Trip Details

This journalism and media internship takes you inside the industry, while helping to support underfunded and understaffed newspapers, TV networks and radio stations. Work alongside local journalists who will give you a genuine feel for the environment and provide you with an opportunity to cover a number of eye-opening issues unique to communities in Ghana.

Good literary and communication skills will make you a worthwhile member on any team. Editing, copywriting, reporting, interviewing, and researching are all possible roles that you might take on, as you work alongside some of Ghana’s leading journalists and reporters, who are there to offer you guidance throughout your placement.

This media placement is intended for participants who are currently seeking or already have some experience in the industry. Both aspiring reporters and media professionals are warmly welcomed. During the placement, you will have the chance to work in a number of newspapers, radio stations, and TV networks according to your level of interest. Positions range from researchers at a local paper to being the halftime analyst for football matches on TV! Our extensive links will allow you to experiment in a number of different spheres.

Aims & Objectives

  • Provide you with new and valuable experience for your future career
  • Support the media industry in Ghana
  • Develop your teamwork and skills through hands on activity
  • Engage with the community on different levels and share what you know

Please be advised that the daily transportation costs to and from your program are not included and must therefore be paid by yourself throughout the course of your stay. Those costs may range from 2 – 5 Euros per day.

Trip Itinerary

We also encourage you to get involved with schools and sports academies to teach classes in media, creative writing and the rudiments of journalism. You may also have the chance to oversee the production of a newspaper created by the children. This will be an excellent chance for you to engage more fully with the community and to mix with Ghana’s ambitious youngsters. Alternatively, you may want to use your placement as an opportunity to collect information for your own journalistic projects. If you are an aspiring or professional photojournalist or travel writer, our extensive connections and in-country staff will provide a wealth of material for your work.

Monday
Breakfast
Introduction
Lunch
Introduction
Dinner

Tuesday to Friday
Breakfast
Working at/with one of the media stations
Lunch
Working at/with one of the media stations
Dinner

Trip Accommodation

During your stay here in Ghana you will be accommodated at our centre here in Accra. The accommodation has a pool (donations for maintenance are requested) and is located within a gated community. Rooms are generally dorm style and are separated between male and female. Programs are located about 20 – 40 minutes away from the house. Limited WIFI is available in the common area. Staff remains on site 7 days a week to assist volunteers.

  • Standard Room
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages (Water,Tea,Coffee)
  • Persons per room 2 -14
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Safety box
  • Bed linen

WIFI is available, but in very limited supply. Personal SIM card is recommended.

Food Arrangements
Typical Ghanaian dishes mixed with western food will be served at the accommodation. Typical ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef and fish.

Trip Country Info

Ghana

Population: 27 million
Capital: Accra
Language: English
Currency: Ghana cedi (GH?)
Time zone: GMT (UTC +0)

This multicultural nation is in the western region of Africa, south of the Sahara. Bordered by the Togo in the east, Burkina Faso in the north, Ivory Coast in the west and the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana’s President is both head of state and head of the government. They now have one of Africa’s strongest economies, which together with their democratic political system have made them to a regional power in West Africa.

This country has succeeded in keeping its culture alive for centuries making it an amazing place to visit. Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Once known as the gold coast, Ghana is the second largest producer of gold in Africa and today Ghana is also the second largest producer of cocoa beans in the world.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof
Team Player
Open Minded

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa