The Taylor Bennett Foundation is currently open for applications from ethnic minority students seeking experience in public relations.
The Foundation aims to address the need they see for greater diversity in the communications & PR industry. Their solution is a 10 week communications and personal development training programme for black and minority ethnic graduates, specifically designed to strengthen skills and provide industry relevant work experience.
The programme is an intensive ten week work-based training course based in offices in Shoreditch. Interns will receive careers counselling from top PR headhunters, Taylor Bennett, media training from Unlimited Media and PR training from Brunswick. They will also receive weekly English tuition and will have the opportunity to go out on field trips to meet industry professionals.
The Foundation is currently recruiting for the next batch of interns to join the programme that runs June – August. They are looking for students who match the following criteria:
- Have an interest in PR/the media
- Have an interest in business
- A graduate in any degree subject
- An ethnic minority
- Have indefinite leave to remain in the UK (student visa and post-study work visa holders are not eligible for this programme)
- Be able to commit to ten weeks full time in London
Interns will be paid £270 a week and all travel expenses will be covered. The programme is sponsored by Brunswick, so anyone with an interest in finance/corporate communications will be especially welcome to apply.
The deadline is May 09 so head over to the website now to apply. Visit www.taylorbennettfoundation.org