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Journalism and Media work

Gain valuable journalism and media experience by working at Ghanaian newspapers, TV stations, and radio stations.

This journalism and media internship will immerse you in the industry while also assisting underfunded and understaffed newspapers, television networks, and radio stations. Work alongside local journalists who will give you a genuine sense of the environment and give you the opportunity to cover a variety of eye-opening issues unique to Ghanaian communities.

350.00

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Description

Program Description

Good literacy and communication skills will make you a valuable member of any team. Editing, copywriting, reporting, interviewing, and researching are all possible roles you could take on while working alongside some of Ghana’s top journalists and reporters, who will guide you throughout your placement.

This media placement is intended for participants who are currently seeking or have prior industry experience. Aspiring journalists and media professionals are both welcome. Depending on your level of interest, you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of newspapers, radio stations, and television networks during your placement. Positions range from being a researcher at a local paper to being a TV halftime analyst! Our extensive network will enable you to experiment in a variety of fields.

We also encourage you to get involved with schools and sports academies to teach classes in media, creative writing, and the rudiments of journalism. You may also have the opportunity to supervise the creation of a newspaper by the children. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to become more involved in the community and to meet Ghana’s ambitious young people. Alternatively, you could use your placement to gather information for your own journalistic projects. If you are a professional or aspiring photojournalist or travel writer, our extensive connections and in-country staff will provide you with a wealth of material for your work.

Please be advised that the daily transportation costs to and from your program are not included and must therefore be paid by yourself throughout the course of your stay. Those costs may range from 2 – 5 Euros per day.

Aims & Objectives

  • Give you new and valuable work experience for your future career.
  • Support the media industry in Ghana
  • Develop your teamwork and skills through hands-on activities.
  • Engage with the community on various levels and share your knowledge.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Schedule

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Introduction
  • Lunch
  • Introduction
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Working at/with one of the media stations
  • Lunch
  • Working at/with one of the media stations
  • Dinner

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                65

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

  • In order to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants in the program, certain measures have been put in place, particularly for specific age groups. Those who are older are required to obtain medical clearance, as this acts as a precautionary measure to ascertain their physical ability to partake in potentially strenuous activities. Similarly, participants who are under 18 years old must have a signed parental consent form, as this guarantees that their parents or guardians are aware of their involvement and approve of their participation. Due to the active nature of the program, it is essential for all participants to possess a decent level of fitness since a significant portion of the activities will take place outdoors under the heat of the sun. By adhering to these requirements, the program organizers can maintain an enjoyable and safe environment for everyone involved.
  • It is required that you have a yellow fever vaccination and obtain a certificate as proof. You may be asked to produce this certificate at the point of entry into Ghana, and you can be refused entry if you don’t have one. There may be other vaccine recommendations listed that you want/need to get before starting. Other vaccines to consider: diphtheria, Hepatitis B; Meningococcal meningitis, rabies, and typhoid. Selectively advised vaccines – only for those individuals at highest risk: Cholera.

Additional Equipment

  • A Durable and Lightweight Laptop
  • Digital Camera/Camera Phone

  • Microphone (lapel / shotgun)

  • Voice Recorder

  • Earphones

  • Notebook and Pen

  • Power Bank

***Some of the equipment is optional. You get to choose what to bring on this program because there are only suggestions. ***