Youths For Excellence Charity Internship Opportunities For High School & University Students

Youths For Excellence (YFE), a registered charity for the holistic development of underserved youth, has launched an internship programme. Applications opened on Monday, March 1, 2021. Nine exceptional students will be selected from high schools and universities across the Caribbean and given a rare opportunity to lead regional change. They will work alongside the executive board of YFE, the advisory board and board of directors that are composed of current and former Ministers of Government across several nations, heads of multinational corporations, founders of foundations and renowned policy researchers.

Youths For Excellence Charity Internship Opportunities For High School & University Students

This gives Caribbean students an immersive experience in the world of policy advocacy and non-profit governance.

The application is open to all Caribbean nationals and is accessible on the charity’s website: .

Youths For Excellence was founded in 2015 by board chair and president Jénine Shepherd. She recognised the effects of social and economic deprivation on young children as they prepare for and sit their exit exams.

Youths For Excellence has internship opportunities available for Caribbean (all nationalities) high school and university students. The application closes on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM GMT-5. The application form is on our website: They can also access the form directly by going here:  Applicants should contact [email protected]  with their questions.

Interns get to work with a dynamic team of young movers and shakers and work alongside key decision makers in government and several business sectors. Our board of directors and advisors comprise of current and former government ministers across multiple countries, heads of multinational corporations and foundations and policy researchers and developers. They get a prime opportunity to effect policy changes across the Caribbean region by liaising with governments and international organizations and contribute to the effective eradication of education inequity for Caribbean inner-city children.

Youths For Excellence supports inner-city children in 5 Caribbean countries: Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada by providing holistic education support. We provide students with nutrition, educational resources and tutoring and healthcare and support their families by giving them opportunities for career and personal development. We have assisted over 800 children holistically. Our last event was a Back to School Event at the Office of the Prime Minister where 36 children were each provided with tablets (from Digicel). e-learning logins and required textbooks (from LearningHub.Online), 3 month's food supply (1 month each from Grace Kennedy, Seprod and Purity Bakery), school supplies (from Sangster's BookStores and LogoStitch Manufacturing Company) and 2 month's bus passes (from JUTC). Our Guest Speaker was Minister of Science, Energy and Technology at the time, The Honourable Fayval Williams. Our work earned us the Prime Minister's Youth Award for Excellence in Nation Building in 2018. Read up more on us at: