Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run an NGO? Our internship provides valuable experience that can be used to launch a career in nonprofit work or simply to gain skills that will help you succeed in the nonprofit world. We are a non-governmental organization that seeks to carry out technology projects with a positive, sustainable and innovative impact in all sectors of society. These sectors include digital rights, access to information, sustainable development, human rights, cyberpolitics, women and technology, and youth online.
Our established internship program encourages a series of initiatives and projects to foster impactful and sustainable social development of the population through technology. The entirety of the program will give you the opportunity to put the skills you’ve been learning in the classroom into practice, as well as introduce you to team-building and problem-solving skills.
As you’ll only be asked to work for around 18 hours a week, you’ll have plenty of time to make the most of your overseas trip.
Your internship will be based at the host organizations offices in Accra and Agona Swedru. You’ll get to undertake some remote work and have the possibility of attending technology-related events in the capital city itself (depending on time of visit and the local events calendar). With a relatively short working week (about 18 hours) under the direction of an English-speaking coordinator, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the culture of this large and exciting Ghana.
The program is designed to fit around you, to best take advantage of your owns skills and interests, as well as the skills you’d like to develop further. A weekly or monthly agenda is agreed depending on your and the NGO needs, and your progress is evaluated at weekly mentoring and coaching sessions.
Here are just some of the things you might find yourself doing:
- Fundraising, social media outreach, digital marketing, recruitment of volunteers
- Get involved in every aspect of running an NGO
- Opt for free trainings on subjects ranging from “Intellectual property and its relationship with the Global South” to “Argentine culture and context”
- Attend cutting-edge technology events and conferences in Accra
- Help organize awareness, policy, advocacy and education campaigns
- Events and workshop assistance
- Communications assistance
- Development of projects in different areas of the NGO
Travel & Accommodation
You will be met at the airport upon your arrival by a project representative and accompanied to your accommodation.
Accommodation and domestic transport is not included in the cost of this internship, however we will discuss with you before you arrive, what the best options are for you, and help you to decide.That way, when you arrive, you will be taken directly to your chosen accommodation, which you can always change again once you have settled in should you choose.
- Minimum age of 18.
- Good command of English
- Minimum commitment of 4 weeks, maximum 3 months.
- Minimum 18 hours per week
- Necessary vaccinations.
- Necessary flights & visas.
- Full travel & medical insurance.
The internship program is open to students or graduates of careers related but not exclusive to Social Sciences, Law, International relations, Sociology, Political Sciences, Journalism, Arts, Communication, Computing, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Economics among others.
If your area of expertise is not listed above, check with us when applying and we will see if we can accept you.