Editorial Internships

We offer a number of short-term internships, which offer a practical insight into the world of FT business journalism within our newsroom, weekend and visual desks.

FT Newsroom Internships (London)
FT Newsroom Internships (New York)
FT Weekend Magazine Internships
FT Life & Arts Internships
FT Arts Internships
FT House & Home Internships
How to Spend It Magazine Internships
FT Video Internships
FT Visual Internships
 


London Newsroom Internships

The aim of each newsroom internship is to give the applicant a practical and otherwise privileged insight into the world of journalism. The programme as a whole allows candidates to work with some of the highest calibre journalists in the field on a multi-edition global publication.

This programme is designed to introduce graduates to careers in journalism by exposing them to the functioning of a 24-hour global newsroom. The Financial Times is focused on distributing the highest quality business news and analysis. Those chosen will be expected to play an active role in the paper, assisting the reporters and editors wherever necessary. Interns will have the opportunity to attend the editorial news conference and gain experience in one of the following areas:

Eligibility/Requirements

Enthusiasm for journalism and specifically the FT as a product is the most important requirement for the internship. However, the selection process is competitive and most of those chosen would have had prior experience with either broadsheets or local newspapers.

Successful candidates would have some financial knowledge, and have a genuine interest in business, economics and current affairs. Ideally writing samples (published/unpublished) that demonstrate a clear dedication to business journalism would need to be supplied.

Important Information:
Internships are open to graduates and will usually last for a period of four weeks. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom. Please see FAQs for more information.

Entry Details:

Applications for UK News are now closed for 2018.

Please send applications to internships@ft.com. Only those who are selected for final consideration are interviewed. Receipt of application will be acknowledged. 

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New York Newsroom Internships

The FT’s US editorial summer ​internship is an opportunity for talented, ambitious journalists to experience and contribute to a multimedia newsroom serving a global audience early in their career.

We are looking for candidates with a proven interest in journalism and some experience in the areas in which the FT excels.
Knowledge of business, economics and financial markets is an advantage,and having the ideas and initiative to propose stories and execute them is a must.

The work involved will be as varied as the news agenda, but we are looking for candidates who can be flexible enough to research and write their own stories in consultation with news editors, assist senior correspondents with reporting, help with curation and take on digital projects that augment our coverage.

Applications are now open for summer 2019 placements.

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FT Weekend Magazine Internships With Creative Access

 

 

 

 

 

 

FT Weekend has a global reputation for the quality of its journalism. The Weekend Magazine covers the same range of subjects as the weekday FT – everything from business to politics to science to sport – but with a different approach to the stories, whether through narrative reportage, photo essays or short columns and graphics.

Interns will be expected to carry out a range of tasks, including fact-checking, proof-reading, research and some administrative work. Opportunities for writing will be encouraged alongside these duties.

Eligibility/Requirements

Applications are currently closed. 

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FT Life & Arts Internships

Life & Arts is the wide-ranging and popular broadsheet section of the FT Weekend, covering books, fashion, travel, arts and culture and aimed at the FT’s educated, affluent and international readership. It is the home of Lunch with the FT, the FT’s flagship global interview, as well as of popular regular columns including  Jo Ellison's "Trending" and Janan Ganesh's "Citizen of Nowhere".

Editorial interns are a valued and respected part of the team and can expect to undertake a varied range of tasks each week, including research, fact-checking, proof-reading, social media work and some administrative tasks. We aim to give all interns the chance to write by-lined copy, usually in the form of supplementary boxes and features alongside main articles.

Eligibility/Requirements

Candidates should be graduates with an excellent standard of written English and a wide-ranging, inquisitive interest in culture, from high to low and from pop to classical.

We offer twelve week internships, although we will make exceptions at times for those who can only come for four weeks. This internship supports the Life & Arts section editor and team, as well as the books and travel editors.

Entry Details:

Please send applications to internships@ft.com. Only those who are selected for final consideration are interviewed. Receipt of application will be acknowledged.

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FT Arts Internships

The FT arts desk produces arts pages across all six days, so the pace of work is rapid and interns will gain experience of working both on a daily and a weekly production schedule. We also produce 12 extra supplements per year on the art market, which offers an extra dimension of experience. The arts desk also produces a weekly podcast of our popular The Life of a Song series, and regular arts videos. 

Interns are an important and integrated part of the small team. They will be involved in fact-checking and research, learning to edit and sub copy through the FT's Methode production system, compiling short additional pieces for sidebars and occasionally also writing more substantial pieces. There will be training in and experience of a wide range of daily and weekly online work, such as preparing copy, writing headlines and standfirsts, scripting, recording and editing our podcasts, assisting with the making of videos and more. 

Eligibility/Requirements

The internship on the arts desk is suitable for graduates who have a strong interest in cultural journalism across the range of arts disciplines, and who thrive in a very busy environment, showing flexibility and a willingness to learn, and the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy under pressure. Familiarity with social media and digital work is an advantage.

The internship is for twelve weeks, full time, Monday-Friday. We find that this length of stay is the most satisfactory for both sides and we are reluctant to consider shorter placements

Entry Details:

Please send applications to internships@ft.com. Only those who are selected for final consideration are interviewed. Receipt of application will be acknowledged.

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FT House & Home Internships

House & Home is one of the most successful and best read sections in the FT. Apart from wide-spread coverage of property markets and architecture, House & Home runs the following weekly features:

FT Weekend has a global reputation for the quality of its coverage of property and design, which includes lifestyle, architecture and gardens.

Interns will be expected to have a good working knowledge of the section. They will assist the House & Home editors and be part of a hard-working editorial team, carrying out a wide range of tasks, from researching a property feature to general admin and support for the House & Home editors.

Eligibility/Requirements

Candidates should have a developed interest in journalism; good communication skills; a proactive attitude and the ability to multi-task effectively. We welcome both undergraduates and graduates to apply.

Entry Details:

Please send applications to internships@ft.com. Only those who are selected for final consideration are interviewed. Receipt of application will be acknowledged.

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How to Spend It Magazine Internships

How To Spend It are seeking three interns for one-month placements in August, September and October. 

Interns will have the opportunity to carry out a range of tasks such as fact-checking, research and administrative work.

Eligibility/Requirements

We welcome candidates that are school leavers and undergraduates with a passion and drive for magazine journalism.

Important Information:

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom. Please see FAQs for more information.

Entry Details:

Please send applications to internships@ft.com with your CV and a covering letter explaining how you think this opportunity would be beneficial to you and why you would like an internship at How To Spend It. 

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FT Video Internships

The Financial Times is offering graduates the opportunity for hands-on-experience working with the video team, with a focus on media management and production. The intern will learn the full video production process from researching, organising and auditing footage to some administrative tasks.

Eligibility/Requirements

Candidates should have a strong interest in video news production, an awareness of media management systems and be able to work with PC, Mac, Adobe and Final Cut Pro.

Entry Details:

Please send applications to internships@ft.com. Only those who are selected for final consideration are interviewed. Receipt of application will be acknowledged.

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Visual/Data Journalism Internship, London

Are you a student journalist or designer who is learning to code? Or a student designer or software developer interested in working in journalism or information design? We’re looking for people with unusual combinations of talents to work with us at the Financial Times.

The FT visual journalism team is offering two places on a two-month internship during the summer of 2017 for current students with coursework or experience in the following fields:

You will have demonstrable interest in pursuing a career in journalism or a portfolio that shows that you could apply skills you have acquired independently or through relevant coursework to telling news stories. Broad intellectual curiosity about world events is a must. There are no specific technical requirements, but you will probably have demonstrably strong skills in at least one of the following areas:

Interns will be paid the London Living Wage.

Applications for the Data Journalism Internship are now closed.
 

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Editorial Awards and Fellowships

Editorial offer a number of internships and competitive awards, with small bursaries, for aspiring journalists.

 

 

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