SEDARVP-Ghana Internship Programs cover issues like research topics, languages,
occupation, origin, culture and indigenous African healing methods and practices.
SEDARVP-Ghana organizes internships in northern Ghana. The internships are formed for
international students of various fields to get work experience in Ghana.
After receiving a request from a student, SEDARVP-Ghana contacts old and new associates
to form an appropriate program.
Internships primarily include the following:
During the SEDARVP-Ghana Internship Program the student will be engaged in daily project
activities. The manager of the project, together with the staff of SEDARVP Ghana, serves as
the supervisor of the intern.
SEDARVP-Ghana recommends at least one week of local language and cross culture studies
regardless of what field the internship is in.
In the past our volunteers have worked in the Tamale teaching Hospital in the following areas
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Labor and Maternity Ward
Assisting both contemporary physicians and tradition mid-wives
Helping in the day care of young Ghanaian toddlers
Gynecology and Obstetric Ward
Women's Health assistant
Outpatient Department (OPD)
Pharmacy / Pharmacy Assistant
Medical Emergency Department
Hematology, Pathology, Bacteriology, Cytology, Blood Bank Departments
Outside of SEDARVP-Ghana programs are a wealth of engaging and active volunteer
opportunities and include:
Teaching and/or assisting at the Taimako Business College (age: 15-22 years
Teach young people basic computer literacy and Internet skills at Technocef, a private
institution in Tamale
Care for orphaned children at the Anfaani Tamale Children Home
Co-op in the mango arboricultural Agrovet/Taimako Farms and Nurseries (only in the
summer). Grow, seed, plant, graft trees, fruits, and much more
Join excursions and visits with a local guide to people of unique and mystic
If you are a lover of sports and enthusiastic to work with kids, but are not confident enough
to take on a teaching program, then this is a great program for you!
Volunteers will work with young children, especially in our community orphanage Football
Academy, and sometimes older people based on a volunteers request to develop their interest
in a range of sports and increase their skill base.
In addition to the obvious physical benefits of physical education, the program helps to give
the children mental discipline and heightens alertness and coordination. The program will
generally involve physical training, teaching the kids how to work as a team, bringing the
best out of the players and also give the children more self confidence.
Football is extremely popular in Ghana, as it is in most African countries. However
volunteers are encouraged to introduce different sports to the children (volunteers may need
to bring special material and equipment for this as there is a chance it cannot be purchased in
Football training will still play a large role in the program and football matches will be
arranged between volunteer teams and others from neighboring villages or towns.
The Sports Academy has an Under 12's team and Under 17's team. These boys are extremely
talented and in need of sponsors!
Volunteer & Internship information and fees:
1 weeks $250
2 weeks $500
3 weeks $600
4 weeks $700
5 weeks $800
6 weeks $900
8 weeks $1300
10 weeks $1400
11 weeks $1500
12 weeks $1600
13 weeks $1700
14 weeks $1800
What Do My Volunteer/Intern Fees Pay For?
As part of the participation fees, participants will be provided with:
Volunteer work or volunteer internship opportunity
What Additional Costs Will I Have?
The participation fee excludes:
Travel insurance (recommended)
Transportation to project from Accra and back to Accra after program
Bicycle purchase or rental (can be sold or donated to the program upon completion of project)
Spending money (volunteers in Ghana generally find $40 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses)
You may chose to stay at a hotel instead of with a host family. If so, we can help you
find affordable hotels or guest houses upon request.
Sightseeing is available at your own cost to our many places of interest such as:
Aburi Gardens, Lake Bosomtwe, Akosombo Dam, Mole Zoo, Pager Crocodile Pond,
Gambaga Witches Camp, Cape Coast Castle, Salaga Slave Trade Centre, etc. Let us
know if you are interested and we can help you set that up. Sightseeing is on your own.
If you would like a staff member as a tour guide, you must cover cost.
Cultural drumming and dance classes are also available.