Discover the opportunity to make a difference as a Midwifery intern in Ghana through OGVO. Gain hands-on experience working with pregnant women, address medical challenges, and build lasting relationships while contributing to the healthcare system.
Are you a student studying Midwifery looking to make a meaningful impact while gaining valuable experience? OGVO's Midwifery Internship program in Ghana offers a unique chance to volunteer in both large hospitals and rural settings in Africa. With a high demand for Midwifery school electives and midwife interns, this program provides the perfect platform for students to enhance their medical skills and broaden their horizons.
Why Choose OGVO's Midwifery Internship in Ghana:
- Extended Stay for Deeper Insights: We recommend staying for longer periods than just 2 weeks to gain a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare system and establish strong connections with local staff.
- Practical Experience: Work closely with pregnant women to develop a better understanding of the various challenges they face during this critical time in their lives.
- Diverse Medical Exposure: Encounter a variety of conditions and procedures that are unique to Ghana, including cases like Malaria and Typhoid.
- Local Learning: Experience the distinctive approach to Midwifery in Ghana, providing you with a well-rounded perspective on the field.
- Challenging and Rewarding: The work may be challenging, but the rewards of contributing to healthcare in Ghana are immeasurable.
- Health Precautions: If you're coming from abroad, make sure to update your vaccinations to ensure a safe and productive experience.
Join OGVO's Midwifery Internship program in Ghana today and be part of a transformative journey that allows you to make a real impact while gaining invaluable medical experience.
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Our elective programs are based in the cities of Cape Coast, Kumasi, Winneba, Dunkwa etc. where students will be placed in larger city hospitals. Students can work in the smaller towns of Koforidua or Akuapem Hills in local hospitals. Students will have the chance to not only work on midwife skills but learn about a different culture. Most of the doctors speak English.
This program is ideal for
Volunteers who want want to understand the variety of issues and complications faced by women in the last stages of their pregnancy. Those who aspire to work in the health and medicare sector and are intrigued by the workings of a hospital. As your tasks will vary based on various factors, you should be open to helping out in any kind of activity that is prioritised while you’re there.
Role and responsibility
You will be working with pregnant women suffering from a variety of complications on a daily basis. You will shadow doctors and nurses and learn about midwifery as much as you can. You may be required to assist doctors, counsel patients, and help make surgery and treatment arrangements.
Time – Your helping hands will be required on 5 days a week (M-F) from 08:00 - 14:00.
Can I use this program as part of a college or university placement?
It is certainly possible to use one of OGVO’s programs as part of your university or college placement. Project staff can sign off any paperwork required by your course tutors. OGVO regularly receives medical, biomedical sciences, psychology, midwifery, dentistry, veterinary, and nursing placement students at our projects across Ghana.
Volunteering work per day
Wake up each morning at your host family before eating breakfast, donning your daily ablutions, and grabbing a tro-tro or shared taxi that will take you to your volunteer destination. On your first day, our staff will accompany you to show you the way.
You will work 5 days a week, leaving you two free days (Saturday & Sunday) to explore the area. You’ll work around 4 – 9 hours per day.
At the end of the day, you can head home and enjoy a home-cooked Ghanaian meal with your host family. This is the perfect time to get to know more about their culture. Over the weekends, you can spend time with other volunteers or interns, explore the many historical sites around Cape Coast, or just relax on the beach.
Age – You must be over 16 years of age on the program start date.
Criminal background check
Criminal background check details
This document may be required depending on the placement site.
Yes, volunteers are required to have educational qualifications
Educational qualifications details
Education – Must have a High School/University/College etc. level qualification.
Documents – A Curriculum Vitae/ Résumé must be attached to your application form.
Other Skills – You must be a student studying Midwifery to be an elective volunteer in Ghana.
Basic level of English
|2 weeks||$570||Equivalent to $41/day|
|3 weeks||$673||Equivalent to $32/day|
|4 weeks||$775||Equivalent to $28/day|
|5 weeks||$775||Equivalent to $22/day|
|6 weeks||$983||Equivalent to $23/day|
|7 weeks||$1088||Equivalent to $22/day|
|8 weeks||$1193||Equivalent to $21/day|
|9 weeks||$1278||Equivalent to $20/day|
|10 weeks||$1385||Equivalent to $20/day|
|11 weeks||$1490||Equivalent to $19/day|
|12 weeks||$1594||Equivalent to $19/day|
24/7 in-country support
Certificate of International Volunteer Service
In-country program orientation
Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
Important things to note
We pride ourselves on 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. The extension can be arranged with advanced notice as well.
Please note that the above-shown program fees are only estimated. Our Generation Voluntary Organization will let you know about the final price during your application process.
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed upon with OGVO during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
Important Things to Note
- Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day, and for returning to the airport when your program finishes.
- Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Ghana generally find US$50 - US$100 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.
- A 5% international banking fee is added at the point of payment.
No refund upon no-show or early departure from the program.
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