Bush Radio 89.5FM, affectionately known as “The Mother of Community Radio in Africa”, sustains itself through the support of committed people from around the world, who believe that everyone has the right to freedom of expression and the airwaves.
One of the ways we are supported is through running internships for foreign students or media professionals. The project sees students (broadcasting and others) and seasoned professionals pay a fee to do an internship, while at the same time experiencing some of the wonders that Cape Town and the environs have to offer.
The fee paid (for details e-mail) by these interns help with Bush Radio’s general running costs and helps to keep the flame of grassroots communication alive in Africa by allowing us to continue with the training and development of young radio activists from the townships
Two kinds of opportunities offered:
Are you a student (broadcasting, advertising, development, political or others) in need of an internship overseas?
Do you want to gain some valuable experience alongside some of the most dedicated young media practitioners in South Africa?
Internships are offered as a development opportunity to young broadcasting and communication scholars from all over the world. We place interns in our ever-busy News Department, the creative Production Department or with our popular On-Air Teams.
On acceptance to Bush Radio, you will receive a comprehensive induction manual and the name of the local trainee that will benefit from your presence and be your “buddy” for the duration of your stay.
We will help in finding you suitable and safe accommodation and provide you with airport pick-up and drop-off.
Are you a trained broadcaster who needs a break from the boring routine of network commercial or public radio?
Do you wish you could fulfil those creative radio dreams you had when you first started out as a radio maker?
Do you believe that radio can be used as an upliftment tool to better the lives of people in the developing world?
Established professional radio broadcasters are invited to spend up to 3 months at one of the most exciting radio projects in the world.
You can make the programmes you’ve always wanted to hear. Join committed broadcasters from around the world who gather at Bush Radio to produce meaningful and creative radio.
In the 15 years we offered internships, we worked alongside interns from Norway, France, The Netherlands, Canada, the USA and Sweden.
In the words of Noam Chomsky, who visited Bush Radio: “I have had quite a lot of contact with popular media in the United States, and elsewhere in the world, and have rarely come across achievements comparable to yours. I appreciated the vitality and seriousness as well as the very high level of professionalism and dedication of the staff and volunteers from all over the globe. What you are doing at Bush Radio is extremely important.”
For details on cost or more information e-mail: Sharon Salies