Are you interested in Political Journalism? Aged 18-24? Look no further!
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust is committed to providing to high quality work experience placements for young people across a multitude of different industries and professions. We hope in doing this, to give young people a chance to access professions that may prove difficult for them to get in to otherwise and to increase diversity in industries where many different communities and minorities are under-represented. In light of this aim, we are delighted to announce the relaunch of our Political Journalism work placement programme!
The programme is operated in partnership with the staff and journalists at the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Those selected for the two-weeks work experience will be shadowing journalists from some of the most renowned national media outlets.
The Press Gallery, based in Westminster, is the historic and contemporary home of British Political Journalism. It is home to over 300 newspapers, wire services, radio stations, television channels and internet journalists whose job requires them to be based at Parliament.
This prestigious opportunity will allow you to learn some ‘tricks of the trade’ from some of the most accomplished journalists in the Country, but will also allow an invaluable opportunity to build your own professional network and produce your own content under the tutelage of industry experts.
The Programme was borne out of the need to give young people from backgrounds that are traditionally under-represented in the field of Journalism a chance to get their “foot in the door”.
As such we strongly encourage you to apply if you:
- Come from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.
- Were the recipient of Free School Meals.
- Are the first generation of your family to attend University.
You don’t have to tick all the boxes, however if none of the above apply to you it is advisable not applying.
There are a few basic criteria that you need to hit to be eligible for the placement, these are:
- Being between the age of 18 and 24
- Attaining a Grade C or above in GCSE English
Also as the internship is full time for two-weeks, it is also advisable that you live within commutable distance from Westminster.
You’ll also be asked to complete a personal statement and a written task answering two topical questions about British politics.
To apply, please download and complete the application forms below and return both to firstname.lastname@example.org