GHANA: Radio Journalism Work Experience Internship in Dynamic Accra!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Hospitality Internships / Community Volunteer Projects / Media Internships
Country: Ghana
Location : Accra
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

The station has a small team with a large reputation so you'll be working many hours in a dynamic environment during your placement. If you have a passion for radio this is your placement.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Be prepared for a lot of work, the station is very fast-paced by African standards.
The station works on news and entertainment. If you have past radio experience, then it is likely you will have plenty of freedom to express ideas and create your own work assignments. You could find yourself involved with preparing news stories and researching and editing features.

In production and broadcasting there is also the opportunity to do initial reporting, writing, voice-overs, and depending on your past experience and how you demonstrate yourself, you could also be broadcasting the final story. 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 ensure you gain the maximum benefit and experience from the placement.

HIGHLIGHTS:

AKWAABA! Welcome to Ghana. This country is unique and rich in African culture that is all their own. Their very distinctive and colourful Kente cloth is famous around the world and their food is an experience - you absolutely must eat lunch in the street bought from a kiosk or food cart. Ghanaian time is equally famous. When someone says, "See you at 10.a.m.," - what he really means is, "I'll see you sometime tomorrow"! And then he may not turn up at all. The pace of life is slower and more relaxed. You'll quickly get involved in the daily life of the local people and pretty soon you'll feel completely at home - Ghana has that effect on you!

LOCATION:

Accra, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, is both big-city hectic and African laid-back. Accra may not be one of the prettiest cities by Western standards, but there is something else this African city has that makes up for lack of planning and fancy buildings. It is a wonderful city to experience. It is full of character, has a warm feel, is extremely friendly and feels very safe. It also has some great beaches! Spend a few hours in the breezy capital of Accra and you'll swear the wind and waves off the Gulf of Guinea have infused the land and people with equatorial warmth. It is a city that is young, wild and full of soul and here you'll sample the true African spirit. During the day, the streets are full of market stalls and vendors where you can browse and buy mouthwatering foods, colourful Kente cloth, beads, or baskets. Don't forget to practice your haggling.
During the night the city comes alive with the traditional Ghanaian ‘spot’ bars and the sound of live drumming music in the warm night air. Village-specific festivals and events occur throughout the year.

ACCOMMODATION:

Your accommodation will vary depending on where you're located. You may live in comfortable guest house accommodation, but you will most likely live with a host family. This means that you 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 and most of our volunteers make lifelong friends of "their" families!

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose. 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 £1695 for four weeks. You can participate for up to three months 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. 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

Qualifications depend on which placement you choose. Some don't require any qualifications or experience and some others would prefer some experience. Please speak to us so that we can help you choose the placement that is right for you and will give you the most beneficial experience. All placements do require you to have initiative, adaptability and patience (and a good sense of humor helps!)

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