AUSTRALIA: TV Work Experience Internship in Perth

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Journalism Internships / PR Internships / Media Internships
Country: Australia
Location : Perth, Western Australia
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 2000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Interested in a career in television, production, editing or scriptwriting? Experience the best of Perth's community action whilst gaining vital work experience at a local TV station.

This placement will be an excellent addition to your CV and will give you good experience of how the sector works Down Under!

Television is an exciting medium to work in, whether you are going out on site with a film crew, playing a role in interviewing, helping to write and edit a story or even helping in administration. This project offers you the chance to volunteer with a not-for-profit community television service which provides individuals and community, cultural or educational organisations access to airtime, training and equipment to produce programs for broadcast.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROGRAM:

An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into exciting Australia and it's diverse, cosmopolitan cultures. -You'll learn a lot from experts in your field about how they work in a culture that is very different to what you're used to. -New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development. -An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market -And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

ABOUT COMMUNITY TELEVISION:

Almost all of the people who work in community television - writers, presenters, producers, editors, and camera operators - are volunteers. People, like you, who volunteer because they want to develop the skills associated with television production and to gain important industry experience or simply for the sheer enjoyment and thrill of working in television. Community television produces and broadcasts locally-produced programs that are relevant to the community, including educational institutions, independent film makers, ethnic and specialist interest groups and local businesses.

Local news, entertainment and information are presented as a way of addressing issues and presenting information that commercial or government-funded stations do not cover. Volunteers can learn about producing and presenting television programs and how to run a television station. The service provided by community television reflects a diverse range of expressions and views; cultivates a sense of community; encourages participation, learning, innovation and promotes competence in audio-visual skills. As a result, community television produces programmes with the community and for the community which reflect Australia’s rich multicultural diversity and heritage.

The principal aim is to encourage participation and provide access to the airwaves for all of the metropolitan community, as well as special interest, ethnic and minority groups. Community television stations are non-profit organisations. This means that they do not make money from the services they provide. Instead these stations use sponsorship arrangements to cover their day-to-day running costs. Community television provides numerous opportunities for producers and community members to use the production equipment and facilities in order to present the many distinctive programmes offered. Community television in Western Australia has a unique eleven year track record of multi-award winning quality television productions which have been broadcast for community TV stations throughout Australia in both digital and analogue. Productions can now also be viewed by a wide audience of Community Television in the USA!

WORK CONTENT:

You'll work in areas such as camera and sound, script writing, research, presenting, business administration (doing administration work is a great way to get to know the organisation), and marketing. If you have a specialised interest, for example, marketing or editing, we will do our best to allocate you more time in that area. Generally, though, you may be asked to help with in the areas of:

  • Administration
  • Production
  • Editing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Research
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising

You will have the opportunity to be a member of a support crew on location. The work that you'll be involved in will depend on what is required and available at the time of your placement.

We can also arrange your flight dates to give you additional time at the end of your project for travelling around and sightseeing - this is a fascinating and wondrous country!

Start Dates

Projects start every Thursday, all year round. All year round - you choose your start and finish dates! Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £2,095 for four weeks. You can participate for up to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.
- Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).
- You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
- Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

You should have some media experience or a qualification in Media. You should be adaptable, enthusiastic and have lots of initiative. Minimum age 18.

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