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Tanzania Media & Journalism Internship

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Tanzania Media & Journalism Internship

Take significant steps towards your dream journalistic career by means of a unique internship with an exciting media firm in the vibrant Tanzanian community.

Prices from US$995

Home to some of the most magnificent and spectacular wildlife, ancient and mysterious tribal communities, vast expanses of savannah, tropical blue oceans and imposing mountain landscapes, Tanzania will surpass all expectations. Big game species roam the plains and gorges where early human skeletons lie undiscovered while Mount Kilimanjaro challenges all who behold her. The waters of the Indian Ocean caress the shores of Tanzania and hold a staggeringly diverse range of species, from curious looking invertebrates to gigantic whale sharks and manta rays gliding silently over the coral reefs.

For all her natural beauty and wonder, Tanzania remains one of the poorest countries in the world. In both cities and remote rural communities access to basic education and healthcare is limited and dependence on subsistence lifestyles is widespread. Volunteering in Tanzania could be your chance to immerse yourself in her warm and welcoming communities while making a lasting contribution to the education and community development projects that will improve the standard of living and future prospects for those in greatest need.

  

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gain a lifetime of amazing memories
  • Experience life as a journalist or photographer in the field
  • Make lifelong friends

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Intermediate level of English

FAST FACTS

Location Tanzania
Activities Journalism
Photography
Graphic design
Web design
Transport Airport pick-up on arrival (drop off available at additional cost)
 
Accommodation Volunteer house

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas and equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Two meals a day
Accommodation
Airport pick-up (drop off available at additional cost)
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up                          

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Join a local youth / arts / music orientated online publication as an intern to gain some great exposure to a small publishing firm which produces high quality Kiswahili magazines that are available to all Tanzanians. The focus is on community issues, music, arts and sports as well as producing additional corporate pages aimed at a slightly older market. The online publication needs visiting journalists, photographers, graphic designers and marketing people to help promote and develop it. 

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in journalism and media design in a developing country and gain an understanding of the processes that go into maintaining an online magazine. 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Depending upon your skill set and experience your work schedule may vary and could cover a number of areas required by the team.  One thing that you can be sure of is that your days will be interesting and varied and as with any small business there will be times when teamwork and an “all hands on deck” approach is what’s needed to make things happen and meet those pressing deadlines!

You can make a lasting contribution to a school or orphanage by taking part in our book initiative. All you have to do is bring a book/books and they will be donated to the mobile library.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be collected from the airport in Dar es Salaam on a Sunday by a friendly local staff member and transported to your accommodation. Once you have had time to rest the local staff will introduce you to your project and the local area. Your in country coordinator will be more than happy to help you settle in and acclimatise and you'll feel at home in no time in this friendly, vibrant country.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will be staying in a volunteer eco house on the coast, to the north of Dar es Salaam. Based within a small local village the volunteer facilities are basic but comfortable and clean. You will be sharing a single sex room with other volunteers, where you will have access to bucket showers and dry toilets. Internet access will usually be available for a small fee.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will be provided with breakfast and dinner as most volunteers are away from the accommodation at lunchtime at their projects. There are plenty of places for you to buy food in the local villages and this is an excellent way to experience true local street cuisine.

Food in Tanzania is generally simple, consisting of vegetables, beans or meat with rice or ugali, a common staple food in eastern and southern Africa made from maize flour.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In your spare time you are sure to want to explore the natural and cultural wonders of this remarkable country. You can visit the picturesque harbour, bustling markets and historical buildings of nearby Dar es Salaam, venture further afield to the famed northern wildlife watching circuit or simply enjoy the endless miles of untouched stunning beaches. Your travels will be set against the backdrop of a cultural mosaic in which over 100 ethnic groups amicably rub shoulders.

In country staff can help you make arrangements for travel and trips before and after your placement whether you want to take on the challenge of Kilimanjaro, adventure out on safari to spot Africa’s big 5 or simply relax, snorkel or dive on the beautiful beaches of Mafia Island or Zanzibar.

COSTS

2 weeks US$995

Extra week US$345

DEPARTURE DATES

Weekly, please aim to arrive on the Sunday before the Monday on which your project begins.

This project is not available during the following days: 

December 25th to January 2nd. 

There will be no project during Easter, however some alternative activities can be organised. 

DURATION

2 weeks and longer

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Two meals a day
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Ground transfers
  • Project orientation and training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Dar es Salaam (DAR)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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