Internships

 
Marjorie Deane internships at The Economist and Financial Times are designed to provide paid work experience for promising journalists or would-be journalists, who would like to research and write about finance and economics. Three-month internships are available at The Economist; placements at the The Financial Times may last up to six months. The schemes are opened to new applicants each year, usually in the summer and autumn.

Links to the advertisements for these positions, when applications are open, can be found on our news page.
 

Testimonials

Callum Williams (The Economist, 2013)

“My first journalism experience was at the business desk of the Guardian. After spending some time in America, I was awarded an internship at The Economist during my Master’s course in economic and social history at Oxford University. I am incredibly grateful to the foundation for offering me this fantastic opportunity.”

Andrew Bowman (Financial Times, 2012)

“The programme is a fantastic opportunity to learn about financial journalism through hands-on experience. It provides a good grounding in reporting on companies and markets, but you’re also encouraged to branch off and pursue your own story ideas. I wrote on topics ranging from sovereign debt in sub-Saharan Africa to British dairy farmers. Help and advice is always close at hand from some of the best editors and journalists in the trade.”

David Keohane (Financial Times, 2011)

“Joining the FT on the Marjorie Deane programme was a wonderful experience. Within weeks of arriving in London I found myself reporting on emerging markets for the beyondbrics blog — interviewing reserve managers, CEOs, bankers and, very publicly, a Russian politician who had even less English that I had Russian – before eventually moving to the markets team to cover UK equities. It was the best possible start to a career in journalism and I would recommend it to anybody.”

Henry Mance (Financial Times, 2010)

“The award was a great opportunity to learn and contribute. I was posted to the beyondbrics blog, covering the rise of emerging markets, from Indian billionaires to Chinese school children. New ideas were always welcome, and getting the hang of financial reporting was an enjoyable challenge.”

James Shotter (Financial Times, 2010)

“Since joining the FT on the Marjorie Deane programme, I have had the chance to write about a huge variety of fascinating topics – from the Arab Awakening to the Eurozone crisis to pandas – met presidents and spy chiefs, business titans and eminent economists, and spent time working in both London and Berlin. I cannot imagine a better introduction to journalism.”

Read more testimonials in our alumnus directory.