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Join the Journalism internship in Ghana and gain practical experience while learning directly from journalists, reporters, editors, and producers. You can choose to work in print, radio, or television. You’ll be able to produce content about topics you’re interested in, while getting a deeper insight into a developing country’s journalism practices.

In Ghana, the media cover a wide range of topics. This gives you the freedom to talk about issues that affect local communities. This internship will add valuable experience to your CV, and you’ll be able to fill your portfolio with interesting examples of your work.

Experience

As an intern, you can choose to work in print, radio, or television journalism. Your work will focus on the following areas:

Compile news stories for print, radio, or television

With the guidance of your supervisor and the other journalists, you can brainstorm possible stories to pursue. You may need to do more independent research before pursuing the lead. Depending in your chosen journalism field, you will either need to write down interview answers, record the audio, or capture the footage on video.

Depending on where you work, you will get to cover stories around:

  • Press conferences
  • Parliamentary visits
  • Law reports
  • Sport
  • Entertainment

Keep your target audience in mind when putting together any questions and ask for help when you need it. Don’t forget to proofread and edit your work once you are done. You may even be asked to edit a few stories from other journalists as well.

Publish or report on news stories

You’ll work with the production team and learn how print layouts are chosen, how radio pieces are edited, and which snippets of an interview are chosen for live television. If you show initiative, you may even get the chance to prepare television scripts, read the news live on air, or participate in debates and talk shows. Every good story deserves to be heard!

Voices of the World

Inspire and empower young Ghanaians by hosting weekly creative writing workshops at a secondary school. Through your experience as an intern, you’ll have the chance to teach the students about the journalism field. You can teach them how to express their opinions through writing and help them publish their work online on Voices of the World.

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Projects Abroad for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ's short-term experience eligibility criteria.

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Cost

The program fee varies depending on program length. For a 4-week internship, the program fee is approximately $4,055 AUD. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website

Accommodation 

Housing is included in the program fee.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 31 March 2020

Program Dates

Varies - (2 week minimum, 5 week maximum)
Earliest Start: 21 June 2020
Latest End: 26 July 2020

 

Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Accra, Ghana
Credit: Not-for-credit*
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate


Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. Please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​

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