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RADIO BROADCASTING INTERNSHIP ON A COMMUNITY RADIO STATION IN PERTH

AUSTRALIA

RADIO BROADCASTING INTERNSHIP ON A COMMUNITY RADIO STATION IN PERTH IN AUSTRALIA

Gain worthwhile experience on a community radio station that broadcasts primarily to the northern suburbs of Perth.

You'll assist in putting together programmes for airing and also get involved in production, script-writing, station management, and much more. You'll contribute both on and off the airwaves and assist in many areas, from producing and announcing to audio production, administration, programming, event organising, fundraising, sponsorship and maintenance. 

Being a community station, you'll join the dedicated band of volunteers that the station relies on. "It's a bit like a family with people of all ages and walks of life and, of course, a common love of community radio".

If you do any placement in Perth, an Indigenous (Aborigine) Heritage tour in Kings Park, Perth's No. 1 tourist attraction, is included in your itinerary, free of charge!

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SUMMARY FACTFILE
Start Dates Programmes start every Thursday, all year round – you choose your start and finish dates.
Duration From 4 weeks to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements
Requirements No qualifications required, but you should be adaptable, enthusiastic and have lots of initiative. Minimum age 18.
Price Full Price List
What's included Arranging your program,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance
Accommodation

Meeting you at the nearest airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support.
Certificate of Completion
What's not included Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Food, Transport to and from your project, Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Project? This project is open to all nationalities and all ages over 18.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in gaining overseas work experience or an internship for university credit or requirement.
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad and learn about Radio Broadcasting practice overseas.
Please see "Requirements" above.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Australia and you'll learn about the Aborigine culture that makes this country so fascinating!

  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.

  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market.

  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

Michael Atkinson, Radio Internship in Australia

RADIO BROADCASTING INTERNSHIP ON A COMMUNITY RADIO STATION IN PERTH

WORK CONTENT
You'll assist in putting together programmes for airing and also get involved in production, script-writing, station management, and much more. You'll contribute both on and off the airwaves and assist in many areas, from producing and announcing to audio production, administration, programming, event organising, fundraising, sponsorship and maintenance. 

Here is a breakdown of the job roles that you may be assigned:

  • Office Administration

  • Program Producing

  • News

  • Audio Production

  • CD Archiving

  • Promotions and Marketing

Don’t worry if you’re not sure where to start, the stations will guide you through the exciting world of radio and fully train you for your role within the organisation!!

Most of your time is likely to be spent working alongside one of the main staff members or long-term volunteers, helping to put together a program to go on air. This involves reviewing and selecting, as well as helping with the research, putting the program together and interviewing people. It may even extend to actually broadcasting the material. Some programmes may be long and others may be very short, but even a short program of only five minutes in length, with four segments, can take a week to put together, so you're likely to be kept very busy! Most of the work is done inside the studios with very little work taking place outside.

The equipment you'll use will depend on your own interests and skills, but will more than likely comprise general office computers, recording software, recording devices, and possibly one of the studio panels if they think you're able to assist in creating programmes or segments. Depending on the duration of your project, you may be able to fill in on a few live on-air shifts, but it is more than likely that you'll assist with work on the pre-recorded segments and also assist the current announcer.

 Working overseas is a challenging yet wonderfully rewarding experience and this placement will give you excellent hands-on broadcasting and production experience. Whether you're starting out or taking a career break, this placement will broaden your horizons and give you experience of a new way of working in a different yet exciting culture where language is not a problem and the people are particularly friendly and welcoming.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • You don't need any qualifications to do this placement.

  • You need to have an interest in media and prepared to be flexible with the work.

  • You must be able to work with, and get on with, other people, particularly bearing in mind that the station is run almost entirely by volunteers from the community.

  • If your placement is for a shorter-term, it's unlikely that you'll be given your own programmes, but if you're there longer-term, this may well be a possibility, depending on your own capabilities.

  • We will ask you to submit a voice recording or demo tape, but this is only so that the project can judge whether you will be able to broadcast on air. It will not affect your ability to assist in all the other areas of radio broadcasting.

  • Lastly, self-reliance and independence will help you make the most of this wonderful opportunity!

The days do vary a lot depending on where I’m needed. At the moment, I’m on reception on Mondays and Wednesday, in the News Room on Tuesdays and Friday, and Thursday I’m everywhere! (Reception, production, news room, sitting in on one of the announcers shows, marketing)"

RADIO BROADCASTING INTERNSHIP ON A COMMUNITY RADIO STATION IN PERTH

Radio Broadcasting Internship in Perth, Australia

 

ACCOMMODATION:
Your accommodation is located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth, Western Australia. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district.

You'll live in a centrally located lodge that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays. You'll most likely your own room, but will share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.

Click here to visit the Lodges' website for more information.

Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor activities! You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other things to do in the region!

The city center boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or you can head over to Northbridge for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus, which stops outside your accommodation.

FOOD:

Food is not included in this project so you should budget for meals. We feel that a good guide would be a weekly budget of around AUD$70

 




ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Station Location:
The Radio stations are located in the suburbs of Perth. Perth was built on the banks of the magnificent Swan River over 150 years ago and is now a city rich in culture and filled with theatres, art galleries and museums. The city is modern and vibrant - a fun, friendly and 'laid back' place, with clear skies and a sunny climate. Western Australia is locally known as the 'state of excitement!'

How the Radio Station benefits from volunteers:
The people at the radio station are looking forward having interns from outside Australia who may be able to contribute new ideas. They are very open to free-thinking, innovative ideas! The more effort you put in, the more the responsibility you'll get. This is an excellent project that will give you good grounding and good experience.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular program (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind.    Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity! 

On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of our team who will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction so that you can learn about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more.

  

 

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OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.

Swim with Wild Dolphins!
Surfing Lessons
 

This project can also be combined with any of our other projects in Australia, or you could even do a second project in a different region of the country - or perhaps New Zealand - thus doubling your adventure and enjoyment!

BEAT OUT YOUR COMPETITION!

If you're planning a gap year or career break and contemplating a career in radio, a work experience placement such as this could be just the thing you're looking for. This type of work experience is a great way of enhancing your CV or résumé and making you stand out from the crowd in this increasingly competitive world.

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LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:

The best advice you'll get from us is to try to see some of the country while you're there. It's big (huge!) and each different region is exciting and very, very beautiful.

LOCATION:
A little about Perth: Perth was built on the banks of the magnificent Swan River over 150 years ago and is now a city rich in culture and filled with theatres, art galleries and museums. The city is modern and vibrant - a fun, friendly and 'laid back' place, with clear skies and a sunny climate. Western Australia is locally known as the 'state of excitement!'

Some of its more famous attractions include Kings Park, Scarborough Beach, Fremantle and the Swan River. Fremantle (or as the local’s call it, ‘Freo’) is the city’s port and is rich in history. At weekends you will find markets, entertainment and plenty of alfresco style cafes to laze in.

Perth has restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is of course the great Australian BBQ. Barbeque facilities are abundant in local parks - take your own food and cook up a feast, Australian style! For meals in local restaurants, a trip to Perth's inner city center is well worth the effort - it bustles with activity and offers a range of choices of restaurants.

THE BEST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Courtesy of Western Australia Tourism - www.westernaustralia.com

  • Fremantle - Spend a few days in Fremantle is an absolute must. Just a 30 minute drive from Perth's city center. Freo, as it's known by locals is a vibrant port city you can't miss.

  • Rottnest Island - Just offshore from Perth, Rottnest Island is where the locals go to swim at white-sand beaches, snorkel in turquoise water over shipwrecks, or kick back and go fishing. Rotto, as it's called locally, is a car-free zone, which adds to its relaxed feel.

  • Margaret River - No trip to Western Australia is complete without a pit stop at Margaret River. Originally a chilled out surfie town, Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate smorgasbord of good food, fine wine and spectacular scenery - just a three-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth.

  • Albany - Prepare to be blown away by Albany's dramatic convict history, set against a backdrop of rugged granite coastline, green seas and a wild beauty that tugs at the heartstrings. Step back in time and explore convict jails, old taverns, whaling ships and settlers' cottages and grand National Trust homes in beautifully landscaped grounds.

  • Denmark - You'll fall in love with Denmark - where towering tall trees meet the ocean. The town has a relaxed village atmosphere, romantic timber milling history and incredible coastal scenery.

  • Ningaloo Reef - Take a dive with hundreds of tropical fish, amazing coral formations and the world's biggest fish, the whale shark, at unspoilt Ningaloo Reef.

  • Monkey Mia - Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's most famous dolphin watching destinations.

  • Shark Bay - The Shark Bay World Heritage Area was Western Australia's first World Heritage Listed site and one of only 16 Australia wide that fit all four selection criteria. Shark Bay's wilderness and natural wonders make for a unique vacation.

  • The Pinnacles - The extraordinary ancient rock formations that make up the Pinnacles are located about a three-hour drive north of Perth near the coastal town of Cervantes.

  • Kalgoorlie - Get ready for a heady trip to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia's largest goldfields town famed for its fascinating gold rush history, fabulous old buildings and old gold miners' ghost towns.

  • Esperance - For squeaky-white beaches, getting off the beaten track and bunking down under the stars, head south to Esperance. This place is so relaxed even the kangaroos sun bake on the beach.

  • Bunbury - The cosmopolitan city of Bunbury, just two hours drive south of Perth, is located on a spectacular peninsular surrounded by blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Koombana Bay and the Leschenault Inlet.

TRAVEL:
To read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country, please click here.

Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your program, please click here.



The famous Pinnacles - visit it while on your gap year volunteer placement with Travelers Worldwide


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