Internship at IMANI, Centre for Policy and Education (Flexible start date, two positions available)

This internship is available to students who have completed at least two years of university study, and are in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the following areas: economics (especially development economics), political science, international relations, or a related area of study.

Interns will work directly with the founder and Executive Director of IMANI, Franklin Cudjoe, to come up with a specific work-plan tailored to your area of interest. Expected general duties include:

1. Evaluating the pros and cons of receiving foreign aid as a developing nation.
2. Assisting in research in a variety of economic-related topics.
3. Act as a media liaison between IMANI and its over 50 media allies across Africa.
4. Administrative duties.
5. Assisting in planning and coordinating of events.
6. Any other duties as required.

Interns should be either fluent in English, or native speakers.


Internship at Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (Flexible start date, one position available)

LECIAD was established in 1989 by the University of Ghana as an International Relations and Diplomacy institute within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Centre’s primary mandate is to train the staff of Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as personnel of allied institutions. As part of its mandate, LECIAD undertakes a number of extension activities including short term continuous training for professionals in the areas of peace and security. The Centre is also one of the designated Training Institutions of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Students interested in internship placement with LECIAD should apply with a specific research topic/area of research in mind that is relevant to the topics currently being researched and pursued within LECIAD (please visit LECIAD’s site to learn more about current research:

Students must be at least in their third year of undergraduate studies or pursing a masters degree in the fields of international relations, peace and security studies, conflict/conflict resolution or other relevant fields.

The student will conduct independent research alongside a LECIAD fellow on a specific and agreed upon topic (the duration of research will depend on what has been agreed upon). Interns will receive professional and academic support from a LECIAD fellow.

Interns should be either fluent in English, or native speakers.