GOA JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 980€ for 4 weeks (minimum duration). Introduction week is mandatory to start the programme: 175€
- Code : G/IND/GJI2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Goa Streets is an alternative news &entertainment weekly review that delivers a not-to-be-missed sketch of what to do, see, eat and experience in Goa. Goa Streets also provides world-class journalism characterized by edgy, lively writing and honest reporting. Through their print edition they supply Goa’s most comprehensive listings of events, performances, restaurants, movies, bars, clubs, sporting activities, art exhibits, museums and nightlife. Goa Streets delivers cutting-edge coverage of diverse topics that captures the imagination of Goans, visitors to Goa and everyone else who enjoys a good read. The rule for content is simple: if it isn’t interesting, it won’t be printed! Our readers will get the real story, uninfluenced by political or financial interests. Our food, movie, book and art reviews are real (not paid) and our stories are authentic. Roles: – Assisting daily correspondents on field – Traveling to various sites in Goa to gather news of interest – Participating in daily activities at the office – Designing (if you are skilled) – Attending journalist conferences (if any at the time) Subjects you might get to cover: Environment, Art and culture, Music, Face to Face interviews, Literature, Photography, Others About your mentor: Steven Gutkin, the venture’s chief mentor, is an award-winning journalist who has reported from some two dozen countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Minimum duration of the internship is of three weeks. Moreover, you will be required to join our Orientation Week before starting the internship. The aim is to provide valuable work experience for those interested in a journalism career.
You will be accommodated in rooms that can allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and you will be sharing the bathroom with your roommates. In our center, there is a mini library, a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available. We have Wi-Fi at the centre. Unfortunately, the quality of internet is not as we are accustomed to in most western countries and might be slower and irregular occasionally. You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Consistently ranked among India’s top tourist destinations, Goa is the ideal place for first time travelers and adventurers alike to acclimatize to a different culture. From caves behind waterfalls to villages hidden in sandy coconut forests, there is always something more waiting to be rediscovered. The mountain ranges and spice plantations enhance the beauty of this glorious state. Apart from its natural beauty, this former capital of Portuguese India and UNESCO World Heritage site has a lot to offer in terms of architecture with churches, cathedrals and forts abounding. Put together, it is all of these aspects and more that make Goa the ultimate travel destination. ATMs: There are ATM’s around our centers. The closest one to our residence is about a 15 minute walk from the house. Shop: The closest local supermarket is a 15 minute walk from the centre. Goa has a very long coastline with an almost unbroken sand cover. So, if you’ve come looking for sun, sand and sea without the crowds and the fuss you’ll be pleased to discover these beaches tucked away in quiet recesses where you can go to truly escape the world. Here is our list of secluded beaches to try during your Goa weekend getaways. You might have to take your own food and water as there are no eateries or accommodation near some of them. And though some of them may seem out of their way, you’ll be glad for the peace and quiet when you get there. Butterfly Beach – Kakolem Beach – Galjibag Beach – Hollant Beach – Betul Beach – Arambol Beach – Agonda Beach – Cola Beach – Velsao Beach – Sinquerim Beach – Siridao Beach
Program participant criteria: – Students pursuing journalism and students completed journalism studies. Your CV should be mailed to us before enrolling for this internship – A good level of English Additional equipment: Laptop, Camera. Fee of 980€ for 4 weeks (minimum duration). Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning. All volunteer programs start with a one-week introduction program. Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12 Reception at Goa Airport.