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Internships Abroad in Ghana
The International Volunteer Travel offers a diverse array of overseas internships in Ghana. You can intern abroad in Ghana to polish your skills, for college study abroad credits, or for high school credits.
There are short-term, long-term and group international internship placements. Internship abroad projects are available in many areas including: Teaching; Orphanages; Health Care; Agriculture and sociology/village life.
Teaching Internships in Ghana
One of the major initiatives post independence in Ghana was ?Free education for All?. Numerous coups and political unrest for about 30 years coupled with radical changes in educational programs and low wages for teachers resulted in gradual decline of elementary and secondary school teachers. Currently the insufficient number of teachers as is the case in most developing countries has remained a major problem in Ghana. Your contribution to teach English or any other subjects will be highly appreciated and fulfilling to yourself.
International Interns abroad in the teaching programs in Ghana will assist teachers in the class, teaching English, Math, Science, arts and crafts. Other duties may include playing and leading activities and games, and helping kids with their homework.
Internships with Children in Ghana
International Interns work in orphanages to assist in preparing meals for the kids, washing clothes, dressing and feeding the children, teaching them songs, rhymes, in fun games, assisting the children with school work, doing the dishes and doing the many chores that running such a place entails.
Heath Care Internships in Ghana
As an overseas medical volunteer or intern, you will work with local staff in support of the health care efforts. Generally you will assist/support the doctor or clinician in the normal routine of medical work e.g. taking vital signs, dressing wounds, taking patients history, providing assurance and moral support to patients? family, disbursing minor drugs, doing laboratory work, etc.
edical interns can be students in medical, nursing or dental programs or people with training in EMT, etc. Proof of training such as practicing license, student ID, EMT certificate is required.
Ghana Internships in Agriculture and Farming
Agriculture is a major part of life in Ghana. More than half of Ghana?s population relies on farming for its livelihood. The methods of farming used are often primitive in nature. International Volunteer Travel offers a number of projects in agriculture. Interns will have a variety of duties including, pruning, tending seeds, caring for saplings, and controlling weeds.
Sociology /Village Life Internship Placement in Ghana
As an intern in village life, you will experience traditional, old-fashioned rural village life in Ghana. In the midst of beautiful scenery, you will be living in a quiet place with very little outside influence. Travel back in time and experience African life in a very basic setting as if you were living about century ago.
There are no set duties or job description for international Interns in this program. The main purpose is to experience isolated village life, interact with locals and join the host family in their cocoa plantations, grazing farm animals, and ploughing with oxen. Observe village life and government in traditional Africa; participate in routine Ghana village activities including dances, village meetings with the king, communal work, etc.
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Questions and Other Information
To access more information on any aspect of our West African programs in Ghana please click on any link on the left or top links bars. For answers to your questions not provided on the link pages, please go to the page on Frequently Asked Questions.
Accra and others
Length of Program:
1 to 24 weeks.
1st and 3rd Thursday of every Month; Plan to arrive the day before.
Airport Arrival Time:
Preferably by 4:00 PM
Accommodation, & Meals:
Special volunteer house or carefully selected Ghanaian households; 3 Ghanaian meals provided per day.
Mondays to Fridays. 3 to 6 hours daily (10 to 20 hours weekly).
You can also access the Ghana program fees by clinking here.