Applications for The Tab’s Summer Internship programme 2021 are now open

Applications close on the 22nd April

Applications for The Tab Summer Internship programme are now open and we want the best Tab writers to join us at The Tab HQ.

This year we are offering one-week remote placements, which will involve you in every aspect of our editorial output, from breaking big stories, writing the hottest trash TV takes, creating powerful opinion pieces to managing social media.

Summer internships are given to our best rising stars and those who have been committed and regularly written for The Tab.

Due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions, this year’s internships will be offered remotely. We have offered remote internships before, for last year’s Summer Internships and this winter’s Inclusivity Internship. They were a complete success, with interns joining the office (virtually) week by week for months.

This year’s Summer Internship will run from the weeks of 10th May until 13th September, Monday-Friday.

What will you be doing?

Every morning between 9am and 9:45am, the team trawls the internet for new stories, and at 9:45 we have our pitching meeting, where we discuss what we’ll be writing that day. The ideal candidate is someone comfortable finding original ideas for stories and confidently pitching them.

As an intern, you’ll become a member of the editorial team, and you’ll have the opportunity to write and publish multiple stories every day. You’ll work full days, 9am-6pm, for a week. The content on our site is varied, and you should be ready to write stories like these ones produced by interns last year:

• Top private school ‘exaggerates’ predicted grades so more pupils will get into uni

• I asked eight of my dating app matches why they ghost women. Here’s what they had to say

QUIZ: Plan a big night out and we’ll tell you what kind of housemate you are

These gay students can now donate blood after years of being denied

• People on TikTok are freaking out over the 27th August and now I am too

• These are officially the most expensive uni halls in the country

I tested apps that make your pics look like they’re taken on film to see which is best

The rise and rise of The North Face puffer: Why is it the coat that just keeps growing?

‘It’s offensive’: Students on why pronouncing their names properly is a big deal

Somebody from HQ will be in regular phone contact to give you help and advice, so you’ll be brought into the team as much as is possible in these weird times. It’s a great experience to put on your CV and will teach you loads of skills if you want a job in the media.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for an internship at The Tab, please email [email protected] with answers to the following:

• Come up with three story ideas that you think would work well on our site

1) An experience feature (but be careful not to break government corona guidelines!)

2) A fun feature (e.g. a quiz, a listicle, or a meme round up)

3) A news follow-up to one of these three recent Tab stories:

– First class Lancaster student faces 73-year wait until he officially graduates

‘It terrified me’: Black Lincoln student gets sent racist message on Tinder

The UK unis with the most reports of sexual harassment and assault on Everyone’s Invited

• Send links to three Tab stories you’ve written that you’re the most proud of and in a sentence tell us why

• Tell us, in 100 words, what you as an intern would bring to The Tab

Please tell us your name and which university Tab you write for in the subject line, and dates available.

Applications close Thursday 22nd April.

We will take into consideration everyone who sends in an application, but due to demand we can’t take on everyone. Priority will be given to those who haven’t done work experience with us before. Internships will take place remotely.