FAQs – Editorial Internships

When will I hear if I have been selected?

Internships at the FT are very popular and we receive a lot of applications, however you will receive an acknowledgement upon receipt of your application.

If your application is of interest, an interview will be requested (in person or by phone). Should you be successful we will notify you within 24 hours. At least a week before you are due to start your placement, you will receive further information and details from us.

If you are unsuccessful this time around, we will notify you by email. Feedback will only be given to those who have made the interview round.


What should I wear for my internship?

The dress is smart-casual. If there are any specific requirements we will let you know in advance.

What are the durations of the internships?

Financial Times placements last a minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 12 weeks. Each desk varies upon duration.

Can I apply for an internship in more than one category?

We are only able to accept your application for one internship category. We offer placements within our Newsroom, Weekend and Visual Desks and you should think carefully before choosing which one you want to apply for.

To find out more view our FT Internships page.

What are the hours of my internship?

The majority of all placements will follow business hours (10.00 – 18.00 Monday-Friday) however certain desks may require different hours. You will be notified of these on your first day by your line manager.

Who do I contact if I need help or have any questions?

Please contact the Editorial Team at internships@ft.com (between 10:00 and 18:00 Monday – Friday) where a member of the team will be on hand to help.

Can I apply if I am an undergraduate or would like work experience?

The majority of Editorial’s internships are only available to candidates who are graduates. However there are a number of desks that offer placements to undergraduates.

To find out more please view our FT Internships page.

Where will the internship take place?

UK based internships take place at our London Headquarters – Number One, Southwark Bridge. Our nearest tube/train stations are London Bridge, Southwark Station,Cannon Street and Bank Station, which are within 10 / 15 mins walking distance from the FT’s offices.

US based internships take place at our New York office – 330 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013.

Am I eligible to apply?

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the country where the internship is based. However, we will not be able to cover any travel or living expenses that you may incur. When submitting your application you will be asked your nationality and if you have the right to work in the country applicable to the internship. You will also be asked to show your passport and visa on your first day.

Will I be paid while I am on my internship?

In London you will be paid £9.75 per hour. In New York you will be paid $15 per hour.

What will happen on the first day of my internship?

The morning will consist mainly of a tour of the editorial floors, the opportunity to observe morning conference, training and a chance generally to get acquainted with the FT. You will then be settled with your desk.

Will I get a chance to move around the different desks during my internship?

Unfortunately you will not be able to experience other desks. We only offer placements on one desk at any one time. You should use this one-time experience to gain as much knowledge as you can.

Are your internships open all year round?

Yes, our editorial internships are offered all year round, however availability does vary from desk to desk.

The desk I am interested in is closed. What should I do?

Please keep an eye on our website to see when the desk will be open again to receive applications.


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