IIP Placements in Ghana
|International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
|Pan-African Global Academy||Oshiyie, Ghana|
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Location: Accra, Ghana
About: IWMI is an international scientific non-profit organization that undertakes world-class research to help improve water management in developing countries. IWMI’s Mission is to provide evidence-based solutions to sustainably manage water and land resources for food security, people’s livelihoods, and the environment. Two placements have been established for IIP interns.
Intern responsibilities: The interns will be placed in pairs. Each intern pair will conduct research that will include: defining the main products/activities, target audiences and aims of the different products/activities; setting up the methodology for assessment, based on face-to-face interviews; undertaking this analysis (travel in the allocated country may be required); analyzing the results, and participating in a workshop; presenting these results and making recommendations for future marketing and communications.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in communications, science, agriculture, environmental studies, or development are encouraged to apply. Experience conducting surveys, interviews, and data analysis would be an asset.
View a Powerpoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern.
Location: Accra, Ghana
About: The Kaeme Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to build families and protect vulnerable children in orphanages in Ghana and to provide service volunteers with a deeply meaningful experience that will remain with them for a lifetime. Their vision is for every child in an orphanage to find a healthy, loving family. Four placements have been established for IIP interns.
Intern responsibilities: IIP interns will work in orphanages building profiles on institutionalized children. These profiles are used to help the children into loving families, whether that be through reunification, extended kinship care, foster care, or adoption. IIP intern responsibilities may also include data collection, interfacing with staff, assisting with child interviews, and oral hygiene education.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in international relations, public health and/or social work are encouraged to apply. French language skills would be an asset. View a PowerPoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern.
Pan-African Global Academy
Location: Oshiyie, Ghana
About: The goal of Pan-African Global Academy (PAGA), spearheaded by Carolyn Rouse (Princeton professor of anthropology), is to build an environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable high school in Oshiyie, Ghana. Pan-African Global Academy opened in September 2010 and is the first non-technical high school along a 10 km stretch of Aplaku Road in western Accra. The curriculum for the school is project-based and the students immediately apply the skills they learn in the classroom to local development projects. Three placements have been established for IIP interns.
Intern responsibilities: Specific projects may include: 1) Designing a project-based STEM curriculum that reinforces classroom knowledge, meets the national educational standards, and integrates curriculum already being used at the school. Subjects for this project include: integrated science, business and economics, history and social science, engineering and physics, and biology and health; 2) Helping the headmaster design a more robust administrative system to keep track of student progress and educational needs. 3) Evaluating the teachers and determining what they need in terms of training and resources, to enhance their teaching. Two placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns on this project; one additional placement has been established for an IIP candidate who will teach a health-related curriculum. For this health-related placement, the student will work on the Oshiyie Health Education and Health Promotion Project. The goal of this project is to create a community-centered public health curriculum which includes: involving students and school community leaders in the development and implementation of the curriculum, developing evaluation tools to assess effectiveness of health education programs, and empowering students to improve the health of their community through community based public health projects.
Qualifications: IIP candidates should have interests in either social sciences (anthropology, sociology, economics, history, policy, psychology) or in the sciences (engineering, physics, chemistry, EEB, molecular biology, or computer science). Interested candidates should also have some knowledge of what a project-based STEM curriculum is, as well as basic knowledge of administrative systems that track student learning and educational standards.This health-related placement is offered in partnership with the Program in Global Health and Health Policy and can be used by GHP juniors for completion of the GHP Summer Research Requirement (please check the appropriate box on your application). View a PowerPoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern.