Applying for the scheme

Should I apply?

The Financial Journalist Intern Scheme has been set up to encourage diversification within financial journalism. Priority will be given to talented candidates who would struggle to fund an internship in London.

You will be a student but your degree doesn’t have to be in journalism. Editors are more interested in your ability to write accurately and in a way that engages the reader. In order to be eligible to apply for this programme you will be a student on an undergraduate degree programme from a ‘Target Group’ as specified within your University Access and Participation Plan.

You must be able to express clearly why you want a career in financial journalism. A keen interest in current affairs and a love of writing must shine through your application. Show us what you’ve written other than university essays!

You’ll need to be able to work under pressure and independently for much of the time, but you must also be a team player because you’ll need to work and live with other people in a cooperative manner.

What do I need?

When will the intern scheme take place?

Next year’s intern scheme is expected to run in July/August 2021.

How to apply

Complete the online form opposite.

Register your interest in next year’s scheme so that we can keep you updated with news and with any opportunities that may come up in the meantime. We are working with universities offering careers webinars from experienced journalists that may be of value as well.


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Which publications are participating in the scheme?

Possible publications that the interns could work on include

Get involved

Fund us

If you recognise the challenges that many young people face gaining practical experience of a career in journalism and want to help support this project to grow, please get in touch.

Contact us

Work with us

If you are an investment or finance orientated publication, based in central London, and you are interested in employing journalist interns through the scheme next year, talk to us.

Contact Martin Stott