Don’t miss your chance to intern at spiked

Sunday 19 May is the deadline for applications.

Fraser Myers

Fraser Myers
Deputy editor

Topics Internships Politics

The deadline for spiked’s 2024 internship programme is fast approaching. You have until just Sunday 19 May to apply. If you’re passionate about spiked’s pro-freedom, pro-human politics, and are looking to get into journalism, then do not miss this chance to join our editorial team.

Successful applicants will work for five days a week in our London offices. You’ll help us produce our hard-hitting articles, long-read essays and quickfire blogs, as well as our video polemics, weekly podcasts and social-media content. The placement lasts for six months. You’ll not only be paid – you’ll also get training on the job. Plus, we may be able to offer more paid work at the end of it.

We’re not necessarily looking for the finished article, with bags of work experience or a long list of qualifications. The ideal candidate is hard-working, diligent and has an eye for an engaging story. A willingness to learn quickly and get stuck in will count for far more than what you have on your CV.

Interviews will take place in the final week of May. Successful applicants can start in the summer.

To apply for this year’s internship, email by Sunday 19 May, attaching the following:

1) A CV and cover letter

In the cover letter, tell us a bit about yourself, why you’re the right person for the programme, and why you’d like to work at spiked.

2) An opinion piece

In 500 words, take a story in the news and write an opinion piece in response to it – something you could see fitting in on spiked. The aim here is concision, clarity and timeliness, in response to a recent news story or media discussion, rather than chin-stroking takes on a general theme. Also, give it a strong headline and standfirst – in spiked style.

3) A pitch for a long-form spiked piece

In no more than 300 words, write a pitch for a long-form spiked piece that would chime with our politics and our readers. This could be for a piece of on-the-ground reporting, a long profile of a particular political or intellectual figure, or a feature drawing on a mix of interviews, research and reporting.

Best of luck!

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Topics Internships Politics


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