Sports Management Internship in Ghana

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Role Requirements
Successful applicants will be tasked with key operational activities on a daily basis, including supporting new volunteers through project inductions and local orientations, assisting the in-country staff with placement visits and helping to arrange new placements through effective communication with local sports clubs, local schools and other NGOs. As a sports management and volunteer coordinator intern in Accra, your role will be to assist the local in-country team in the day-to-day activities and running of the organisation.

Interns need to be adept and updating social media platforms and producing promotional content for the organisation’s websites. The charity also runs a successful elite football academy, taking players from the local community and providing higher level coaching and educational opportunities through the school of excellence scheme. Your role may also include organising the academy players’ for training, trails and matches.

Volunteers play a crucial role success of the projects and the development of sport in the local community in Ghana, therefore a key aspect of the internship will be the management of in-country arrivals and departures, booking airport transfers for volunteers, compiling welcome pack information, as well as making weekly schedules for social activities and volunteer placements, leading weekend excursions and liaising with volunteer recruitment agencies. Due to the constantly evolving environment in the disadvantaged communities in Accra, the ongoing development of projects and placements as well as communication with the relevant stakeholders and community beneficiaries is crucial to the continued success of the organisation in Accra.

Successful applicants will need to have 1 year of relevant experience, or be undertaking an undergraduate degree in business managements, sports management or a similar/related subject.

Sports Management and Coordinator interns will need to be confident, flexible and personable, with a good level of copy-writing, time management and also an ability to react to the unpredictable nature of working in Ghana. We aim to find business minded individuals with a keen interest in sport and the running of a sports development charity in the heart of Africa. The placements will take place during the peak season for volunteer arrivals in Accra, throughout June, July and August, with a 3 month minimum commitment required by the successful applicant.

1. Managing training, lessons, matches and trials scheduling for the charity’s football academy.
2. Making weekly schedules for social activities and placements, and organising and leading weekend excursions.
3. Producing welcome packs and the management of induction talks and orientation tours for new volunteer arrivals.
4. Liasing with volunteer recruitment agencies and managing arrival and departure timetables for airport transfers.
5. Helping to set up new placements and communicating with local sports clubs, schools and NGOs.
6. Supporting new volunteers, providing a local orientation and induction on arrival.
7. Updating the in-country team’s social network accounts and relevant websites with new content.
8. Supporting our local staff by attending placements with new volunteers.

1. The opportunity to join one of the many sports and non-sport volunteer projects during their free time.
2. A fixed contract mobile phone for the duration of your stay.
3. 3 meals per day.
4. Accommodation in our volunteer house.


Gain valuable hands on experience in a sports management role working with a range of stakeholders, including staff, beneficiaries, players and volunteers. You will help with the daily running of activities and events, while working towards the development and growth of the charity. Embrace this essential role inside a sports development charity in Ghana, the heart of West Africa.


Applicants will need to have at least 1 year of experience in a Sport Management degree (at least 1st year completed), or a relevant field of work. A passion for sport is highly recommended, and an out-going, confident and flexible attitude. Copy-writing experience would be beneficial but not required.

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What`s Included

• Accommodation: Communal House; Basic but comfortable; Dormitory style rooms (4-10 people per room); Shared toilets and showers.

• Food: 3 meals a day; Basic but nutritious local foods Airport Transfers Included on arrival and departure dates. Ask us for details if you are arriving early.

• Training: Full induction, local orientation, and full placement training will be given on arrival.

• SIM Card: A fixed contract mobile phone SIM will be provided for the duration of your stay.

• Support: Pre-departure help and advice; Local in-country team; 24 hour emergency support. Volunteering Interns will have the opportunity to engage with the charity volunteer projects.

• Donation: Part of your fee is used to support the charity and future of the volunteer projects in the local communities you will work in.

• Travel Equipment and Medical Discounts: Sporting Opportunities customers will receive 10% off all Travel Equipment, Medical Supplies and Vaccinations from Nomad Travel Store.

Program Locations

Accra, Ghana

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Sporting Opportunities
  • Ghana: Accra
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3-6 months
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