Our journalism placement in Accra, Ghana, is a great place to either start or broaden your career in journalism.
Experience in this field is a great way to enhance your CV and make you stand out from the crowd, whether you are currently studying journalism or looking to secure a place on a journalism course.
The program offers most of our Journalism volunteers and interns to live and work in the city of Accra. Although you do not need any experience to participate on this project, you do need to have an interest in journalism and any journalistic or media experience you have will be beneficial to your placement. Our volunteers are given the chance to know more on how publications are run and also the chance to put together an impressive piece to the audience. Alternatively, a Radio or Television Journalism program will offer you the chance to gain useful broadcasting or production experience.
In Ghana, you will get an insight into the workings of the media in a new cultural and political setting while also gaining valuable work experience which will enhance your CV and increase your prospects within the highly competitive journalism industry. Working for a newspaper in Ghana will give you experience of a busy newsroom, the skills to cope with deadlines and exacting editors, and the chance to experience life at the heart of Accra. You will also come home with a unique portfolio and a new understanding of the relationships between media, politics, and audience.
Your supervisor will be one of the more experienced journalists at your placement and will help you settle in. Then, armed with a press pass, you are free to research whatever you wish. We advise you to read up on West African life before you arrive, so you are fully prepared. This is a great program for interns interested in politics and social issues, and even sports. You may well find yourself at a football match, reporting on the game!