Our Summer Stars internship programme, which launched in 2018, offers paid internships in agencies and in-house communications teams for BAME students, graduates and school leavers (18+).

The Summer Stars programme kicks off with a three day PR & Communications bootcamp. The bootcamp is comprised of masterclasses which provide our Summer Stars interns with the opportunity to build their knowledge of the industry before they begin their internships. Internships last a minimum of 4 weeks and interns should be paid for their time both at the bootcamp and for the duration of the placement.

TBF advocates London Living Wage to be paid directly to your Summer Stars intern.

The 2020 Summer Stars programme is now closed.

To register your interest to host a Summer Star intern in June 2021 click here – you will be contacted once the programme opens.

The programme has gone from strength to strength with almost 50 placements in 2019. Due to COVID-19, the Summer Stars programme moved online for 2020 with 16 virtual internships taking place.

2020 agencies and in-house comms teams supporting the Summer Stars programme:
Baker McKenzie, Barclays, Blurred, CCgroup, Chivas Brothers, Pernod Ricard, Greenhouse PR, Hanover Communications. Hume Brophy Communications, McDonalds, Pagefield Communications Limited, Ready10, Smith+Nephew, Third City Ltd, Whiteoaks International

The Summer Stars programme meets a real need in our industry, enabling BAME candidates to get hands-on experience of PR in all its differing forms in a wide range of organisations.  I have been so impressed with the quality of the candidates coming through the programme – they are passionate and determined, and absolutely deserve the head-start Summer Stars gives them.  I would encourage any business that wants to foster diversity in its communications operation to get in touch with the Taylor Bennett Foundation ASAP!
- Paul Lockstone, Managing Director, Corporate Communications, Group at Barclays (Participated in Taylor Bennett Foundation Summer Stars 2018 & 2019)


If you have any questions, please email [email protected]