Applications Now Open for 2024 GraceKennedy Birthright Summer Internship

Welcome to Jamaica! 2023 GK Birthright interns, from L-R: Bianca Byfield, United States; Ras.I Martin, United Kingdom; Logan Wright, United States; and Samaya Miller, Canada, at the 2023 welcome event.

Applications Now Open for 2024 GraceKennedy Birthright Summer Internship

GraceKennedy (GK) has announced that applications are now open for its 2024 Jamaican Birthright Summer Internship Programme. The application period will close on November 30, 2023.


University students of Jamaican descent from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, will participate in a five-week professional internship in Jamaica between June 28 and August 7, 2024. The internship provides a unique opportunity for the students to anchor their Jamaican roots, through cultural immersion trips known as Heritage Pathway tours.

Senator Don Wehby, Group CEO of GraceKennedy Ltd (GKF), explained,

 “The Birthright Programme is an excellent opportunity for young people of Jamaican descent to connect with their Jamaican heritage in a meaningful way. The participants not only gain valuable professional experience, but also develop a deeper appreciation for Jamaica's rich culture. Birthright always proves to be a mutually rewarding experience for both the participants and our GK team who interact with them. I look forward to engaging with the young interns every year.”


Applicants for the 2024 GK Birthright Programme must be a second or third generation Jamaican, i.e., have either Jamaican parentage or grand parentage; between the ages of 18 and 25 years; pursuing either an undergraduate or post-graduate degree, with a grade ‘B’ average or higher.  Additionally, Birthright applicants should not have lived in Jamaica for longer than six months, and must be passionate about learning about their Jamaican heritage and getting actively involved in Diaspora activities.

For more information on the GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme and how to apply, visit www.bit.ly/GKBirthright. Interested persons can send queries via email to[email protected].

 

2023 GK Birthright interns, from L-R: Bianca Byfield and Logan Wright, both from the United States; Ras.I Martin, United Kingdom; and Samaya Miller, Canada, at GraceKennedy’s Headquarters during an orientation event for the 2023 cohort.