Projects Abroad has spent over 25 years helping volunteers and interns fulfil their potential and make the world a better place. All projects seek to add significant value to the environment, to local people and the organisations they support.

Travel to the Caribbean and do a Disaster Management internship in Jamaica. You'll work with NGOs to help local communities prepare for and cope with the aftermath of disasters. This is a great way to get practical work experience in this area, and help those in need at the same time.

Experience

Our Disaster Management Project is located in Manchester Parish and St. Elizabeth Parish, and you’ll work with local NGOs and communities. Below are some of the tasks you will do:

  • Make public education programmes about disaster management
  • Help to train students, teachers, and community groups in basic disaster management
  • Develop evacuation plans and prepare and coordinate drills and evacuation strategies
  • Facilitate a recycling initiative at primary schools
  • Plan and coordinate workshops and exhibitions in communities to raise awareness

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Projects Abroad for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ's short-term experience eligibility criteria.

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Cost

The program fee varies depending on program length. For a 4-week internship, the program fee is approximately $4,505 AUD. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website

Accommodation 

Housing is included in the program fee.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 31 March 2020

Program Dates

Varies - (2 week minimum, 5 week maximum)
Earliest Start: 21 June 2020
Latest End: 26 July 2020

 

Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Mandeville, Jamaica
Credit: Not-for-credit*
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate


Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. Please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​

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