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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Maymester, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: GVI 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Maymester 2025 01/01/2025 02/15/2025 TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Business Design, Developmental Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Gender Studies, International Studies, Internships, Service Learning, Womens Studies Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Hotel, Independent Housing, Residence Hall Program Type: Field Study, Internship Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad
Program Description:
Ghana Women's Empowerment Internship (short-term)
Work closely with our project partners in Ghana to run skills development programs for local women.
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Program Focus:
Our team in Ghana aims to empower women in the community of Kokrobite by providing a platform from which can gain the skills to continue working towards achieving their personal goals, improve their financial freedom and increase their awareness of local and global gender equality. GVI’s goals in this regard include providing women with greater access to employment, diversifying their income by setting up alternative revenue streams and creating a network of like-minded women in the community who work together to empower one another.

On this women’s empowerment internship in Ghana you will work with our project partners to run a variety of skills development programs, including foundation skills, such as basic computer training and English language, and vocational skills workshops, such as business planning or confidence building. As an intern, you will not only have the chance to deliver these activities but also to design and deliver new women's empowerment and gender equality projects.

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Equatorial Ghana is known for its coastal landscape of palm-lined beaches, magnificent lakes and rivers surrounded by fecund tropical forests teeming with butterfly life, birds and Mona monkeys swinging through the treetops. Ghana, located in a subregion of West Africa, also has a rich cultural heritage stretching far into the early medieval ages, and it is here that we aim to support communities in their efforts to improve the quality of basic education offered at schools and provide women with the support they need to become more financially independent and socially empowered.

GVI volunteers will be living and working in at our base in Kokrobite, a small village on the outskirts of the capital of Accra, where many of the local community are sustained by fishing. Here we work with various stakeholders including governmental organisations, local NGOs, schools, and women’s rights groups to create a platform for international volunteers to contribute to local sustainable development projects that assist these organisations to achieve their goals.

In your free time, take a walk around a nearby market to try on kente garments, known by the people of Ghana as ‘the cloth of kings’, or browes the bead and jewellery stalls. You can also explore the forts from the colonial era or sample Ghanaian delicacies like freshly roasted plantains, while enjoying the rhythms of local musicians and basking in the sun.

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Program Highlights
  • Learn how locally-run international development programs are set up and managed.
  • Gain work experience in project management, workshop design and delivery, and lesson planning, while completing an individual project related to gender equality.
  • Earn your GVI ILM Leadership Development certificate, a qualification recognised by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
  • Contribute directly to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5, Gender Equality by partnering with grassroots level organisations in Ghana.
  • Live and work with other interns, volunteers, and GVI staff from around the world.
  • In your free time visit the local village markets or spend time relaxing on the palm-fringed beaches.
If applying for this program to obtain credit from an institution, GVI can supply learning outcomes and support in the application.

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