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  • Journalism Internship

    Today development journalism looks at conditions in developing states and how to improve them. It exposes poverty worldwide and helps to research the causes, consequences and how to address poverty in developing nations. A feature on development journalism may cover the following issues: economic development, agriculture and food security, health, sanitation and medicine, employment, education and literacy, informational technologies development, housing conditions, environmental sustainability, urban and rural development, gender equality, etc. Its main actors are ordinary people rather than official figures; its emphasis is on stability, partnership, harmony and consensus.

    Global volunteer Foundation in collaboration with Interactive Exploit Media. A start- up nonprofit media that is covering the work of organizations, volunteers and social entrepreneurs who are making positive impact in sub-Saharan Africa by sharing their stories, what they do and how to get people to join or invest in their cause. Exploit media specialize in working closely with NPOs, Volunteers, social entrepreneurs through creating memorable communications initiatives that use film, magazine, storytelling and traditional media to cover stories. They raise consciousness about important social causes and facilitate opportunities for individuals, organizations and governments to take action for positive change. They report on wide range of issues from environmental sustainability, human right, food security, education and other issues related to economic development across sub-Saharan Africa

    If you are planning a gap year or career break and contemplating a job in journalism or the media, global volunteer foundation can set you on the right track! Our journalism internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume, gain valuable skills and make you stand out from the crowd. Whether you are currently studying journalism or are considering it in college, we will give you unique first hand international journalism experience. If you are already a practicing journalist, then interning abroad will broaden your horizons and show you a different way of working in journalism against the backdrop of a new and exciting country. You will learn the ins and outs of print or broadcast journalism overseas and may even be able to teach your new colleagues something about how you work at home. You can choose to work on a Print internship working with an international newspaper or magazine, photojournalism or on a Broadcasting internship, where you will work with a radio or TV station abroad. Our journalism internships run year round and have totally flexible dates and durations, whether you want a short-term experience, a unique summer interning opportunity, or a longer term abroad, we can accommodate your needs.

    On our Print Journalism placements, you not only get an insider's view of how publications are run, but you will also compile an impressive portfolio to take home with you at the end of your project. This international journalism experience will be a valuable confidence builder and will look great on your resume!

    With the Interactive Exploit Media, Journalists often travel to remote areas in developing countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa in groups and report on the major issues at local level.They are often the first to highlight to the outside world the poor health and sanitary conditions and lack of basic education.

  • Who can Apply

    : journalism students, study group, student organization, journalist and faculty led groups.

  • Intern’s requirements
    • At least age 18 (no maximum age limit)
    • Good English
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
    • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
    • Strong support and passion for journalism
    • Should be able to work independently as well as in teams when there is the need.
    • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity.
  • Projects Details

    PROJECT DETAILS
    Arrival and Departure Point:
    (Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

    Working Hours:
    Mondays to Fridays
    25-40 hour per week

    Project duration: 4 weeks minimum
    Dates: Flexible
    Cost of interning: Refer to our living conditions & page

  • Business Internship

    Extreme poverty is defined as living on $1.25 or less a day. In 2010, 414 million people were living in extreme poverty across sub-Saharan Africa. According to the World Bank, those living on $1.25-a-day accounted for 48.5 percent of the population in that region in 2010. In Ghana over 40 percent of the population lives on less than $ 2 a day .The effects extreme poverty accounts to lack of education, electricity, healthcare, water and sanitation, hunger, conflicts and widespread human right abuses. Global Volunteer Foundations focuses on assisting people from deprived communities with micro-loans, insurance and financial education as means of empowerment to start a new venture or propel their existing businesses in order to overcome extreme poverty. A business internship abroad in Ghana is a wonderful way to acquire professional skills and hands-on experience in the business world, while getting invaluable work experience as you will help in providing finance and financial education to the plight in communities

    For individuals on a gap year, studying business at universities or wanting a career break that will broaden their horizons. Global volunteer foundation business internship in Ghana offers a unique cross-cultural exchange that will enhance your resume and increase your prospects within the highly competitive business sector. Whether you are interested in international development or enterprise, a variety of opportunities are available in Ghana. As a business intern in Africa, you will work on business or a program providing practical experience for disadvantaged in the communities. Interns are involved with many aspects of the organization such as project management, human resources, grant applications, entrepreneurship, accountancy, marketing, research and insurance and may also take part in coordinating events run by the organization.

    Interns at the business entrepreneurship will be involved in a variety of tasks, including working with business students from disadvantaged communities and training entrepreneurs from townships. Interns are usually required to work and average of 35 hours per week.Your input at Ghana businesses will be greatly encouraged and appreciated. Take the opportunity to make your own recommendations or explain practices back home. Your adaptability and willingness to learn will be appreciated by your colleagues, enabling you to truly engage yourself as an active member of the team.

  • Who can Apply

    Business students, study group, student organization, professional businessmen and faculty led groups.

  • Intern’s requirements
    • At least age 18 (no maximum age limit)
    • Good English
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
    • Strong support and advocate for poverty alleviation
    • Should be able to work independently as well as in teams when there is the need.
    • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity.
  • Projects Details

    Arrival and Departure Point:
    (Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

    Working Hours:
    Mondays to Fridays
    25-40 hours weeks

    Project duration: 8 weeks minimum
    Dates: Flexible

    Cost of Interning: Refer to our living conditions & fees.

  • Criminal and civil law Internship

    The criminal and civil law Internship program in Ghana is one of the most highly recognized legal internship opportunities in Africa. It has been described as one of the finest pre-law experiences available and has been consistently ranked as one of the most hands-on internship programs. The interns are assigned to either one or two attorneys in the trial division for whom they are to complete all investigative aspects of the assigned cases.

    Most of the law firms within which interns are placed have more than 10 years of experience and expertise, and their lawyers are well known and reputable. This program provides an opportunity for students considering law school to work within a law firm, to observe what lawyers actually do in their daily activities, and to perform a variety of tasks that will help them determine if they have the desire, capabilities, and temperament that it takes to be a lawyer.

    The specific tasks that students will perform will be negotiated between the firm and the student and they will vary depending upon the student’s abilities and previous experience. Examples of possible tasks might be: locating and interviewing witnesses, meeting with and interviewing clients, assisting attorneys by collecting, reviewing and assembling data for presentation to support cases, legal research, performing extensive criminal background checks, serving subpoenas, photographing and diagramming crime scenes, preparing courtroom exhibits, preparing memoranda regarding investigative activities, assisting with case development, and generally assisting the assigned attorney (s) in and out of court.

    As a Law intern in Ghana, you can expect to be busy working at a full-time placement, requiring interest with a strong interest in the law and a passion for affecting change. You will work alongside local lawyers, paralegals, and clerks in a professional environment and will be expected to act accordingly.

    You may encounter any number of administrative legal tasks similar to those found in a law firm in North America. This can include registering new applicants, conducting interviews, attending court and mediations, drafting legal documents and affidavits, and conducting legal research. The difference is that you will be dealing with clients of a very different culture and socio-economic background and the subject matters encountered will reflect this.

  • Intern’s requirements
    • At least age 18 (no maximum age limit)
    • Good English
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
    • Strong support and advocate for criminal law
    • Should be able to work independently as well as in teams when there is the need.
    • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity.
  • Projects Details

    Arrival and Departure Point:
    (Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

    Working Hours:
    Mondays to Fridays
    25-40 hours per week

    Project duration: 12 weeks minimum

    Dates: Flexible
    Cost of Interning: Refer to our living conditions & fees.

  • Dentistry Elective

    Like many developing countries, Ghana has a problem with good dental hygiene among people living in poverty. Bad teeth lead to other medical problems that result from tooth infections. If you wish to do your dentistry elective in Ghana, you will work in the Dentistry department of a hospital in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. You will shadow one of our supervisors who all speak English and are very experienced at working with students. They will be eager to test your dental knowledge and give you the benefit of their training and experience.

    Our partner hospitals and clinics in each community all offer excellent opportunities for practical work in general dentistry, such as scaling, extractions, fillings and root canal work. There are also more specialist placements in oral cancer, maxillofacial and surgery.

    All our dental elective students are allocated a supervisor/preceptor who will be their main point of contact. We ensure that this person is a qualified dentist and that they understand what you expect from your placement and in turn, what they can expect from you. We appreciate that your dental school is also likely to have a number of requirements of this individual, and it is therefore important that you communicate all this information to our staff, during the pre-departure period.

    You may work in a hospital, clinic or teaching hospital. You can work in various medical departments, where you can either assist or work beside staff members. Global Volunteer Foundation organizes events for dental students to work in orphanage, public schools and communities where there is no knowledge on dental diseases.

    According to the hospitals and medical centers, you "must have a passion, enthusiasm and dedication for medicine and caring for people".

    In other words, the healthcare and medical estates don't wish to play host to “curious observers”, on the contrary, they want you to gain maximum benefit from your time with them. The project can be arranged for academic credit.

  • Who can enroll

    Dentistry undergraduate student, study group, faculty led groups, professional dentist, etc

  • Intern’s requirements
    • At least age 18 (no maximum age limit)
    • Good English
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
    • Strong support and passionate about dentistry
    • Should be able to work independently as well as in teams when there is the need.
    • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity.
  • Projects Details

    Arrival and Departure Point:
    (Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

    Working Hours:
    Mondays to Fridays
    25-40 hours per week

    Project duration: 8 weeks minimum

    Dates: Flexible
    Cost of Interning: Refer to our living conditions & fees.

  • Nursing Internship

    Global Volunteer Foundation offers the chance to work on malaria, typhoid and tuberculosis diseases that are rare or nonexistent in the developed world. Nurses in Ghana work closely with doctors and you will enjoy the camaraderie between the nursing teams.

    We partner with the largest government run hospital in the Greater Accra, offering large, busy wards with excellent supervisors. You can be specific about your interests and we offer great opportunities in pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics, surgery and the casualty outpatient’s clinic. There is also opportunity to join a HIV clinic, undertake outreach work, provide mass vaccinations and join the reproductive child health team. Proactive students have found that it is easier to build a closer relationship with their supervisor, which in turn has led to more patient interaction a range of treatment and care.

    We have developed a really good relationship with a smaller, government run district hospital, more typical of Ghanaian healthcare. It is known across the region for its obstetrics and gynecology department as well as general medicine. Students have found that whilst similar specialist placements are offered, facilities are more basic and roles are less defined.

    Ghana is a great place to split your placement. Students who stay for longer than four weeks can spend time in two different clinical institutions, giving you a much better picture of Ghanaian healthcare. It is the best way to really make the most out of your internship.

    Village healthcare experience – Ghanaian people are famous for their friendliness, vibrancy and their energetic culture. Living in the city will only show you one side of Ghanaian life, so to complement your placement we offer a unique opportunity to live in a rural village working in a basic healthcare clinic. You will live with a local family and spend your afternoons with a guide learning traditional Ghanaian customs. The internship program can be arranged for academic credit

  • Who can enroll

    Undergraduate student, study group, faculty led groups, professional nurses, etc

  • Intern’s requirements
    • At least age 18 (no maximum age limit)
    • Good English
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
    • Strong support and passionate nursing
    • Should be able to work independently as well as in teams when there is the need.
    • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity.
  • Projects Details

    Arrival and Departure Point:
    (Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

    Working Hours:
    Mondays to Fridays
    25-40 hours per week

    Project duration: 8 weeks minimum

    Dates: Flexible
    Cost of Interning: Refer to our living conditions & fees.

  • Midwifery Internship

    Our midwifery placements offer you an insight into a very different world. Busy hospitals with minimal resources and a labor ward where no noise is allowed.

    We partner with the largest government run hospital in the Region, offering a very busy maternity ward. Placements are available in Delivery, Neonatal or Intensive Care, and there is also opportunity to work in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Students can choose whether to focus on one particular specialty or, if there is time, move between different areas.

    We have developed a really good relationship with a smaller, government run district hospital, more typical of Ghanaian healthcare. It is known across the region for its Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and although the cases will be similar to the larger hospital, placements here are more basic. Private maternity clinic

    don’t be fooled by the term “private. The clinic that we work with is bustling and chaotic, but offers an excellent opportunity to get involved in a whole range of work. The clinic provides antenatal and postnatal care, deliveries, circumcisions, vaccinations, malaria, HIV testing and treatment, as well as family planning.

    Ghana is a great place to split your placement. Students who stay for longer than four weeks can spend time in two different clinical institutions, giving you a much better picture of Ghanaian healthcare. It is the best way to really make the most out of your internship.

    Ghanaian people are famous for their friendliness, vibrancy and their energetic culture. Living in the city will only show you one side of Ghanaian life, so to complement your placement we offer a unique opportunity to live in a rural village working in a basic healthcare clinic. You will live with a local family and spend your afternoons with a guide learning traditional Ghanaian customs. The internship can be arranged for academic credit.

  • Who can enroll

    Nurses, undergraduate student, study group, faculty led groups, professional Midwifes, etc

    Note the internship program can be arranged for academic credit

  • Intern’s requirements
    • At least age 18 (no maximum age limit)
    • Good English
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
    • Strong support and passionate Midwifery
    • Should be able to work independently as well as in teams when there is the need.
    • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity.
  • Projects Details

    Arrival and Departure Point:
    (Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

    Working Hours:
    Mondays to Fridays
    25-40 hours week

    Project duration: 8 weeks minimum
    Dates: Flexible
    Cost of Interning: Refer to our living conditions & fees.

  • International Relation Internship

    Global volunteer foundation work in field of international relations through CfSID. The organization engross with issues of global importance, the center is a start-up initiative under global volunteer foundation which adopt innovative ways to tackle and solve the challenges marginalized people and their communities are faced with in Ghana and across sub-Saharan Africa. A large number of rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa are faced with energy & power crisis, poverty, water & sanitation, food security and education. The human right culture is not well spread likewise healthcare systems and women and children mostly are the victims that suffer the most. CfSID works to advance sustainable development practices in Africa through partnership, networking, interactive research, capacity building and training, supporting policy development and dialogue to create innovative solution for economic development that is hallmark of CfSID. Interns involved in our international relation office work on varieties of project with us or our partner organization in order to spur development in Ghana. Interns are involved in the day-to-day socioeconomic issues communities faced with, which ranges from primary education to agriculture market access, human right, climate issues, water and sanitation poverty alleviation and other important issues. As an international intern, we immerse you into real projectsin order for you to get a hand on experience and your contribution makes positive impact on lives within communities.

    The tasks of the internship may include assisting with research on international policy, writing, drafting and fact-checking reports, writing grant applications, or assisting with public awareness efforts. Internship tasks may also include some administrative support work, quantitative and qualitative analysis, planning and organization and cross-cultural awareness. When you're not busy interning, you'll participate in immersive cultural activities. You'll have a chance to talk with local experts about Ghana's current social issues, wander the local market and purchase Ghanaian fabrics, tour on some of the Ghanaian heritage with other interns/volunteers from canopy walk to Mole national park or splash some of waterfalls on your body. There is a feel of globalization and a meaningful work

  • Who can Apply

    International relations student, study group and student organization.

  • Intern’s requirements
    • At least age 18 (no maximum age limit)
    • Good English
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
    • Strong support and passionate international affairs
    • Should be able to work independently as well as in teams when there is the need.
    • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity.
  • Projects Details

    Arrival and Departure Point:
    (Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

    Working Hours:
    Mondays to Fridays
    25-40 hours week

    Project duration: 8 weeks minimum
    Dates: Flexible

    Cost of Interning: Refer to our living conditions & fees.

  • Veterinary Medicine

    Whether you work in veterinary medicine or as an animal care volunteer you will be given a placement supervisor who is responsible for giving you a full and varied overview of the kind of work done by people in this field. You will work local professionals and will gain hands-on experience, which befits your level of experience. You will be able to ask questions and learn from your local colleagues. You may work in a surgery room or in an animal entre, either way, your work is likely to involve going out on visits in the local community.

    Work with veterinarians in private practice or in a clinic, or venture out with vets who minister to and specialize in arm animals. You will have opportunities to work hands-on and observe the reality of day-to-day care of animals. Some of the common diseases include: ticks, worms, foot rot, and pneumonia. A dog might be 'man's best friend', and considered another member of the family by a family in the First World, but it is hard to feel affection and empathy for such an animal when you live below the poverty line and struggle to feed your children. In many developing countries there is a much higher incident rate of animal neglect, and therefore also a great need for volunteer help. Working as a volunteer on a veterinary medicine or animal care project with Global Volunteer Foundation you will gain fantastic work experience which would simply not be possible in your own country.Our veterinary program is available for college students, undergraduates and recent graduate students taking a gap year or career break or for professionals anxious to share their professional knowledge, experience and expertise. Inexperienced vet volunteer interns will participate in surgical pack sterilization while experienced vets will perform surgery, under the supervision and assistance of licensed host country veterinarians.

  • Intern’s requirements
    • At least age 18 (no maximum age limit)
    • Good English
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
    • Strong support and passionate Midwifery
    • Should be able to work independently as well as in teams when there is the need.
    • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity.
  • Projects Details

    Arrival and Departure Point:
    (Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

    Working Hours:
    Mondays to Fridays
    25-40 hours per week

    Project duration: 4 weeks minimum
    Dates: Flexible
    Cost of Interning: Refer to our living conditions & fees.

  • International law & human Right internship

    International law & human rights volunteering with global volunteer foundation will give you the opportunity to work on legislation and make a difference in people's lives. You will become part of a vital resource fighting injustice and promoting human rights within local communities. The mission of the Global volunteer foundation is to raise awareness about human rights, monitor vulnerable areas, and resolve human rights abuse. The work is diverse and encompasses a wide range of social issues. Volunteers work in social justice, community outreach, legal and social education, poverty and government accountability. Campaigns are used to educate and monitor both communities and individuals identified as vulnerable or in need of assistance. Additionally, volunteers resolve complaints and the specific issues victims have. This work often involves reference to international legal standards, various Ghanaian acts of Parliament and the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.

    You can expect to work in both urban and rural locations. Occasionally, during weekends you meet people at all levels of society to demonstrate cultural understanding while being wary of imposing a foreign ideal upon Ghanaian society. Cases are brought to our attention through our open door policy, consultation with visitors, monitoring awareness/education projects and referrals from associate organizations and individuals. Depending on the case involved, the socio-political climate of Ghana, resource considerations and likelihood of satisfaction, we seek to ensure the development of human rights and assist the complainant. If litigation is considered the best option we arrange pro-bono representation through our associations. However, the lack of accessibility to Ghanaian courts often means we explore alternative methods of resolution. These include utilizing village chiefs and elders, publicity lobbying campaigns, conventional media, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, or use of the family structures and/or religious institutions. Cases for resolution can cover a wide range of topics such as family, environment, property, health insurance, business practices, and criminality.

    The duties include but not limited to the following, Assist attorneys in and out of court, assist attorney staff collecting, reviewing and assembling data for presentation to support cases, receipt of complaints bordering on human rights, monitoring and raising issues of human rights in the news media, support people to claim their rights through education and training, research on issues of human rights and rule of law. Etc

  • Who can Apply

    Law students, Study groups, student organizations, human right advocates, individuals and Faculty led groups.

  • Intern’s requirements
    • At least age 18 (no maximum age limit)
    • Good English
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
    • Strong support and passionate human right
    • Should be able to work independently as well as in teams when there is the need.
    • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity.
  • Projects Details

    Arrival and Departure Point:
    (Kotoka International Airport, Accra)

    Working Hours:
    Mondays to Fridays
    25-40 hour week

    Project duration: 8 weeks minimum

    Dates: Flexible
    Cost of Interning: Refer to our living conditions & fees.