Journalism and Editorial Internship in London

From $6,449, 8 weeks, United Kingdom Trip code: UKIJ

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Overview

We offer successful applicants an outstanding internship, in the sector of their choice. Interning in London offers applicants an amazing opportunity to gain vital work experience and industry exposure, develop extensive networks and experience the best of what London has to offer. This is a city where potential is realized. This is a city where individuals flourish.

 

One of the biggest elements of our program is the professional development you will experience. Included in the program is a workshop on key skills such as communication, presentation and teamwork. We have also partnered with DDI International, one of the world’s largest HR organizations to provide you a work-place style self assessment tool where you’ll complete a short questionnaire about yourself and you’ll learn insights into your strengths and weaknesses and points you can improve. To complement the whole placement process, we also provide a host of great training videos and documents. If you have ambitions to build your skills and experience to have a great international career, this is the program for you.

 

Placement Requirements

Experience/ Qualifications required: You should have strong written and verbal English, exceptional communication and creative writing skills and be able to work to tight deadlines. 

Nationalities: This programme is open to all nationalities (subject to visa requirements) except for UK residents.

Typical Hours: Monday-Friday; 7-8 hours per day.
Remuneration: Unpaid position.

 

Please note: Our UK internships are not available to UK applicants.


When do I want to go?

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3 May 2014Journalism Internship in London - 8 weeks (private room)$6,449AvailableBook now
3 May 2014Journalism Internship in London - 10 weeks (private room)$7,479AvailableBook now
3 May 2014Journalism Internship in London - 12 weeks (private room)$8,489AvailableBook now
7 June 2014Journalism Internship in London - 8 weeks (private room)$6,903AvailableBook now
7 June 2014Journalism Internship in London - 10 weeks (private room)$8,036AvailableBook now
7 June 2014Journalism Internship in London - 12 weeks (private room)$9,152AvailableBook now
5 July 2014Journalism Internship in London - 8 weeks (private room)$6,903AvailableBook now
5 July 2014Journalism Internship in London - 10 weeks (private room)$8,036AvailableBook now
5 July 2014Journalism Internship in London - 12 weeks (private room)$9,152AvailableBook now
2 August 2014Journalism Internship in London - 8 weeks (private room)$6,903AvailableBook now
2 August 2014Journalism Internship in London - 10 weeks (private room)$8,036AvailableBook now
2 August 2014Journalism Internship in London - 12 weeks (private room)$9,152AvailableBook now
6 September 2014Journalism Internship in London - 8 weeks (private room)$6,449AvailableBook now
6 September 2014Journalism Internship in London - 10 weeks (private room)$7,479AvailableBook now
6 September 2014Journalism Internship in London - 12 weeks (private room)$8,489AvailableBook now
4 October 2014Journalism Internship in London - 8 weeks (private room)$6,449AvailableBook now
4 October 2014Journalism Internship in London - 10 weeks (private room)$7,479AvailableBook now
4 October 2014Journalism Internship in London - 12 weeks (private room)$8,489AvailableBook now
1 November 2014Journalism Internship in London - 8 weeks (private room)$6,449AvailableBook now
1 November 2014Journalism Internship in London - 10 weeks (private room)$7,479AvailableBook now
1 November 2014Journalism Internship in London - 12 weeks (private room)$8,489AvailableBook now
6 December 2014Journalism Internship in London - 8 weeks (private room)$6,449AvailableBook now
6 December 2014Journalism Internship in London - 10 weeks (private room)$7,479AvailableBook now
6 December 2014Journalism Internship in London - 12 weeks (private room)$8,489AvailableBook now

What will I be doing?

  • Your Internship Placement

  • Year round programme

  • Application process

Your Internship Placement: 8 to 12 weeks

Next Leg

In the 21st century London finds itself the epicenter to many of the world's most important companies. We are partnered with a some of the highest profile organisations in the UK, based in the heart of London. Your internship will provide a fantastic platform to hone your journalistic and editorial skills in a dynamic and creative environment. Our partners include the UK’s biggest Sunday newspaper, where we place participants on their International News Desk, and one of London’s most famous hotels, where our interns write the weekly publications.

 

Each internship is designed around your future career plans and aspirations. When you apply our team in London will discuss your options and match the experience you are looking for with the opportunities available within our vast network of organisations in London. 

 
Example- Sunday newspaper Internship
 
You will be working closely with the International Desk of one of the most popular newspapers in the UK, helping to edit pieces for the weekly publication and assisting with the research and preparation of several pieces. You will be able to gain an insight into how one of the UK's largest paper operates and will develop some key editorial and journalistic skills. You will then spend some time with the picture or online desk and work closely with their teams to assist the requests of the relevant desks.
 
Our partner organisations are accustomed to hosting interns so you can be assured of a very high quality learning experience. Our aim is to give you the platform to develop the skills and experience necessary to compete in this highly competitive sector. All supervisors in the host companies are experienced in working with international interns.

 

Throughout your journalism placement you will be involved with a variety of roles and tasks with plenty of opportunities to use and develop your creative talent. These may include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Conduct research for stories, themes and/or promotions in line with the host organisations objectives during your stay
  • Opportunities to develop key editorial and journalistic skills
  • Work alongside top writers for first class organisations.
  • See your work in print and give you the opportunity to build a strong portfolio of work 

Once you have applied you will recieve a full list of opportunities in your field.

 

We recognise that undertaking an internship internationally will be a new experience for many students and that it can be a daunting prospect. Our team of full time staff are based in London and on hand to ensure that everyone has the support needed to excel in their roles and to have a memorable time in the company of an international mix of students. From online correspondence to face to face advice and support, we aim to facilitate a seamless transition from the classroom into the work place. A mid-internship review is included as standard.   

 

Year round programme: 8 weeks

Next Leg

An internship in London is not only a fantastic opportunity to develop your resume, it is is great opportunity to experience life in one of the most vibrant, culturally rich and diverse cities in the world! Stand on Millennium Bridge at night and see the skyscrapers of the City of London, set against the backdrop of St Pauls Cathedral. Walk the streets of Westminster where the politicians battle one another in the Houses of Parliament, just next-door from Buckingham Palace.  Explore the East End, the coolest nightlife zone in Europe, where fashion trends are set and followed the world over.

 

In addition to a first class internship and great accommodation, you will receive 24/7 support on the ground from our local, full-time team. This includes thorough pre-trip information, a welcome & safety orientation on arrival, airport pick-up & ongoing assistance throughout your stay. 

 

London is a hub for international students, and we organise regular social and cultural events. Our goal is to provide you with many opportunities to meet new people and so you can make new contacts from around the world!

 

Our events which operate all year round include:

  • Welcome orientation
  • London city tour
  • River Thames boat trip
  • West End theatre night

Application process:

Step 1: Application
To apply for this internship we ask you to either call us or apply online using the link below. When you apply we will request information on your emergency contact details, passport number and your health background and other important information. At this stage a deposit payment is requested, this deposit is non-refundable, unless your application is declined by our team in London.

• A completed application form (provided upon deposit payment)
• Current CV /resume detailing your work and study history

Note: If your internship is part of your university course, and requires accreditation this can easily be arranged. We request a letter from your tutor supporting your application for an internship.

Step 2: Telephone/Skype interview with our Internship Coordinator
Once we have your application pack we will contact you to arrange an informal interview with our internship coordinator who will be your main contact before you leave for London.

Step 3: Accepting the placement
We will send you a formal offer letter for you to sign, along with a clear summary of the types of roles you will be involved with during your internship.

Step 4: Interview with your host company
Your internship coordinator will arrange a date and time for an interview with your host company.

Step 5: Payment of full program fees and sign placement description and agreement
At this stage we will help you to organise a suitable visa to enable you to work in London.

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What's included?

  • Top Internship in the sector of your choice
  • Quality accommodation (private bedroom in good area)
  • Professional development tools, training & workshops (communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills)
  • Industry-leading workplace performance assessment (created by global HR firm DDI International)
  • Expert training materials on key topics to help you get the most out of your internship experience
  • A lunch cruise on the River Thames
  • Tickets to a top London theater show with dinner beforehand
  • Afternoon Tea at a classic London venue
  • Traditional Sunday Roast
  • Airport pick-up (private car to collect you from the airport and take you direct to your apartment)
  • All your transport in London (free and unlimited use of the city’s metro system, buses & trains)
  • 24/7 emergency assistance from local staff
  • Written pre-departure welcome pack
  • Welcome orientation on your first day
  • Welcome package including city maps, important program information & transportation card
  • An active international community of interns in London with regular events and activities organized
  • Visa assistance (where required)
  • Academic credit assistance (where required)

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance (we can help with this)
  • Visa costs
  • Meals

Additional Information

Accommodation

During your placement you have the opportunity to experience London life first hand and in the company of students from around the world. We offer high quality shared student accommodation and you can choose between a private or shared bedroom (sharing with one other person) in a self catered student appartment. 

 

All accommodation options are of high quality and are situated in good, safe areas within London.Our apartments have been carefully selected so that a commute to work will not exceed 45 minutes door to door. Transport on the tube (subway) is included in the price of the programme to give you the opportunity to explore this fascinating and friendly city.

 

Meals

Meals are not included in the programme price. Accommodations are self catering and Interns should budget extra for meals.

 

Is this trip for you?

This program is an investment in your future and will give you a substantial advantage over your peers. An international work placement will significantly aid you when searching for long-term employment. Previous interns have also received full time offers of employment from their host companies in London upon the completion of their internship. And the above doesn’t even touch on your personal development and the fun you will have!

 

We accept applications on a rolling admissions basis for internships throughout the year. All applications must be in at least 6 weeks before the programme start date. We operate on a first come first serve basis so we encourage early applications.

 

All students who are accepted into our program are provided with our full money-back guarantee. This means we promise to place you in an internship with a company you approve of or you will receive a full refund if you decide not to proceed. Our moneyback guarantee ends once you have formally accepted the placement after your telephone or sykpe interview with the host company.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

DBS

This trip requires a Police Check to be carried out - please contact us for further information on how to do this. 

What will I see in London?

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FAQs

1. Are these internships paid?

Our mission is to facilitate internship opportunities for international students. Whether these internships are paid or not is down to each specific placement company.

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2. Why should I join this programme?

This program is an investment in your future and will give you a substantial advantage over your peers. An international work placement will significantly aid you when searching for long-term employment. Previous interns have also received full time offers of employment from their host companies in London upon the completion of their internship. And the above doesn’t even touch on your personal development and the fun you will have!

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3. I am from the UK - can I still apply?

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from UK residents.

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4. When is the deadline to apply?

We accept applications on a rolling admissions basis for internships throughout the year. All applications must be in at least 6 weeks before the programme start date. We operate on a first come first serve basis so we encourage early applications.

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5. Can I live at a relative's house and take the housing out of the cost?

We are generally unable to remove any elements from our All-Inclusive program to reduce the cost. The employers we work with depend on this service, in turn making you more reliable. However, if you have particular needs please do contact us.

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6. Can I see a list of employers?

After you have applied we will provide you with a full list of opportunities in your sector.

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7. What hours can I expect to work?

Typically, participants work an average week of no more than 40 hours. The company at which you are interning will set your work hours but the majority of internships will take place between 9 am and 6 pm.

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8. Can I obtain academic credit?

All participants will be able to obtain academic credit if necessary via our partner university.

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9. When should I apply?

You should apply at least 6 weeks before you wish to begin your internship in London. However, we strongly encourage early applications in order to avoid disappointment, our internship placements are on a first come first serve basis.

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10. Is attendance at our events mandatory?

All of our events and activities that we organise are optional, but your job is not. With your internship placement, you may not miss work for any reason other than health and family emergencies unless previously approved by both our in country directors and your employer.

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