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Print Media Internship in Dar-es-Salaam

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English-language journalism internships are possible with the newspapers "The Citizen" and "The Guardian" in Dar-es-Salaam. These newspapers also offer internships for set / layout functions. Another option is "Femina Hip", a youth magazine, where you can intern in the field of production management.

Project Details

Besides “The Citizen” there is also the Sunday paper "Sunday Citizen". The citizen has regular inserts: Sports Extra - every Monday; Political Forum - every Wednesday; Education - every Monday; Weekender - every Friday; Business Week - every Thursday; and Woman - every Saturday.
Mwananchi also publishes the Swahili language newspaper "Mwananchi" (which means "Citizen" in Swahili) along with its Sunday issue "Mwananchi Jumapili". Many contents of “The Citizen” and “Mwananchi” are identical and are translated between the two languages. “Mwananchi” also, has similar inserts as with “The Citizen”. The sports magazine “Mwanaspoti” in Swahili language appears biweekly, independently from the daily newspaper.
The main offices of Mwananchi Communications are in Dar-es-Salaam, but there are branches in all major cities of Tanzania, which not only produce regional news, but also contribute contents for the national edition.
We arrange internships at the headquarters in Dar-es-Salaam and at the local branch of Moshi/Kilimanjaro.
The headquarters in Dar-es-Salaam is a modern open-plan office where journalists create contents in a result-oriented and timely way within a professional work environment, which does not differ a lot from newspaper desks in Europe or North America. It is expected that you do your research and work quickly and independently.
For this reason, the internship at the Dar-es-Salaam headquarters is suitable for participants who are already experienced in journalism and who seek a new challenge doing this in Africa.
The local newsroom in Moshi however is a rather slow-paced workplace. Located in a small room at the Kahawa house office building, several journalists and advertising salespeople share one computer. Doing your internship in Moshi is rather suitable for participants who are looking for first experiences in newspaper journalism.
At both locations, you will be given suggested topics for which research can be done and articles in English can be written, including suitable images. You will also write text based on news agency contents. However, you should also be able to find topics yourself and write articles in an independent way, which may or may not be published.
In More Info, you will find some articles which have been written by our intern Stella and published in “The Citizen” Dar-es-Salaam.
"The Citizen" in Dar-es-Salaam also allows internships in the field set/layout.
The Guardian publishes two daily newspapers, the English-language "The Guardian" and "Nipashe" in Swahili, as well as four weeklies, which are "Guardian on Sunday" and its equivalent "Nipashe Jumapili" every Sunday as well as Taira Letu on Fridays and Sema Usikike on Mondays. All publications include articles, features, analyses and pictures from the subject areas politics, economy, education, sports and entertainment.
Femina HIP is the publisher of Fema Magazine, a popular Tanzanian youth magazine. This attractive and colourful weekly magazine that has been in existence since 1999, is published in Swahili language with a print-run of 170,000 copies. The edutainment magazine features besides stories about youth culture and lifestyle, topics like sexuality, relationships and HIV/AIDS.
Femina HIP also runs a weekly television program, radio program and website.
The magazine "Si Mchezo!" is published every two months with similar contents but, targeting a semi-literate rural readership. The print-run is also around 170,000 copies, with a readership of more than 2 million people. Si Mchezo! is sponsored by the government of Tanzania.

As all publications of Femina HIP are in Swahili language, journalism internships are only possible for individuals who can do editorial writing in Swahili. However, Femina HIP regularly offers internships in production management, which require a minimum duration of 6 months.
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Location: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Availability: All year, Start date flexible
Minimum Duration: 1 Month
Maximum Duration: 12 Months
Language Requirements: English
Further Languages of Advantage: Swahili
Student Halls of Residence, Host Family
Supervision Possible: Yes
Qualification of Supervisor: Journalists, Editors, Designers
Minimum Qualification of Intern:
Enrolled at university or job training
Further Contribution To Project: None
Volunteering Possible: Yes
Required Qualification of Volunteer: Professional Specialist
Further Contribution To Project: None
Minimum 1 month of work, Professional Conduct
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