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Journalism & Media

Journalism & Media

Remote internships in journalism out of Tanzania offer the chance to produce news content for a leading TV production company, well known English-language newspapers, or other publications. Remote media internships are available in helping print publications with graphic design and layout planning. All virtual internships are supervised by experienced local staff, and provide real-life work experience in journalism and media production.

Internship Highlights:
  • Intern with Tanzanian media companies that are working on high international quality levels, using up to date technologies and production styles
  • Work and communicate with experienced Tanzanian journalists and learn about their work
  • Get insights into the media industry of Tanzania and East Africa
  • Get feedback about your work and improve your professional skill level
  • Get first-hand insights and contacts in Tanzanian and East African society, culture and politics
  • Gain practical career experience from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Media companies
Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
Get job-ready with our Experiential Learning Curriculum
Suitable for English language speakers
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

At least one year of relevant college/university study in marketing, communications, journalism, or a related field such as Political Science, Sociology, African Studies, etc. Knowledge of social media marketing and digital communications is also required. High school students aged 16+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Journalist, media producer, layouter, graphic designer, infographics designer, sociologist, African scientist, international relations, political scientist.

Internship details

This virtual internship in journalism and media places interns with the leading English language news and media companies in Tanzania. Write articles, help with TV production and work with leading media professionals.

This is a remote internship you can undertake virtually from home. Click here to view in-country Sales & Marketing internships, if you would prefer to intern abroad.

This is an exciting opportunity for a remote internship working in journalism and TV production with media companies in Tanzania. Those joining this virtual media internship can help to produce English language news and content for TV, prominent newspapers such as The Citizen and The Guardian, and other publications.

Remote internships in journalism allow interns to state preferences for where you’d ideally like to be placed. Placements can include an NGO umbrella body of press clubs in Tanzania, as well as a TV production company (directed by a local female TV presenter, journalist and woman’s rights activist) where interning journalists can prepare social and political news for weekly talk shows.

Media interns also have scope to assist behind the scenes with production companies (subject to availability), to help with production tasks on documentaries, advertisements, education films and multi-platform media campaigns.

Virtual journalism internships are also available with English language print publications, where interns are able to write articles for newspapers or press clubs, which supply news to a range of publications. Interns can write articles on a range of topics such as politics, business, lifestyle, sports, health, fashion and youth culture. These publications also offer the chance for interns to assist with graphic design, layout planning and researching.

All online interns in Tanzania work under the supervision of an experienced local journalist or producer, who will help to give you tasks and give feedback on your work. You’ll get real life experience producing news, learning about how the media industry operates, using contemporary technology and production styles, and contributing to high quality international news publications. As such, interns are held to professional standards to contribute quality work on deadlines.

In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Career Benefits

Marketing & Communications interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Producing news for TV or print

  • Writing articles

  • Preparing news pieces for TV talk shows

  • Assisting with behind-the-scenes TV production

  • Helping produce content for documentaries, advertisements, films and multi-media platforms

  • Graphic design and layout planning for print publications

  • Researching for story content

Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn about the media industry and journalism in East Africa

  • Improve your skills as a journalist or media professional

  • Get first-hand insights into the society, culture and politics of Tanzania

  • Learn how to produce news content in a professional and timely manner

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence

What recent interns said about their experience

Janan Boljevic
July 2022

This internship role contributed a lot toward my eventual goal of obtaining a career in public relations. I learned so much about the career field through a Tanzanian context and through their lens of media. I learned adaptability skills by being able to work whenever I’m needed and learned how to adjust my schedule and meeting times accordingly. This internship role also helped me build my communication skills through interacting with coworkers, mentors, and supervisors in a professional setting. I think the most memorable moment was the first meeting with my supervisor and how welcoming he made the journalism world feel, despite the competitiveness of the industry. He made it clear what the basics were for the career path and kept me intrigued on how to pursue it as a future career. Overall, I feel much more prepared and sure of my career choice!


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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.