BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra are opening the process to take on interns for two month placements at the end of this year and beginning of 2014.
“With wide-ranging talent, untapped potential and genuine passion, young people in the UK have so much to give. Take It On, a scheme established by Radio 1 & 1Xtra in 2012, is about harnessing these abilities – discovering just what our audience is capable of,” the station says.
“Through two-month placements at the heart of our networks, the scheme gives talented people the opportunity to show off their skills and big ideas, increase their production know-how and get hands-on paid experience in the media industry.”
There’s no guarantee of a job at the end, but placements offer invaluable hands on experience and an introduction to a wide network of contacts, and will certainly stand out on CVs.
Over eight weeks, you’ll have the chance to work with teams right across our networks and divide your time between the different departments. You’ll take part in meetings and brainstorms with both Radio 1 and 1Xtra, you’ll research topics and complete a range of duties for production teams prior to and during live programming. You’ll also be manning our Tumblr page so you can share what you get up to with our audience. Supported by a senior mentor, you’ll discuss how things are going and what you have planned for the future.
Past interns have worked with the visualisation team and the impact & development team, not to mention our mainstream and specialist production teams too. So once you’ve joined, we’ll work with you to tailor a schedule that gives you experience in the areas you’re most interested in. That might include the opportunity to offer an extra pair of hands at live events and high profile projects, or to attend meetings that will give you an insight into every inch of Radio 1 & 1Xtra.
At the start of the placement you’ll be set a research brief to prepare and develop over the eight weeks, before presenting your ideas to senior management at the end. With topics ranging from social media to comedy, we’ll give you creative and insight training along the way and you’ll have regular meetings with the Marketing and Audiences team to develop your ideas.
Your hours will usually be from 10 to 6, Monday to Friday. But as our stations run 24/7, we’re keen for our interns to experience and get involved with as much as possible. So you’ll need to be flexible enough to work weekends or alternative hours on request.
Click here for more information, and to apply.