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Journalism Internships in Africa

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A journalism internship abroad in Africa is a wonderful way to gain insight into the workings of the international media in a new cultural and political setting while getting invaluable work experience. For individuals on a gap year, studying journalism at university, or wanting a career break that will broaden their horizons, a Projects Abroad journalism internship in Africa offers a unique cross-cultural exchange that will enhance your résumé and increase your prospects within the highly competitive journalism industry. Whether you are interested in print or broadcast journalism, a variety of opportunities are available in a wide range of settings in Ethiopia, Ghana, and South Africa.

Working as a Journalism Intern in Africa – What Can I Expect?

As a journalism intern in Africa, you will play a key role in the daily work of your placement company. From instructing young adults in the art of filmmaking and production in Tanzania, to writing and editing for a women’s health magazine in South Africa, internships offer the opportunity to put together a unique portfolio of journalistic work. During your internship, punctuality and professionalism are highly expected. Interns are usually required to work an average of 30 hours per week, and can anticipate a wide range of tasks and responsibilities throughout their internship. While knowledge of the native language in the country where you are interning is usually not necessary, most journalism interns will be expected to be proficient in both verbal and written English.

Whatever your level of journalistic experience, your input will be greatly encouraged and appreciated. Take the opportunity to make your own recommendations, or explain practices back home. Your adaptability and willingness to learn will be appreciated by your colleagues, enabling you to truly engage yourself as an active member of the team.

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