radio broadcast journalism placements

Radio placements in Tanzania

Our radio placements are based at the same large media company in Arusha. The station currently broadcasts to a large part of Tanzania, including Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Tanga, Singida and Dodoma regions. The media company has plans to extend this coverage nationwide and you can be involved in the expansion plans of the station.

The station mainly broadcasts a number of news, current affairs and entertainments programmes in Swahili but there are some segments produced in English. You will be able to work as a broadcast assistant, helping with producing, editing, script writing and research. There will also be opportunities to gain experience presenting the English language segments.

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:

Attending local press briefings and conferences
Interviewing members of the public and prominent people
Selecting music and arranging playlists
Production assistant (technical, sound, editing, etc)
Script writing
Managing on-air talent
Researching guests and topic experts


Excellent conversational English (fluent English for presenting 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 print journalism and / or TV broadcast media 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 TV 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