How old do I have to be to apply for the TEF Summer Internship Programme ?
Answer: Candidates must be between the ages of 17 to 25 in order to participate in the programme.
I have only acquired a high school level education. May I still apply for the programme ?
Answer: Yes. There are no specific educational requirements.
How long is the Summer Internship Programme ?
Answer: The internship programme lasts for THREE (3) months. However, candidates will be contracted to work for SIX (6) weeks
How much would I be paid ?
Answer: Candidates will be given a stipend bi-weekly, based on their level of education (5th form , 6th form, 1st and 2nd year tertiary, Masters & 3rd year tertiary). This includes technical and vocational education and training (TVET). This stipend is in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s Stipend Rates for Holiday Work Programmes. You may check their website at www.mof.gov.jm .
I do not live in Kingston. Can I still apply for the internship Programme ?
Answer: The Summer Internship Programme caters to candidates located island wide.
Are there any other additional benefits that come with the TEF Summer Internship Programme ?
Answer: Yes. Once shortlisted, each intern will be offered the opportunity to be trained as a Certified Guest Service Professional. If successful, the intern will receive a certificate from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI); an international institution whose main aim is to provide hospitality organizations and schools with quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals.