Travel to Africa and gain practical work experience at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Internship in Ghana. Your focus will be on raising awareness and protecting human rights in marginalised communities.

You’ll work at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office, and learn directly from human rights professionals. The areas you will focus on include children’s rights, women’s rights, youth empowerment, and more. You’ll see many different cases and learn how to tackle each one. You’ll meet different kinds of people, including representatives of legal authorities and international NGOs.  

Experience

You’ll work directly with local staff in the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office. You’ll assist with the following tasks:

  • Identify and monitor human rights abuses by conducting outreaches in more rural areas of Accra
  • Help with the resolution of human rights abuses through direct assistance, referrals, and alternative methods
  • Increase awareness of human rights through educational campaigns and talks

This project accepts interns throughout the year, so you can join on the dates that suit you. You can stay from as little as two weeks. Projects Abroad encourage students to stay longer if possible so you can learn more and make a bigger impact. 

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.

Some Faculties allow students to receive credit towards their UQ program for internships or other non-study activities. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, you must contact your Faculty/School directly for more information regarding your eligibility:

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Please note: If you are granted permission to receive credit for your participation in an internship program:

  • You may be responsible for paying UQ tuition fees in addition to the internship program fee
  • You may be eligible for funding provided through the OS-Help loan scheme

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 15 October
Host: 31 October

Program Dates

Varies
Earliest Start: 18 November 2019
Latest End: 22 February 2020

 

Fast Facts

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

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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