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As an intern in Accra, you'll get a fresh perspective on workplace practices and develop professional skills. An internship also offers more opportunities to interact with the Ghanaian community. You can find internships in a variety of fields such as art, business, community development, education, and health. Research your own opportunities before you arrive, then consult with the study abroad advisors at the University of Ghana to secure a placement.

Key Facts

  • Internships are optional
  • Internships generally start one week after the start of classes


You can intern in English, but knowledge of Asante Twi, Ga, or Hausa will broaden your internship options.


No course is required, but to receive academic credit you’ll have regular meetings with an internship supervisor and a final project or paper. You'll receive detailed instructions on how to get credit for your internship after you apply to the program.

  • The internship can replace a course
  • Letter grade


To arrange your internship, you may fill in a form or meet with an advisor. Depending on your goals and interests, you may find a match right away. You may also need to attend an interview to determine whether an internship placement is a good fit. You make most arrangements before you arrive.

Get an Award

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Scoring academic credit while learning real-world skills during an internship is just the start. After your program ends, you can apply for an award. You’ll focus on the marketable skills you gained—an ideal addition to your résumé.



Learn About Internship Awards