As an intern you can choose to work in print, radio, or television journalism. Your work will focus on the following areas:
Compile news stories for print, radio, or television
With the guidance of your supervisor and the other journalists, you can brainstorm possible stories to pursue. You may need to do more independent research before pursuing the lead. Depending in your chosen journalism field, you will either need to write down interview answers, record the audio, or capture the footage on video.
Depending on where you work, you will get to cover stories around:
- Press conferences
- Parliamentary visits
- Law reports
Keep your target audience in mind when putting together any questions and ask for help when you need it. Don’t forget to proofread and edit your work once you are done. You may even be asked to edit a few stories from other journalists as well.
Publish or report on news stories
You’ll work with the production team and learn how print layouts are chosen, how radio pieces are edited, and which snippets of an interview are chosen for live television. If you show initiative, you may even get the chance to prepare television scripts, read the news live on air, or participate in debates and talk shows. Every good story deserves to be heard!
Voices of the World
Inspire and empower young Ghanaians by hosting weekly creative writing workshops at a secondary school. Through your experience as an intern, you’ll have the chance to teach the students about the journalism field. You can teach them how to express their opinions through writing and help them publish their work online on Voices of the World.
Where will I work in Ghana?
Situated in West Africa, across the Accra plains, is the beautiful capital city of Accra. It is a city brimming with people and colourful happenings around town. You’ll find the streets flooded with restaurants selling Ghanaian and western food, and vendors setting up markets to promote their handmade crafts.
Your journalism placement in Ghana will be based in this city, and you will find that there are plenty of stories are floating around. Your internship will be nothing short of newsworthy, and you’ll work at some of the most popular newspapers, radio stations, or television studios in Ghana.
Measuring our impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Leisure activities and free time
Volunteering in Ghana is an ideal way to explore this colourful West African country. There’s a huge variety of different activities to do while you’re there, giving you plenty of exciting ways to spend your free time.
Music is a central part of Ghanaian culture. In the bigger towns, especially Accra, you will hear some great live bands and have some memorable nights out. Evenings spent at buzzing restaurants will also give you a taste of some of the delicious local cuisine.
For a look into Ghana’s history, you can tour the slave forts of Cape Coast and visit museums. Nature lovers will relish trekking through the rainforests of Kakum National Park or Mole National Park.
We run a wide range of projects in Ghana so there’s sure to be other volunteers there during your trip. This means you can explore the country solo or connect with other volunteers and travel as a group.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
Meet the team in Ghana
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