Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Africa is a premier internship programme in Africa building its initial presence in Ghana.

Following the model of the SEO USA Career Programme that has been successful since 1980 in transforming lives of young individuals, SEO Africa provides the most talented and motivated university students in Ghana with a world-class training programme, mentorship from top professionals and a paid internship at a top local company.

We ran our third internship programme from June to September 2016.

About SEO Africa

SEO Africa is a nonprofit organization building its initial presence in Ghana.
Through this Career Programme, SEO Africa’s goal is to develop and instill the SEO values of hard work, integrity and community service to the future business leaders of Africa.



SEO Africa conducts a meticulous recruitment and selection process whereby we filter out the best university students based on ability, motivational drive and leadership qualities.



SEO Africa puts all our interns through a world-class training program where we prepare students with both technical skills as well as soft skills to excel in the corporate environment.



SEO Africa interns are mentored by alumni of the SEO USA Career Programme, who are among some of the top professionals in Ghana. All of them have worked at global investment banks, and many have obtained MBAs from top business schools like Harvard, Stanford and Wharton.

Corporate Access

Corporate Access

SEO Africa partners with the top companies in Ghana who look to hire the best talent in the country, and works with them to provide internships to these top students.

Network of Future Leaders

Network of Future Leaders

All graduates of the SEO Africa programme will become a part of a global network of SEO alumni from over 40 countries around the world.

  • Wisdom Assassey

    University of Cape Coast, Class of 2015
  • Hope Tettey

    University of Ghana, Class of 2014
  • Richmond Addae

    KNUST, Class of 2013
  • Philip Liverpool

    Commercial Director, Kosmos Energy Ghana
  • Kwamina Asomaning

    Executive Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, Stanbic Bank Ghana
  • Abiola Bawuah

    MD / CEO, United Bank for Africa Ghana
  • John Gadzi

    Managing Director, IC Securities
  • Kwasi N. Tumi

    Managing Director, City Investments Company
  • Patience Akyianu

    Managing Director, Barclays Bank Ghana
  • I have gained so much knowledge and self-awareness within a short period of time, I am now confident that I can drive positive change within myself, in my organisation, and in the world.

  • The commitment and support system in SEO Africa is simply unmatched. With the training I have received, I do not see any reason why I should not have an amazing career.

  • I have never been around a group of people who are this dedicated to making me succeed

  • I believe this is the first time an organization has succeeded in developing talent that can compete internationally. That is a very important psychological barrier as many international companies assume we have to import talent.

  • The experience has been immensely fulfilling - SEO Africa provides us access to talented young professionals with potential to be future leaders for our business, while offering us the opportunity to mentor these individuals and shape their careers.

  • The SEO interns have demonstrated the UBA core values of humility, empathy, integrity and resilience. They are always ready to learn and eager to contribute, we are very grateful to have them on board. With their continued determination, the sky is indeed the limit.

  • The SEO Africa interns stand out in their ability to continuously add value and to make meaningful contributions to our business and to our clients

  • [SEO Africa has] provided us with potential leaders whose work ethic, emotional intelligence, innovation, ability and willingness to challenge the status quo cast them in the mode of the caliber of human resources required for the realisation of our Company’s vision.

  • SEO Africa interns are dynamic individuals determined to make a positive impact

Our Partner Companies

SEO Africa’s International Partners

Local Partners – SEO Africa’s current and former partner companies are