Editorial work experience

Apply for our Editorial Work Experience scheme to see multi-platform news in action

How it works

Every year we offer aspiring journalists the opportunity to experience life in selected Guardian and Observer Editorial departments.

Placements differ but activities may include shadowing a journalist, taking part in different editorial activities, asking lots of questions and gaining invaluable insights for your future in journalism.

Our work experience placements usually last one to two weeks, dates vary according to each department but will generally fall between March-June 2020 and October-December 2020. The Guardian Work Experience schemes are unpaid and voluntary.

Applications for our March-June 2020 placements have now closed. Please revisit this page in June 2020 to apply for our October-December placements.

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