Welcome to the ACEP Internship Programme

ACEP’s internship programme is a short-term human capital development effort to provide interns with relevant exposure to policy issues relating to the oil and gas, power, and mining sectors in Africa.
ACEP accepts two kinds of interns: those applying to ACEP through our partners, and those who apply directly.
There are four (4) Units within ACEP to which an intern may apply: Policy, Programmes, Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication, and Finance and Administration. Interns may find themselves involved in a wide range of activities including research and analysis, project management, advocacy, among others. Once selected, an intern shall formally sign an internship agreement with ACEP.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for internship at ACEP, the applicant:

  • Must be between the ages of 20 and 35
  • Must be enrolled in a tertiary institution or be a graduate from a tertiary institution
  • Must have completed second year if an undergraduate student or its equivalent
  • Must have completed national service if Ghanaian and a graduate from a tertiary institution
  • Must have academic background in at least one of the following areas: economics (including energy), engineering (petroleum/electrical), oil and gas management, public policy, law, political economy, development studies, development finance, project management, communications, statistics, and mathematics.
  • Must possess strong research and analytical skills, as well as strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Must possess strong leadership and managerial skills (resources and people)
  • Must have the right to live and work in Ghana
  • Knowledge in French (spoken and written) will be an added advantage.

Internship Duration

Internships span for a period of not less than three months and not more than six months. Applicants will be awarded a three-month internship, which is renewable based on performance.

Application Documents

  • Applicants are require to submit the following:
    • A two-paged CV
    • A statement of motivation, in no more than 500 words, describing why the applicant wishes to intern at ACEP, a clear outline of what they seek to achieve by the end of the internship, and the contributions they intend to make to ACEP’s core business.
    • A letter of introduction from the Department where they are studying, if applicants are still enrolled in school. This should be on an official letter head.
    • Copy of national service certificate, if applicants have completed tertiary education
    • Proof of residency and work permit, if applicants are not of Ghanaian nationality