Financial Times: summer internship programme

When was the last time you came across an award-winning internship programme, which pays a salary, offers a training and development programme, and helps you to get a foot in the industry?

Our award-wining programme the Pearson Diversity Summer Internship Programme for graduates from visible ethnic minority backgrounds offers all this and more. If you are excited by the thought of writing for an international newspaper, covering international business, finance and politics, learning new skills and having fun at the same time, then the Pearson Diversity Summer Internship Programme (PDSIP) at the Financial Times could be for you.

On the programme you spend 12 weeks on rotation on various desks in The Financial Times’ Editorial department or other FT publications such as This is Africa. Interns will be expected to shadow journalists within the teams they are assigned with duties including research, writing and breaking new stories as well as general assistance to reporters and editors as required. Whatever you do during your 12 weeks with us, you will gain unrivalled experience and – you won’t be making the tea or coffee.

Candidates on the programme receive:

* £1,100 a month before tax
* Generous holiday allowance
* Extensive training and support throughout the programme

For details on how to apply for the internship visit:

The closing date for applications is: 31st March 2012

*The Pearson Diversity Summer Internship Programme operates under the Equality Act. Please note international students are not eligible for the internship programme.

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