Jamaicans.com invites college students, recent graduates, and aspiring professionals to join one of the Caribbean’s most visited and dynamic websites as an intern for the summer of 2011!
The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to gain valuable journalism, public relations, and website management experience and should be responsible and dedicated with an interest in exploring Jamaican politics, economic development, history and culture. Interns will receive “by-line” credit for articles and have media accreditation access to press events such as briefings given by officials from the Jamaican consulate or visiting politicians. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be computer and Internet proficient. Candidates should also have a basic understanding of economics, some insight into the Caribbean’s history, and some familiarity with the Jamaican political arena.
Interns will receive on-the-job training and ongoing supervision. Duties include but are not limited to writing posts on issues related to Jamaica’s political, economic, and environmental issues as well as the island’s general history and culture; conducting research on Jamaica; completing interviews with Jamaican foreign ministry officials or visiting politicians; coordinating social media activities such as Facebook postings that focus on political and economic issues; and providing media coverage for lectures on the Caribbean, Caribbean cultural heritage festivals, and other events.
To apply, please Email a resume and cover letter as well as at least two brief writing samples to [email protected].
Jamaicans.com is one of the world’s leading websites covering news, travel, culture and politics in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Averaging 800,000 page views and 178,000 unique visitors per month from all over the world, Jamaicans.com is the online information gateway to Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Internship Dates and Requirements
The internship is for 12 weeks, beginning May 15, and requires 20 hours per week. While some of the duties can be conducted from home, the intern must have access to a car in order to attend various events. This internship is unpaid, but college credit is available for eligible interns.
April 30, 2011