PanoGrama Entertainment, an organisation dedicated to the advancement of young people, has established a professional relationship with the University of the West Indies, Mona campus to provide a training experience for interns studying Journalism at the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (Carimac).
While completing their internship, students will gain work experience in journalism and are expected to demonstrate the knowledge and skills obtained at Carimac.
They will also learn time management, effective communication and be assisted in the development of proper work ethics and interpersonal skills.
Additionally, they will be able to build their portfolios and in some cases, have their work published by notable media houses on various platforms.
Since the start of the programme in April, PanoGrama Entertainment has worked with three young women—Dana Malcolm, Tamoy Ashman and Kallejhay Terrelonge—who have each made significant contributions to PanoGrama Entertainment. They have given their testimony about the excellence of the programme, and its impact on their development, not only as future journalists but as young people hoping to make a difference in society.
Terrelonge said: “It has been an extraordinary experience. I have learned a lot and gained knowledge that I know will help me in my field of study.”
Malcolm said: “It has been a very fulfilling and learning experience. The reception was warm and professional, and I felt like part of a team where my ideas were valued.”
Ashman said the guidance she received from PanoGrama Entertainment’s CEO Nevin Roach made an impact. “Mr Roach was always there to give advice or answer any questions that I had. I received feedback on my writing multiple times. The experience was an enjoyable one that allowed me to grow both as a future journalist and a person,” she said.
Carimac officials said they are pleased with the level of professionalism, provision of experiences and exposure granted to the students who have completed their internships with the PanoGrama Entertainment:
“The opportunities have allowed our students to adjust to the demands of the world of work while putting into practice the relevant Journalism and media & communication skills that they have acquired over the last two years. We look forward to a fruitful and mutually beneficial partnership through the internship programme.”