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At Projects Abroad we’re passionate about travel with a purpose. Since being founded in 1992, more than 120,000 volunteers and interns have traveled to Ghana and 20+ other destinations around the world.
As an intern, you’ll have an opportunity to gain work experience by working alongside with local professionals in different capacities, including Medicine, Midwifery, Dentistry, Public Health, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Speech Therapy, and Veterinary Medicine. Whichever internship you choose, we will make sure to customize internships to fit the needs of individual interns!
You will also make lifelong friendships with people from around the world, and have the chance to travel and explore Ghana with them over the weekends.
Set yourself on a path to a successful career with Projects Abroad.
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- Choose a project you are passionate about that fits your interests
- Select your own start date and duration
- Get 24/7 support from the local staff and head office staff
- Live and work in the local community and add work experience to your CV
- Have fun exploring the country and its culture over the weekends
Gain work experience for your resume while learning directly from doctors in hospitals and doing hands-on health checks in the rural local communities. Many of these communities cannot afford regular access to healthcare, so our interns help to monitor their health status and provide basic healthcare services such as treatment for infected wounds, ringworm, or malaria. We also provide much needed health education on basic hygiene practices, malaria prevention, and sexual education.
Shadow a qualified Veterinarian and help them with tasks as they treat animals ranging from dogs and cats to farm animals such as goats and chickens. There is a shortage of veterinary care in Ghana, so with your help we can reach more animals in the region and educate local farmers and pet owners about proper animal care. This experience will be sure to make your resume stand out when you apply to Veterinary schools or Clinics.
Work directly with local staff in the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service. You will attend crime scenes, observe victim interviews, help educate the community on their rights, and much, much more.
Conduct health checks and raise awareness about disease in disadvantaged communities.
Response from Projects Abroad
Wow! What an amazing experience! Thank you so much for sharing. This is the definition of our mantra - 'Discover what you are capable of'. We love that we can facilitate experiences that you and others would not otherwise have had the opportunity to have, all while helping communities in need. We simply couldn't do it without our dedicated, hard-working volunteers and interns such as yourself, so thank you, and we hope to have you join us again in the future!