Journalism Resources

We get asked a lot at News Associates about when the journalism graduate and trainee schemes open, and we wanted to share with you some other resources when looking for jobs.

If you’re an alumni, please make sure you join our jobs group on Facebook, where we post any jobs we’re sent.

And everyone should watch this video of notable journalists including Sky News senior correspondent Ian Woods, Financial Times undercover reporter Madison Marriage, BBC News Intake senior broadcast journalist Narinder Kalsi and Guardian Brexit correspondent Lisa O’Carroll sharing their top tips for getting into journalism. 

(PS There’s another top tips video at the bottom of the page!)

We’ll try to update this list as often as we can, so keep checking back – and if you’re a News Associates trainee/alumni then ask us for help when applying.

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The Times Graduate Trainee News Reporter – Keep your eyes peeled in December!
Two-year scheme including a six-month regional placement.
Successful applicants will receive formal journalism training with News Associates. Learn more.

The Times Graduate Trainee Picture Researcher – Keep your eyes peeled in December!
Twelve-month scheme across news, sport and features.
Successful applicants will receive formal journalism training with News Associates. Learn more.

The Telegraph Editorial Training Scheme – Keep your eyes peeled in March!
A two-year programme, tailored to your strengths, across both journalism and leadership.

The Financial Times Paul Mclean Graduate Scheme – Closed.
An entry-level contract, with six weeks initial training at the Financial Times.

Daily Mail Reporting and Sub-Editing Graduate Schemes – Closes March 3, 2020.
These are both year-long scheme, giving graduates in-house training and five months external placement.

Daily Mail Sports Graduate Scheme – Keep your eyes peeled in March!
A twelve-month scheme a five-month external placement and in-house training.

The Sun Sports Journalism Apprenticeship and News Journalism Apprenticeship – Closed.
Open to both graduates and school leavers.

The Sun Summer Internship Scheme – Closed.
A twelve-week scheme in the Sun’s office in London, Manchester or Glasgow at London Living Wage.

The Wall Street Journal, Europe Reporting Internship – Summer 2021 (London/European Bureaus) – Keep your eyes peeled in December!
This is a paid summer internship that lasts for 10 weeks. 

Global Data Journalism Graduate Programme – Closed.
Offers a 12-month training scheme across all areas of the business, including the New Statesman.

Financial Times Marjorie Deane internships – Keep your eyes peeled in July!
Two six-month internships writing and researching about finance and economics.

The Economist Britain Team Journalism Internship – Closed
A six-month magazine journalism on print edition of the Britain section of the weekly magazine.

The Economist 1843 Journalism Internship – Closed.
A six-month magazine journalism covering every aspect of production. BAME candidates only.

The Economist Foreign Internship – Closed.
Three-month placement, paying £2,000 a month.

The Spectator summer internship – Keep your eyes peeled in May!
A two-week paid internship in editorial, broadcast, politics or research.

The Guardian Trainee Sub-Editor Scheme – Closed. 
A twelve-month sub-editing training scheme with stints in print, digital news, sport and features.

Read about how News Associates and the Daily Mail are working together to train young journalists at both apprenticeship and graduate level.

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Broadcast

CNN has loads of news and digital internships

Annual dates for their internships:
1st January – 30th April (applications must be received by 1st November)
1st May – 31st August (applications must be received by 1st March)
1st September – 31st December (applications must be received by 1st July)

Sky Sports Graduate Scheme – Opened February 2020 with no closing date. Apply ASAP!
An eleven-month scheme for those in their final year of undergraduate/postgraduate journalism studies.

Channel 4 Apprenticeship Schemes – Keep your eyes peeled in February! 
A 12-month scheme while earning a level three or four qualification.

BBC World Service Languages Future Voices Scheme – Keep your eyes peeled in February and May!
A six-week paid scheme for bilingual students or graduates with an interest in journalism.

Sky News Journalism Apprenticeship – Closes: February 17, 2020.
A two-year training programme for school leavers, not graduates.

Sky Sports News Apprenticeship – Closed.

A two-year training programme for school leavers, not graduates.

BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme – Keep your eyes peeled for spring!
An eleven-month scheme producing journalism at the BBC.

BBC Production Training Programme – Keep your eyes peeled for spring!
An intensive eleven-month scheme producing some of the BBC’s most popular content

Channel 4 Apprenticeship Programme – Closed.
Twelve-month paid scheme in various areas across Channel 4 from media and creative to finance.

ITV News Traineeship – Closes: February 23, 2020 (23:59)
A nine-month programme starting in September 2020 based in ITV’s regional and national newsrooms.

International Media Trainee, TVF Media – Closed

Structured training scheme with the world’s leading factual documentary programmer.

Online, digital, video and agencies

MailOnline Graduate News and Sports Journalists Trainee Schemes – Keep your eyes peeled in November!
The year-long scheme, gives graduates in-house training and five-month external placement.

Google News Labs Fellowship – Keep your eyes peeled in April!
An eight-week summer programme in conjunction with the FT, BBC, Guardian and others..

The Economist, Social Media Fellowship – Closed.
A 12-month contract working across social media.

Business Insider, Social Media Fellowship (Video) – Closed.
A six-month paid scheme across social platforms, specialising in video.

CNN London, Digital and Video Internships – Closes: February 23.
A four-month paid scheme across either digital or news.

The Reuters Journalism Training Programme – Closed.
Nine months of formal and on-the-job journalism training, initially for one month in London, followed by one of our other main reporting newsrooms or bureaus across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

ESPN Graduate Digital Editorial Traineeship 2020 – Closes: April 24, 2020.
A four-month traineeship from August to November based at the Walt Disney offices in London.

MailOnline Graduate SchemeKeep your eyes peeled in November!

A year-long scheme, with in-house training and five-month external placement.

Insider Editorial Fellow, sports No closing date given so apply ASAP!

A six-month sports fellowship requiring several articles a day and your own projects

BBC Sport Trainee Assistant Producer Scheme Closes: February 16, 2020

A twelve month training scheme for school leavers across BBC Sport output. Applications from under-represented groups encouraged.

Business Insider Fellow, FinanceClosed.

A six-month fellowship reporting on finance, global trade and markets.

Business Insider Editorial Fellow, Tech – Closed.
A six-month fellowship reporting on tech.

Channel 4 Social Media Apprenticeship –Opens: February 21, 2020
Up to two-years producing campaigns that successfully drive viewers to engage with Channel 4.

The Economist, Social Media Fellowship – Keep your eyes peeled in October!
A twelve-month contract working across social media.

Business Insider Editorial Fellow, Tech – Closed.
A six-month paid placement based in London.

Financial News, Summer Internship 2020 (London)
A ten-week financial news internship work across a range of functions in a digital newsroom.

PA Media News Trainee Programme – Keep your eyes peeled in June!
A two-year scheme in the PA newsrooms across all the basics of reporting.


News Associates runs a two-week journalism taster summer school. The intensive course covers the basics of news and feature writing, media law, mobile video and shorthand. It’s designed for those looking to dip their toe in the water before committing to a journalism course or career. Applications are now open for August 12-23, 2019.

There are a number of other schemes we are aware have run in the past but we are unable to provide details of when or if they will re-open at present.

We will provide new information as soon as it becomes available.

Lots of our News Associates journalism trainees have gone on to land places on these prestigious graduate schemes.

Follow in their footsteps and apply to study on our full-time, part-time or sports journalism courses in London and Manchester now.