GHANA: EXCITING PRINT JOURNALISM WORK EXPERIENCE!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Journalism Internships / PR Internships / Career Break / Marketing Internships / Media Internships
Country: Ghana
Location : Accra, Ghana
Duration: 4 weeks to 4 months
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

A unique opportunity to be part of a local newspaper. Observe experts in Journalism and learn it works in Ghana and get to research your own stories!

For people who have a passion for journalism this is definitely the placement to give you great experience. Working in a structured Work Experience placement in the developing world, plus the experience you gain, will be an excellent entry on your CV or Résumé.

 

PLACEMENT OVERVIEW:

The Newspaper have indicated very clearly that you will need to treat this placement very seriously – this placement is a great opportunity with wonderful learning potential and, as such, they expect you to be professional, diligent, enthusiastic and responsible. After detailed discussion with you to ascertain what you're looking for, we try to tailor your Work Experience placement to suit your specific requirements, to en sure you gain the maximum benefit and experience from the placement.

The newspaper is a privately run newspaper which has been in existence since 2002 and is sold throughout the country in many of the major cities and towns; you will find it being told by the many street news stand vendors. It is published three times a week and is read by a wide range of people from many different social backgrounds. It covers a wide range of topics from sports, politics, business, finances and entertainment, plus an editorial section, etc. Their mission statement is: “Decent Paper for the descending reader”. The newspaper has two main departments: the Newsroom where the reporting, gathering of information and news editing takes place and the Marketing section. You will be given the chance to visit both these departments during your placement. The paper is published three times a week.

 

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Africa and Ghanaian culture.
  • 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!

 

ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING IN GHANA

You are likely to stay in a comfortable family run guest house. This means that you will get to eat, sleep, work, socialise and generally live like a Ghanaian. Local family stays enable you to fully experience the local culture from the inside. Many of our volunteers remain friends with their host families long after they leave Ghana and in some cases they return to the country later especially to visit their family. Sometimes members of their Ghanaian family have even gone to visit them in their home country.

They will look after you superbly and often our volunteers comment how they feel more like being part of the family than a guest! By far the vast majority will do their best to make you feel happy and part of their family. The houses are fairly basic but will have all the basic facilities like kitchens and bathroom, telephone, television, radio and running water.

Food: Food will be prepared for you and will consist of local cuisine - again this is to enable you to fully experience living as local Ghanaians do.

 

TRAVEL:

You have the option to arrange your own flights or we can assist you with your flight arrangements. If you would like us to do this for you, we will liaise with you regarding available flights and dates to suit you. All arrangements for your flight bookings/payments will be fulfilled by Murray Rogers Travel Limited, ATOL No. 6856. Where possible, we arrange for two or more people to travel on the same flight and we will let you have the names and telephone numbers of other volunteers on your flight, so that you can chat to each other or even meet up before leaving for your placement.

You'll fly into Accra where you'll be met by our Ghana Manager, or one of his staff. From the airport you'll be taken to your work and your accommodation and introduced to your hosts. You'd be well advised to prepare yourself for an almost overwhelmingly friendly welcome! Where possible, all flights we arrange for you have changeable return tickets because many of our volunteers choose to extend their stay once they are in their destination country. Changeable return tickets enable you to do so, within the limits of your visa and the level of your air ticket, of course. If you choose to book your own flights, you should endeavour to get a changeable ticket. 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!

VISAS: Visas are required and must be purchased before departure. We'll liaise with you about your visa requirements, if any, and make the Visa process very easy.

Start Dates

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 £1,695 for four weeks.

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. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. 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 need to have some experience in journalism or Social studies. All our projects are open to all nationalities. Unless otherwise stated, you need to be aged between 17 and 70+

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