Frequently Asked Questions

Final year undergraduate students of all majors expecting to graduate in December 2017 or May 2018, AND either

i) a student at a university in Ghana, or

ii) a Ghanaian citizen studying overseas with an intention to return and stay permanently in Ghana after your internship.

You must be either First Class or Second Upper (3.0 GPA and above) to apply.  If you are a Second Lower student (GPA between 2.50 and 2.99), you may still apply but are required to answer an additional essay question.

Online Application – Fill in and submit our online application form.  Your application will be reviewed to determine if your qualifications are a good fit for our programme.

In-person Interviews – Short-listed applicants will be invited for two interview rounds with our programme representatives.

Notification – Selected candidates will receive notifications about their acceptance into the programme.

The entire programme will consist of an online course to be completed prior to the classroom training, a 2-week classroom training programme, followed by a 13-month internship at a leading Ghanaian company.  The programme will encompass the National Service programme and will be held from early June 2018 to July 2019.

The online application for the 2018 Goldman Sachs Spring Internship will open on 6th October 2017, and that for SEO Africa Career Programme will open on 27th October 2017

The deadlines for the various application processes are:

Goldman Sachs application – 29th October 2017 at 11:30pm GMT
SEO Africa application – 19th November 2017 at 11:30pm GMT

As we run a rolling admissions process, those that apply early in the process will have a higher chance of getting into the programme. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list and considered on a case-by-case basis. As the number of internships is limited, we strongly recommend all interested candidates to submit your applications early in order to receive priority in the selection process.

Application and other necessary documents will be submitted online via our website application system. You will be able to register for a log-in account before being directed to our application page.  All applications can be partially saved and have changes made anytime before submitting.  Once an application has been submitted, no further changes are allowed.

You will be asked to provide your personal information, answer two short essay questions, upload a copy of your most current CV, upload a business appropriate photograph, and provide the name and contact information of at least one reference.

You do not need to upload your university transcript during the online application process.  However, if you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to produce a copy of the transcript during the interview.

No, it is FREE for students to apply.

A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox upon your completion of our online application.

We are targeting 40 – 50 interns for the 2018 program.

Currently, all the Goldman Sachs internships are in London, United Kingdom, and the SEO Africa internships are in Accra, Ghana

No, if you get accepted into the programme, you do not have to pay anything.  You will actually receive compensation during your internship.

This will be a paid internship, however, your compensation can vary depending on the company you are placed in, you will be notified of your compensation before you begin your internship.

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