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International Journalism Internships in Togo


If you're interested in volunteering in this destination, please contact us first before applying.

  • Placement location: Lomé
  • Placement Types: Print, Television
  • Requirements:Volunteers should speak good conversational French
    To join this project for fewer than 4 weeks, volunteers must be at least in second year of journalism studies, with some internship experience.
  • Role: To work alongside a small team of local journalists and become involved in all aspects of the field
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks - volunteers studying journalism or with experience
    From 4 weeks - volunteers with no journalistic experience
  • Start dates: Flexible

Interning as a Journalist in Togo

Whether you are already working as a journalist or are contemplating journalism as a career or major, our Journalism internships in Togo offer you the chance to gain some fantastic work experience while living in French-speaking West Africa.

Our Journalism internships in Togo do not require any previous journalism experience; however a strong interest in journalism, the media, and life in West Africa is essential. You will get the chance to put together a portfolio of work and gain valuable work experience for your resume that will improve your prospects in this highly competitive field.

Print and Broadcast Journalism Internships in Togo with Projects Abroad

Interns participating on a Journalism project in Togo can choose to work with a public radio station or with a private press association where it is possible to combine print, radio, and TV journalism or choose to focus on one area. Both placements are based in the vibrant capital city of Lomé.

Interns should speak good conversational French to take part in both of these projects, as you will be communicating in French with your Togolese colleagues. However you can choose to write in English and broadcast in English on the radio or television if your French is not fluent.

Your Role as a Journalism Intern in Togo

Journalism interns video tape and photograph a community in Togo

At both placements you will work alongside a small team of local journalists and will be given a range of responsibilities. At the radio station you may be broadcasting live on air and taking part in discussion shows. At the press association you can get involved in a huge variety of activities including researching stories and interviewing people or writing and translating articles. You can also write pieces before broadcasting them on the radio or at the television station.

This is a fantastic opportunity to potentially get involved with all aspects of print, radio, and television journalism and learn many useful journalism techniques.

Interns will receive guidance from their supervisor at the placement. The Projects Abroad office is also located nearby, so staff are always on hand to offer any support needed. It is important to remember that you will be working at a professional organization and as an intern you should be hard working, punctual, and take the work seriously.

This project is available for less than a month if you don't have time to join us for a month or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for shorter durations for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone participating for a longer period.

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