Journalism Mentoring Schemes – The Complete List

Making your way in the journalism industry can be tricky, and it’s always good to have a helping hand.

We’ve put together a list of all of the free mentoring schemes on offer for young and emerging journalists in the UK.

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The Press Pad Mentoring SchemeCloses April 30
To enable aspiring journalists over 18 from outside of London, afford to accept an internship in the capital. 

The Second Source Mentoring SchemeCloses May 1
For women in the first five years of their career, especially from minority backgrounds.


John Schofield Trust Mentoring Scheme –¬†Closed March 31
For those looking to get into broadcast or online video. 12 month scheme.

Women in Journalism Mentoring SchemeClosed December 24
For women trying to break into journalism. 12 month scheme.

Journo Resources Mentoring Scheme – Expected to Open in April 2018
Pairing students and recent graduates with those already in the industry.