Intern in Ghana – or volunteer – to experience the local culture of Ghana in a way most tourists can’t. And meanwhile, support locals in their sustainable development efforts!
So Why Intern or Volunteer in Ghana?
Intern or volunteer in Ghana to get to know locals while you live like a local! Whether you choose to work in a lab or a classroom (or anything in between), you’ll have time to explore Ghanaian culture, from West African cuisine to local crafts such as Batik, and get to know people with a range of experiences and histories. Ghana provides a mix of culture and sightseeing, so in your free time as an intern in Ghana you can explore museums, parks, bustling markets and even slow-paced, picturesque beaches. (Check out our blog about getting around Accra!) And maybe you’ll even decide to visit Kakum National Park to explore a more natural side of Ghana, or visit a castle-turned-museum and learn about the sobering role this region played in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Popular Programs for Interns and Volunteers in Ghana
If you’re interested in interning or volunteering in Ghana, we offer placements on locally-led, sustainable community development efforts. These grassroots NGO’s all target different areas of need, from classroom support to dentistry and everything in between. As a team, you’ll help support small communities and individuals! To peruse your options, check out Ghana’s country page here.
Not sure what you want to do yet? Luckily, our advisors are well-traveled and eager to learn about your goals and interests, so we can find the perfect placement for you.
And for now, let’s feature some of our most popular programs in Ghana!
Popular Program Deep-Dive
Volunteer in a Laboratory in Ghana
Volunteer in a laboratory in Ghana, gaining insight into local health challenges while working at a local hospital, clinic or lab. Because healthcare facilities are in high demand here, you’ll be needed and busy. And while you’re abroad, you’ll work alongside a welcoming local team, learning from them and supporting them during your placement. To learn more, visit our project page!
Teaching in Ghana
If you love working with children, this is the volunteer placement for you! As a teaching volunteer in Ghana, you’ll help kids with English, reading and other subjects. Feel free to have some fun and use your creativity! Meanwhile, you’ll learn about the local culture and get to know locals on a deeper level, enriching your experience abroad and helping you connect with students. To learn more, visit our project page!
Microfinance Internship in Ghana
Intern in Ghana and take part in a community-driven initiative aimed at empowering local entrepreneurs, especially women and youth, with increased financial literacy. If you’re looking for a way to contribute while boosting your resume, this is the placement for you. On this project, depending on your area of interest and expertise, you’ll be able to develop training materials, help conduct training sessions, and help run local educational campaigns. To learn more, visit our project page!
Check out our Ghana country page to learn more about volunteering or interning there, and the options available. And to learn more about all of our internships and volunteer placements, please connect with one of our advisors using the chat now button, or feel free to request a brochure using the button opposite.