Become a Bureau fellow

From 2021, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism will run fellowship placements each year across the organisation. You must be able to show evidence of a commitment to journalism. You should either be a graduate or be in your last year of your degree but not necessarily in Journalism. We also welcome those with a NCTJ qualification or equivalent training to apply.

To support the better representation of our diverse society within the journalism industry, a minimum of two of these fellowship placements will go to individuals from under-represented groups. We are particularly keen to support applications from people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups and British Muslim communities in the UK.

What will the fellowship be like?

The fellowship placement will typically last for three months and will be paid the London living wage. The Bureau can offer additional support for accommodation if required. Our staff of experienced journalists will provide mentorship for you during the months before you start at the Bureau. You will gain first-hand experience of working on our investigations and can expect to play a meaningful role in the team. Our previous fellows at the Bureau have gone on to successful careers in the media.

Our placements:

The Bureau Fellowship:

This is a three-month fellowship programme starting in Spring. Anyone can apply, but due to the under-representation of certain groups in journalism, this opportunity is particularly aimed at people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities, disabled communities and disadvantaged groups as part of our positive action initiative to improve media diversity and champion inclusive journalism.

Fellowship in partnership with Aziz Foundation:

In partnership with the Aziz Foundation, the Bureau is offering a three-month paid fellowship to alumni Aziz scholars beginning in the Summer. The Aziz foundation offers Masters scholarships to people from the British Muslim community and will fund one fellowship a year at the Bureau to improve media diversity and champion inclusive journalism.

What are we looking for in a fellow?

We want someone who is excited by the opportunity to work for a newsroom with a focus on rigorous and ground-breaking journalism that drives impact and positive change. You will thrive in a team and bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the organisation.

How do I apply?

The Bureau Fellowship:

  • The application deadline for this placement has now passed.

Fellowship in partnership with Aziz Foundation:

  • The application deadline for this placement has now passed.

The Bureau is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and adaptable environment where people are encouraged and supported to do their best work.

Email [email protected] if you have any issues in applying. The Bureau is unable to answer specific questions on the individual fellowships and cannot offer any other work experience opportunities.