Ghana: Cape Coast
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year, May Term
5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (includes high school academic semester abroad), 7-12 months (includes high school academic year abroad), 7-12 months
Typical Duration of Program
ACIPP West Africa is happy to announce a brand new internship in Ghana! We have partnered with the Centre for National Culture (CNC) and the Central Folkloric Theatre Company in Cape Coast to provide an internship in the Performing Arts, focusing on dance, music, and theatre.
The Central Folkloric Theatre Company began in 1995, and now boasts 18 members, male and female, who are skilled in all aspects of their performances. The group was awarded first place in the of Best HiLife and Traditional Pageant Competition at the National Festival of Art and Culture Celebration in Tamale in 2010, and they perform throughout the Ashanti, Central, Eastern, and Greater Accra regions.
Performances consist of both theatrical and dance-based numbers, and include a wide variety of traditional and modern dances and instruments, including the Kigi, Kaga, and Atumpan drums, and Boboobo, Ormpe, and Kpalongo dances.
This internship is open to individuals aged 16-35 interested in the following areas: dance, music, theatre, theatre production, choreography, costume design, makeup, etc. Although recommended, formal training is not required. The internship is available throughout the year, at a duration of eight weeks to six months, with potential for extension.
Basic Job Requirements are, and are not limited to, the following:
Interns will work with the CNC and the Theatre Company in the following areas:
- All aspects of performance production, including but not limited to: set and costume design, choreography, individual and group rehearsals.
- Assisting in the promotion of performances at the CNC, through online advertising, as well as local marketing.
- Perform in three performances monthly at the CNC, as well as all external engagements.
- Create and perform a solo or group piece.
- Any other duty as assigned.
Some travel to performances may be involved, the cost of which will be covered by the CNC. Individuals interested in this internship should be comfortable performing in front of large audiences. This is a physically demanding position, and interns should be fit enough to participate in rehearsals/performances five days a week. Those who are studying performing arts will be asked to prepare a short piece to perform upon their introduction in Ghana, to showcase their particular area of interest/expertise.
Accommodation: All interns are housed in the ACIPP house, located on the University of Cape Coast campus., about a 30 minute walk from the CNC. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the house, 7 days a week. There is a communal kitchen, living area and terrace.
Working Hours: 10 am-3 pm Monday through Friday, unless otherwise specified.
min. USD 850
Time commitment: Our internships are generally no shorter than 8 weeks (although exceptions can and have been made). The internship can last up to six months.
Academic Credit: Many universities have given academic credit for our internships, and we will work with you in obtaining credit if you would like.
1) Programme Fee: All interns are housed at the ACIPP house, and are provided with meals (2x/day), accommodation, airport pick-up and drop-off, orientation and 24/7 emergency care support for a flat fee of 180 USD a week (the is the Programme Fee).
2) Confirmation Fee: This non-refundable 500 USD fee secures the placement. It also pays for the placement set-up (going to the host organization and explaining the intern's background, etc.), donation to host organization (for their time teaching and training you), and airport pick-up (getting the intern from airport to the home, getting the staff member to and from Accra, etc.).
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants.
We create key linkages between organizations in West Africa and highly qualified young professionals from around the world in order to foster international exchange, to build capacity, and to make an impact for both parties that lasts beyond the period of the internship, i.e. sustainable service. We also seek to develop and manage programs focused on the empowerment and employment opportunities of West African youth, to bring their ideas to the forefront, and to provide the expertise and energy necessary to bring those ideas to fruition.