International Law and Human Rights

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Coordinator | Kormi
Coordinator | Kormi
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High­lights

Provide important help to the local community, and potentially take part in outreach work and educational campaigns.
Spend time exploring this West African country over the weekends while making friends with the other interns from around the world.
Work helping victims of domestic abuse, and preventing violence against women and children.
Enjoy optimum flexibility in your program duration, which could be 4 weeks to one year!
Boost your curriculum vitae and open doors to a promising professional career.
With its history as a developing country, Ghana is an important place to get involved in campaigning for human rights and make a real impact on people’s lives. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

With its history as a developing country, Ghana is an important place to get involved in campaigning for human rights and make a real impact on people’s lives. Law & Human Rights internships in Ghana are based in Accra, the capital city of Ghana and outside of Accra. Although voted as one of the beautiful cities in Africa, Accra maintains a noticeable disparity between rich and poor. A huge indicator of this can be seen when walking in town and viewing the housing situations around.

Interning on our Law and Human Rights project in Ghana, will give you the opportunity to work with a well-established Law firm, alongside like-minded interns and passionate staff.

You will gain first-hand experience of law and human rights work in practice, gain knowledge about the legal system, and learn about community involvement. Interns are given the opportunity to get involved at grass roots level, raising awareness about human rights to a variety of people throughout Ghana.

We have placed many interns, from high school and college students to graduates and professionals. The work is suitable to all who have a general interest in human rights and are willing to work hard and dedicate their time to improving the lives of others.

Responsibilities of Interns

Your placement will typically involve several elements. You might be working with or producing information, such as research reports or consulting with clients, handling case work, writing up legal opinions on cases, or visiting court to observe different proceedings. At other times you might visit community groups, schools, or shelters to carry out workshops on specific human rights aspects. There is plenty for you to become involved with and you will definitely be kept busy.

Your legal experience will determine the level of legal work you will be involved in. Some of the more important, complex legal work may be reserved for those who have legal experience. It is also important that you have a good level of English to participate in this project. Strong English skills are especially relevant if you wish to work with the legal services.

All interns need to show a good level of initiative. How much you get out of this experience is related to what you are prepared to put in. Interns, who get involved, ask questions, and make an impact on their supervisors will have a fantastic learning experience.

All interns need to be flexible, communicate well, and work hard as internships are demanding and must be taken seriously. You will be representing a professional organization and you may sometimes have deadlines to meet.

Typical day

You’ll start each day with breakfast with your host family. Get dressed in semi-formal, conservative clothing before heading off in a tro tro or shared taxi. On your first day, your supervisor will accompany you to ensure you know your way around.

Your day will start at 8am and you’ll finish up at 5pm, Monday to Friday.  You’ll get an hour each day for lunch.

On an average day, you’ll arrive at the office and meet up with your supervisors before starting on the day’s work.  Morning tasks could range from sitting in on interviews with victims of domestic violence, to attending court.

In the afternoons, you’ll continue with work to support the Domestic Violence and Victim Support team.  You may get the chance to plan presentations for educational campaigns, attend meetings, or assist with project planning for future outreaches in the local community.

Once you are done for the day, you can spend time getting to know your host family. Over the weekends, you can explore the beautiful countryside and learn about Ghana’s history at one of the many national museums. You’ll also have the chance to visit Cape Coast and walk through the old fishing town or relax on the beach.


Free-time activities

Volunteering in Ghana is an ideal way to explore this colourful West African country. There’s a huge variety of different activities to do while you’re there, giving you plenty of exciting ways to spend your free time.

Music is a central part of Ghanaian culture. In the bigger towns, especially Accra, you will hear some great live bands and have some memorable nights out. Evenings spent at buzzing restaurants will also give you a taste of some of the delicious local cuisine.

For a look into Ghana’s history, you can tour the slave forts of Cape Coast and visit museums. Nature lovers will relish trekking through the rainforests of Kakum National Park or Mole National Park.

We run a wide range of projects in Ghana so there’s sure to be other volunteers there during your trip. This means you can explore the country solo or connect with other volunteers and travel as a group. 

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at College, University level
Required Documents
CV, Certificates and Photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by YearOut Africa

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Plane Ticket (s) /Air Fare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Local transportation to and from program placement
  • Weekend Trips
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup and Drop-Off
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Wi-Fi internet access

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

YearOut Africa Staff will be at the arrival hall to pick you up.

Accommodation
YearOut Africa provides a decent, clean and safe accommodation for all our volunteers / interns. All volunteers / interns will stay in YearOut Africa’s volunteer house accommodation consisting of comfortable rooms in a safe, conveniently located neighborhood. Lodging arrangements consist of modern toilet facility and running water. volunteers / interns will share a room together in gender-segregated group lodging.
Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
Volunteers / inters will be served three healthy meals daily – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  Volunteers / interns will enjoy delicious meals and traditional Ghanaian cuisines.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ghana provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

All Year-Round

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 30 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$800
5 weeks
$1,000
6 weeks
$1,200
7 weeks
$1,400
11 weeks
$2,200
19 weeks
$3,800
30 weeks (max. stay)
$6,000
Average fees
$200 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. YearOut Africa will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with YearOut Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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International Law and Human Rights

With its history as a developing country, Ghana is an important place to get involved in campaigning for human rights and make a real impact on people’s lives.

$200/week

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