Students working in the office during their Law internships in Ghana.

Law Internship in Ghana

Gain practical legal experience and boost your CV while working at a law firm in Ghana

Projektoversigt

Join our Law internship in Ghana to gain invaluable experience in the legal field. You’ll work at a law firm or legal aid centre, and gain a deeper insight into a developing country’s judicial system. You’ll learn directly from local lawyers, which will add valuable work experience to your CV and help your future career.


Your work will focus on providing legal support for human rights disputes. This means that you’ll work with firms and organisations that offer legal advice to people who don’t usually have access to lawyers. Many of their clients earn a small income and can’t afford to take matters to court, so you’ll gain work experience and help those in need at the same time.


You will live with a local host family in the bustling city of Accra. Make the most of this time to learn more about the local culture, customs, and eat loads of delicious traditional food.

Startdatoer: 

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Minimum varighed: 

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Alder: 

18 eller derover


Is Law in Ghana the right internship for me?

Would you like to gain legal work experience in a developing country? Are you passionate about helping people in need? Then our Law Internship in Ghana is perfect for you.


You’ll learn from experienced lawyers, and work alongside paralegals and legal clerks. You can use this experience to boost your CV, and it will give you interesting points to talk about in interviews and applications.


You don’t need previous experience to join this project. We’ll assign work to you based on your skill and experience. Large volumes of work and complex cases are only assigned to interns with relevant skills and experience. The work assigned to you is also dependent on which cases we take on while you’re in Ghana. 


This programme runs year-round, with a short two week break over Christmas and New Year. You can join at any other time for a minimum of four weeks. We recommend staying longer to learn more and work on a larger number of cases. You’ll also return home with more law work experience from your time in Ghana.


Your work will focus on these areas:


Administrative tasks


During your Law internship in Ghana, you may encounter any number of administrative legal tasks similar to those found in a law firm in your own country.


These may include:


  • Registering new applicants
  • Conducting interviews
  • Attending court
  • Drafting legal documents.


Through this work, you will also get an insight into the legal and human rights challenges people face everyday in Ghana. One day, you may help out with a child maintenance case and the next with a probate landlord.  


Observe local legal professionals at work


When you aren’t busy with administrative tasks, you will be able to attend court and observe live cases. This is a great opportunity to see Ghana’s legal system in action. Since you will be accompanying resident lawyers from the firm/organisation you’ll be working at, you may be expected to take notes. These could be used to refer back to at a later stage, so be thorough!


Interact with clients


The local lawyers you work with may ask you to help with various client meetings. This could include preparing them with information for their upcoming case, or interviewing them about their side of the story.


The types of cases dealt with vary depending on your placement, but often include:


  • Constitutional matters
  • Probate (wills and inheritance)
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Family, custody, child maintenance, and matrimonial disputes
  • Criminal
  • Property
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Personal injury/negligence


Assisting with the Human Rights Project


In addition to your full time law placement in Ghana, you could assist our interns in the Human Rights Project. Your legal knowledge and experience will no doubt enhance these projects.


This can include conducting in-house seminars, assisting with office research, or attending one of our advocacy and outreach sessions. You may also assist in training and mediation in more community-based dispute resolution settings.


The availability of this work will depend on our current Human Rights Project, as well as your experience, interests, and personal schedule.


Where you will be working as a Law intern in Ghana

Accra

You will be based in the city of Accra. Here, you will work at a legal aid centre or a local law firm.  


With a population of 2.7 million people, Accra is the largest city in Ghana and also the country’s capital. There is plenty to see and do in your free time and over weekends. We encourage you to make the most of your time in Ghana, and explore with with other Projects Abroad interns and volunteers.

Afhentning i lufthavn, fly og visum

Når du ankommer til lufthavnen, står der en Projects Abroad medarbejder klar til at tage imod dig. Du kan finde mere information om ankomst til lufthavnen, orientering og visum på vores side om ankomst til Ghana


A typical day as a Law intern in Ghana

As a Law intern in Ghana, your typical working hours will be 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.


You will normally start your mornings in the office at your placement. The first hour or two of the day will be dedicated to helping with legal administration. This may include drafting legal documents and affidavits, and conducting legal research.


By late morning, you may either accompany one of the local lawyers to court or interact with clients. The latter may include registering new cases, conducting interviews, or preparing clients for their cases.


You will get an hour and a half break over lunch time. If your host family lives close by, you could head home to eat and have a short rest. Alternatively, you will be able to enjoy a packed lunch.


Afternoons are normally divided between going to court and continuing with administrative tasks. If you had been to court earlier, you may be expected to prepare some notes for a discussion. If you’ve been working with clients, you would be able to complete filing their most recent case information.


Evenings and weekends are your free time to explore, rest, and relax. Accra has a lively atmosphere and some fabulous restaurants. You can use weekends to adventure slightly further afield. Head out on a hiking trail in the mountains, take a trip to the beach, or visit a nature reserve.

A student addresses woman during her Law internships in Ghana.

What are the aims and impacts of the Law Internship in Ghana?

The aim of this project is to expand your knowledge about law and give you insight into the judicial system of a developing country.


You will work alongside local lawyers, paralegals and clerks in a professional environment, and learn from them. This will add valuable practical experience to your CV, which will help you with your career or postgraduate studies.


This project also has an altruistic goal. In Ghana, getting legal help can be a lengthy and expensive process. This makes it difficult for disadvantaged people to settle disputes and fight for their rights in courts. As a legal intern working at a placement like the Ghana Legal Aid Scheme, you can help these people take their cases further.


You can also support the work we do at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office in Accra. Here, we deal with a range of issues, from domestic violence to child labour. 


Join us as a Law intern in Ghana and kickstart your legal career in a different country.

Projects Abroad representatives join a march during their Law internships in Ghana.

Frivilligt arbejde for professionelle

Dette projekt passer også perfekt for kvalificerede professionelle. Vi kan gøre en endnu større forskel sammen, når dine kompetencer kan bakke vores langvarige indsats op.

Vi matcher dig med det projekt, hvor dine evner er mest tiltrængte. Det betyder, at du kan dele din uddannelse og viden med andre. Du kan arbejde hånd i hånd med vores partnerorganisationer og lokalsamfund for at støtte bæredygtig udvikling.

Hvis du har relevante kompetencer eller kvalifikationer, kan du læse mere om, hvordan du kan gøre brug af dem med Projects Abroad. 


Måling af vores indflydelse

Vores projekter arbejder mod klare, langsigtede mål med specifikke, årlige målsætninger. Hver eneste frivillig og praktikant, som vi sender ud på disse projekter, hjælper os med at komme nærmere vores mål.

Vi udarbejder en Global Impact Report, som dokumenterer vores præstationer og resultater.

Find ud af mere om den indflydelse, som vores globale fællesskab af frivillige, praktikanter og personale har, og læs den seneste rapport. 


Food and accommodation

Du bor hos en værtsfamilie i Accra, Akuapem Hills, Cape Coast eller Dodowa. De byder dig velkommen i deres hjem og er ivrige efter at dele deres kultur med dig, samt at lade dig lære dem om din egen kultur. Vi tror på, at det er den bedste måde at fordybe dig i kulturen i Ghana og at få en virkelig unik oplevelse.

Vi forsøger altid at få det til at passe, så du bor med mindst én anden frivillig eller praktikant hos din værtsfamilie. Dit værelse kommer til at være trygt, komfortabelt og rent.

Din projektpris inkluderer tre måltider om dagen. 

Få mere viden om vores boligforhold


Aktiviteter og fritid

Frivilligt arbejde i Ghana er en ideel måde at opleve det farvestrålende, vestafrikanske land på. Ghana har et bredt udvalg af aktiviteter, som du kan lave i din fritid, mens du er der, og du har på den måde masser af spændende oplevelser i vente ud over arbejdet på dit projekt.


Musik er en central del af ghanesisk kultur. I de større byer, især Accra, kan du høre mange gode live bands og nyde de varme aftener i byen. Du kan også tilbringe nogle aftener på lokale restauranter, hvor du kan smage retter fra det lækre, ghanesiske køkken.


Hvis du er interesseret i Ghanas historie, kan du besøge det gamle slavefort i Cape Coast og tage på museer. Naturelskere vil nyde at vandre gennem regnskoven i Kakum nationalpark eller Mole nationalpark.


Vi har en række forskellige projekter i Ghana, så der er helt sikkert også andre frivillige, mens du er der. Det betyder, at du kan udforske landet på egen hånd eller sammen med andre frivillige, hvor I rejser rundt sammen som en gruppe. 


Sikkerhed og personalesupport

Din sikkerhed er vores højeste prioritet. Vi har mange procedurer og systemer, som sikrer, at du får den støtte, du skal bruge for at nyde din rejse med ro i sindet. Vores Projects Abroad personale er til rådighed døgnet rundt for at hjælpe, og de står klar til at sikre, at du falder godt til i din nye bolig og på dit projekt. Hvis du støder ind i problemer, vil de være klar til at hjælpe dig til hver en tid.

 

Find ud af mere om sikkerhed og assistance.

Når du tilmelder dig, betaler du kun 2950 kr., som bliver fratrukket projektprisen.

Vil du gerne deltage på mere end ét projekt? Ring til os på +45 35 15 21 20 for at se om vi kan tilbyde dig en god pris.

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