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.
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.
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Easy 3-step application process
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.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
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.
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