Location: Accra, Ghana
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks, maximum 3 months placement
Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday
Cost: €450 Euros for the week – see Costs tab for further details
Includes: all food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and all project related activities
Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations
- Gain valuable journalism and media experience
- Cover eye-opening issues in Ghana
- Work in a number of different types of publications
- Keywords: Journalism and media, Ghana journalism, media work, journalism internship, Ghana internship
This unique placement gives you the opportunity to gain valuable journalism and media experience in Ghana. You will carry out work experience at radio stations, newspapers and TV centres across the country, taking you deep inside the industry.
You will be helping to support understaffed and underfunded media agencies, covering eye-opening issues that are unique to Ghana. You’ll need good literary and communication skills, though you do not necessarily need any practical experience within the field.
Some of the tasks you can expect to undergo, include editing, copywriting, researching, interviewing and reporting. You will work alongside local journalists who will give you a great feel for the environment.
There are a lot of opportunities available within the placement, enabling you to choose something which best fits your interests. You could volunteer researching at a local newspaper, or even become a halftime analyst for local football matches shown on TV. We have extensive links within the industry, enabling you to try out numerous types of media work.
You may also be given the opportunity to oversee the production of a local paper developed by children. This gives you the unique chance to become more engaged in the local community, mixing with the vibrant, enthusiastic youths of Ghana. We do encourage you to get involved with sports academies and schools to teach media and creative writing classes, as well as teach the fundamentals of journalism.
One of the more unique benefits of this placement, is that you have the ability to collect information for your own journalistic projects. If you are an aspiring travel writer or photojournalist, you can take advantage of our connections. Our in-country staff will also be happy to assist in providing you with a wealth of materials to aid you work.
If you are looking to gain valuable practical journalism or media experience to further your career, this is an ideal opportunity you won’t want to miss.
You will work Monday to Friday and your actual schedule will depend upon your chosen area of media and journalism.
On the first Monday of your placement, it will solely be an induction day. This prepares you for the week ahead and also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. You’ll have breakfast before the induction, then stop for lunch before continuing.
From Tuesday through until Friday, you’ll have breakfast, then head out to work at one of the media stations. After a lunch break, you’ll return to work. The placement can be extremely varied depending upon your preferences.
Travel & Accommodation
Travel and accommodation are provided throughout the placement. However, be aware that the cost of transportation to and from the program aren’t included in the cost. Therefore, you will need to cover these expenses yourself. It is estimated you will need approximately 2-5 Euros per day for transport costs.
The accommodation has a pool (donations for maintenance are requested) and is located within a gated community. Rooms are generally dorm style and are separated between male and female. Programs are located about 20 – 40 minutes away from the house. Limited WIFI is available in the common area. Staff remains on site 7 days a week to assist participants.
Typical Ghanaian dishes mixed with western food will be served at the accommodation. Typical Ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef and fish.
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by a project representative and transferred to the volunteer centre. Please note you will need to arrive on the weekend before the start of your program.
- Minimum age 18
- Passion and enthusiasm for journalism
- Ability to work within a team environment
- Minimum 4 weeks commitment
- Good English skills
- CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
- Necessary vaccinations
- Necessary flight & visas
- Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
€450 Euros per week
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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit, minimum 4 weeks commitment
Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.
Private rooms are available for an additional €100 per week.
What’s not included:
Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.
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.
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