Marketing and Fundraising Internship, Ghana


Contribute to the development and sustainability of an inspiring nonprofit organization

Gain a wealth of work experience during this marketing and fundraising internship! It’s a wonderful opportunity to be part of a sports-focused nonprofit based in Ghana – either on the ground or remotely – and to contribute to this cause on a strategic level.

You’ll join the Impact Youth Foundation, a charity that offers sports coaching and mentorship to young people in rural Ghana. Through sports coaching, the Impact Youth programs teach life skills, nurture talent, and boost confidence in kids that need it. As a marketing and fundraising intern, you’ll have the opportunity to take on a range of different tasks, based on your skills and experience. This can include doing fundraising research, applying for grants, assisting with monitoring and evaluation of the programs, and assisting with the overall development of the different systems and programs. You might also help develop and implement communication strategies, and assist with website development.

It’s a great opportunity for someone keen to have a hugely varied work experience, to assist with the development and sustainability of an inspiring program, and to gain insights into the nonprofit landscape.


The Impact Youth Foundation is a nonprofit organisation that offers sports coaching in a rural community in Ghana. The nonprofit uses sports – and particularly basketball – as a tool for equipping people with relevant life skills, and allowing at-risk youth to pursue successful careers. Through their different programs, Impact Youth provides mentoring to talented kids, as well as sports classes for the community at large, in an effort to encourage healthy living and boost confidence in kids. In addition, they offer vocational training and apprenticeships to equip young people with employability skills.

The Impact Youth Foundation is based in a village on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana’s capital. Most sports training happens there, though the organization also runs sports programs in Accra and Kumasi.



During this marketing and fundraising internship in Ghana, you’ll enjoy a variety of tasks, which – depending on your skills and experience – can include;

  • Doing fundraising research
  • Finding and applying for grants
  • Assisting with monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Helping develop funding models for programs and events
  • Planning fundraising events
  • Writing impact reports
  • Assisting with social media management
  • Helping create an overall communications and marketing strategy
  • Writing online content and assist with website development and management


  • Strong research and analytical skills, and a desire to work at a strategic level
  • Great communication skills
  • A passion for the projects you’ll be working on
  • A go-getter attitude and ability to work independently
  • A willingness to take on a variety of tasks


You can choose to stay in a private apartment or with a local family during your stay in Accra. If you opt for the apartment, you’ll enjoy a comfortable one-bedroom apartment with a kitchen, lounge, double bedroom, and bathroom. You’ll be about 35 minutes from the Impact Village and you’ll be able to take Ubers or public buses to work.

If you opt for a homestay, we’ll match you with a Ghanaian family who will welcome you into their home. You’ll have your own bedroom and you’ll be offered breakfast and dinner on a daily basis.

Safety & Support

Safety & Support

Generally, Ghana is a friendly country. Bearing this in mind, you should always be aware that tourists are targets for pickpockets and thieves in any country so it’s important to be vigilant and use common sense to stay safe.

Consult your doctor to find out which vaccinations you will need to travel to Ghana. Some vaccinations require a longer incubation period, so it is wise to schedule your visit 2-3 months in advance. You will also be recommended to take anti-malaria tablets, which you will most likely need to start taking prior to your trip departure.



You will be able to use your current mobile phone in Ghana if you enable international roaming before you leave home. A cheaper alternative is to buy a local SIM card if your phone is unlocked for international carriers. You can go to most neighborhood shops with your passport to buy a local SIM card along with airtime and/or a data bundle.



Should you choose to stay in a self-catering apartment, you will need to do your own shopping and cooking. If you opt for the homestay, you will have breakfast and dinner provided daily.

Location details

Location details

Ghana is a stunning country with incredible biodiversity on both a cultural and natural level. You can travel from the magical Gold Coast, hike in the green hills of the Volta and Ashanti regions, and even go on safaris in the Savannah in the north of the country.


Fee Breakdown

You can start your internship with this organization every week.

What you’ll pay (2024 rates - subject to change)

8 weeks USD 2,453

10 weeks USD 2,915

12 weeks USD 3,377

14 weeks USD 3,839

16 weeks USD 4,301

18 weeks USD 4,763

20 weeks USD 5,225


  • 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
  • Accommodation in a shared room (2 pax). If you prefer a single room, please contact us for availability and prices
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement and other preparations
  • An orientation program with your supervisor
  • Supervision and support during your stay
  • Regular check-ins during your internship with your supervisor
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship


  • Flights to Kotoka International Airport
  • Visa and medical/travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Transport to the office
  • Meals, drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities


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!


LOCATION: Accra, Ghana
TASK FOCUS: Marketing, Research, Reporting, Fundraising, Strategy
LENGTH: Min. 8 Weeks
COST: From USD 2,453


“Amazing remote internship experience. I learned so much about the organization. My supervisor was very hands-on from day one and because of my gained experience I am more comfortable in my writing abilities and social media content creating and managing skills. I wish I could’ve done the internship in person but Isaac made me feel right at home. Our youth are our present and future. The internship has and will continue to help with my writing/journalism side ventures and my career in ethnography. I have improved my skills and gained confidence through experience.”

D. Quinn - Remote communications internship


  • Enjoy the opportunity to work on a strategic level within a thriving organization
  • Gain insights into the nonprofit sector in an African context
  • Get practical experience in fundraising, research, marketing, and M&E
  • Contribute to a great cause
  • Be a big part of a small team and really see the results of your work
  • Live and work in rural Ghana – or enjoy the flexibility of working remotely


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


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



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


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


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.


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


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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