Future for Africa (F4A) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization, established in 2015; its vision is to work towards a fair society where all persons have equal access to social amenities, resources and influence. Our mission is to engage, empower and provide structures and meaningful interventions to all persons in society in areas of education, health and sanitation, and social welfare, through the development of strong bonds of partnership with civil society and public institutions.


Future for Africa currently runs various projects. Interns will be assigned to a project and will be expected to work between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Interns will be assigned to projects substantive to their field (Education, healthcare, child and orphanage care, women empowerment). Interns will perform the follow tasks, but not limited to: 

-Experience the lifestyle of Ghanaian, live and work among locals and enjoy the authentic Ghanaian food

-Gain professional experience with locals and international teams in various fields related to women empowerment and development

-Put your skills and study into practice in a dynamic and creative environment where your opinion always makes a difference

-Engage with a flexible team in a flexible environment that works sustainability to achieve to common goals of the organization

The program includes: 

-A high level of responsibility and independence

-The possibility of making a substantial difference in the life of 40 women per year and the opportunity to give our project your personal touch

-An inspiring work atmosphere in a young and motivated team

-Practical experience in a non-governmental organization 


No language requirement


Housing and meals will be provided by the program. Interns will be provided with details and guidelines before their arrival. 



  • Program fee of $500 per month
  • Academic Fee - $300
  • Tuition
  • Airfare
  • Vaccinations and Medications


International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


Internship dates may vary, depending on individual circumstances, but are built upon the academic school year at the University of Utah and the junior high school in Adankwame.

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August


Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester. Students can tailor their internship on the topics outlined in the description.

Others as identified by Hinckley Institute Staff.


Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then email Global Internship Manager Jean Oh to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.