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Tanzania Media & Journalism Internship

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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 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 the 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
Airport Pickup Emergency Ground Transport Hotel Meals Terrestrial CV Family
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                          

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Join a local youth / arts / music oriented 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 to develop an understanding of the process that goes 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 or skill sets 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 your school or orphanage by taking part in our book initiative. All you have to do is bring a book/books and it will be donated to the mobile library.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be collected from the airport in Dar es Salaam on Sundays 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 easily visit the picturesque harbour, chaotic markets and historical buildings of nearby Dar es Salaam, venture further afield to the famed northern wildlife-watching circuit or simply 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 beuatiful beaches of Mafia Island or Zanzibar.

COSTS

2 weeks £ 559

Extra week £ 200

DEPARTURE DATES

Monthly, please aim to arrive on the Sunday before the first Monday of month

This project is not available during following days: 

December 25th to January 2nd. 

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

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
  • 24-hour in-country and international HQ emergency support and back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

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

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flights

Flights are not included in our project costs. However, Frontier have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with Frontier. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact Frontier’s dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .

Visas

For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.

Insurance

You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.


LEGAL STATEMENT
Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

To apply for this project, or to register your interest, just click on the orange "Apply Now!" button at the top of the menu. Fill out and submit a short application form and then one of our advisors will give you a call back to answer any questions and to progress your application if you wish to continue.

There is no obligation when making an application, and you do not need to pay anything at this point.