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Applications for The Tab’s Summer Internship programme 2023 are now open

Applications close May 7th

Applications for The Tab Summer Internship programme 2023 are now open, and we want the best Tab student writers to join us at The Tab HQ.

This year we are offering one-week remote placements, which will involve you in every aspect of our editorial output, from breaking big stories, writing the hottest trash TV takes, creating powerful opinion pieces to managing social media.

Summer internships are given to our best rising stars and those who have been committed and regularly written for The Tab.

Due to The Tab HQ staff’s flexible office working, this year’s internships will be offered remotely. We have offered remote internships since 2020 and every year they’ve been a complete success, with interns joining the office (virtually) week by week for months.

This year’s Summer Internship will run Monday-Friday, from the week commencing 15th May until the week commencing 11th September. Placements will each be one week long.

Some of The Tab HQ team

What will you be doing?

Every morning between 9am and 9:45am, the team trawls the internet for new stories, and at 9:45 we have our pitching meeting, where we discuss what we’ll be writing that day. The ideal candidate is someone comfortable finding original ideas for stories and confidently pitching them.

As an intern, you’ll be a member of the editorial team, and you’ll have the opportunity to write and publish multiple stories every day. Hours are 9am-6pm, for a full week Monday-Friday. The content on our site is varied, and you should be ready to write stories like these ones produced by interns last year:

These are the most middle class societies you can join at UK unis right now

37 things you’ll only know if you’re the last housemate to move out

The biggest campaign pledges Boris Johnson and his government have broken since 2019

It’s official: These are the most dangerous uni areas to live in across the country

It’s official: These are the most dangerous uni areas to live in across the country

I tried the TikTok jalapeño wine to find out if it’s really worth the hype

This is why loads of young TikTok stars and influencers are removing their filler

BeReal isn’t the revolutionary social media app everybody thinks it is

This is exactly who you are as a person now, based on your childhood birthday parties

‘Sensible, electable’: Young Labour supporters on what they actually think of Keir Starmer

This is definitively every single type of person you will find on BeReal

‘It was worth it’: These students went through Clearing and ended up at unis they love

Just all the times Liz Truss has outed herself as the UK’s biggest Taylor Swift fan

Somebody from HQ will be in regular phone contact to give you help and advice, so you’ll be brought into the team as much as is possible. It’s a great experience to put on your CV and will teach you loads of skills if you want a job in the media.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for an internship at The Tab, please email with answers to the following:

• Come up with three story ideas that you think would work well on our site

1) An experience feature

2) A fun feature (e.g. a quiz, a listicle, or a meme round up)

3) A news follow-up to one of these three recent Tab stories:

Meet the York student who used ChatGPT to get out of a £60 parking ticket

Landlord told Newcastle student ‘put dryer and cooker on’ to keep warm after heating broke

A quarter of students forced to skip meals to save money through cost of living crisis

• Send links to three Tab stories you’ve written that you’re the most proud of and in a sentence tell us why

• Tell us, in 100 words or less, what you as an intern would bring to The Tab

Please tell us your name and which university Tab you write for in the email’s subject line. In your email please tell us the dates you are available, from the week commencing 15th May until the week commencing 11th September.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 7th May.

Internships will take place remotely.

We will take into consideration everyone who sends in an application, but due to demand we can’t take on everyone. Priority will be given to those who haven’t done this programme or similar with us before.