Journalism & Media Internship in Ghana
Journalism & Media Internship in Ghana
If you’re a budding journalist, what better way to broaden your horizons than to gain experience with a Journalism and Media Internship in Ghana! With our programme, you can use your creative talents to help support local newspapers, TV networks and radio stations. Working with local journalists, you will have the chance to cover many eye-opening issues unique to the Ghanaian communities.
Get your Skills on the Front Page!
You will need to have some experience in the industry already, as you will be working in professional settings throughout your placement. Above all, though, you will need to be a self-starter, happy to write, research, and interview where needed. For example, one day you may be researching a heart-warming family story, and the next you could be providing a halftime analysis for a TV football match!
Ghana offers Plenty to Write about!
Writers beware! You will find no end of things to write about during your stay! And that’s great for those who want to up their writing skills. For example, many of our interns also write their own travel blogs whilst volunteering in Ghana, sharing their memories for others to enjoy. So, whether you dream of travelling the world as a writer or you simply want an impressive CV, this Journalism and Media Internship in Ghana is for you!
Why a Journalism and Media Internship in Ghana?
- Gain valuable experience for your future career
- Cover an exciting range of issues over different media
- Stay in our safe gated-community where you will make new friends
- Be part of a diverse community with topics you can really get your teeth into!
- Explore Ghana’s beauty, with its coastlines, savannahs, and cities
- Enjoy Ghanaian cuisine, with meals and beverages included*
*tea, coffee and drinking water
During your stay as a Journalism and Media Intern, you will be working across various media in a wide range of settings, so you’ll have plenty to do! On your first day, you will find out what’s in store for the days ahead, and be able to prepare for your projects. Our interns find this programme a genuinely valuable experience which they take with them throughout their careers. It really is an internship with ‘adventure’ as a headline!
Mandatory Orientation Day
On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day to familiarise yourself with the surroundings, as well as local culture. Your program will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.
Orientation Day Schedule
- Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations,
- Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents.
- Ghanian Do’s and Don’ts, Ghanian Culture Lessons and
- Language Lessons.Tour around the local area
- Drive into Accra to visit the museum and craft market,
- Independence Square and Oxford street.
- Visit local shops and amenities.
- Meet some of our academy athletes at our training centre, help with our after school programme or visit the community children we support with our programs.
Tuesday to Friday
- Journalism and Media
- Journalism and Media
Cost of transport to locations is not included, but will usually be around £1.50 per day.
This schedule can be changed depending on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Evenings and Weekends
Once your day of journalism is over, you can choose to explore the area or head further afield on the weekends. Many of our volunteers enjoy mixing with their new volunteer friends through the week, planning their weekend adventures as they go!
Places to Visit
There are many great things to see and places to visit in the colourful and exciting country of Ghana – here are some of our favourites!
- Cape Coast
- Lake Volta
- Elmina Castle
- Manhyia Palace
- National Museum of Ghana
- Kwame Nkrumah National Park
- Accra Mall
- Bojo Beach
- Aburi Botanical Gardens
Accra is the capital and largest city in Ghana, with a population of over two million. The town stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north.
Our accommodation is located in Teshie, a coastal suburban town on the east side of Accra. It is a quickly growing suburb that’s getting bigger and bigger every day. Teshie is rich in its diversity and has its own train station for easy transport to many of Ghana’s landmarks and places of natural beauty.
About the Accommodation
Safety is our top priority, and our Centre in Accra is located within a gated community, with dorm-style separate male/female accommodation. The programs are located between 20 to 40 minutes from the centre and transportation is readily available (all transport is extra).
As a journalism and media intern, you will have plenty of time and space here to work on your craft. However, if you’re also a sociable type, there are always other volunteers at the centre to get to know, and there are staff on-site 7 days a week to help you. Wifi is limited, so we recommend you purchase your own SIM card to help stay connected with friends and family.
If you haven’t tried Ghanaian cuisine, you’re missing out! Typical Ghanaian food includes rice dishes, beans, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef, and fish with its own African spices. At our centre, you’ll find a mix of Ghanaian and Western food to enjoy, with all meals, tea, coffee, and filtered water included in your stay. There are 3 meals during the week and 2 meals on weekends.
Our Volunteer Centre is close to all amenities with the closest shops within a 15-20 minute walk. ATMs are 15 minutes away by taxi, and restaurants and bars (including Wifi cafes) are a 20-minute taxi ride from the centre.
Trip Country Info
Population: 27 million
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
|MUST have a yellow fever vaccination and must obtain a certificate as proof|
|Under 18, Parental Consent|
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Travel insurance