2021 Chevening/BBC World Service Group Professional Placement Programme

2021 Chevening/BBC World Service Group Professional Placement Programme

Internships
Deadline : March 31, 2021

Apply for the 2021 Chevening/BBC World Service Group Professional Placement Programme. The Chevening Secretariat together with the BBC World Service Group are inviting applications from eligible students for the Chevening/BBC World Service Group Professional Placement Programme, commencing in September 2021. This Professional Placement Programme for three and a half month in which selected applicants will complete their placement at the BBC.

If selected, you could be placed in one of a number of areas of World Service Group activity, depending on your skills, field of study as well as interest. These group activities include:

  • World Service news programmes
  • BBC News online
  • World Service radio
  • digital output
  • BBC Media Action
  • BBC Monitoring
  • BBC World Service language services
  • Solutions-Focused Journalism.
Benefits

If you apply and get selected for this scholarship, you will be eligible for the following benefits

  • You will have the opportunity to have an inside look and enroll on a bespoke one-week course at the BBC College of Journalism.
  • Successful applicants will receive the Chevening stipend for whole placement duration. In addition and in order to meet the BBC standards under the New Talent Policy, the BBC will provide a total ‘top up salary’ for the period.
  • You will also have exclusive access to College of Journalism courses on the same basis as BBC staff.
Eligibility
  • The BBC World Service Group is offering up to eight (8) placements under this internship programme
  • You must be a current Chevening Scholar studying relevant degree programme at a University in the UK.
  • Applicants must have accumulated at least two years’ experience as a working journalist OR
  • You have or will have completed a master’s in journalism from a UK university by the time that the placement starts.
Application

Interested applicants are required to complete a Chevening/BBC World Service Group Professional Placement Programme application form which will be submit in electronic form to [email protected]. You application jst be submitted no later that the deadline of March 31, 2021.

Your application must include the following documents

  • Your up-to-date CV.
  • Request a status letter from your university confirming the end date of your course.
  • You must also include a copy of your passport date page as well as a copy of your current Tier 4 visa/BRP ensuring eligibility to complete the placement in line with immigration regulations.
  • Fill and also include the Chevening/BBC World Service Group Professional Placement Programme application form.
  • The form is available to complete here when applications open at 12:00 17 March

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