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 House & Home Internships
How to Spend It Magazine 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 Ideally writing samples (published/unpublished) that demonstrate a clear dedication to business journalism would need to be supplied.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:

For UK News, please provide a sharp cover letter, no longer than six paragraphs, that will catch our eye and which contains no waffle. This should be sent along with a five point CV and one 300-word article, written in Financial Times style, about any subject you wish. 

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.

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FT Weekend Magazine Internships

 

 

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

Candidates should be graduates with excellent writing skills, prior experience in an editorial environment and have a keen interest in magazine journalism.

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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 Tyler Brule’s Fast Lane.

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 eight 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.

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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.

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How to Spend It Magazine Internships

The Financial Times is offering the opportunity for hands-on experience working on the FT’s award-winning colour supplement How to Spend It. Widely regarded as the benchmark for luxury lifestyle magazines, it is distributed globally with the FT 30 times a year.

Interns will be expected 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. We are less concerned with academic proficiency and the ideal candidates will have an intense 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. Only those who are selected for final consideration are interviewed. Receipt of application will be acknowledged.

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FT Visual Internships

FT Video Internship

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.

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 are now closed for 2017.
 

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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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