A deep commitment to child rights and the aspirations of the organisation is an essential quality for all roles in Challenging Heights. We place more emphasis on practical knowledge, skills and passion than paper qualifications. We look for demonstrable skills and seek “can do” and “will do” employees. Challenging Heights strives to be an equal opportunities employer.
We recognise the value of internships as not only a learning opportunity for our interns but also as a chance for use to help create the next leaders in the anti-slavery world.
Internships are available for two to six months. Internships are unpaid, and interns are responsible for their own costs while at Challenging Heights.
Applications are rolling and based on the needs of the organisation. As our needs change over time, the descriptions below are examples of some of our needs.
- Research: designing and conducting an intensive research project either with our staff or in the field. While we have specific research needs, we welcome proposals from all.
- Partnerships & Fundraising: cultivating partnerships in Ghana and abroad, contributing to fundraising proposals, and working with our Ambassadors, who fundraise on our behalf.
- Reading Tutor / After-school Coach: working as a reading and literacy tutor for small groups of students at the library. Organising indoor & outdoor play activities and facilitating child rights clubs after school.
- Administrative Assistant: providing human resource or secretarial support and helping with the smooth running of the office.
- Advocacy: assisting our communications and advocacy programme by researching, writing policy papers, and meeting with stakeholders.
- Play Leader / Teaching Assistant: organising play activities on afternoons, evenings and weekends with the children at the Challenging Heights Hovde House. Due to the sensitive nature of working with children during rehabilitation, this is a longer term placement. Speaking a Ghanaian language (Twi, Fante or Effutu) is a requirement for this placement.
- Social Work / Child Monitoring: working with the Recovery Team to provide rehabilitation care and monitoring of reintegrated children. These interns must speak at least one of the following languages, in addition to English: Fante, Twi, or Effutu.
|Programme||What’s included?||Programme Length||Fees per person|
|Internship||Airport transfers, staff support and orientation materials||Minimum 2 months||Living expenses** + $200|
**Local living expenses are lifestyle-dependent, but can be estimated at $20 per day including accommodation, local transportation and food.