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Why OGVO-Ghana?

Our Generation Voluntary Organisation (OGVO) prides itself on being a highly regarded volunteering organisation that constructs partnerships with the communities we work in.

Our mission is to foster a whole range of cross-cultural understanding and amity by providing young people with quality opportunities for international volunteering, interns, inter-cultural exchange and travel experience, education and training.1

Journalism Internship in Ghana

Discover a land loaded with thought-provoking stories & remarkable photographic opportunities as you work for a daily newspaper, television station or radio station based in Ghana, West Africa.

Kumasi, based just outside the capital of Ghana is the perfect place for budding journalists to gain experience in print & broadcast journalism. A key democratic state of West Africa, Ghana has established itself as a powerhouse of politics & has proven that there is always something worth writing about in this lively city.

Our Journalism internships provide an insider’s view on how print publications are run and provide you with the opportunity to create an impressive portfolio to take back home. Furthermore, our Radio & Television journalism placements offer you the chance to gain invaluable broadcasting or production experience designed to enhance your CV and increase your prospects within the highly competitive journalism industry.

All interns will be representing a professional organization under the supervision of experienced journalists. Just as in any journalism environment workloads can be very demanding but also highly rewarding.
The journalism internship program will improve your skills in editing, copywriting, reporting, interviewing, researching, communication and more! Work alongside some of Ghana’s leading journalists and reporters who are there to offer you guidance throughout your placement. 

As an intern on one of our Print Journalism placements, you will get an insider’s view of how publications are run, and you will also have the chance to put together an impressive portfolio. Alternatively, a Radio or Television Journalism placement offers you the chance to gain useful broadcasting or production experience.

You also have the opportunity to get involved with schools and sports academies to teach classes in media, creative writing and the rudiments of journalism. Give something back to the community and inspire Ghana’s children!

If you are already a working journalist or a student, this is a chance to broaden your horizon and enhance your resume with work experience in a different culture and society, or maybe a different medium.

Volunteer Duties:

• Writing news stories and featured articles
• Editing colleagues' work for publication
• Researching story leads and conducting interviews in the field
• Reading news on the air
• Producing important segments and writing copy for broadcast
• Attending press conferences
• Covering news conferences and human interest stories
• Proofreading stories and attending events


  • Journalism internship or volunteer work placements in Ghana
  • Learn from interesting reporters and mentors in a competitive field
  • Enhance your own understanding of media
  • Add to your portfolio

No formal qualifications or previous journalism experience is needed, we just require our volunteers/interns to be adaptable, open-minded, and hardworking since internships can be demanding. We do ask that you send us your resume in order to confirm a placement in the program.

Location of OGVO Volunteer/Intern Programs
We have volunteer and intern work placements in both urban and rural areas in Ghana including Accra, Koforidua, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Kwamoso, Salt Pond,Swedru,Tepa, Boaben-Fiema, Bibiani, Boako, Wassa Akropong, Wale Wale, Mampong, Asafo, Buduburam, and many more.

Start Dates and Durations
We pride ourselves for our flexibility. Volunteers or interns can arrive any day of the year with advanced notice. You can volunteer or intern for periods of 1 week to 6 months. Extension can be arranged with advanced notice as well.

OGVO Program Prices
Our fees are extremely affordable as compare to other organisations. Our program fee starts as small as US $250. Program fees mainly help us cover the variable costs, such as food, accommodation, airport pick-up, placement, program orientation, etc. Program fees vary according to the length of your program. To see program fees and what it covers, please click here.

All accommodation with a Ghana home-stay family is included. Rooms are private and have all the basic furnishings you could expect, including running water, electricity & clean bathrooms. The home-stay families have been specially chosen by OGVO and have hosted many volunteers over the course of several years. Our home-stay families form some of the most memorable parts of Volunteer/Intern Programs and provide amazing insight into traditional Ghana life, as well as creating friendships that last a lifetime.

Three meals a day are provided by the home-stay families and consist mainly of traditional Ghanaian meals with some flexibility for home comforts when available. If you have special eating needs, you can indicate that while applying. Even though special eating needs are not something we can guarantee, we will do our best to meet your needs.

Working days and hours
You will work 5 days a week, leaving you two free days (Saturday & Sunday) to explore the area. You'll work around 4 to 9 hours per day.

During weekends Volunteers/Interns have the opportunity to visit all that Ghana has to offer. Weekend trips available include visits to Mole National Park in the Northern Region of Ghana. This National Park offers a great Safari-like experience and is one of the biggest Elephant Sanctuaries in Africa with the chance to spot Lions, Leopards & Antelopes in their natural habitat.
Volunteers can also take a trip to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle, the Kakum Canopy walkway and Elmina castle, where slave trade begun.



“As a westerner coming to Africa for the first time, Ghana has provided an excellent introductory experience to the continent. While the spirit of Africa is certainly alive and well here, Ghana's people are welcoming, and give off a certain friendliness and hospitality that is not to be found in other African countries. read more>>
Alexander J. Godfrey, Australia

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Quick facts about Ghana
  • Arrival airport …………Accra (ACC)
  • Capital City …………… Accra
  • Religion ……………………Christian
  • Currency …………………Cedi (GHC)
  • Population ……………… 24 Million
  • Language …………………English (official)
  • Time Zone ……………… UTC + 00:00
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