We are looking for committed interns to join our team for a 3 month period!

EduSpots is a UK and Ghanaian registered organisation which connects, trains, and equips local volunteers to drive sustainable community-led change through education centres named ‘Spots’. Together, we are creating a movement of community-based educators. Since 2016, through working with over 300 local volunteers, we have supported nearly 50 communities in creating community-led education spaces (libraries) named ‘Spots’, with an aim to move them towards our ‘Dream Spot Model’.

We won the Tes International Award in 2018, the Big Give Supporters’ Choice Award in 2022 and were selected as a finalist for the Their World Innovation Prize in 2023.

Internship opportunity 

We are looking for highly independent and self-motivated interns who are keen to gain practical skills and understanding relating to education and international development, and provide wide-ranging support to our team in Ghana and the UK, to enable us to increase our impact in a period of growth.

The internship will be remote for 3 months starting as soon as possible, with the opportunity of extending this period. The time is 8 hours / week but this can be spread out throughout the week. Due to limited organisational time, we need interns to be committed to the work, supoprting as needs emerge, and able to work independently. We will consider interns in any geographical location.

You will gain huge insight into education and international development through learning and being inspired on a daily basis on WhatsApp by our active network of 250 volunteers in rural Ghana who are the main focus of our work and our reason for existence.

Key areas of delivery 

We have three areas of internship offer currently:

1. Communciations Intern – working with our Head of Communications on a wide range of communications tasks. You should have strong writing and research skills, alongside beginner design and content creation abilities.

2. Programmes Team Intern – working with our Education & Research Manager to support tasks across the programmes team. This is likely to include design work (using basic Canva), alongside wider proof-reading and research/evaluation work, based on emerging needs.

3. Leadership Team Intern – working with our regional coordinator team and Head of Operations to support the leadership development of our local Catalysts – tasks are likely to involve design work, marking their monthly challenges, and offering administrative and proof reading support where needed.

For all three roles, candidates should be highly felxible and be ready to develop basic Canva design skills if you don’t have these skills already. You would join all team meetings and our in-house professional development programme.

Personal specification 

We are looking for interns with the following:

  • Strong communication skills – e.g. written and verbal in English
  • Strong IT skills – e.g. ability to use Microsoft Office, Google Drive, social media etc.
  • An ability to work highly independently with minimal support, with the proactivity to reach out to team members when necessary
  • A genuine interest in learning about education and international development
  • A team player, willing to listen to others and respond to feedback quickly.
  • An ability to use Canva design software is desirable, or else a willingness to learn.
  • A genuine passion for making a tangible impact on educational opportunity through this role.
  • You will likely have a degree in an area relating to education and/or international development.
  • A desire to be part of a supportive and passioante education community, with a specifc interest in community-led change.
  • Be willing to communicate via WhatsApp and use Google drive

Please send a cover letter and updated CV as soon as possible (and by 17th May), explaining your key areas of interest and motivation for applying for this role

2 thoughts on We are looking for committed interns to join our team for a 3 month period!

  1. I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to express my gratitude for considering my application for the volunteer in leadership programe with eduspots. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to your team and support your commendable work.

    Could you please inform me about the expected timeline for the selection process? Understanding the schedule will greatly assist me in planning my upcoming commitments.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter. I look forward to the possibility of working together.

    1. Good afternoon, we are shortly to begin the selection process for internships after receiving a high volume of applications. Thank you for your interest in working with EduSpots.

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