Mexican Media and Journalism Work Experience
from £895 GBP
to £1095 GBP
Our journalism placements in Mexico are based at various newspapers, TV stations, radio stations and websites. Our placements are tailored to your experience, interests and level of Spanish. For those with basic or no Spanish you will be working on publications and websites serving the English speaking populations of Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara.
Both have sizeable populations of English speaking expatriates, mainly from the USA, as well as a large seasonal population of tourists. A large amount of media is dedicated to serving this population. Therefore, the topics covered are wide ranging.
The focus of the media varies, mainly focussing on local activities and issues. However, the media also covers culture & history, economics, health & science, sports, as well as national and international current affairs. Therefore your experience here will be diverse and wide-ranging, with lots of hands-on work.
On all our projects, your work will also be very varied and could include accompanying and assisting reporters as they investigate stories, preparing and conducting interviews or getting popular public opinion on current topics of interest. Other areas of work will include proof-reading and editing articles, possibly contributing to layout ideas, and just generally helping whenever and wherever your assistance is required. Knowledge of computers and working in Word, Excel, etc., are an advantage as is any previous experience at home.Requirements
This is a serious work experience programme and applicants must be able to demonstrate a very real interest in following a career in media. The publication will expect you to contribute ideas and make suggestions rather than sit around and just make the tea.
Even when working on English language publications, a basic understanding of Spanish is essential as the people you will be working with and possibly interviewing may not speak English.Accommodation
The turtle camp is a semi permanent settlement, made up of a number of large tents. Each function of the camp has it's own tent, for example the lab, the kitchen, the showers, the eating area and even the accommodation. Accommodation is usually in personal tents within a larger tent.
Electricity is provided by a generator and so is rationed and water has to be brought in so must be used sparingly. However, living conditions are comfortable but understandably basic.
There are compensations however! The camp has it's own pool, to help you cool off after a long day on turtle watch or releasing hatchlings and due to the absence of light polution in the area, there's also a powerful telescope for gazing at the stars on the clear nights.Weekends
The cost of the programme in Mexico includes Spanish Lessons. These will usually be conducted in the evenings. The lessons are basic and are designed for those with little or no Spanish. Those with good Spanish already can elect to skip these lessons.
Weekends are free which means that you can easily get together with other volunteers and go travelling at weekends.
Additional months are £595
All the time
This placement would suit:
those hoping to break into media and put some work experience in their CV or portfolio that really makes them stand out!
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