Journalism Volunteer Projects in Togo
- Placement location: Lomé
- Placement Types: Print, Television
- Requirements:Volunteers should speak good conversational French
- Role: To work alongside a small team of local journalists and become involved in all aspects of the field
- Accommodation: Host family
- Price: From
- What's included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What's not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From 2 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Whether you are already working as a journalist or are contemplating journalism as a career or university option, our voluntary Journalism placements in Togo offer you the chance to gain some fantastic work experience whilst living in French speaking West Africa.
The minimum project duration for volunteers with previous experience, or those studying journalism, is two weeks. For volunteers with no experience, the minimum project duration is four weeks. However, those who want to join this project for less than four weeks, must be in their second year of journalism studies, and have some internship experience.
On this placement it is essential to have a keen interest in journalism, the media and life in West Africa. You will get the chance to put together a portfolio of work, and gain invaluable work experience for your CV that will improve your prospects in this highly competitive job sector.
Journalism Placements in Togo with Projects Abroad
Volunteers participating on a Journalism project in Togo can choose to work with a public radio station or with a private press association where it is possible to combine print, radio and TV journalism or choose to focus on one area. Both placements are based in the vibrant capital city of Lomé.
Volunteers should speak good conversational French to take part in both of these projects, as you will be communicating in French with your Togolese colleagues.
Your Role as a Journalism Volunteer in Togo
At both placements you will work alongside the small team of local journalists and will be given a range of responsibilities. At the radio station you may be broadcasting live on air and taking part in discussion shows. At the press association you can get involved in a huge variety of activities including researching stories and interviewing people or writing and translating articles. You can also write pieces before broadcasting them on the radio or at the television station.
This is a fantastic opportunity to potentially get involved with all aspects of print, radio and television journalism and learn many useful journalism techniques.
Volunteers will receive guidance from their supervisor at the placement. The Projects Abroad office is also located near by, so staff are always on hand to offer any support needed. It is important to remember that the journalism placements involve professional organisations and as a volunteer you should be hard working, punctual and take the work seriously.