Read about UW-Madison Mandela Fellow Rebekah Awuah who helped create two new summer 2018 internships with Business Day Ghana in Accra, Ghana.
By Meaghan Doll
For hopeless romantics on campus, a dinner date for this Wednesday night – Valentine’s Day – is not the only deadline quickly approaching. This Sunday, Feb. 18 is the last day to apply for the International Internship Program’s (IIP) newest summer internship in Africa. The internship, a collaboration between IIP and 2017 UW-Madison Mandela Fellow Rebekah Awuah, will send up to two UW-Madison students to Accra, Ghana this summer to work with Business Day Ghana as international business journalism interns.
For IIP, a partnership of this kind was a long time coming.
“Ghana was a location that we had been interested in developing internships for awhile,” IIP Advisor and Program Coordinator Carly Stingl said. “We know that the Mandela Fellows have a strong connection with UW after their summer here as well as great connections in their home countries. When I reached out to Rebekah she was immediately interested in the prospect of helping a UW student have a professional experience in Ghana.”