Internships & placements

Internships & Academic Placements

Social Streets C.I.C offers internships and placements on its neighbourhood magazines to recent graduates and young professionals.

We are currently looking for interns at Roman Road LDN, in Tower Hamlets.

Three month internship, paid

This paid Internship is designed for emerging creative and media professionals who would like the opportunity to gain real-life experience in online magazine publishing and to use their skills for social action at the same time.

We are a small team with a varied output covering lifestyle, shopping, heritage, culture, human interest and news. Interns will get the opportunity to pitch ideas, have their own bylines, pound the pavements, and gain experience in research, news coverage, interviewing, features, reviews and social media. As a social enterprise, we prioritise personal and professional development in the workplace, and the intern will benefit from our supportive office culture and one-on-one mentoring with Tabitha Stapely.

You will be assisting the Digital Editorial Assistant and learning about:

  • Social media management and how to increase engagement and followers
  • Analysing data to gather insights and report on performance
  • Compiling weekly newsletters and sending them out using Mailchimp
  • Optimising images for the website (metadata)
  • Optimising content for the website (metadata and onpage SEO)
  • Compiling data and managing databases
  • Assisting the editorial team with research, interviewing and writing where necessary

Duration: three months

Starting: normally the internships run from September, December, March, June

Pay: £45 per day (pro rata £12,000 per annum).

Days: four days per week

Times: 9am to 5.00pm

Location: Bow, London

Short internship, expenses only

Shorter internship, extending for up to one-month, are also available. They offer the same benefits as the three-month internship with two differences:

  • The duration of this internship is a maximum of one month
  • Pay covers expenses only, at a rate of £10 per day

Internship application process

If you would like to apply for an internship, please email Tabitha Stapely with your CV and tell us what interests you the most about working at Social Streets C.I.C.

Academic Placements

Academic placements for three month periods for students completing their undergraduate or graduate degrees, whose courses require work placements in organisations. Costs for placements are expected to be covered by the university degree course arrangements.

Master’s students whose courses require that they undertake specific projects, with structured outputs for assessment during their time working in the organisation. These projects are co-designed with the students where the focus is on the students area of interest primarily, but also on the needs of the organisation at the time.