The Centre for Journalism and BBC South East Today have agreed a formal and dedicated internship programme. Starting in summer 2016, South East Today, the RTS award winning regional television news programme for Kent and Sussex, will take two interns per year from the Centre. One intern will be a final year undergraduate, the other a student studying for the MA Multimedia Journalism.
Interns will work closely with the programme production team for two weeks either during the Easter or summer vacation. Each will have the support of two dedicated mentors, one a Broadcast Journalist, the other a Reporter. This note describes the selection criteria that will be used to choose the interns.
The final year undergraduate intern will be a student who has passed all the key components of the NCTJ Diploma including EML, EPA, Reporting and Shorthand. They will have achieved excellent academic results in first and second year and will be on course to achieve a minimum upper second class degree. They will have a demonstrable interest in and aptitude for television news. Suitably qualified candidates should submit to Anastasia’s office a personal statement of not more than 500 words explaining why they are suitable for the internship by 4pm on Friday October 30th. Statements should be clearly labelled “BBC South East Today UG Internship”.
The postgraduate intern will be chosen by competition. Students with a clear interest in television news should submit a pitch for a story to be broadcast on South East Today on Friday October 30th. Pitches should be submitted to Anastasia’s office by 4pm on Friday October 30th. These pitches should be labelled “BBC South East Today PG Internship.