What is this Journalism Internship Programme all about?
The Journalism Internship in Ghana is made for you whether you are interested in editing, copywriting, reporting, interviewing or researching. As a journalism intern, you will work alongside some of Ghana’s leading journalists and reporters who will provide you with some guidance during your placement.
During your Journalism Internship in Ghana, you will have the opportunity to work in a number of newspapers, radio stations and TV networks depending on your interest. This placement is best for aspiring reports and media professionals that have experience in the industry but would like to experience journalism in a different context. We offer a variety of journalism internships from researching for a local paper to being a half-time analyst for football matches.
Because Kaya is community driven, the placement also involves schools and sports academies to teach classes in media, creative writing and the basics of journalism. Therefore, this will give you the chance to engage fully with the local community and give back and aspire to some of Ghana’s most ambitious youngsters.
Why choose this Journalism Internship programme in Ghana?
- Broaden your experience within your journalism skills and expertise.
- Get an understanding of what it’s like to work in a developing country.
- Participate in a mutually beneficial cultural exchange and contribute to the local community
Role of the Journalism Intern
During the Journalism Internship in Ghana, you will be provided with new and valuable experience for your future career while supporting the media industry in Ghana. That said, the internship is a great opportunity to engage with the community on different levels as you may be asked to share what you know one day with students in regards to their school newspapers, or be sent on interview around the community.
What skills do I need to be a Journalist Intern in Ghana?
This Journalism Internship placement is intended for participants who are currently seeking or already have experience in the industry. As a result, you need to be self-motivated and flexible as well as open to working with a variety of local resources. As you will be traveling to Ghana, it is also a requirement that you must have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof. You will be asked to show this certificate upon entry and will be denied if you don’t have one.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Gain experience in your field while living in a different context
Contribute something different to a local community
Discover a new country and a new way of life
Where will I work in Ghana?
About the Location
Your Journalism Internship in Ghana is located in a Coastal Suburb of Accra. Accra being the capital and largest city in Ghana, is very busy with lots to do with a population of over two million. Your accommodation is located on the Coastal Suburb which is close enough to the madness of Accra to visit the main point of interest, but far enough to feel more of a “retreat” from the boasting city.
Your accommodation is basic but comfortable and is located in a gated community and within walking distance to cafés, an ice cream parlor, and shops for essentials. You will share a dorm style gender separated room, and you will have access to western-style facilities.
What to do in your spare time
During your free time, you will be able to explore Accra City Centre as it is close enough to sites of interests like the famous Kwame Nkrumah National Park, the National Museum of Ghana, the craft markets, and many others. For those wanted to venture further, Cape Coast, Elmina and the Volta region are all areas accessible by bus shall you want to see more of Ghana.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 4+ weeks
- Cost: £1612 / $2517 for 4 weeks
£305 / $475 for each additional week.
- Requirements: Age 18+
- Location: Coastal Town of Accra, Ghana
- Working hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30 and 3:30 to 6:30pm
- Project availability: All year round, except 15th December - 5th January
- Arrival day: Sunday
What is included
- Accommodation: same gender dorm room for up to 14 people in a volunteer house with large indoor and outdoor communal areas
- Meals: 3 meals a day Mondays through Fridays
- Airport: Pick up from Kotoko International Airport, Accra
- Training: Pre-departure info pack, learning reflection manual, on-site orientation and project induction
- Support: 24-hour support from on-site coordinator
- Certificate on completion of internship
What is not included
- Airport Drop off
- Transport to and from projects (costs range from £2 – £5 Euros per day)
- Meals on the weekends
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check.
- Any costs for COVID-19 PCR tests required pre-departure and in-country
Easy 4-step application process
Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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