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How to Secure That Internship in Media & Information!

Graphic Communication & Advertising Intern, Diana Nzevuu Musee, Moi University

By Sharon Atieno Onyango Published September 17, 2015 Internship is an opportunity offered to students to acquire practical skills in a work environment related to their fields of study. This is aimed at equipping participants with the skills to help them gain employment. RELATED: My Graduation from Technical to Creative Producer In today’s world, anyone graduating without practical skills is grossly disadvantaged. According to a survey by the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), only about half of the more than 50 000 students who graduate from university annually in Kenya are suitable for employment; more than half are not even suited to their career choice. RELATED: Children Spend Six Hours or More a Day on Screens Lola Kenya Screen has since 2005 been offering learn-as-you-do internship to final year university students in creative and cultural entrepreneurship through media and information-related disciplines: video production, mass media, communication, journalism, information, creative writing, graphic design, website development, public relations, mass communication, print production and literature. The programme, that is available to East Africans, equips today’s generation with creative with the skills to understand, appreciate, create and consume high quality content. RELATED: Twelve-Year Old Turns Ordinary Stories into Films! “We are fully equipped with the required technology used in the various fields in which we offer the programme,” says Ogova Ondego, Managing Trustee and Creative Director of Lola Kenya Screen. “Unfortunately we take only four interns per quarter after a pre-internship placement interview.” It therefore goes without saying that there is stiff competition from the more than 30 applicants who send in their application on any particular day for the 12-week programme whose participants are assessed by both Lola Kenya Screen and the university concerned; the grade attained counts towards the student’s graduation. “The vision of Lola Kenya Screen,” says Ondego, “is to …

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Lola Kenya Screen Inspires Me into pursuing Public Relations Career

Leah Loreni, left, with ArtMatters.Info writer Daisy Nandeche Okoti during the 88th Lola Kenya Screen film forum at Goethe-Institut on 27.07.15

By Leah Amani Loreni When I joined Lola Kenya Screen in April 2015 as a Public Relations Intern having studied Journalism/Mass Communication, I almost lost hope as it appeared like I was taking rather long in mastering the craft of writing proposals, having taken only a single unit in PR in college. However, through guidance from my supervisor, I managed to learn how to write not just proposals but also persuasive communication in general. RELATED: Lola Kenya Screen Equipped Me with Skills in Cultural Journalism, Arts Criticism and Event Management During my four-month internship programme that ended on August 4, 2015 I had managed to draft five proposals on the various programmes–School Outreach, Community Mobile Cinema, Film Forum, Skills-Development, Movie Festival–that Lola Kenya Screen undertakes throughout the year. I also participated in the planning of the monthly Lola Kenya Screen film forum, in previewing the films to be screened and discussed and also served as a Public Relations Assistant during the events over the entire period of my internship. RELATED: Twelve-Year Old Turns Ordinary Stories into Films! This internship enabled me to not just discover my strengths but also my weaknesses as well: I gained new knowledge and skills; I got new insights and also the motivation to pursue a career in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. Lola Kenya Screen offers 8-16-week internship to final year university students in Media and Information Literacy, Creative writing, Cultural Journalism, Critical Appreciation of Creativity, Event Planning and Presentation, Movie Production, Graphic Design and Website Development.Eligible are students of Media, Information, Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, TV/Video Production, Visual Communication, Advertising, Literature and related areas. RELATED: Lola Kenya Screen’s Cinematography Workshop Introduces Me to Culture, Ornithology, Botany and Environmental Conservation

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Get that Internship for University Students!

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Lola Kenya Screen offers a full-fledged internship in creative entrepreneurship (event management, conception and production of high quality movies,  exhibition and promotion of films, critical appreciation of creativity, media literacy). Subject to availability of resources, out-of-school and final year students of Communication, Information and Mass Media (Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Video Production, Web Development, Graphic Design and related subjects) are placed in the programme for 7-12 weeks . The programme equips participants with creative and critical skills through Lola Kenya Screen’s annual festival, school outreach programme and on-the job internship opportunities. Interested participants have to apply–complete with  their curriculum vitae and motivation, and introductory/request letter from school–to be considered. Since its inception in 2005, Interns in our skills-development programme have so far come from University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Maseno University, Uganda Christian University, Kampala International University, Daystar University, Nairobi Film School, Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Tangaza College, Kenya Polytechnic, United States International University, Kenya Science Teachers College, Multi-Media University College and Kenya Private Sector Alliance. In 2010 the programme traversed the breadth and width of Nairobi City and its environs, introducing primary school pupils and secondary school, college and university students to the various aspects of film criticism, film journalism and media literacy. To get better acquainted with Lola Kenya Screen and what we do, be sure to check out videos on our channel on YouTube. Interested in the programme? Send your inquiries and/or application material to director(at)lolakenyascreen(dot)org.

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How to Apply for Lola Kenya Screen Internship

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Lola Kenya Screen offers internship–opportunity for the participant to acquire REAL life skills–to talented final year university students who are interested in changing the world for the better through creative entrepreneurship using the media and information discipline. The programme is an intensive, hands-on, learn-as-you-do full time experience that runs 8-12 weeks. Final year students of Communication, Journalism, Creative Writing, Arts Criticism, Video Production, Print Production, Graphic Design, Public Relations, Event-Organisation, Marketing, Resource-Mobilisation, Media Education, Mass Communication, and Web Development are eligible. To be considered for placement, applicants have to send in their formal application comprising: Cover Letter Motivation Curriculum Vitae School Introduction/Request, and Samples of one’s best work (if available). Shortlisted applicants go through written, oral and practical interview in their area of specialisation and interest prior to placement. During placement, Interns are treated as regular members of staff and acquire skills while serving in the various projects–School Outreach, Mobile Cinema, Film Forum, Internship, Festival–Lola Kenya Screen runs throughout the year. The performance of Interns is assessed by both Lola Kenya Screen and the university concerned and grades given that count towards their academic performance. Though we provide the platform upon which Interns acquire the practical skills required to graduate from university, we as Lola Kenya Screen don’t award degrees or diplomas. Participants who successfully complete the Internship are issued with Recommendation Letters. While some of our former Interns work with major media organisations, others are running their own successful media and information businesses all over East Africa. Lola Kenya Screen is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on donations from society for its operations. You can learn more about Lola Kenya Screen from its video channel on YouTube.

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