The BBC are offering works experience in News and Journalism


Placements are between 3 and 10 days in March, April, May and June

Full details here.

We have placements available in the following areas:

BBC Africa (over 18)

Experience working with BBC's Africa Digital Team. You’ll gain experience basic video editing, using social media in journalism and remotely working with a visual journalism team. Below is example of some of the content we’ve produced


Daily News Programmes - Radio 4 and World Service (over 18)

Where you could work with various programme teams, from Newshour, Newsday and OS on the BBC World Service, to World at One and PM on Radio 4. You’ll be expected to contribute ideas, help find interviewees and brief presenters. A great opportunity to experience working on live radio news programmes. Evidence of interest in international news and knowledge of at least one foreign language a definite advantage. 

BBC Live Political Programmes (March, May & June only - over 18)

The successful candidates will watch the programme go out live from the gallery, attend editorial and commissioning meetings; come up with ideas fix interviews and write briefs. You can go out with a reporter and following the editing process to getting a film on air. You can meet and spend time with other Political output in BBC Millbank. 

BBC Radio Specials, Millbank (over 18)

BBC Radio Specials is offering a placement focused on long-form radio documentary and feature making. Based in the BBC’s Political Programmes Department in Millbank, we produce programmes for Radio 4 and BBC World Service on a wide variety of subjects. Someone placed with us may be involved in researching stories, thinking through the editorial scope of documentaries, attending interviews, editing audio and preparing programmes for broadcast. They may also be able to work on the Radio 4 series Four Thought and FutureProofing.

BBC Monitoring (New Broadcasting House, London - over 18)

BBC Monitoring (BBCM) monitors open source media from over 150 countries in more than 70 languages. It is an important part of the BBC's newsgathering operation, with journalists based in the UK and in international bureaux, and provides content for a range of BBC platforms on political, economic, security and media news through round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, digital media and news agencies. It is also provided to commercial and other clients.

A work experience placement of up to 2 weeks is offered at NBH in London. You will gain experience in researching stories on the News Desk or helping organise events and speakers with the admin and logistics team, or assisting the Business Development team. Knowledge of languages other than English is required, particularly Arabic, Russian, Persian, Pashto, Dari, Hindi, Urdu.  Knowledge of the media landscape in some of the countries where these languages are spoken would be useful, as would an understanding of social media platforms.

BBC Vietnamese Service (over 18)

The successful candidate will gain experience working on the multimedia news and current affairs service for Vietnam, creating contents for and social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Google+, and Viber. You'll also gain some experience planning and producing the weekly Vietnamese Roundtable Debate from a BBC studio in London as well as interviewing UK-based young people for our online magazine

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