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Interning Abroad in Journalism in Tanzania

Overview
  • Placement location: Dar es Salaam
  • Placement Types: Print
  • Role: To work within a team of freelance journalists at a magazine
  • Requirements: None
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 3 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

Group of interns working in the journalism project in Tanzania with Projects Abroad

The Projects Abroad Journalism projects in Tanzania are in need of interns interested in writing or photography. As an intern on a Journalism internship, you have the opportunity to put together an impressive portfolio of work and gain journalism experience abroad in a vibrant African country.

Journalism interns in Tanzania write content for a quarterly or bi-monthly publication which focuses on a range of topics. These topics include news, travel, business, local events, and fashion in Tanzania. Projects Abroad works closely with two magazines. Both are popular and growing rapidly, reaching out to a wide audience throughout Tanzania.

One magazine focuses on educating and informing the youth about a wide range of topics and has over 24,000 readers. In contrast, the other publication reaches out to business entrepreneurs and publishes approximately 5000 copies every two months.

Print Journalism Internships in Tanzania

As a Print Journalism intern you work as part of a team of local freelance journalists at the magazine’s head office in Dar es Salaam, Your main tasks will involve marketing, research, preparing articles, writing reports, attending staff meetings, and updating and working on various social media platforms.

If you have a passion for photography, you are encouraged to take your own photographs that can accompany your articles in the magazine. They may also be used on Projects Abroad social media sites. You are also given the option to record short videos of various interviews that will be posted on the magazine’s website.

Interning as a Journalist in Tanzania with Projects Abroad

Journalism interns in a meeting in Tanzania with Projects Abroad

Working hours are from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. You are advised to bring your own laptop and digital camera to use during your placement. The project offers a wide array of opportunities and volunteers who are proactive and show a high level of initiative will have the most fulfilling experience on this placement.

Experience and eagerness are essential when it comes to getting involved in this project. If you are energetic, creative, and have an open mind, you will gain the most out of this internship and your help will be greatly appreciated.

The print journalism option is available from three weeks if you don't have time to join us for four weeks. Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community, please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone participating for a longer period.

If you have an interest in film, we have a Film Production project in Tanzania that you can join.

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