Speak to London, represent everyone.
“Experiencing and working on high-profile projects in one of the busiest and top in-house press office in London attracted me to apply for this internship. Managing all communication aspects of transport and related issues around transport does promise a huge springboard opportunity and platform to do more”
– Melvin, Stuart Ross PR internship
How long: 11 months
Salary: Bursary to cover London living wage
What you’ll need:
The Stuart Ross Communications Internship is a diversity initiative targeted at students of BAME background, defined as having some African, Afro-Caribbean, Asian or other non-white heritage. You must be studying, have recently graduated, or be a non-graduate who has no more than one year’s paid experience in the communications industry. These groups are under-represented regionally, and nationally, in communications, public relations, public affairs and marketing, which is why we created the Stuart Ross scheme.
We’re looking for people who are:
- Motivated to learn and gain experience during the internship at TfL
- Passionate about a career in communications, public relations, marketing or public affairs
- Team players who thrive on working with other people, as well as working independently
What will I be doing?
Working in a fast-paced communications, public relations or marketing environment, you’ll learn the essential skills you need to start your career in these industries. You will have the opportunity to develop your written and verbal communication skills to reach a range of different audiences, including customers, the media, businesses, stakeholder groups and politicians. As a central part of the team you’ll be involved in key projects from the outset, creating campaigns, influencing how customers use London’s transport network and helping to shape TfL’s reputation.
Throughout your time, you will work collaboratively with other teams across the organisation, and gain an understanding of London transport as well as building your skills in communications, public relations and marketing.
Where can this career take me?
Past interns have done the internship as a year in industry while at university, or once they have graduated. In both cases, this programme has been highly successful and our interns have gone on to work in communications or public relations roles in TfL as well as the Metropolitan Police, Crossrail Ltd, Marks & Spencer, NHS, local government and the Arts Council.