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Our internship and work experience programme is for students seeking experience in writing, journalism and media.
Currently, The Gazette offers a two-week work experience programme, which provides interns with the opportunity to complete at least four assignments comprising two articles and two newsletters.
The programme is hybrid, with Monday-Thursday remote working and Friday at LCB Depot in Leicester. Our workday is flexible, so if you prefer a four-day workweek, you can do that. You may also work part-time over four weeks instead of full-time over two. We have non-linear working, which means you can work whatever hours you choose, but contactable hours are 10am to 2pm.
You must be 16 or over and in part-time or full-time education.
"I really enjoyed my time at The Gazette and have learned so much from the experience. I started having never worked for a publication outside of college or university and ended up loving the work environment. My experience has solidified what I want to do in the future with my journalism degree, and I hope to write for The Gazette again soon" – Amina Ali, De Montfort University journalism student
You may be required to travel across Leicester as part of your assignments, but we will reimburse your expenses if needed. If you have a physical or mental disability that makes this inaccessible, we can make adjustments to suit your needs.
We take students on all year round, subject to availability. There is usually a high demand in summer, so please consider that when applying.
We operate a no-CV approach. So, instead, we book an initial call to learn more about you, your interests and your availability and take it from there.
We pay interns our commissioning rate for the work they produce.
"While carrying out work experience with The Gazette, Emma, Megan, and Rhys were all very welcoming and allowed me to bring my ideas to the table. I joined them at local events where I witnessed how The Gazette forms relationships with other businesses across Leicester. During the two weeks with The Gazette, I was allowed to find stories, interview people and write two feature-length articles. On my last day of work experience, I met up with the team in Leicester City Centre, and we discussed both of my stories and how I could improve them. The whole experience was invaluable" – Jess Bourne, De Montfort University journalism student
References are available upon request after the completion of the programme.
Occasionally, we work with local universities and colleges to host students and recent graduates. These are advertised on our vacancies page. Please check there regularly for new opportunities. The application process for these roles usually differs from our work experience programme as we follow their hiring procedures.