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How to Apply for Lola Kenya Screen Internship

Junxia Mbithe Mbeti of Multimedia University of Kenya,, Video Production Intern at Lola Kenya Screen.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).

Wairimu Wanjage preparing articles on strict journalistic deadlinesShortlisted 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.

japheth ogila, journalism,steve biko abuya, pr, maseno universityParticipants 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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