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+).

Applications are now closed for Summer 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Summer Stars programme is postponed from its usual end of June start date.

The bootcamp and internships will take place this year, but in a virtual format. There will be two days of online masterclasses, week beginning 20th July (exact dates to be confirmed).

Virtual internships will begin from Monday 27th July.

The masterclasses provide our Summer Stars interns with the opportunity to build their knowledge of the industry before they begin their virtual internships. Internships last a minimum of 4 weeks and although virtual, will still be paid.

The programme has gone from strength to strength, starting it’s pilot year in 2018 with 34 placements, which we increased to 47 in 2019. The 2020 programme will be smaller, but we are thankful to the employers taking part this year to offer our candidates the opportunity to gain invaluable experience.

2019 agencies and in-house comms teams supporting our Summer Stars programme were:
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 are now closed for summer 2020

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our programme manager Catriona [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