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Rights Media Educational Intern Jobs in Malawi

Host Organization: Malawi Institute of Journalism-Blantyre
Description of Host Organization: With a well-established radio station and three campuses, the Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) was established in 1995 to improve the quality of journalism in Malawi. In addition to academic programmes, MIJ offers customised training courses in reporting on key issues such as politics, HIV/AIDS and human rights that keep with its core objective of promoting media independence and professionalism.
Length of placement: 6 months, starting in January 2012
Remuneration: monthly stipend, flight and visa/vaccination expenses
Job Description: 1) Curriculum on Human Rights and Governance Reporting: The intern, in partnership with student journalists and MIJ staff, will research and write curriculum for a workshop series on human rights and governance reporting in Malawi, including best practices and lessons learned. The curriculum will be provided to all local training institutions and media houses.
2) Human Rights, Governance and Media Community Forums: the intern, alongside journalists, students and faculty at the MIJ, will develop forums aimed at engaging the local community, non-governmental organizations, government bodies, and media houses. The forums will create a dialogue on the role of the media in addressing and covering various human rights and governance issues.
3) Student Media Assistance: the intern will work with journalism students and staff to develop, launch and support MIJ campus media outlets. This includes helping with human rights and governance program development, logistics and staff training. This activity was specifically requested by the MIJ that work with students and student media.
4) Student Chapter Support: the intern will work with students and faculty at the MIJ to develop a Human Rights and Governance Student Chapters to develop and host events, community engagement activities, and new member recruitment.
5) Canadian Engagement: The intern will write one blog posting per week focusing on their personal experiences as a Canadian intern working in Ghana. The intern will also submit to jhr and/or Speak Magazine 4 stories/articles that they have worked with local journalists to produce, each month, and will speak at one Canadian University about their experiences upon their return.
Qualifications: • A postsecondary degree or diploma in journalism • Experience working in print and radio production • Experience or demonstrable interest in teaching and training • Knowledge of human rights • Excellent personal skills • Excellent written and communication skills • Knowledge of Malawi
IYIP Eligibility criteria: • be between 19 and 30 years of age • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident legally entitled to work in Canada • be a post-secondary graduate • be unemployed or underemployed • out of school • ready to begin their professional career • have not participated in an internship with the Career Focus stream of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES)
Deadline: Please submit an application form (found at, cover letter and resume to by November 4, 2011

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