Women's Empowerment & Psychology
Contribute to organizations making a difference! Women’s Empowerment & Psychology interns support experienced community leaders working for the care and protection of vulnerable women. Virtual interns assist to develop resources that build resilience, self-esteem and wellbeing.
- Gain real-world experience to build your resume, interning remotely from home.
- Develop practical social work and psychology skills, under experienced supervision.
- Experience the needs of a wide range of clients and learn how best to support them.
- Build your cultural intelligence while gaining a richer appreciation of cultural diversity.
Type of host organizations:
- Social and Community Development NGOs
Psychology & Women’s Empowerment interns play an important role supporting local NGOs in their on-going efforts to provide safe sanctuary, shelter and emotional well-being to vulnerable women. As a remote intern, you’ll make a real difference helping those experiencing abuse, neglect, or exploitation in Caribbean communities, such as Tobago and/or Jamaica.
This is a remote internship you can undertake from home. Click here to explore other internships related to Social Sciences.
Women who fall victim to abuse are particularly vulnerable within the local community. For many, the trauma they have experienced leads to feelings of disempowerment, shame and hopelessness. There are limited resources available to support the physical and emotional needs of vulnerable women in the Caribbean region, such as Tobago and Jamaica. However, there are some NGOs dedicated to filling this gap, by providing the resources required to deliver services and strength to those in need.
Virtual interns are matched with local NGOs and community support groups, which typically focus their work on assistance for victims of abuse. These NGOs provide women in need with a physical space to decompress, access emergency resources (such as food, clothing, and shelter), as well as counseling sessions, life skill development, and training.
While your remote internship role can vary based on the priorities of the NGO at the time, and the needs of the particular clients being worked with, common activities include:
- Help with ongoing research projects relating to specific groups of vulnerable women.
- Raise awareness about the goals of the organization.
- Assist to develop training materials and educational resources.
- Help to expand vital resources related to resilience and building back self-esteem and emotional wellbeing.
- Research and report topical issues relating to NGOs service users.
- Collaborate with experienced therapists and facilitators.
- Shadow and assist qualified counselors.
As a virtual intern, your experience during initial meetings will be guided by a Program Coordinator, based in Jamaica, who holds an MA in Caribbean and Latin America Studies / BA International Development. Afterwards, you’ll be introduced to other community leaders and people (Psychologist - Psychology Sciences MSc) working directly with clients.
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.
Women's Empowerment & Psychology interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
Develop a sound understanding of societal challenges faced by women within the Caribbean.
Contribute to resource development and educational content creation.
Observe therapy sessions with guidance from community leaders and psychology workers.
Assist to produce new community projects for women’s groups or aid ongoing activities.
Professional development opportunities:
Learn about mental health and well-being issues specifically related to vulnerable women.
Gain an understanding of how to facilitate and promote access to life skills and emotional support.
Develop experience producing a range of online and offline resources for women’s empowerment and psychological support.
Gain professional support from trained counselors and community leaders.
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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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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