Join a Human Rights internship in Ghana and help raise awareness about human rights in underprivileged communities. You will work with local and international human rights and legal professionals, as well as other interns your age. This is a different and memorable way to add work experience to your CV, and help others at the same time.
Although Ghana is one of the most developed and stable countries in Africa, problems like human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual abuse still have a significant impact on society. You’ll help empower vulnerable people and raise awareness about these and other human rights issues. You will be based at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office, which is fully run and funded by us.
You will live and work in Accra with a group of people your age, and stay with a local host family. When you're not working, our staff will organise social and cultural activities to keep you busy, along with an exciting weekend trip. This is a wonderful opportunity to make connections and friends from all over the world while exploring Ghanaian culture.
Escorted flights from/transferring through New York (JFK) are offered on outbound flights on the following project dates:
- 07 July 2019 - 14 July 2019
- 07 July 2019 - 28 July 2019
Fixed dates during school break
This project is only for 15-18 year olds
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalized fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalized MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Organized weekend tourism trips
Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I do on a Human Rights placement in Ghana for teenagers?
You will work at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office in Accra with other interns your age. Here are some of the tasks you can expect to do:
- Raise awareness about human rights and get involved in other outreach activities
- Learn all about the political and cultural systems in Ghana
- Explore Accra with people your age, and learn about the local culture together
Your work will focus on the following areas:
Raise awareness about human rights and get involved in other outreach activities
You will assist with raising awareness about human rights in local communities. Although Ghana is one of the most developed countries in Africa, many people face exploitation and abuse on a daily basis and are not aware of their rights. You will play an important role in empowering these people through knowledge and education.
Learn all about Ghana’s unique political and cultural systems
During this internship, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside human rights and legal experts in some of the most marginalised communities in Ghana. These experts have valuable knowledge and research to share, and you will receive numerous lectures and talks from them. You will also be given case studies and assignments in order to learn about Ghana’s unique issues and come up with your own proposed solutions.
We encourage you to ask questions and take lots of notes in order to learn as much as you can on this placement.
Explore Accra with other interns
On the weekends you will have a chance to discover Accra with your fellow interns. You will visit the old Cape Coast Castle, and Kakum National Park. You will also have the opportunity to soak up some sun on the beautiful local beaches.
Various social and cultural activities will also be arranged for you, so that you will have a chance to make friends and learn more about life in Ghana. All activities and trips will be supervised by Projects Abroad staff.
Where in Ghana will I work?
You will stay with a local host family, and will work with the community on human rights programmes. You will split your time between the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office and working in these communities.
You will have the opportunity to explore Ghana with your fellow interns on weekends, which will include visiting Cape Coast, Kakum National Park, and some beautiful local beaches. All activities are planned for you and supervised by Projects Abroad staff.
Measuring Our Impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
Meet the team in Ghana
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