student playing with refugees

Interdisciplinary Global Learning and Engagement (IGLE)

Internship to Study Human Trafficking in Ghana

This internship features two-week travel at the end of a semester to Ghana. Students intern with a Ghanaian NGO, Challenging Heights, working in the area of human trafficking prevention and resistance to provide assistance to women and children who have been victims of sex and child labor abuses. There is also a two-credit Practicum during B session of the Fall semester which when combined with the 1 credit internship, will allow students to be advocates for such victims while preparing themselves for professions that address these important needs.

Quick Facts

  • Hybrid course Fall semester
  • Local and international work in the field of human trafficking
  • Travel to Ghana TBD
  • Live in a fishing village, intern with Challenging Heights safeguarding children who have been trafficked, working with the School, and  the Women’s Empowerment Center
  • Earn 3 credits on an internship
  • Visit Cape Coast Slave Castle, Kakum National Forest and Reserve and Canopy Walk, Charles Beach, and Turtle Watch

Space is limited. 

Through these experiences, students will attain a skill set that will allow them to be both advocates for such victims as well as prepare themselves to provide support addressing these important needs.

  • Register for the Internship class by emailing
  • Apply for travel to GEO