The Taylor Bennett Foundation Summer Stars internship programme offers a minimum four-week paid internship for ethnically diverse candidates (school leavers and undergraduates).


The Summer Stars programme starts with a week of lectures, from Monday 24th – Friday 28th June 2019 at London College of Communication.

The talks will provide a beginner’s guide to PR, insight into the different strands of the sector, and an overview of the latest trends in media, PR and corporate communications and will be presented by several leading PR practitioners.

The lecture week is followed by a four-week paid placement at a PR agency or inhouse communications team, and you will be placed by the Foundations experienced team, at the company best suited to you.

Internships are across all sectors (finance, fashion, energy, consumer, technology, arts & culture, government etc) and at a variety of agencies and in-house comms teams.

This year 48 placements were offered. 2019 agencies and in-house comms teams supporting our Summer Stars programme are:

Action for Children, Aequitas, Aspectus Group, Barclays Brunswick Group ,Buchanan CityPress, Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Facebook FleishmanHillard Fishburn, Freud Communications, Gemma Bell and Company, Hackney Council, Hanover, Hume Brophy, iAir/British Airways, Imperial War Museums, Islington Council, Kekst CNC, Land Securities, Launch, MOO Print Ltd, Pagefield PR, Performance Communications, Porter Novelli Limited, Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA), Ready10, Red Consultancy, Smith & Nephew, Stand Agency, Sutton, Teneo, The Academy, The Carlyle Group, The Octopus Group, Third City, Thread and Bloom, V&A Museum and W2O Group.

Applications for this year are now closed. Applications for 2020 will re-open in January 2020.

If you have any questions, please email the programme manager Catriona Salisbury [email protected]

You literally picked the PERFECT internship for me !!!! I'm loving it so much, everyone is so kind and welcoming and I'm learning so much (such a variety of clients and tasks). 

I've got a great buddy and line manager and they give me feedback regularly. The office culture and ethics of Porter Novelli Is really great too and in line with my own ideas and morals so it's been such a useful learning experience.
2019 Summer Stars intern