Become a Bureau fellow

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism runs fellowship placements each year across the organisation. We don’t require candidates to have undertaken a journalism degree however you must show some evidence of a commitment to journalism. We are particularly keen to support applications from people from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities, those with disabilities and disadvantaged groups in the UK.

What will the fellowship be like?

The fellowship placement will typically last for three to six months and will be paid the London living wage. You will gain first-hand experience working on investigations across our reporting areas and can expect to play a meaningful role in the team. The fellowship also provides some direct instruction in the fundamental elements and practices of journalism. Our previous fellows have gone on to successful careers in the media.

What are we looking for in a fellow?

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

Our placements:

Fellowship in partnership with Aziz Foundation
In partnership with the Aziz Foundation, the Bureau is offering a six-month paid fellowship this spring to people from a Muslim background. You must be a British citizen or have the right to work in the UK long term prior to applying.

  • Applications for the 2023 Aziz Foundation Fellowship have now closed.

Bruce Page Fellowship
The Bruce Page Fellowship is a 12-month paid role for entry-level or early-career Black journalists, beginning in October 2023. You do not need a degree or professional training in journalism but should have some complementary experience in research, writing and/or community engagement.

  • Applications for the 2023 Bruce Page Fellowship have now closed.

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.

The Bureau is unable to answer specific questions on the individual fellowships and does not offer any other work experience opportunities.