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  • BBC. They offer a range of work experience placements each lasting 2 weeks across the country. They include placements in TV, Radio, Business Support and News & Journalism 
  • Bloomsbury Publishing. 2-3 weeks. No definite dates. Need to write with CV stating the dates you are available.
  • Channel 4 (4 Talent). 2 weeks work experience aimed at 16-25 year olds. Placements are available in most departments from Marketing and Commissioning to Online, creative, press and Information Systems.
  • Eagle Radio. Based in Guidlford, they offer The Academy. You must be able to spend one early morning (6-10am) for a minimum of 6 months. The Eagle Academy offers 5 Production Places available 6-10am one day per week for The Peter Gordon Breakfast Show.  (You must have basic knowledge of Adobe Audition.). The News Academy offers a Broadcast Journalism Course. If you're bubbly & outgoing - you could join the street team, otherwise known as The Love Crew. To be eligible, you need to hold a full driving licence and studying a recognised media/journalist course, or aiming to find permanent work in radio having experience already in hospital or student radio.
  • Fleishman Hillard. Summer internship to learn about public relations or public affairs. The programme involves a variety of projects, including research, writing, media monitoring, event coordination, media pitching and brainstorming.
  • Google Adcamp. All expenses paid experience at Google offices in Dublin, focused on Google’s advertising sales and services operations and an overview of Google’s ad products and insight into the industry. 50 students will be selected to participate, across multiple offices. You must demonstrate academic excellence and an interest in online advertising sales and services (e.g. have taken courses in advertising and/or have experience within the industry). 
  • Google Online Marketing Challenge. The Google Online Marketing Challenge is an opportunity for students to experience and create online marketing campaigns using Google AdWords and Google+. With a $250 budget provided by Google, students develop and run an online advertising campaign for a business or non-profit organization over a three week period. The teams that develop and communicate the most successful campaigns win prizes, including a trip to Google for the students and their professor. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the optional Google+ Social Media Marketing Award by maintaining a Google+ Page for their clients over a six week period. The Challenge is open to student teams of three to six members.
  • Grey London. This advertising firm offers their Blueprint scheme for those interested in breaking into Adland. It comprises 4 weeks internships  which areopen to everyone, all year round. Positions exist in Account Management, Planning and Creative departments. You'll have a Mentor and a Buddy who will get you working on live client briefs. Those who really make a good impression will be considered for permanent positions as and when they arise.
  • HarperCollins. They offer placements on an ad-hoc basis, depending on the level of demand within the business. You need to complete a form to register your interest. Unpaid post.
  • Hearst Magazines UK. One of the UK's leading publishing house producing 20 brands including Company, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Mens Health and Good housekeeping. They offer work experience and internships across their brands, which are generally 4 weeks in length. To apply, you need to contact the brands directly. Here is a list with the relevent contact details.
  • Immediate Media Co. They create compelling content on platforms that enhances the way people engage with what they love.They are one of the biggest consumer media businesses in the UK and the third largest magazine publisher. They offer 1-2 week work placements in both London and Bristol offices for talented students who want an insight in working in a dynamic, multi-platform content business.
  • Ketchum. 3 month internship programme working within one of Ketchum Pleon's three different practice areas: Corporate & Public Affairs, Healthcare or Brand. Internships run throughout the year in London, either January-March, April-June, July-September or October-December. 
  • M&C Saatchi Group. 2 weeks work experience in Account Management & Strategy. 
  • Ogilvy. Their Summer Fellowship Programme runs for 8 weeks in Canary Wharf and Paddington and provides 2 consecutive four-week placments. You will get to work on everything from TV to PR and see how an advertising agency works. They will recruit their graduate account Managment Fellows from their summer interns.
  • Sky. 1-3 week work placements in Sky Sports News. You need to have a passion for sport and be able to write 100 words per minute shorthand. You will need to be studying for a NCTJ or a BJTC accredited course. 
  • Time Inc UK. They offer a wide range of work experience opportunities. Each magazine has a different policy and has to be contacted directly. Placements are usually unpaid and last from 1-4 weeks. You need to send a covering letter and CV.
  • Walker Books. 2 weeks in July in a variety of departments such as PR, publicity, sales and marketing.
  • Warner Music. An internship with Warner Music UK provides you with the opportunity to get real world experience at a leading music company in the industry. Their internships provide on-the-job training by allowing you to shadow industry professionals in a variety of departments. You are assigned projects that will increase your understanding of how departments operate, while helping the department in addressing a business need. You need to be available for a maximum of 3 months.
  • Weber Shandwick. Internships open to undergraduates interested in PR or communications.
  • WCRS. Summer Work Experience Programme available at this advertising agent. 

 

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