Journalism Internship in Ghana
See all aspects of Ghanaian life by reporting on day-to-day life and taking part in a varied journalism internship in Accra. Work for a newspaper, radio or TV station and get hands-on experience in the media industry.
Media in Ghana is rapidly improving and by taking part in this journalism internship, you can get hands on experience in an exciting environment. We offer the following internships:
• Newspaper journalism
• Radio broadcasting
• TV journalism
You will get to work alongside professional journalists, helping to report on a variety of issues, from politics to sport. We will work hard to match your interests with an exciting internship in Ghana.
If you are over 18 and a fluent English speaker with a real passion for the media and news, this is the internship for you. Aspiring reporters and media professionals are both welcome to take part. You need to have good literacy and communication skills to be able to make a real impact when in Ghana.
What will you do?
As an intern, you will typically work from 09:00 to 17:00. You will get to take part in a range of activities, from researching for a local paper to broadcasting on TV – there is plenty you could get involved in. Your predominant role will be to help with editing, copy-writing, reporting, interviewing and researching. Working as part of a vibrant team, there will be journalists and reporters there to offer guidance throughout your time as an intern.
There will also be plenty of opportunities to get involved with local schools and academies to teach classes in media, creative writing and basic journalism, allowing you to give back to the community. Past interns have helped to oversee the production of a newspaper, created by local children.
For interns looking to develop their travel writing skills, work on their own stories or create a photography portfolio, the team in-county have extensive connections and will help you reach your goals.
University electives and dissertations
Are you currently studying journalism or a media-based course? Get some hands-on experience in Ghana and use it towards your degree or conduct research for your dissertation. Get in touch and we will help tailor an internship to fit your course requirements.
Accommodation and food
As an intern, you will live in shared accommodation with other interns and volunteers. There are plenty of communal areas – including a pool – to use to relax in the evenings and the weekends. The accommodation has single sex rooms and western bathrooms. You will have access to WiFi. There is a wall around the accommodation and there is a guard at the gate at all times.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for you, seven days a week. You will be provided with a packed lunch to take with you each day. Breakfast and dinner is home-cooked and served at a large dining table in the accommodation. The food is varied but you will have plenty of opportunities to try out Ghanaian food. Clean drinking water is provided for you at the accommodation.
The accommodation is located in Teshi Nungua, about 20 minutes drive from the center of Accra and 10 minutes from the sea front. It is close to local amenities.
- Gaining hands on journalism experience in Ghana
- Meeting professional reporters and journalists in an exciting work place
- Living in a fun intern house that has a pool!
- Experiencing life in vibrant Ghana
- Returning home with new skills and a portfolio that will impress
Interns fly in to Accra – Kotoka International Airport (ACC) on the start date of the project, which is usually a Saturday or Sunday.
On arrival, you will be collected by a member of the team and taken to the accommodation to settle in and to get to know the rest of the interns.
What is provided
- Phone or face-to-face interview and informal briefing
- Access to your personal ‘My Oyster’ account
- Help and advice from our UK office before departure and whilst in Ghana
- Advice on obtaining a visa
- Airport transfer
- Shared accommodation for the duration of your program
- 3 meals a day, seven days a week
- A full orientation on arrival
- 24/7 country support and back-up
- Peace of mind with full financial protection through our ATOL (if we book your flights) or IPP (if you book your own)
- Oyster Worldwide volunteer t-shirt
- Oyster luggage tag
On your return:
- Welcome home pack
- Certificate of Recognition (on request)
- References (on request)
What do I need
- International flights
- A passport valid a minimum for 6 months after your return date
- Tourist visa
- Insurance covering your project and any planned independent travel – we can introduce a policy to you
- Independent travel and personal expenditure
- Any home country travel costs (to airport)
- Provide a recent police certificate/DBS check