TV broadcast journalism placements

Television broadcast placements in Tanzania

Television in Tanzania used to be mainly produced in Swahili, but since the opening up of the media from its state control in the mid 1990’s a number of private media companies have emerged. Many of these TV stations are broadcast on the relatively new media of cable and satellite and a number of their programs are broadcast internationally, particularly to the neighbouring countries of Uganda and Kenya.

As a result, many TV companies have international TV channels that broadcast in English and it’s on programs for these channels where you’ll be based. Many of the media companies are new and growing quickly, so they are very keen to have people coming to help out, particularly media students or those with previous media experience.

If you haven’t had any media training they’ll start you off in production where you will learn how programs are produced. Once up to speed, or if you already have media experience, you will then be involved in producing programs for broadcast, particularly with the production of the news and sports packets. You can get involved in working as a production assistant in the studio or as part of an outside broadcast team.

Accommodation on this project is with families, usually sharing with another volunteer. You will be joined in Arusha by others on our medical, teaching and business projects. For more click here>>

Roles include:

Researching the news wires for international events
Attending local press briefings and conferences
Interviewing members of the public and prominent people
Production assistant (camera, sound, editing, etc)
Researching and producing
Script writing
Managing on-air talent


Excellent conversational English (fluent English for front of camera roles)
A serious interest in journalism
Good conversational English
Good ICT skills, particularly use of word and excel
Minimum age 18 years old (no maximum age)

This project is suitable for:

Those interested in broadcast journalism experience / internships
Those interested in production assistant experience / internships
Gap year students
Media students
Career breakers and those looking to try a career in media
media internships
Experienced journalists looking to expand their portfolio

Previous experience of media is not necessary but the projects are tailored to your interests and experience. We will ask for a CV and examples of previous published work. If you haven't had anything published, the editors of the publications will usually set you an assignment so that they can gauge your writing style and ability to work to assignment.

Combining projects

These placements can be combined with the radio and / or print journalism placements in Arusha. We recommend at least a month on each placement.

Click here>> for more on Print journalism placements in Tanzania

Click here>> for more on Radio placements in Tanzania

Contact us to chat about which programme would be best for you.

Project start dates

Every Friday

Please aim to arrive on a Thursday afternoon or Friday morning so that your induction can be conducted on Friday. You can arrive on other days by appointment but additional fees may apply. Please avoid arriving on a weekend. Accommodation spaces throughout the year are limited so reserve your space now.

Click here to book this porject online nowCosts

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2022 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,295 £1,295 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £995
2023 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,195 £1,295 £1,295 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £995
2024 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £995

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All costs shown above are for one month. Additional months can be added for £895.

What's included

Donation to the project
Your accommodation
UK support
(including comprehensive predeparture information and briefing)
Airport pick-up
Local induction
Basic language course
Local overseas support
Your food
(in project accommodation)

What's not included

Spending money
Food during weekend if travelling independently