Dream Africa Care Foundation

Criminal and Civil law Internship

Accra, Ghana show on map
Help provide legal services to underprivileged and poor people who cant afford lawyers in Africa. You will work hand in hand with our local lawyer to protect human rights This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
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50+
This project aims to make legal services available to poor people who cant afford the services of a lawyer to help them get justice. You will be working hand in hand with a team of local legal aid lawyers to seek fair legal representation for underprivileged and marginalize people in Ghana.

This placement is best for interns with a strong interest in affecting change for the better while keeping in mind the long-term aim of the projects. You can expect to operate in urban and rural locations, meet people at all levels of society, and engage with international and domestic authorities and organizations to find legal solutions for poor people who cant afford legal representation in court and mediation. It is important to demonstrate cultural understanding and flexibility. Our mandate is to empower individuals and communities as well as nurture a supportive framework for human rights rather than impose western ideals on Ghanaian society.This internship opportunity will provide all legal and soliciting training relating to criminal and civil law adjudication in Ghana and Africa more broadly. Most of the law firms within which interns are placed have more than 30 years’ experience and expertise, and their lawyers are well known and reputable among the country on all aspects of the law. Their attorneys cater for problems notwithstanding any geographical location. This program provides an opportunity for students considering law school to work within a law firm, to observe what lawyers actually do in their daily activities, and to perform a variety of tasks that will help them determine if they have the desire, capabilities, and temperament that it takes to be a lawyer.

Our Criminal and Civil Law Volunteer/Internship Program in Ghana is one of the most highly recognized legal internship opportunities in Africa. It has been described as one of the finest pre-law experiences available and has been consistently ranked as one of the most hands-on internship programs. The interns are assigned to either one or two attorneys in the trial division for whom they are to complete all investigative aspects of the assigned cases. This project is open both people with legal background and people hoping the study law in the future and wants to have a first hand experience.




Typical day



The specific tasks that volunteers/interns will perform will largely depend on the volunteers/interns abilities and performance. These tasks may, however, may include:

Locating and interviewing witnesses, meeting with and interviewing clients, assisting attorneys by collecting, reviewing and assembling data for presentation to support cases and complainants, legal research, taking detailed witness statements, performing extensive criminal background checks, serving subpoenas, photographing and diagramming crime scenes, preparing courtroom exhibits, preparing memorandum regarding investigative activities, assisting with case development, and generally assisting the assigned attorney(s) in and out of court.

Details on Arrival

This project run throughout the year so you can volunteer/intern with us any time of the year that is suitable for you. Our minimum interning period is on this project is four weeks and the maximum period of one year. You need to apply at least three weeks before your intended trip to Ghana to volunteer/intern with us. This will give us enough time to send you all the necessary document and information you will need for your visa.

Free-time activities

VOLUNTEER GET THE WEEKENDS OFF TO GO ON TRIPS AND EXPLORE GHANA; Ghana has so much to offer volunteers with its rich culture, festivals, food, art & craft centers, castles & forts, long sandy beaches, national parks, waterfalls, rain forest and other interesting places to visit. Volunteers who come to Ghana experience these even more fully by getting an insider's understanding of the country. Every weekend we organize trips for our volunteers to travel throughout Ghana to experience the Ghanaian cultural and explore. We have a lot of projects all over Ghana so you can choose to volunteer in the capital city Accra or in the Ghanaian country side.

 

Our program is an excellent opportunity to combine adventurous foreign travel with a worthwhile job as a volunteer. You will improve your transferable skills such as team-working, presentation and communication. Above all, this is an unrivaled opportunity to gain an insight into a completely different culture and way of life. Our projects are not all about work, volunteers get opportunities to explore this beautiful part of West Africa. Elmina and Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park and Nzulezo Stilt Village are all within few hours from the community you will be staying in, Ghana offers an array of varying cultures and landscapes including national parks and stunning rain-forests.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding

Program 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 (fluently)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Oral and written communication skills in English.
Strong Interest in advocacy, criminal and civil justice
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Dream Africa Care Foundation (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Dream Africa Care Foundation

The project fees covers your three meals a day, accommodation, airport pick up, laundry service, drinking water, toiletries and wireless internet access 24-hours a day in the volunteer house so that you can keep in touch with friends and family back home, Our aim is to provide cheap and affordable volunteer opportunity to people like you so that you can help make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in Africa. There is no any hidden cost, 50% of the money you are paying for food goes to feeding and educating the children in our orphanages.

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

After you have book your flight let me know your arrival date, time, flight name and flight number so that we can send our driver to pick you up at the airport.

 

The airport is 35 minutes drive from our Accra volunteer house. There is only one international airport in Ghana call Kotoka international airport or Accra international airport so you will be flying into this airport. Our driver will pick you up from the airport whatever time or day you arrive at the airport.

Accommodation
You can choose to stay with a local host family or stay in our volunteer house with 16-other volunteers from all over the world, this is an opportunity for you to make new friends and interact with new people from all over the world. Our volunteer houses are located in very safe areas in Ghana.

We have volunteer coordinators, who will be responsible for you and the other volunteers, your well-being while volunteering with us is our priority. We make sure your trip is safe and our in-country coordinators will provide whatever support you may need at any step along the way.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages
We have a cook in the volunteer house who prepares three meals a day for all the volunteer, If you are a vegetarian or have any allergies this is taken into account when we arrange your placement.We also provide volunteers with bottle drinking water. The volunteer house you will be staying is very close to the beach, art craft center and the market so there is always a lot to do
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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 600
5 weeks
$ 750
6 weeks
$ 900
7 weeks
$ 1,050
11 weeks
$ 1,650
19 weeks
$ 2,850
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 7,500
Average fees
$ 150 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Accra/Ghana between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Dream Africa Care Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ghana.
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 Dream Africa Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Western Africa Ghana  Accra, Teshi, Nungua Estates

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