Projects Abroad has spent over 25 years helping volunteers and interns fulfil their potential and make the world a better place. All projects seek to add significant value to the environment, to local people and the organisations they support.

This program is facilitated by the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office based in Accra. The team seeks to build awareness on issues which include children’s rights, women’s rights, youth empowerment, and more. Students will be exposed to many different cases and learn how to tackle each one. They will be actively engaged in the community, working directly with legal authorities and international NGOs.  

Experience

You’ll work directly with local staff in the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office. in Accra. At your Human Rights placement in Ghana, your work will focus on the following areas:  

  • Identify and monitor human rights abuses by conducting community outreaches
  • Help with the resolution of human rights abuses
  • Increase awareness of human rights through educational campaigns and talks

You’ll work towards the following goals in our Human Rights Management Plan:

  • Increase awareness of human rights
  • Identify and monitor human rights abuses and vulnerable areas
  • Resolve human rights abuses

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Projects Abroad for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ's short-term experience eligibility criteria.

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Cost

The program fee varies depending on program length. For a 4-week internship, the program fee is approximately $4,705 AUD. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website

Accommodation 

Housing is included in the program fee.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 31 March 2020

Program Dates

Varies - (2 week minimum, 5 week maximum)
Earliest Start: 21 June 2020
Latest End: 26 July 2020

 

Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Accra, Ghana
Credit: Not-for-credit*
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate


Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. Please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​

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