Communications Internship - Agroforestry Project (Remote)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Tell stories from the field through a range of communications channels

We’re excited to offer this internship in the communications field with a strong environmental purpose. You’ll join an innovative Ghanaian project focused on sustainable land management, and bring stories from the field to an international audience.

You’ll be part of OKO Forests, a young and ambitious organization that aims to rehabilitate landscapes by creating agroforestry buffer zones in strategic places. Their work, which is based on years of research, is at its early stages, but the vision of the project is of a large scale. As an intern, you’ll help define and roll out a communications strategy, which involves developing and managing social media channels, writing online content, and creating newsletters and reports.

This is an excellent opportunity for students studying communications, creative writing, or related fields. As a large part of a small team, you’ll be able to make a tangible contribution to the development of these inspiring projects.

As this is a remote internship, you’ll have the flexibility of working remotely, but the opportunity of adding international work experience to your resume.

ORGANIZATION

OKO is a project on a mission to sustain landscapes through the adoption of regenerative agricultural practises. Based in the heart of Ghana, the OKO team develops innovative agroforestry systems, provides training for groups of local farmers, and finds routes to market for produce. The overall goal is to increase farmers’ yields, improve soil fertility through the adoption of agroforestry practices, and implement sustainable practices at a large scale.

After two years of intense research, OKO was launched in 2016. Their vision is to create replicable models that can be used across the tropics to rehabilitate landscapes at scale. A current key focus is on protecting forest reserves through the establishment of commercial agroforestry buffer zones that create wealth for the communities who live adjacent to the protected sites.

TASKS & REQUIreMENTS

Responsibilities

As a communications intern, you’ll enjoy a variety of tasks, which – depending on your skills and experience – can include;

  • Developing and managing social media channels
  • Writing online content and assisting with website management
  • Assisting with the development of an overall communication strategy
  • Writing newsletters & reports

Requirements

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ideally some experience in social media management, website management and/or other forms of online communication
  • An interest in the work OKO Forests does
  • A go-getter attitude and ability to work independently
  • A willingness to take on a variety of tasks

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

This is a remote internship, so you can work from the comfort of your home. There might be the opportunity to work on the ground in 2023, if you’re interested. Please get in touch to discuss details of how this would work.

DATES & RATES

Fee Breakdown

You can start your internship with this organization every week. Please keep in mind this organization is closed for several weeks of summer holiday at the end of the year.

What you’ll pay (2024 rates)

Placement fee USD 525

Inclusions

  • Careful matchmaking. It takes time to find the right internship for each person, and we take this process very seriously
  • Initial interview with one of our team to gauge your skills, interests, and desired learning outcomes
  • An academic internship eligible for university credit. Check with your university to confirm if this internship qualifies for credit or alternatively we can assist you with purchasing transfer credits
  • An orientation program with your supervisor
  • Supervision and support during your internship
  • Regular check-ins during your internship with your supervisor
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship
SCHOLARSHIP & FUNDING

FAQs

Some of our most commonly asked questions for programs in Ghana.

What can I expect from an internship in Ghana?

During your internship in Ghana you will have the opportunity to work on real-world projects, collaborate with diverse teams, develop new skills, improve your problem-solving abilities, and strengthen your teamwork and communication skills. You’ll also be able to create a strong, professional network of people with various backgrounds.

Is it expensive to do an internship in Ghana?

No, not by Western standards. The cost of living is significantly lower than Western cities. However, the major development in the capital city, Accra, has caused the costs to rise in recent years compared to other destinations in Africa.

Can I receive university credit for an internship in Ghana?

Yes, but you must ensure with your university that your supervisor approves this. It is also possible to purchase transfer credits that can be added to your internship.

Am I able to receive a stipend during my internship?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to receive any form of compensation. Your internship will be unpaid while working with the nonprofit organization, so we’ve included some ways to fund your internship here. The chances for professional and personal growth, along with the wealth of new knowledge you’ll gain, are invaluable!

QUICK FACTS

LOCATION: Ghana (remote)
PROGRAM FOCUS: Agroforestry Project
TASK FOCUS: Communications, Writing
LENGTH: Min. 8 Weeks
COST: USD 525

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the opportunity to work on a strategic level within a growing organization
  • Get practical experience in various aspects of communications
  • Gain insights into sustainable land management in an African context
  • Be a big part of a small team and really see the results of your work
  • Gain international work experience while working from home
ENQUIREAPPLY NOW

HOW TO APPLY

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

APPLY

Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us.

GET STARTED

SPEAK WITH AN ADVISOR

We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.

INTERNSHIP MATCHING

If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.

PAYMENT

If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.

CONFIRMATION

Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

NEED TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY FIRST?

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!

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