to the Social Sciences.

Use your unique skill sets alongside community organizations to tackle problems within Jamaican communities in a way that makes a real difference. As an intern, you’ll be part of a team of social workers mandated to serve the advancement of sport, social, cultural and economic development for the people of Jamaica. You will provide valued support and assistance to over 700 communities, focussing on a range of macro level issues including poverty, unemployment, health care, community development, empowerment and education.

Remote Social Work interns work on a wide range of activities including; assisting with research, developing and creating educational materials to raise public awareness, or promote outreach projects. You will also be developing strategic frameworks geared towards community improvement initiatives. Interns may also provide assistance with administrative support to on-going projects. Interns with specific skills or would like to focus on a particular area are welcomed and accommodated where possible.

As a remote intern, you’ll have the flexibility to work to a schedule that suits both you and your supervisor. However, your schedule will need to accommodate online meetings with your supervisor when it’s required, so there will be times where you’ll need to be available during office hours in Jamaica. Please check this, in relation to your own time zone.

The supervisor for this internship typically holds a Bachelor of Social Work with at least 5 years of post-licensure experience. If you are choosing this internship because you have academic requirements, and need to fulfil any certain criteria for the experience, please let us know in advance. We will be happy to support you.

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.

Career Benefits

Social Work interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Conducting research on local case studies and economic development support programs

  • Writing reports and assessments on local social issues

  • Developing frameworks for community profile development

  • Assisting with reflective practice

  • Public Relations

  • Preparing educational materials for public awareness

Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn about cultural factors that influence social problems, and solutions to them

  • Improve your communication, IT and project management skills

  • Experience how social work NGOs are managed and operated

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

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Academic credit available for all internships

Gain course credit from your college or university and meet your academic requirements when completing an internship abroad or remote internship program with Intern Abroad HQ.

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Program fees

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.

Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
  • 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.