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Ghana: Intern Abroad in International Education

Intern Abroad Program

The University is continuing to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on future travel. In the event that travel is not possible, Steinhardt Global Affairs will work with faculty on a case-by-case basis to explore alternatives.

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.

Students may opt to complete the International Development and Education course in Ghana in addition to the internship for a total of approximately six weeks in Accra.


Accra, Ghana

Program Dates:

June 18 - July 14, 2023

Application Deadline:

  • Priority Deadline: February 9, 2023
  • Regular Deadline: March 9, 2023*

*Rolling admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

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 here) 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


Students register for the summer course listed below: 

  • INTE-GE 2802, Section 099 (Class #3911) Field Study and Seminar in International Education (0- 4 credits)

Important Notes: 

  • International Education students are encouraged to take this course for 3 or 4 credits. By advisement, International Education students may opt to take the course for 0, 1, or 2 credits.
  • All non-International Education students must register for between 1-4 credits.
  • Students may opt to complete the International Development and Education course in Ghana in addition to the internship for a total of approximately six weeks in Accra.

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

Sample Syllabus 


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.


Jaime Kahhat, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities.


  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (0-4 credits) - Between $0 - $8,080
  • Graduate Registration and Services Fees - Between $0 - $760
  • Housing & Activity Fee - $1,850
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost - Between $1,850 - $10,690

View NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees set for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the Summer 2023 term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

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 for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online budgeting tools such as NumbeoExpatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.

Learn about scholarships and funding opportunities.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Global Affairs will inform participants about pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. COVID-19 vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.

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, Lonely Planet Guide, NYU Accra.

Weather: In June and July, temperatures in Accra typically range from 74°F to 85°F. Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Ghana.

Pre-Departure Resources:

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


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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