The Financial Times is offering a six-month Marjorie Deane Internship, supported by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation. This is a great opportunity for a promising journalist interested in finance and economics to gain paid work experience at one of the world’s leading news organisations.
Marjorie Deane was a pioneering financial journalist who broke down barriers for women in a career that spanned four decades at The Economist. She set up the foundation with the aim of encouraging young journalists into financial reporting. The FT is proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.
The foundation’s stated purpose is: “To advance the education of the public in financial and monetary theory and institutions and financial journalism in particular by the provision of work experience for students and young people at suitable organisations, and the provision of financial support during such work experience.”
The placement will be as a reporter on the Companies Desk, starting in late 2020. It will initially be offered as a remote placement with the hope of joining the newsroom as restrictions lift.
Please apply with a short letter explaining your interest, a brief CV and an original article, no longer than 500 words, on a subject pertinent to finance or business. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5th November 2020.
More information about the internship can be found here.