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Ghana: Intern Abroad in International Education

Intern Abroad Program

Intern in Accra, Ghana this summer where you will acquire hands-on experience and develop professional skills and networking relationships within the international education field.

There are many organizations in Ghana that are committed to international development and/or 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 2-28, 2025 (tentative; subject to change)


To be announced. Note that the course faculty does not travel with the internship participants and that course instruction takes place remotely. Participants are supported by the Office of Global Affairs and local site staff while abroad.

Application Deadline:

  • Priority Deadline: February 5, 2025
  • Regular Deadline: March 5, 2025 (admissions continue thereafter on a space-available basis)

Find the application link and instructions on the "How to Apply" page.

Who can participate:

This internship is primarily designed for students in the International Education graduate program, but is open to non-International Education students contingent on the following:

  1. You have reviewed the course syllabus (see sample syllabus) and understand that the course is geared towards MA International Education students, but you are seeking a job in the field as it is broadly defined; and
  2. You have received approval from your academic advisor before applying

Please note that the Intern Abroad: International Education opportunity is open to current NYU graduate students only.

Related areas of study:

  • International Education

How to apply:

The application link and instructions, as well as the deadlines and notification timelines, can be found on the "How to Apply" page

This is a credit-bearing graduate Global course. Students self-register in Albert for the following course for a total of 3 credits:

  • INTE-GE 2802, Section 099 (Class #TBC) Field Study and Seminar in International Education (3 credits)

All program applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied to their degree program requirements.


Applicants should identify the type of organization for which they would like to intern in their application essay. Students should make a connection between the type of organization they prefer and their individual academic and professional interests. Most internship placements fall into the following categories: 

  • Formal & Non-Formal Education
  • International Organizations
  • Local and Community-Driven Development

Please also review the "Placement Opportunities" section of the NYU Accra internships page for a list of past internship host organizations. Note that this is not a comprehensive list and that not all listed organizations will be able to host an intern in the summer.

Direct Costs Billed by NYU

Participants will be billed for the cost of the graduate course following the standard per-credit rate for NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees. In addition, study abroad courses have a supplemental Program Fee that covers the cost of housing abroad, program activities and visits, group transportation in-country, and international health insurance. Students can expect to be billed:

  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition (3 credits) - $6,555
  • Steinhardt Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $714
  • Program Fee - $2,250
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $9,519

Tuition, Registration, and Program fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the current term.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

Students are responsible for purchasing flights to and from the program location. 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: KayakGoogle Flights, and Student Universe.

In addition to airfare, participants should budget for other out-of-pocket costs, including daily meals (except for included welcome and farewell meals); transportation to and from the airport; passport and/or visa fees (if applicable); vaccination costs (if applicable); and other personal incidentals. These costs will vary depending on individual students' budgets, preferences, and choices. Students are encouraged to research potential costs by using online budgeting tools such as Numbeo, Expatistan, and Budget Your Trip.


NYU Steinhardt offers several graduate study abroad scholarships and maintains a list of additional external funding opportunities.

Study Abroad Budget Worksheet

Download and use this Study Abroad Budget Worksheet to estimate the cost of your study abroad experience. 

PLEASE NOTE: This spreadsheet lists possible expenses and may not be all-inclusive of program costs. In addition, your costs may fluctuate based on changes in currency exchange rates, airfare, varying personal lifestyles, etc. While this is a good tool for reviewing study abroad expenses, the results should be considered to be an estimate of the total cost of participation.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs. Your housing is included in your Program Fee. Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights into Accra typically depart New York a day in advance. All participants are strongly encouraged to purchase refundable flights.

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 the program orientation.

All other passport holders should check their visa requirements on the embassy/consulate website respective of their nationality. For further guidance on visas and other non-immigration matters, contact OGS Outbound Student Services at

Helpful links: US State DepartmentCenter for Disease Control, NYU Accra.

Pre-Departure Resources

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


All applicants should review the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page prior to applying to study abroad.

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