How to Get an Internship With The Telegraph

How to Get an Internship With The Telegraph

The Telegraph is one of the largest publishers of newspapers in the UK, with two of the best-known papers in the country--The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. If you are studying media, communications, or journalism, a media company like the Telegraph Media Group may be able to offer you an internship.

What You Need to Know About Internships with the Telegraph

The internships offered by The Telegraph--or, more specifically, the Telegraph Media Group--are fully paid, and you can earn as much as £260 each week as you go through your internship.

The majority of interns end up working in the company HQ, located in London. The work is mainly for the various editorial departments, but there are other departments and other cities where internships are available.

The Telegraph Media Group is an equal opportunities employer, meaning anyone can find an internship with the media company. As long as your field of study qualifies you to be an eligible candidate, you will be considered for the internship.

Here are some of the internship positions available:

  • Telegraph Online and Mobile --  Audience Development Internship
  • Telegraph Magazine -- Magazine Picture, TV and Radio, and Online Fashion Internships
  • Telegraph Newspaper -- Lifestyle Internship
  • Telegraph Events -- Marketing and Event Management Internship
  • Telegraph Commercial Video -- Trainee Video Production Internship

The placements usually last for 3 months, but some have been known to last for up to a year. Interns are likely to be offered full-time placements if they excel at their internships, and they can find part-time jobs as well!

How to Apply for the Internships

First off, you’ll need to visit the TMG Academy Page to find out more about the various internships available. You can find it by clicking here.

The link above will lead you to the page regarding internships, but you’ll need to search for the drop-down menu located in the center of the screen. Hover your mouse over the "Internships" button, and search through the options to find the internship opportunity that fits you best. Click on that link to be taken to a new page.

That new page will give you a job description, including salary, length of the placement,  the skills you’ll need, the location of your placement, etc. Immediately beneath the slideshow on the left side of your screen, you will see the "Apply Now" button. Click it to be taken to The Telegraph’s website.

The details of the internship will be listed again, and on the bottom right of the screen you’ll see a button named "Apply Online". Click it, and you’ll be prompted to enter a Username and Password. If this is your first visit, you’ll need to click on "New User Registration".  This will take you to a new page, where you will create a user name and password in order to be able to submit your resume.

Once your profile is completed, navigate back to the job vacancy posting and submit your resume. The process is fairly standard, and the website will inform you how long it will take for an interviewer to contact you should you be accepted for the position.

It takes time, but applying for these internships with the Telegraph may be one of the best ways to get ahead in your career as a journalist, editor, writer, or videographer! 


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