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Internships for Accra, Ghana

USAC internships abroad are a great way to enhance your educational experience. Participating in a structured work or research experience with an international organization, whether in-person or virtually, will help you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience while expanding your professional network and immersing yourself in the workplace culture of Ghana.

Beginning in Fall 2021, a $985 internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application process see the USAC internship page.

Virtual internships are offered through USAC’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about the program, see the Global Perspectives virtual internship page.

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed

Placements available in the following fields:

Computer Science and IT

Journalism and Communications

NGO and Social Services

Computer Science and IT

A security and identity management automation company, focused on research, engineering, and development of advanced data management solutions to enable corporations, institutions and governments to effectively and efficiently collect, collate, and process data into usable information.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Design, coding, unit testing, and documentation of software components and features
  • Build automation test framework
  • Work with the software engineering team receive guidance and meet deliverables.
  • Participate in sprint planning, demos and daily scrum activities.

Requirements

  • Experience with one or more of the following: C++/C# programming, Java, HTML5, and JavaScript, Test Complete, R-Project and Go language, and user interface design
  • Experience with Windows PC, Apple Mac, TFS, and SQL, Linux Server OS
  • Familiar with Splunk software tool
  • Experience in statistics and technical writing skills

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Journalism and Communications

A campus-based radio station established in 1994 and committed to its role as a provider of important news, public information, and educational messages to the university community as well as serving as a training facility for journalism and communications students

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Research and content development
  • Writing articles and other news pieces
  • News editing and broadcasting
  • Assist in production processes

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

NGO and Social Services

An NGO providing after-school and weekend programming to underserved communities focusing on academic support, athletic training, mentorship, and community outreach, allowing youth to develop the hard and soft skills needed to become leaders in their local and global communities.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Research and project development
  • Curriculum development
  • Video and multimedia projects
  • Researching grants and other funding sources
  • Help preparing grant applications

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Suspended

2022-23 App. Cycle

Program not offered this year

Eligibility

Minimum 2.5 GPA and sophomore standing or higher

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

Summer:

US credit

Semester:

USAC Courses:
US Credit

Host Univ. Courses: Overseas Credit

Program Capacity

40 students

Instruction

English

Scholarships

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Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa Information