Jospong Internship Program

The Jospong Internship Program is a fully-funded program for Harvard University graduate students and Harvard and MIT undergraduate students to work for the Jospong Group of Companies for eight weeks during the summer in Accra, Ghana. The Jospong Group of Companies has several sectors of operation including waste management, banking and finance, information communications, technology, and mining. This program provides interns a unique opportunity to work for one of the fastest growing networks of companies in Africa. 

Interns will gain invaluable experience working on challenging assignments and setting up systems for the sector they are selected to work in. Each intern’s role is shaped by their field, skills, and strengths as well as the needs of the company at which they are placed. 


  • Graduate Student applicants must be registered at Harvard University and must be studying one of the following fields: business, law, public health, governance and policy making.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be registered at Harvard University or MIT and must be either sophomores or juniors majoring in engineering and applied sciences.
  • This program requires an eight-week commitment starting at the beginning of June and lasting until the beginning of August.
  • Ideal students for the Jospong Internship Program have previous work experience related to their sector of interest. Applicants should be self-starters, problem solvers and goal oriented. Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills are preferred.
  • Successful candidates are awarded a grant that covers travel and living expenses. Accommodation in a hotel/conference facility in Accra is provided by Jospong Group.
  • Inquiries can be sent to the Center for African Studies Associate Director at


Deadline: February 13, 2019 at 3:00pm (EST)


To complete an application the following will be required:

  • Apply via the Harvard CARAT Application. MIT students should request a XID number here ( to access the Harvard CARAT platform.
  • Cover letter describing your interest and the skills you would bring to the internship.
  • Current Unofficial Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation. Recommendations should be uploaded in CARAT by the recommender or emailed directly to by the application deadline. The letter should speak to perceived ability to succeed in the internship.