Write an essay, save a life, win an editorial internship

The Telegraph is offering students the chance to win a two week internship in its editorial team, by submitting a 200 word essay on blood stem cell donation, in support of blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.

The Telegraph has teamed up with the charity and the UCAS “StudentsLive” show to launch the Write an Essay, Save a Life competition, which opens on Friday 27th July 2012 and runs until midnight on 30th September 2012. Entrants are invited to submit a 200 word essay on the subject; “Why you should join the Anthony Nolan blood stem cell register”.

Entrants will pay a £10 entry fee which will be donated straight to the charity, which uses its register to match stem cell donors to blood cancer patients in need of a lifesaving stem cell transplant.

Chris Bulezuik, Business Development Manager at The Telegraph, says, “Everyone involved has been incredibly excited about launching this competition, throughout its conception and development. Not only will one lucky student win the rare opportunity to experience first hand how one of the finest newspapers in the world is put together, but the real value lies in the exposure and funds raised for Anthony Nolan.”

Nicky Read, Head of Corporate at Anthony Nolan, says, “We’re absolutely delighted to be working with both the Telegraph and UCAS on Write an Essay, Save a Life. It’s a fantastic opportunity – not only to help raise vital funds which we can use to add new donors to the Anthony Nolan register, but also to educate thousands of students about why joining the register is so important.”

For more information or to enter the competition, please visit www.telegraph.co.uk/writeanessay.

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