The annual Internship Program organised for students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) as part of the school's curriculum will formally begin on Monday 29th May.
The 3-month long internship program was started off with an orientation for all Level 300 and Diploma 1 students yesterday [Monday].
In an interview with gijonlinenews.com, the Coordinator for this year's Internship Program, Mr. Shaibu Yussif, who is a lecturer at the institution, was optimistic the program will go a long way to "equip students with the practical aspects of their profession."
Participants have been randomly grouped under five internal fields, namely GIJ Online News, PR Today, The Communicator Newspaper, GIJ TV and Radio GIJ. Each month however, a third of the participants will be outsourced to various institutions for external internship.
Speaking to a cross-section of students who will partake in the internship, a mixture of excitement and anxiety were not far from their expressions and demeanour.
"At least we get to practice what we have been taught and I believe there is a whole lot to be learnt within this period, " an elated student said.
For Level 300 student Patricia Kojo, the internship "offers an opportunity to change the academic environment and practice."
"I think interning on campus would prepare me for the external internship and I can gain experience before going outside the school," Judith Abadioo, an intern with gijonlinenews.com explained.
Students will spend two months of practice outside the school and one month in the school.
Among the facilitators and supervisors of this year’s internship are well known media instructors, lecturers as well as a number of immediate past students of the school.
Story By: Sarah Djirackor (Level 300JN A)