Global Affairs

Ghana: Intern Abroad in International Education

Intern for six weeks in Accra, Ghana this summer where you will acquire hands-on experience, develop basic professional skills, and networking relationships within the international education field. This internship is open to non-International Education students contingent on the following: (1) reviewed the course syllabus (see here) and understand that the course is geared towards MA International Education students, but are seeking a job in the field that is broadly defined; and (2) received approval from their academic advisor before applying.

There are many organizations in Ghana that are committed to international development and/or in education in Accra. Opportunities include formal and informal education; international organizations; local and community-driven development; and a position at NYU Accra. Projects may involve health and education programming for laborers, rural education programming for girls, microenterprise training, child rights awareness, and women’s empowerment initiatives.


Accra, Ghana

Program Dates:

June 12 - July 22, 2017

Application Deadlines:

 As of April 26, 2017, this program is no longer accepting applications. Students are encouraged to contact to discuss alternative programs.

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students in International Education

Suggested Majors/Professions:

  • International Education

The Intern Abroad: International Education opportunity is open to  NYU graduate students only.


Students register for the Summer 2017 course listed below for 3 or 4 points: 

INTE-GE 2802 Section 098 (Class #1885) - Field Study and Seminar in International Education (3 or 4 points)

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Summer 2014 syllabus.

Frequently Asked Questions: International Education in Ghana


Based on individual academic and professional interests, applicants should identify in their application essay the type of organization for which they would like to intern, from the following list of options:
  • Formal & Non-Formal Education
  • International Organizations
  • Local and Community-Driven Development
  • Study Abroad & Cross Cultural Exchange — intern at NYU Accra (1 internship)


Elisabeth King, Associate Professor of International Education


2017 Graduate Tuition: $1,596 per credit, plus registration and services fee

See Bursar’s payment deadline dates.

Learn about scholarship opportunities.

Other Costs:

 2017 Housing & Activity Fees: $1850

Housing and activity fees are billed through the NYU Office of the Bursar and are due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Students will stay in shared-occupancy housing at the NYU Accra academic center.

Travel, Visa, and Other Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates.

Passport: All participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the intern abroad program's end date.

A visa is required for all US citizens, which requires a copy of a valid yellow fever vaccination card. Learn more through the Ghana Consulate in New York. Further details and instructions for obtaining a visa to Ghana will be provided during program orientation.

Helpful links: US State Department, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide

Weather: In Accra, temperatures in July and August tend to be similar to those in New York, and are usually in the 80°s, Fahrenheit. See the current weather forecast for Accra

Admitted Student Resources: click here.