GHANA: Participate in Rewarding and Interesting LAW Internship!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Humanitarian Projects / Human Rights Internships / Law Internships
Country: Ghana
Location : Accra
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Gain experience in the day-to-day running of a law practice in the developing world, plus the experience you gain, will be an excellent entry on your CV or Résumé. 

PLACEMENT OVERVIEW

If you've qualified or hoping to go on to your Law degree, you can work with a legal practices in Accra giving you the opportunity to get exposure to all aspects of legal practice. You'll gain experience in the day-to-day running of a law practice. If you are going to specialise in a particular area of law, the law firm will be more than happy to take this into consideration during your placement. Ghanaian law follows common law which is based on the British system.

During the placement, you will be given plenty of opportunity to visit the Ghanaian Courts and observe how they function. Cases could range from civil and criminal law to conveyance, probate and property law. As with all our Work Experience placements, this placement is tailored to suit your specific requirements to ensure you gain the maximum benefit and experience. We’ll have detailed discussions with you to ascertain what you’re looking for then we’ll tailor the programme for you.


ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation will vary depending on the type of placement you're doing and where you are located. You may live in comfortable guest house accommodation, but you will most likely live with a host family. This means that you get to eat, sleep, work, socialise and generally live like a Ghanaian. Local family stays enable you to fully experience the local culture from the inside. Many of our volunteers remain friends with their host families long after they leave Ghana and in some cases they return to the country later especially to visit their family. Sometimes members of their Ghanaian family have even gone to visit them in their home country. Food will be local cuisine - again this is to enable you to fully experience living as local Ghanaians do.


WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

► An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure!
► The rewards from helping others and Making a Difference!
► New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
► An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
► And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!


WHAT TO DO NEXT

►If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us!
►If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
►It’s as easy as that.


OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY...

"I'm getting much more responsibility than I would be able to get in England, and dealing with Human Rights work which is very interesting as well. I am getting to prepare proper reports and proposals and not just doing menial tasks."

"My placement is going really well: the Law firm where we're working is really friendly, and we've seen some very interesting work. A lot of what we've done has been human rights based - our trip to Ada last week involved helping to train local community leaders as paralegals so that they can recognise human rights abuses when they take place and then advise their people on the best action to take."

"We've been working very closely with Nana Oye Lithur, one of the lawyers at [the firm], who is a really impressive person, and very kind. She's made a real effort to involve us in all the work she does, and has even taken us to christenings and funerals so that we get a really full picture of life here!" Caroline Allen

“So far I've have been really impressed with everything, the people are really friendly and have been very well looked after by my host family and everybody else. I've probably been most impressed by the nature of the work I've been doing. I feel like I'm getting much more responsibility than I would be able to get in England, and dealing with human rights work which is very interesting as well. I am getting to prepare proper reports and proposals and not just doing menial tasks, and the trip to Ada was great. I have also been on a trip to the opening of the Ghanaian Parliament and didn't really expect any of this when I came! I get on really well with the other volunteers and we all meet up regularly so I always have plenty to do. We went to Cape Coast and Kakum the other week, which was brilliant." Paul Jones, after his first month on the Law Placement

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £1695 for four weeks. You can participate for up three months or longer, subject to visa requirements.

Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).

You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.

Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

You should either be qualified, be studying or intend to study law. Please speak to us so that we can help you choose the placement that is right for you and will give you the most beneficial experience. All placements do require you to have initiative, adaptability and patience (and a good sense of humor helps!)

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