The Ensign Global Leaders internship program is a unique opportunity for students to develop real-life skills to support their future career and educational goals. Stand out from the crowd with a summer internship in one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and then conclude your experience with 11 days in the center of the academic world at the University of Oxford.

Ensign Global internships are based out of the Ensign Global Campus in Kpong, Ghana. Participants will spend the first month engaging with local communities, partners, and students to explore and understand the cultural context in which they will be working. Students will also develop their internship goals, timeline, and deliverables during this period. During the second month, interns will fully immerse themselves in their projects working with leadership on the ground in Ghana. The internship will conclude with project presentations to campus leadership, community members, and local partners. At the University of Oxford, interns will meet with partners from the Green Templeton College, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Saïd Business School to incorporate learning into their final product. 

WHEN: May 15 – June 30, 2022
WHERE: Ghana and University of Oxford and London, England
TAUGHT BY: Stephen C. Alder, PhD 


Please message Annie Smith with any questions or inquiries regarding student programming and experiences.

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Internships are open to all majors and topics. Please contact Jill Stephenson to learn how we can customize your internship. Past projects have included developing franchise models and assessments for the Health 2 Go program and developing vision and program goals for the new Institute for Community Health and Development. ​Students will take on leadership roles as they complete their projects and practice presenting in front of their classmates and experts in the fields of health and development.

Student safety is our highest priority.
We provide a safe and secure environment to promote learning and growth.

“I loved every second of my internship and felt so lucky to intern in such a beautiful place with such amazing people. I gained valuable experiences working alongside professionals in my field and by engaging with local communities. Through this internship opportunity, I was able to get out of my comfort zone and further develop my communication and leadership skills. I wouldn’t have traded this once-in-a-lifetime experience for anything!”

– Tessa Truman

“The best part of my internship in Ghana was the people that I’ve met, the new culture that I was exposed to, and the eye-opening field trips that we went on during our time in Ghana.” 

– Shunzhang Chen


Program fees include all accommodations, most meals, in-program transportation, all excursions, and travel insurance for a total of $7,000 for the two-month program.

Limited scholarships of $2,000 available to the first 5 applicants.

Program fees DO NOT include transportation to and from the program, some meals, and incidentals. Participants are financially responsible for international travel clinic visits, immunizations and medications, and visa processing fees.  

Why go?

  • Ghana was the world’s fastest growing economy in 2019
  • Gain real world experience working in the field of health and economic development
  • Learn and apply new skills including systems thinking, community engagement, innovation, and entrepreneurship
  • Meet with leaders at the University of Oxford including Green Templeton College, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Saïd Business School
  • Enhance your resume as global citizen and professional
  • Develop valuable leadership skills through developing and guiding a project
  • Work one-on-one with faculty from University of Utah faculty based in Utah and Ghana


Excursions expose students to a range of different experiences and enable them to gain a sense of the wonderful country of Ghana. These expeditions explore health, economic development, entrepreneurship, history, art, and ecotourism as we delve into the culture and appreciate everything that Ghana has to offer. Students will also have time to explore the Oxford and London.
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Program Leaders

STEPHEN ALDER, PHDPresident, Ensign College of Public Health
Executive Director, Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity
Special Advisor for West Africa Programs
Office for Global Engagement
JILL STEPHENSON, MPADirector of Student Experience & Global Programs
Please message Jill with any questions or inquiries regarding the Eccles Global Program.
ANNIE SMITHCoordinator, Administrator Program