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Cambodia N.G.O. Journalism Internship

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Cambodia N.G.O. Journalism Internship

Further your travel journalism skills and spend time in the exciting and thriving city of Siem Reap

Prices from US$2,245

Visit the alluring and exotic country of Cambodia and discover its incredible combination of dramatic landscapes, captivating cultural and historical heritage and friendly people. 

The project site is situated in Siem Reap, a captivating location that is known as the 'gateway' to the millennium old ruins of the Khmer empire. This encompasses the awe inspiring temple complex of Angkor Wat, an ancient and world famous monument that is yet untarnished by development. Visitors from the world over have fallen in love with Cambodia with its fascinating and intoxicating eastern culture and complex and mystical ambience.

Your journalism placement will give you the opportunity to work as a field journalist, integrating yourself into the day to day activities and reporting on and documenting the work and social activities of volunteers at the location.

You may undertake this placement from a variety of perspectives, depending on your skills and experience. These include:

  • Article Production, written and online journalism
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Blogging or Vlogging

You will gain experience of reporting and content production in a remote location, with this placement being a perfect entry into the world of travel journalism.

Acceptance for this placement is dependent on submission of an up-to-date CV/resume detailing relevant experience and/or qualifications.

      

  

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Immerse yourself in true Cambodian culture
  • Gain valuable professional travel journalism experience and references
  • Make lifelong friends

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • CV required
  • Minimum 2 month placement
  • Relevant journalism or media experience and qualifications
  • Laptop and/or camera/video camera that you are able to take to the project

FAST FACTS

Location Siem Reap, Cambodia
Activities Article Production
Photography
Videography
Blogging/Vlogging
Transport Pick-up from the airport, if you arrive on Monday. Alternative start dates available (extra costs apply)
Transfer from airport to the Frontier volunteer house, if you arrive on Monday
Accommodation Frontier volunteer house

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice
Advice on visas & equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier T-shirt

In-country Food: 2 meals a day
Accommodation
Project orientation and training
Airport pick-up for those arriving on Monday
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup

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?

Online Journalism

Report on the activities of volunteers and staff on the project.  Think outside the box to offer a unique and informative outlook on this fascinating project using your writing skills. You will produce a number of written articles each week and liaise with volunteers and staff to create content such as interviews and activity logs.

Photography

Use your photography skills to showcase this amazing project to the world.  Create regular photo galleries and work with the volunteers and staff to document their activities *on camp and on special expeditions*

Videography

Film and produce videos documenting the work and social life on your project.  Liaise with volunteers and staff to create video interviews and showcase the most interesting aspects of life on the project.

Blogging/Vlogging

If blogging or vlogging is your thing, you will be tasked with creating regular updates on work and life on the project, helping connect people to the project worldwide.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Depending on your skills, you will be given specific targets and suggestions for content production and will liaise with volunteers and field staff as well as journalism and marketing staff at our HQ to create amazing content. This content will be used to showcase the great work being done on the projects as well as your skill and commitment as a journalist.

You will be given support from field and HQ staff but will also be encouraged to use your imagination and ingenuity to suggest new and interesting ways to document your time as a field journalist.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be met in Siem Reap airport on Monday by your project representative, who will escort you to your accommodation, introduce you to your new colleagues and give you a health and safety talk. For those arriving outside of these dates alternative arrangements can be made (extra costs apply).

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

This project benefits from a wonderful location, as you will be staying in the vibrant tourist town of Siem Reap. Siem Reap is actually a cluster of ancient villages grouped round a collection of individual pagodas, and these traditional structures at the heart of the town contrast with the elegant overlay of the French colonial era centre. Your accommodation will be at a local hostel in Siem Reap and you will be sharing with our field staff and other volunteers.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will be provided with food for two meals per day (breakfast and lunch). In the evenings you can visit the reasonably priced local restaurants and street food outlets to sample traditional Cambodian cuisine, enjoying dishes such as delicately spiced curries made with fresh market produce and delicious meat, fish and vegetables. Try specialities such as: Amok curry, based on coconut milk, or a herb and spice paste known as kroeung, oriental squash, unusual vegetables such as winter melon, luffa and yardlong bean, or ngam nguv, a chicken soup flavoured with whole preserved lemons. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated easily in Cambodia.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNTIES

In your free time you will be spoilt for choice with activities and wonderful sights and experiences. Get lost in the mystical world of the temples of the Khmer Empire, where you will be inspired by the beautiful unspoilt monuments, the magical atmosphere, and the charming monkeys tumbling amongst the ruins. A one day pass to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex costs $20.

Visit the local towns with their complex and multifaceted architecture and friendly, welcoming locals. Watch the captivating sight of a traditional Aspara dance or visit one of the silk factories, where silk worms produce reams of delicate and rare fabric.

On a weekend break you could take a road trip through the rice paddy fields, catching a glimpse of the age old farming techniques that are still in use, to visit the famous floating village of Chong Kneas, or the flooded forest of Kompong Phhlul, both on the extraordinary Tonle Sap Lake.

MODERN CONVENIENCES

Siem Reap

  • 24 hour supermarkets
  • Banks / ATMs; ANZ Royal Bank, Canadia Bank, Union Commerical Bank
  • Bars / clubs
  • Bureau de Change
  • Cinema
  • Dentist
  • Department store
  • Hairdresser
  • Hospital
  • Hotels and hostels
  • International Embassies and Consulates
  • Internet cafe
  • Medical clinic
  • Mobile phone shops
  • Pay phones
  • Pharmacy
  • Post office
  • Tours and excursions
  • Traditional markets and cafes
  • Western style restaurants
  • Western Union

COSTS

2 months US$2,245

DEPARTURE DATES

Every Monday throughout the year

PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY FOR THIS POPULAR PROJECT

DURATION

You can join this project for a minimum of 2 months.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice
  • Advice on visas & equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier T-shirt

In-country

  • Food (2 meals a day)
  • Accommodation in Frontier house
  • Project orientation
  • Airport pick-up on Monday  
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ backup

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Siem Reap (REP)

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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