Health Volunteers and Interns

If you are a student or professional in healthcare delivery or public health, CHF has several opportunities for you to contribute your skills or to learn more about health care delivery in a developing country.  We provide health volunteering and internship opportunities in partnership with the Ghana Health Service (Awutu Senya District) and private health institutions in Ghana.  There are positions available for volunteers or interns who would like to work in or learn more about areas such as:

  • Autism
  • Dentistry
  • General Healthcare
  • Health Consultancy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lab Technicians
  • Medical Health Research
  • Mental health
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Pre-natal and Post-natal Care
  • Skin Disease Control and Others

In addition to opportunities in direct healthcare delivery, CHF offers positions to work in public health, working towards better access and health awareness in the Kasoa area.  The public health team is involved in several projects, including giving educational talks at local schools on health topics including HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and performing research projects on various public health topics.  Research projects are always changing based on the timelines of specific projects as well as funding.  The research projects that the CHF Public Health team is currently working on are:

  • Assessing the impact and effectiveness of malaria educational talks in local schools
  • Assessing the needs of the Kasoa Health Centre and how CHF can best use its resources to improve health outcomes.

Healthcare and public health volunteers or interns are welcome to come any time of year.  We typically ask for at least a four week commitment.

If you cannot find the health internship or volunteering opportunity that you are looking for on the website, you can request for a specific opportunity and we will do our best to find you a placement that will satisfy your interests.  We will also gladly accommodate any professionals with specialized skills that can help us accomplish our mission.

Requirements for Healthcare Volunteers and Interns:

  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • At least a first year student in medical or nursing school, or other medical certification such as EMT, phlebotomy, etc.
  • An understanding of global health issues is highly preferred
  • The flexibility to contribute to different activities depending on the changing needs of the clinic, hospital, etc.

Requirements for Public Health Volunteers and Interns:

  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Must have, or working towards, a Bachelors degree (or equivalent work experience) in Public Health or related fields.
  • The creativity and flexibility to work in an environment with limited resources
  • Ability to adapt to the ever changing tasks and demands of the project
  • Preferred or Beneficial
    • Knowledge of diseases: communicable and non-communicable
    • Comfort with public speaking
    • Knowledge of global health issues
    • Experience in community organizing