BBC Studios Internship 2021
Home to the very best of British creativity. Combining the strengths of the UK’s most-awarded production company and a world-class distributor, we are an unrivalled creator of - and investor in - UK programmes reaching audiences around the world.
Working with the best British writers, directors and programme-makers, we champion British creativity, crafting over 2500 hours of content every year through seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. And that’s not all. We’re a committed partner to the UK’s thriving independent production community, as well as other broadcasters and digital platforms, delivering content that showcases the best of British talent, stamped with the hallmark of quality.
We’re a one-stop-shop that touches every aspect of the value chain from production to exploitation - whether that’s financing or developing a show, producing it or selling it globally. And we make sure it gets to you no matter how you access it: through linear channels or digital platforms, consumer products, live events and much more.
Why do we do this? To enhance the BBC’s creative reputation, leverage its intellectual property, and invest in its content. The revenues we generate supports the wider British creative industries in general and builds awareness of great British content. But we also assist the BBC’s public service mission by reinvesting our profits back into the BBC. Over the last seven years, we’ve generated revenues of £1.4bn and returned £200m annually to the BBC Group.
We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to you no matter where you are.
Role overview and responsibilities
We are recruiting for 3 x 6-week paid internships to take place across Summer 2021 in the UK. Each intern will be given 2 projects to work on in our Europe Middle East and Africa Content Distribution team. This part of the business is responsible for the operation of our international channels and the licensing of our content to international broadcasters and platforms. You will be assigned an Intern Manager who will be there to support you and ensure you get the most out of the internship. We aim to give you as much exposure to our business, our teams and our industry as possible across the programme. As such, the projects will involve real-world work and align to our business objectives.
Given the current Covid-19 situation, we are unsure if these roles will take place within our offices in West London or via remote working – we will confirm nearer the time based on the latest government advice.
This is a paid internship at £11 per hour for 40 hours per week.
Our aim is to give you direct experience of working in a broadcast media company as a great start to your future media career. You’ll be able to network, make new connections, get career advice and mentorship as well as enjoy the incredible content and brands we work with.
We look for candidates who are eager to make an impact and fulfil the below requirements:
- You are a penultimate or final year student
- Passionate about TV, content and pursuing a broadcast media career
- You need to be UK based and available for 6 weeks across late June to August 2021.
- Online application including CV-upload
- Situational Judgement Test
- 1 hour strengths based interview with a panel from BBC Studios conducted over Zoom.