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Gap Year Amazing, Hands On Media Internships Abroad

Vacancy Type: Gap Year
Employer: Travellers Worldwide
Reference: TW/5/AMMIA
Salary: Unpaid – Fees Apply  

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AMAZING, HANDS ON MEDIA INTERNSHIPS WORLDWIDE!

  • Do you want to kick-start your career and make your CV or Résumé stand out from the crowd?
  • Are you looking at a career change and want to first get a taste of your new chosen path?
  • Do you want to combine your studies with professional work experience?

How about doing it somewhere inspiring and discovering a new culture at the same time!

Travellers Worldwide is a leading provider of International Work Experience / Internship placements. With over 14 years experience, a global network covering 20 countries across 5 continents and with over 50 tailored and professional placements, you can gain the valuable experience and skills needed to get ahead in today’s market and stand out from the competition.

A Work Experience placement abroad is a unique way to observe experts in your field and learn how they work in different countries. The experience you gain will be invaluable to you in the future and very different to what you're used to. We consult with you regarding your specific requirements to ensure you gain the maximum benefit and experience from the placement.

We have a variety of exciting media internships available in Argentina, Australia, Ghana, New Zealand or South Africa.

ARGENTINA:

Radio: You'll gain excellent Radio Journalism experience on a radio programme that airs daily between 09:00 to 11:00. The programme takes a political focus, with an analysis of financial market trends, political current affairs in Argentina, Economics (Local and International) and a review of everyday events and news. The show often features telephone interviews with guest speakers.

AUSTRALIA:

Radio: Gain worthwhile experience on a community radio station that broadcasts primarily to the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, with a focus on the Cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup. Most of your time is likely to be spent working alongside one of the main staff members or long-term volunteers, helping to put together a programme to go on air. This involves reviewing and selecting, as well as helping with the research, putting the programme together and interviewing people. It may even extend to actually broadcasting the material.

Television: Experience the best of Perth's community action whilst gaining vital work experience at a local TV station. This project offers you the chance to volunteer with a not-for-profit community television service which provides individuals and community, cultural or educational organisations access to airtime, training and equipment to produce programs for broadcast.

GHANA:

Radio: A unique opportunity to be part of an exciting radio team in the heart of Accra. You'll observe experts in the field of Radio/Journalism and learn how they work in Ghana. The station works on news and entertainment. If you have past radio experience, then it is likely you will have plenty of freedom to express ideas and create your own work assignments. You could find yourself involved with preparing news stories and researching and editing features.  

Television Production: Work alongside a TV production team, from the concept idea for a piece, to the production of the model. The TV Production Studio where you'll work is located in Accra and is primarily a facilities house that undertakes commissions for television programmes, documentaries, commercials, music, corporate and training videos, events coverage, graphics, as well as 2D and 3D animation.

Web Design:  Work alongside professional web designers in the largest web design and development firm in Ghana. Observe experts and learn how they work in an African culture and environment. This company specializes in interactive media development, applications development and E-business development. Focused on both multimedia and server side technology, this company has created a number of award winning sites and helped advance the state of Web Africa, operating from the early days when most of the usual suspects in Web Africa were still cutting their teeth.

NEW ZEALAND:

Graphic Design: You'll work as a Graphic Designer at a TV station in Auckland. The station has a program schedule comprised of short, punchy health-related documentaries and quick tips, magazine-style entertainment segments - everything from fashion to DIY - and easy-listening music videos. The station was the first station to ban junk food and soft drink advertising to make people more aware about what they eat and to promote a healthy lifestyle.

The station is a free channel that is shown in medical waiting areas, which aims to engage, educate and entertain patients before they see a medical professional. The station broadcasts via the internet to over 200 medical centres across the country and they use the latest ground breaking technology video on demand to broadcast their programs.

SOUTH AFRICA:

Graphic Design: Learn about the business of Graphic Design in a small friendly South African firm based right on the water's edge of the Lagoon in one of South Africa’s most beautiful and popular tourist locations. You'll learn the basics of the business of graphics design. You'll work alongside the staff in your area of expertise. If you have more than one skill/interest area then you will most likely get the chance to be involved in several areas of the company. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll have a hands-on role, this may be as part of a group or you may be given some tasks to work on by yourself.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into your chosen county and its diverse culture
  • The enormous satisfaction of helping a disadvantaged community and knowing that you made a difference to them.
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

WHY DO A WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT?

In a world of competition where an army of graduates are lining up for the top jobs, what would set you apart from the crowd and make employees look twice? How about spending 1-6 months working at a top institute in a developing country? Nothing shows as much motivation, initiative and passion as arranging your own cultural experience abroad.

Education establishments and employees are looking for that little bit extra today. Opening your mind and your horizons by living and working abroad is a huge personal and professional achievement that you will always be proud of. Not to mention the lifetime of memories and friends you’ll make along the way.

Many opportunities for work experience are available. As well as an extremely steep learning curve in your chosen profession, we’ll make the whole experience easy, safe and fun for you! You don’t necessarily need previous qualifications or any experience and if you don’t see what you’re looking for here, give us a call, maybe we can arrange it for you.

All work experience placements are specifically tailored to suit your preferences and requirements, to ensure you get as much out of the experience as possible. We will have detailed discussions with you by phone about what you are looking for before your departure and we will ensure that you are happy with your placement with excellent daily care and support throughout your time in country, including being met at the airport and receiving a full induction into your new area.

You will usually work Monday to Friday leaving your weekends free for travel and adventure with other Travellers volunteers during your placement! Placements tend to be social and lots of fun as well as educational.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for a media internship you need to submit the following

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Covering Letter
  • £190 deposit payment (which will be deducted from the total cost of your placement) – made payable online, via cheque, bank transfer or over the phone

DURATION: Available all year round. Our placements are very flexible, you can choose your own start and finish dates.

START DATES: Flexible start and finish dates you choose. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

SALARY: UNPAID – FEES APPLY:

COSTS: Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £745 for two weeks. You can participate for up to one year, subject to visa requirements.

Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).

You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.

Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

REQUIREMENTS: Qualifications depend on which placement you choose. Some don't require any qualifications or experience and some others would prefer some experience. Please speak to us so that we can help you choose the placement that is right for you and will give you the most beneficial experience. All placements do require you to have initiative, adaptability and patience (and a good sense of humour helps!)

Location: Rest of the World

Recruiter Details

Travellers Worldwide

01903 502595

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