How coronavirus has affected internships
Internships and work experience placements across the nation have either been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus lockdown. Amber Sunner talked to the would-be interns to see how they are feeling about the situation.
“I’m a second-year journalism student at the University of Kent. I had a work experience opportunity at the BBC in the summer but unfortunately it was postponed because of the lockdown. The opportunity was offered to me and having previously no contacts in the media it was a surprise. I was really excited about working in a national newsroom, especially in the summer! However, it hasn’t disheartened me, I’ve got a part-time job at PressPad and I’m also working on getting some by-lines online and in print to help build up my portfolio. I think the lockdown will benefit me in this way, because I can possibly improve my pitching capabilities too. It could also help me acquire more connections in the media virtually.”