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Applications for DoctorsAct Ghana's Internship Programs are open from January 1 to April 30 annually.


Starting summer of 2020, DoctorsAct Ghana selects up three exceptional applicants into our first flagship 4 week internship program in two unique tracks: Public Health Research and Social Work with the sole aim of building the capacity of our interns to strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income settings. As we are a small and rapidly evolving health organization, we believe that each of our interns play a very unique role in the strategic growth of our work, and has a tangible impact on the many inhabitants of the rural communities that we serve. Through our close partnerships with government agencies, local and urban hospitals, non-profits, academic and research institutions, local peer/community groups among others, interns also connect into and contribute to the broader movement of global health.


DoctorsAct's internship posts begin with flexible start dates, usually in mid-July. Interns participate in pre-departure orientation with our well trained and experienced staff, followed by one week of orientation and another week of intensive field training with the director of projects and other program staff.


All our interns require a commitment to social justice, strong work ethic, and a month-long commitment. English proficiency is a requirement for all interns in each of the tracks. We accept interns with diverse backgrounds, While some may come to us with several years of work or research experience and/or an advanced degree, we also accept dynamic and committed recent college students and graduates. Each intern lives in a local community,  and works closely with other colleagues and volunteers.


The research intern will support ongoing innovations and improvements to DoctorsAct's proactive healthcare delivery model. You will be responsible for conducting best practices research, reviewing and synthesizing scientific and public health literature regarding key program design questions, and supporting the research coordinator and other staff on protocol development, data management and analysis. Background in public or global health, statistics,  and skills in scientific literature review, research study design, data cleaning, data analysis are preferred.


Our social work internships  will give you the chance to improve the lives of people and communities who are greatly in need of help. Not only will you be helping impoverished individuals, families, and communities, but you will also be gaining insight into the impact of economics, law, education, psychology, religion, and sociology on health. Our social work track encompasses practices that encourage a well rounded experience for our interns and those receiving necessary aid. This track is open to anyone who yields to have such an experience but a background in social sciences, anthropology or experience working in the behavioral health field will be valuable.



DoctorsAct will support all selected interns with a decent host family to make your local experience worthwhile.


If you have any questions about the positions, please contact us.



To apply, please submit your CV and a completed application form to with the subject line “INTERNSHIP_SURNAME”


Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

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