The Bolivian Express is Bolivia’s major English-language publication. Its headquarters are in La Paz. It runs 1-3 month training programmes open to gap year students either in Print Journalism or TV production. Participants in the journalism programme are involved in all aspects of magazine production, and take tuition modules on the side aimed at strengthening linguistic and journalistic skills essential for being a journalist in Bolivia. You investigate and write your own articles or photo-essays, and have ample opportunity to practice your Spanish. You can also help design the magazine. Three times a week you take Spanish class in the morning. You also attend newsroom sessions and other programme tutorials, but mainly you will plan your own day: researching and writing articles, relaxing or travelling. In addition you will be provided with photography lessons, cinematography lessons and magazine design lesson by experts in their respective fields.
Bolivian Express is launching a TV Production Training Programme titled BXTV, which involves learning experiences geared towards TV and Film production. We have secured an agreement with a major media organization in Bolivia (Red UNO), as well as a highly acclaimed independent production studio (iTV). You will be given the opportunity of being involved in the production of professional TV content, working alongside experienced and established professionals in the field, on and off set. The experience also includes visits to the TV station where some of the most important local programmes are produced.
You will also be provided with accommodation in La Paz, alongside Spanish lessons at a variety of levels (6 hours per week). You will receive Bolivian press pass on arrival and will be paired with locals in La Paz and encouraged to explore Bolivian culture, eventually producing four pages of content for the magazine each month.
However there is a cost to this. It is £800 for the 1st month and £400 for each subsequent month.
Length of employment: From 1 month to 3 months
Location: Le Paz, Bolivia
Accommodation: yes this is provided – in downtown City centre penthouse apartment. Shared with the rest of the team.
No’s: limit of 7 places per month
They offer 1-3 month introductions to Bolivia and journalism. You investigate and write your own articles or photo-essays, and have ample opportunity to practice your Spanish. You can also help design the magazine. In this professionally enriching experience, you will forge intercultural links and personal contacts. Three times a week you take Spanish class in the morning. You also attend newsroom sessions and other programme tutorials, but mainly you will plan your own day: researching and writing articles, relaxing or travelling.
Who can apply?
Bolivian Express are looking for people interested in discovering Bolivian culture. You may be interested in learning the language, want a journalism internship, have a photography passion, are an avid writer or enjoy magazine design. You must speak fluent English, be at least seventeen years old, and have an observant eye and inquisitive spirit. Spanish is helpful but not essential.
There is no official deadline, applications are ongoing. However, they are limited to seven places per month, so the earlier you apply the better chance of getting a place in your preferred time period. They sometimes receive applications for up to a year in advance, but in general you should be fine if you apply about four-six months before you expect to take up your position.
You apply by submitting an application form. After reviewing this, Bolivian Express will get back to you within 2 weeks for a phone conversation. The purpose of the conversation is for both sides to get to know each other. Also if they are oversubscribed they will need to talk to you to enable their decision. They also want to make sure that any prospective participants understand what the programme involves and so will explain a bit more about it and answer any questions you may have.
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