Government of Jamaica

How to become an intern​

The application process for the TEF Summer Internship Programme has now been modernized for the convenience of all parties involved. Applications will only be accepted using the online forms that can be accessed by clicking the “Submit Application” button below. All correspondence will take place via email so please ensure to keep checking your email after you have submitted your application for any correspondence from the TEF.

Connecting Interns With Businesses

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How to become a SIP employer

Companies who are interested in partnering with the SIP may call our offices at (876)926-8684 for details.

Advantages of being part of the TEF Summer Internship Programme

  • Interns get useful work experience.
  • Interns get paid!
  • Interns receive the AHLEI Certified Guest Service Designation, FREE!

TEF Summer Internship Programme (SIP)

In recognizing the importance of work experience, the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) created the Summer Internship Programme (SIP) in April 2007 to provide young people with opportunities to gain experiences in a variety of sectors. The TEF partners with organizations in all fourteen parishes, ensuring that the benefits of the programme spans the entire island.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions by Interns

Answer: Candidates must be between the ages of 17 to 25 in order to participate in the programme.

Answer: Yes. There are no specific educational requirements.

Frequently asked questions by Organisations

Answer: Companies are able to request any number of interns based on the needs of their company.

Answer: No. Interns are paid through the Tourism Enhancement Fund