International Law and Human Rights Internships in Ghana
Overview of the Project
Start dates: Ongoing
Departure and End Point: Accra, Ghana (Kotoka International Airport)
Language Need: Basic English / None
Accommodation and meals: Hostfamily accommodation and Ghanaian food three times daily
Activities: International Law and Human Rights Internships in Ghana
Working hours: 25-35 hours per week
With its history as a developing country, Ghana is an important place to get involved in campaigning for human rights and make a real impact on people’s lives.
RVO Law & Human Rights internships in Ghana are based in Kumasi, the garden city of Ghana. Although voted as one of the most beautiful cities in Africa, Kumasi maintains a noticeable disparity between rich and poor. A huge indicator of this can be seen when walking in town or in Taxi and viewing the housing situation around.
Interning on our Law and Human Rights project in Kumasi-Ghana, will give you the opportunity to work with a well established Law firm, alongside likeminded interns and passionate staff.
You will gain first-hand experience of law and human rights work in practice, gain knowledge about the legal system, and learn about community involvement. Interns are given the opportunity to get involved at grass roots level, raising awareness about human rights to a variety of people throughout Ghana.
We have placed many interns, from high school and college students to graduates and professionals. The work is suitable to all who have a general interest in human rights and are willing to work hard and dedicate their time to improving the lives of others.
Role of Intern
Responsibilities of Interns on the RVO Law & Human Rights Project in Kumasi-Ghana Your placement will typically involve several elements. You might be producing information resources, such as research reports or consulting with clients, handling case work and writing up legal opinions on these cases, or visiting court to observe different proceedings. At other times you might visit community groups, schools, or shelters to carry out workshops on specific human rights aspects. There is plenty for you to become involved with and you will definitely be kept busy!
Your legal experience will determine the level of legal work you will be involved in and some of the more important, complex legal work may be reserved for those who have legal experience. It is also important that you have a good level of English to participate in this project. Strong English skills are especially relevant if you wish to work with the legal services.
All interns need to show a good level of initiative; how much you get out of this experience is related to what you are prepared to put in. Interns, who get involved, ask questions, and make an impact on their supervisors will have a fantastic learning experience.
All interns need to be flexible, communicate well, and work hard as internships are demanding and must be taken seriously. You will be representing a professional organization and you may sometimes have deadlines to meet.
A typical day of a volunteer in the Project
Law & Human Rights interns should expect to work from 8.30am to 4.30pm from Monday to Fridays.
Students/ trained journalists and people with the interest can participate
Volunteer in Ghana: Project Locations and Free Time Options
All Our volunteer / Internship projects are located in and around cities.
Ghana is a land of cultural diversity and contrast. It has many cultural and unique tourist attraction centres to offer volunteers. Cape Coast is a true cultural and historical town, most tourist love travelling to this town because of the Elmina castle where slave trade begun, the Kakum Canopy walkway, the cape coast castle, and the ancient buildings.
Please you are to inform the country the RVO co-coordinator before travelling.