Midwifery Elective Internship

founded in 2018
YearOut Africa
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Coordinator | Kormi
Coordinator | Kormi
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The birth of a child is one of the most miraculous events in a person’s life. On the Midwifery Volunteering/ Internship in Ghana project, you’ll work with experienced. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+

The birth of a child is one of the most miraculous events in a person’s life.  On the Midwifery Volunteering/ Internship in Ghana project, you’ll work with experienced midwives and expecting mothers to bring newborns into the world.  Volunteers / Interns will also assist with antenatal care for up to four weeks after birth, giving them an incredible opportunity to make a significant impact for a new family.  Being a volunteer / intern midwife in Ghana is a great way to experience care given to mothers in a developing country.

The hospital our NGO partner supports is seriously understaffed with roughly 150 births each month, but only a handful of midwives and student nurses to staff the labor ward. The lifetime risk or maternal death is 1 in 18 women in Ghana compared to significantly higher rates in more developed countries.  Care for women in labor is something that is improving but women often still do not receive any antenatal care, often don’t receive any pain killers during their labor, and power cuts in hospitals often interfere with caring for the women.

As a volunteer midwife in Ghana you will be working in local hospitals shadowing local midwives and working closely with nursing students.  While we cannot guarantee any hands on experience during your time in Ghana; pro-active and hard working volunteers / interns may be rewarded with the opportunity to get involved with routine procedures at the discretion of supervising doctors.  You will gain valuable experience in a cross cultural environment to add to your resume/CV, medical school and university applications, or to simply expand your work experience.  During your time in the hospital your timetable will be coordinated by the local doctors who you will be working with to give you the best experience possible.

Typical day

Your internship is possible in a hospital in urban or rural areas. During your internship, you can work in different areas and take on tasks according to your level of experience. This internship is only possible for female participants!

Free-time activities

  • Swim in the clear waterfalls of the Volta region
  • Go on safari to see Africa’s famous wildlife in Mole National Park
  • Trek through the forest canopy in Kakum National Park and sleep up in a treehouse
  • Explore the decaying slave forts found along the Cape Coast


In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
at College level
Required Documents
CV, Certificates and Photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Interest in medicine and neonatal health
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by YearOut Africa


  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup and Drop-Off
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Volunteer T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation


  • Plane Ticket (s) /Air Fare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Local transportation to and from program placement
  • Weekend Trips

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

YearOut Africa's representative will be at the Airport (arrival hall) to pick you up when you arrive.

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)
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.
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


Details on arrival

The Project runs All Year-Round

This program is paused due to COVID-19

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
11 weeks
19 weeks
30 weeks (max. stay)
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.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
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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Midwifery Elective Internship

The birth of a child is one of the most miraculous events in a person’s life. On the Midwifery Volunteering/ Internship in Ghana project, you’ll work with experienced.


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