Early Childhood Communication Disabilities Internship (two positions available)

AwaaWaa2 is a registered charity set up to provide specialist services to children and young people with communication disabilities and their families. AwaaWaa2 believes in early and comprehensive intervention. AwaaWaa2 runs language groups, outreach services, autism groups, and assessments, reviews and individual therapy sessions.

Interns are expected to have, at minimum, a sustained and reflected (via the CV and cover letter) interest in some or all of the following areas: Speech Therapy, Mental Disabilities, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, or Psychology. Interns should be working towards (or have completed) a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) in a field related to these topics and interests. Applicants pursuing a master’s degree focused on Speech Therapy or Special Education are preferred. Interns should be comfortable speaking in front of groups, creating lesson plans and curriculum, and working with a team of individuals.

Basic Responsibilities and Potential Tasks:

You will receive continual supervision and one week’s orientation from the AwaaWaa2 staff. For the first week of orientation, you will observe group sessions and get to know the AwaaWaa2 staff.

  1. Assist with daily language, early years, or autism group therapy sessions (in the mornings).
  2. Provide additional support to staff during the afternoon hours and organise and lead Saturday activity sessions with children (when available)
  3. Engage with at least one child in the school for intensive one-on-one learning and therapy sessions. You will play the role of friend and counsellor.
  4. Assist in other activities including (but not limited to) community-based outreach, assessments, and reviews of individual children.

Housing/Academic Credit/Fees

This internship is located in Accra, and interns will live in a homestay close to Awaawaa2. More information is available on our accomodation and local life page.

 

Rural Educational Development Internship (flexible start date, two positions available)

Africa Atlantic is a private commercial farming venture located on the shores of Lake Volta. Africa Atlantic is working through and within local communities and partnering with key organizations to build on and expand the critical knowledge base required for sustainable change and success.

This internship is open to students with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, International Development, Social Work, Anthropology, Communications,  Sociology, and/or English is preferred (other disciplines will be considered). Applicants should have experience working with and/or teach children, with strong verbal and written communication skills. Tasks include (but are not limited to):

  • Teach and Tutor in classes K-6 on designated subjects
  • Assist with English language learning and development to help students meet national educational standards
  • Create interactive and culturally appropriate lesson plans and activities that promote a learner centered environment
  • Support the social impact projects and programs related to the school and ensure student, parent and community participation.

Candidates should keep in mind that the location which they will be working in is extremely remote, and must be willing to spend long hours in a rural primary school and to travel by foot, bicycle and boat as needed. Candidates should be fluent in English. A minimum 4-month commitment is required.