Interning with OGVO in Ghana is a great opportunity for social work students looking to gain professional experience in a different cultural setting. This is especially useful for students interested in using their experience to get university credit for their degree. This internship can help you accumulate working hours, provide you with hands-on work, and ensures you are supervised by a qualified professional.

As one of the most stable and economically advanced countries in Africa, Ghana is often regarded as a success story, particularly in West Africa. Regrettably, the country is facing rising levels of economic inequality, which has deeply affected orphans, child laborers, and children living in troubled homes. Your training in social work is needed to assist local staff and provide children with specialized care.

Social work is less common in Ghana than in other African countries. Your knowledge, dedication, and skills will allow you to work with people that desperately need help, while also raising awareness in local communities. Throughout your internship, all of your work will be supervised by a qualified local professional.

Program Highlights

Raise awareness of social issues in local communities.

Share counseling and therapy methods with local staff to improve current practices.

Provide abused children with the care and attention they need.

Assess the conditions and needs of the children and people you work with.

Workshop and presentation preparation, assisting with general tasks such feeding and playing educational games, and assisting your supervisor.

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Program Details

  • Age Requirement Varies
  • $600-900
  • No
  • Ghana: Accra, Akontombra Nkwandum, Boako, Cape Coast, Dunkwa, Dwenease, Elmina, Ho, Hohoe, Koforidua, Kumasi, Kwawu, Nkwanta, Obuasi, Rural Areas, Sunyani, Tamale, Techiman

  • Fields





    Health Administration

    Human Rights



    Childcare & Children

    Community Development

    Computer Training


    Economic Development


    Health Care

    Health Education




    Public Health

    Social Work

    Street Children

  • Program Duration

    2-4 Weeks

    3-6 Months

    5-8 Weeks

    7-12 Months

    9-12 Weeks

    Alternative Spring Break


    Year(s) Offered

    Year Round

  • Age Requirement Varies

  • American








    South African


    This Program is also open to Families and Couples.

  • $600-900

  • airport meeting and transfer to project site
    comprehensive pre-departure information
    introduction to host family and program orientation
    accommodation and meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    supervision and visa support letter
    Application review and processing
    support and guidance as well as 24 / 7 hour emergency back-up from staff
    all information before and during your time with us in Ghana
    regular culture activities (personal spending not included)

  • Dormitory

    Group living


    Independent living


  • Experience Required


  • Online Application

    Written Application

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