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Intern Abroad

Overview

An international internship is an excellent way to gain meaningful hands-on experience, develop skills in an area of interest, experience a new culture, and set oneself apart from competitors in job applications. Many people think they must sacrifice career ambition in order to travel the world, but Abroad Impact allows you to combine these two passions into one meaningful and fulfilling experience. You can intern in Medicine and Healthcare, Media and Journalism, or Law and Human Rights while experiencing the excitement of traveling and living abroad.

Interns work 25-40 hours a week with a reputable organization where they collaborate with Ghanaian colleagues on substantive tasks. Evenings provide free time for you to relax, explore nightlife and interact with members of the community which includes locals and visitors like yourself. On the weekends, attend a visit an open air market, catch a live music performance, or travel to explore other regions in Ghana to explore other parts of Ghana and take in the culture, nature and history.

Internships are available for college students, graduates, and career breakers. Internships are flexible, starting all year round and lasting from one month to six months.

 

Projects: Medicine and Healthcare, Media and Journalism, Corporate Law and Human Rights
Location: Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast and Agogo
Host Organizations: Interns work with small and medium sized companies, multinational holdings, research institutions, and nonprofit and government organizations
Start Date(s) and Duration: Start first Monday of each month; minimum 1 month commitment
Responsibility of Volunteers: Interns work 25-40 hour per week
Arrival Airport: Kotoka Airport, Accra
Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 18 years old and speak fluent English

 

Accommodations

Intern accommodations vary depending on the program and location. Interns may live in a shared house with other interns, apartment, guest house or with a host family. Living with a local host family provides direct exposure to Ghanaian culture, customs, and traditions, as well as providing a trusted source of support and community information. Double occupancy is standard for most of our internship, though you may request a single room accommodation for an additional fee.

 

View wildlife from the top of a 130-foot-high suspension bridge at Kakum National Park
Visit the fascinating floating village on water at the Nzulezo stilt village
Learn to cook a Ghanaian dish from your host mother
Pick up soccer with local youth
Catch a live Ghanaian drumming performance at the national theatre
Organize an after school sports or theatre group for students

 

How It Works

 

  • Choose your focus and apply.
    First, pick your specialty, be it Media and Journalism, Medicine and Healthcare, or Corporate Law and Human Rights. Next complete and submit the required application material. You should also consider when you are available to start, how long you plan to stay, and program fees. Note that each internship has specific eligibility requirements. Though we accept applications all year round, we encourage you to apply at least 60 days before your travel date.
  • Get placed with a host organization.Once you are accepted into the program, our staff will find a reputable organization that is working in your area of interest and in need of interns. Each internship is unique, and your responsibilities will depend on your interests, strengths, and motivation. At least 30 days prior to your departure for Ghana, we will send you details about your placement and the host company.
  • Pay the program fee and prepare for your trip.
    Now it’s time to prepare for your trip. Our staff will direct you through the maze of visas, immunizations, flights, what to bring, what to wear and provide guidance to help you successfully prepare for your trip. The balance of your program fee is due at least 30 days before your scheduled start date. See our Program Policy for complete details.
  • Arrive in Ghana.
    Akwaaba! Welcome! You’ll be welcomed at the airport by Abroad Impact staff at Kotoka airport in Accra. An Abroad Impact staff member will give you an orientation and teach you about getting around.

 

Placement and supervision in program
Pre-departure guidance
Airport pick up
In-country orientation
Support in Ghana
Guidance with getting to internship site
Guidance with sightseeing and recreational activities
 
 

 The fee does not include international airfare, visa, vaccinations, daily commute to internship site, phone or personal expenses. 

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