MEDIA & JOURNALISM

Volunteer with Kaya on a media and journalism project and you can work with a newspaper or NGO in promoting social issues, progress and human interest stories in print and online media.

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Media & Journalism volunteer Projects

As a journalism volunteer you will be working with an organisation that is looking for justice for its readers and to increase awareness of their rights.  You will write copy in English, participate in research for articles, and produce content for online or print media.  You may also be asked to proof-read articles by non-native English speakers, and run language sessions to develop the skills of the staff.  As a media volunteer you will work with print, video and photographic materials to promote an organisation and its work mainly online and also in paper form.  

Organisations are constantly looking for new ideas for articles and content of their online and print media.  Learning from international volunteers helps develop the capacity of the organisations through sharing creativity, language and research skills.  Many organisations are sorely stretched and access to fresh ideas and content is invaluable in securing new followers and readers.  Working in a different country where the laws regarding freedom of speech, especially linked to human rights can be enlightening for those who come from countries where freedom of the press exists.

Projects that are a good match for volunteers looking for a media or journalism placement include our media placement in the Philippines. If you are a student seeking an internship why not consider our events management internship in Cape Town or our journalism internship in Thailand.  

Volunteers looking to join a media and journalism placement should have excellent writing skills, be able to produce cohesive content and be happy to share ideas with the local team.  Good research and proof-reading skills will be an asset.  If you are studying journalism this will be a great placement to gain practical experience in a challenging context.

Join us on a media and journalism volunteer and share your creativity and instincts for a good story with local organisations while developing your professional portfolio.

Gap Year: Wildlife Volunteering in Africa

Have a fantastic adventure during your Gap Year: and participate in Wildlife Volunteering in Africa placements, observing and helping lions, chimpanzees and dolphins in their habitats

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Gap Year: Round the World On a Budget

Build interesting volunteering experiences to your itinerary, and meet like-minded new friends and get to know a country before venturing off on your travels

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Gap Year: Environmental Conservation in Latin America

Use your gap year to explore some of the world’s most unchartered rain-forests and coastlines in Latin America on our environmental conservation project.

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Gap Year: Community Volunteering in Asia

Grab the opportunity during your gap year travels and spend some of your time volunteering on a range of fascinating community projects in India, Thailand and the Philippines.

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African Marine and Wildlife Volunteer Adventure Tour

Why not do a bit of everything on this 9 week volunteer and adventure tour that takes you to Mozambique, Swaziland and Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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Journalism Internship in Morocco

Gain some real experience in Journalism abroad!

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Journalism Internship in Rural Thailand

Develop your reporting and writing skills and gain an insight into journalism in Thailand while learning and living the Thai lifestyle in rural Thailand

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Film, Photography and Community Volunteering in Nepal

Film, Photography and Community Volunteering in Nepal for those with creative and practical skills to share to empower women in a rural community

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NGO Media and Photography Project in the Philippines

Volunteer in the Philippines for a grassroots NGO and raise awareness through media and photography of the socioeconomic issues facing Filipino people.

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Events Management Internship in an NGO in South Africa

Develop the knowledge that you have gained through your studies and participate in this events management internship at an NGO in Cape Town.

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Easy 3-step application process

APPLY ONLINE

Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

GET PREPARED

When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.

HAVE A QUESTION?

We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us if you have any questions.

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