Interns give a women's rights presentation on Projects Abroad's Human Rights internship for teenagers in Ghana

Human Rights Internships in Ghana for Teenagers

Travel to Africa with a group of people your age and work with human rights and legal experts in disadvantaged communities

Översikt

  • Join a Human Rights internship in Ghana and help raise awareness about human rights in underprivileged communities.
  • Work alongside legal professionals and empower vulnerable people, raising awareness about prominent human rights issues. It’s a great well to help while adding experience to your CV.
  • You will be based at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office, which is fully run and funded by us. You’ll live with a local host family with other volunteers. You’ll be part of fun social activities and explore the country on exciting weekend trips.

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Det här är ett projekt för dig som är 15-18 år


Is a Human Rights internship in Ghana for teenagers right for me?

Are you interested in getting practical human rights work experience abroad? Do you want to help support and empower disadvantaged people at the same time? If you answered yes to these questions, this internship has your name on it! 


You’ll work with our staff at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office. The work you do here will add value to your CV, and give you plenty of interesting points to talk about in applications and interviews. You can also add human rights work experience to your CV, giving it an edge. In the process, you’ll also demonstrate your commitment to helping others.


On this internship you will be able to brush up on a host of valuable practical skills, such as teamwork, communication, and time management. You will also have the opportunity to help disadvantaged communities and victims of abuse through educational workshops and activities.


You don’t need any specific skills or qualifications for this placement. You will be taught everything you need to know during the project, and Projects Abroad staff will be there to guide you at all times. 


This High School Special runs over fixed dates for either two or four weeks during the summer. The itinerary is set, and there is extra staff support, ensuring that you will be safe and guided through every step of the process.

A group photo of interns and local officials on our Human Rights internship for teenagers in Ghana

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?

Accra

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.

Ankomst, visum och hämtning

När du anländer till flygplatsen i din valda destination, kommer en av våra Projects Abroad anställda att möta dig och hälsa dig välkommen till landet. Du hittar mer information om ankomstflygplatser, introduktion och visum på vår sida Ankomst i Ghana.


What are the aims and impacts of this project?

The main aim of this internship is to give you the opportunity to learn about human rights work in practice, and gain hands-on experience. 


Ghana faces numerous social problems and challenges. These include domestic violence, child trafficking, and abuse towards disabled citizens. By taking part in this project, you'll become part of our ongoing efforts to address these issues. You’ll help raise awareness of basic human rights, and help empower people.


By working alongside human rights and legal experts, you’ll learn a lot about human rights work in action. You’ll also develop your personal skills such as communication, time management and teamwork. These skills, along with international experience, will add a lot of value to your CV, which could help your future career. This experience may also help you to decide if pursuing a career in law or human rights is the right choice for you.


Join us on this Human Rights internship in Ghana and help us achieve important goals, whilst gaining invaluable practical experience along the way.

An intern gains human rights work experience interviewing an official on our project for teenagers in Ghana

Vi mäter resultatet av vårt arbete varje år

Varje år deltar tusentals ungdomsvolontärer på våra projekt runt om i världen. Under deras tid utomlands bidrar de till att göra en långsiktig positiv skillnad i de samhällen där de arbetar. För att visa vilket resultat deras hårda arbete har, sammanställer vi varje år en rapport som heter High School Specials Impact repor.

För mer information om den insats våra ungdomsvolontär gjort under året, läs vår senaste rapport.


Mat och boende

Du kommer bo hos en värdfamilj i Accra, Akuapem Hills eller Cape Coast. Din värdfamilj kommer välkomna dig som en familjemedlem till deras hem. De kommer lära dig mer om deras traditioner och om den lokala kulturen. Vi tror att det här är det bästa sättet att verkligen lära känna kulturen i ett nytt land. Du kommer få en unik upplevelse av Ghana.

Vi försöker alltid placera våra ungdomsvolontärer så att de delar rum med en annan Projects Abroad volontär eller praktikant, av samma ålder och kön. Ditt rum kommer vara enkelt men bekvämt, rent och säkert.

Din projektavgift inkluderar tre måltider om dagen.

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Säkerhet och personalstöd

Din säkerhet är vår första prioritet. Vi har många processer och system på plats för att se till att du som ungdomsvolontär har all extra hjälp och support som du behöver. Vår egen Projects Abroad personal finns alltid med dig och de andra ungdomsvolontärerna, oavsett tid på dygnet eller dag i veckan. De ser till att du trivs i ditt boende och känner dig hemma på din projektplacering. Om du skulle stöta på något problem, finns vår personal alltid där för att hjälpa dig.

Läs mer om support och säkerhet.

När du anmäler dig betalar du endast 2700 kr, vilket dras av från totalpriset. Avbetalningsmöjligheter finns och vi kan också ge tips på hur du kan samla in pengar

Vill du delta på fler än ett projekt? Ring oss på 0855921116 för att ta reda på om vi kan erbjuda rabatt.

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