Through our journalism internships in Ghana in West Africa, you will have the unique opportunity to learn and practice journalism in several mediums including newspaper, TV, and radio. These internships are designed for journalism students and professionals to gain first-hand experience in the field.
You will work at one of the English-language, daily newspapers in Accra. Some of the newspapers include the Ghanaian Chronicle, Daily Graphic, and Ghana News Agency. Your duties will include writing news stories and feature articles, proofreading colleagues’ work for publication, researching background material, editing stories, conducting interviews in the field, and attending news events.
You will work at one of the television stations in Accra, such as the private TV3 or state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. Your duties will include researching stories, conducting interviews for broadcast, covering news conferences and human interest stories, assisting in technical production, and perhaps even appearing as on-camera reporter.
You will be placed at one of the commercial radio stations in either Accra or Cape Coast. The stations have music, news, and commentary presented by Ghanaian on-air personalities. Pravda 93.5 is one of the many radio stations where our interns have worked. As an intern you will get to experience a variety of roles at the station, including reading news on the air, researching news stories, interviewing news makers, producing segments, writing copy for the air, and attending press conferences.
Locations: Accra and Cape Coast (radio only).
Requirements: Age 18+. Journalism students and professionals are preferred.
Length of Stay: 3 weeks minimum. 3 months maximum.
Schedule: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm. Occasional assignments on weekends.
Accommodations: Host Family.
- 1 Week: $995
- 2 Weeks: $1,150
- 3 Weeks: $1,300
- 4 Weeks: $1,450
- (After 4th week, add $150 per extra week)
- Volunteer Placement
- Meals & Accommodations
- Airport Pickup & Drop-Off
- 24-hour Support
- Orientation in Ghana
- Handbook for Ghana
- Pre-trip Guidance & Support
- Assistance with Visa Process
- Drop-off at Program Site
- Introduction to Host Family
- Guidance with Extra Sightseeing
- Cosmic Volunteers T-shirt
- Certificate of Participation
- An experience that will last a lifetime!
(Not Included: Flights, Insurance, Visas)