Journalism in Bolivia

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Our Journalism in Bolivia placement offers volunteers the chance to gain some fantastic work experience whilst living in the beautiful surroundings of one of the most vibrant country in South America. The work experience that you will gain through this placement will improve your prospects in this highly competitive job sector.

Volunteers on this placement will focus on print journalism and will not only get an insider's view of how publications are run; but will also get the chance to put together a great portfolio of work whilst working on the  monthly English-language magazine called the 'Cocha-Banner'.

The Cocha-Banner magazine is distributed for free within the city of Cochabamba, and covers a variety of topics, from news and current affairs to features and reviews. The paper gives the people of Cochabamba the chance to learn about local topics and give their opinions, whilst at the same time practising their English. It also gives organisations and other local groups the opportunity to 'spread the word' about the work they do.

Working alongside a local journalist, you will be given a range of responsibilities; everything from researching stories and interviewing people to writing articles and editing. You can also design layouts and get involved in various aspects of producing the publication. The magazine is also contributed to by students from Cochabamba University, so you could get involved with editing, proofreading or even translating articles written by them, if your Spanish is up to it!


I will never forget my first taxi ride through Cochabamba, instantly it struck me as a lively colourful city (it helped I'd arrived on a sunny Saturday) and upon spotting a cow tied to a tree in a play-park I grew quite excited at realising I was a very long way from home and this was going to be a very different cultural experience. - Charlotte Mayhew


There are always lots of things going on in and around Cochabamba, so you will never be short of stories. Whether you are reporting on a strike, interviewing a local politician or attending a function, your knowledge of Bolivia and its people will grow along with your confidence.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with this pioneering publication, learning about many aspects of journalism, while experiencing life in this vibrant Bolivian city.


Contact us to find out more about Journalism in Bolivia.

You can call us on 01903 708300 or email us at We have a friendly team ready to answer your questions. You can also use the ‘sign up or login to apply’ button below to get in touch and we’ll email you with more details.


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